When former Miami Heat and Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy was named the head coach and president of the Detroit Pistons, it was obvious had some work to do.
The most important question – what to do with restricted free agent big man Greg Monroe – has not been answered. Monroe is still testing the market and now that pretty all of the big name free agents have made their decisions, Monroe will probably find an offer he deems worthy soon.
Van Gundy’s first order of business was to improve the team’s shooting and depth on the wings. The Pistons did that almost as soon as free agency begun when they agreed to a three-year, $19 million deal with former Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Jodie Meeks. They also agreed to a deal with former Washington Wizards’ swingman Cartier Martin. Just last week, they found a veteran big man to come off of the bench when they struck a deal with Sacramento Kings’ free agent center Aaron Gray.
Now, Van Gundy has found another point guard.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Chicago Bulls’ free agent point guard D.J. Augustin and the Pistons have agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal.
Free agent guard DJ Augustin has reached a two-year, $6 million deal with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 14, 2014
Augustin averaged 13.1 points, 4.4 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game while shooting 41.5% from the field, 40.1% from beyond the arc and 88.5% from the free throw line. Over his six-year career, the former Texas Longhorn has played for the Charlotte Hornets (then Bobcats), Indiana Pacers and Bulls. He’s averaged 10.1 points, 4.0 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game while shooting 40.4% from the floor, 37.7% from three and 87.4% from the charity stripe.