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Report: Raptors reach one-year deal with D.J. Augustin

D.J. Augustin

Indiana Pacers’ D.J. Augustin (14) drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


Kyle Lowry is your starting point guard in Toronto, he and Rudy Gay are both going to want the ball in their hands.

But with Jose Calderon gone the Raptors backup at the point was Dwight Buycks, who has looked pretty good in Summer League but is not somebody you yet want to trust with that role full time, not yet anyway.

So the Raptors reached a deal with D.J. Augustin, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The deal is for one year at $1.2 million.

Augustin was the backup point for George Hill in Indiana last season, but he wasn’t all that impressive — he averaged 4.7 points a game, shot 35 percent overall (but a respectable 35 percent from three), and had a pretty “meh” PER of 11.

The Pacers upgraded at that spot by picking up C.J. Watson. So Augustin was available.

It’s not a thrilling pickup for the Raptors, but the price is fair.