Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Needing to clear a roster spot to facilitate
their big trade with the Sacramento Kings, the Toronto Raptors placed veteran
guard D.J. Augustin on waivers Monday.
The move was made shortly before the Raptors officially acquired four players
-- guard Greivis Vasquez and forwards John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and
Chuck Hayes -- from the Kings in exchange for high-scoring forward Rudy Gay,
center Aaron Gray and forward Quincy Acy.
Augustin, the ninth overall selection of the 2008 draft, was signed by Toronto
on July 22 but spent most of this season as the club's third-string point
guard behind Kyle Lowry and Dwight Buycks. In 10 games with the Raptors, the
former Texas standout averaged just 2.1 points, 1.0 assists and 8.2 minutes.
The sixth-year pro has averaged 9.4 points, 3.9 assists and 1.8 rebounds over
368 career games with Charlotte, Indiana and Toronto.
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