Nov 5, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors point guard D.J. Augustin (14) drives to the basket against the Miami Heat at Air Canada Centre. The Heat beat the Raptors 104-95. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls sign D.J. Augustin

Needing point guard help in the worst way, the Chicago Bulls will sign former first round pick D.J. Augustin, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

The Bulls have, of course, lost all-star point guard and former MVP Derrick Rose for the season because of a knee injury. Point guard Mike James is still trying to return from a sprained knee and former first round pick Marquis Teague just hasn’t cut it.

The Charlotte Bobcats selected the former Texas Longhorn with the ninth overall pick in the 2008 draft. He spent his first four season with the Bobcats before joining the Pacers as the backup to George Hill last season. In 76 games with the Pacers (five starts), Augustin averaged a career-low 4.7 points, 2.2 assists and 1.2 rebounds per game.

He joined the Toronto Raptors prior to the start of this season, but played in just two games (2.1 points and 1.0 assists per game) before he was released in order to create room in the Rudy Gay trade. The Raptors acquired a quality point guard in Greivis Vazquez in the deal.

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