Bobcats Player Grades: D.J. Augustin

Apr 10, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Charlotte Bobcats point guard D.J. Augustin (14) runs the offense in the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

The worst season in NBA history is in the books, and it’s time to look at the players who made it all possible.

In the coming days I’ll take a look at every single Bobcats player (and I mean every single one), grade their season, and take a look into their future.

The other day I looked at Derrick Brown’s (efficient, but average) season. Today, it’s D.J. Augustin’s turn.

Offense: C

Augustin played in his fewest games ever this season. He never was really able to get off the ground, because of injuries and the lockout shortened season.

Still, in less than 30 minutes per game, he scored 11 points, dished out 6.4 assists and had a true shooting percentage of almost 50 percent.

If it were another, less compact, more spread out season, that percentage would have been higher; Augustin had never finished a season with a TS% less than 52 percent until 2012.

He also shot well from the charity stripe, putting in freebies at an 87 percent clip.

Defense: F

All you need to know about Augustin’s defense was that he finished the year with a negative defensive-win-share (wins contributed by a player due to his defense) and a defensive rating (points produced allowed per 100 possessions) of 114.

He didn’t come close to passing the eye test either, letting opposing point guards blow by him into the lane with regularity. Some of that has to do with his injuries and some of it has to do with the fact that he’s never been a good NBA defender.

Miscellaneous: D+

For the amount of time he had the ball in his hands, Augustin was a pretty safe ball-handler. His assist-to-turnover ratio was a +4.1, and his turnover percentage (turnovers per 100 possessions) was 16.9.

He also had a win-share-per-48 (wins contributed by a player per 48 minutes) of .018 and an overall win share of 0.5.

Overall: C-

I should’ve given him a D, but he wasn’t himself this season.

The injuries, the lockout… whatever it was, Augustin has to be better next year.

If I were the Bobcats I wouldn’t sign him for more than one year with a team option for the second year. He’s a restricted free agent this off season, so Charlotte can match any offer made to him (which probably won’t be that hard to do).

 

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