Posted June 26th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Basketball, Draft, Feature

DJ Augustin selected by Charlotte BobcatsTexas point guard [tag]DJ Augustin[/tag] has been selected with the 9th pick in the first round by Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats. A couple picks higher than most mock drafts had DJ going so congrats to him on being selected and the big contract that’s going to be coming his way.

Charlotte was not expected to select a point guard, they currently have PG Raymond Felton starting who they drafted just three years ago in the top five picks. There were some rumors before the draft that the Portland Trailblazers were looking to move up to take Augustin and now there’s already rumors that the Bobcats took this pick with the intention of turning it around to complete a trade. Maybe Charlotte has a deal with Portland set up? That be great news for Texas fans for sure.

Congrats DJ and good luck with your NBA career. We’ll be watching and rooting for you.

Update: The Blazers just took Kansas guard Brandon Rush at #13. Rush is 100% a shooting guard, a position the Blazers already have the outstanding young Brandon Roy. Maybe send Rush to Charlotte for Augustin? Probably just wishful thinking.

Update 2: I was right about the Blazers picking Rush to trade him for a point guard, but it was with Indiana at #11 and not Charlotte. Charlotte is reportedly shopping Raymond Felton.


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  1. reply to  #1


    I’m surprised D.J. went too Charlotte. It’s a little higher than I had him going and like the ESPN experts I thought for sure with Felton that the Bobcats were going to draft a forward or a center. Good lcuk to DJ!

  2. reply to  #2


    With all the rumors before the draft I had gotten excited that he’d go to either Indiana or Portland. Man can you imagine him, Brandon Roy, and of course LaMarcus Aldridge on the same team? Awesome. They’d have instantly be my second favorite NBA team (behind the Mavs).

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