Apr 16, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bulls guard D.J. Augustin (14) looks on as the referees talk during the second half of the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bobcats win in overtime 91-86. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons, D.J. Augustin agree to two-year, $6 million deal


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.

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.

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  • NBA Bad Boys Part II 2018 ™

    Well, now the Pistons have 9 guards, 3 forwards and 2 centers

  • NBA Bad Boys Part II 2018 ™

    Jennings
    Meeks
    Singler
    Smith
    Drummond

    Augustine
    KCP
    Butler (I think they just signed him)
    JJ
    Monroe

    Dinwiddie
    Meeks
    Singler
    Datome
    Monroe

    This is assuming they keep Monroe, release bynum, stuckey, and cv