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D.J. Augustin had a quite the third year in the NBA last season, and is also a restricted free agent next summer, making him a player the Knicks could set their sights on.
Augustin averaged 14.4 points and 6.1 assists for the Charlotte Bobcats last season. He is extremely athletic and very strong for his position. In terms of being a floor general, he is a keen distributor and vocal leader.
Given his athleticism and quickness, Augustin is another player who would fit in great with the Knicks run and gun offense. He runs the floor well and is adept at scoring in transition.
The Bobcats are almost certainly going to want to retain Augustin next summer, but if he expresses a desire to leave, or the Knicks make him an offer Charlotte is reluctant to match, he could be had. The team also has two players in Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson who they are high on, meaning they could be open to a trade if Augustin wants to go elsewhere.
At only 23, yet entering the fourth season of his career, Augustin is the perfect combination of youth and experience. He would certainly be new to winning, but that only serves as motivation, and is something athletes become accustomed to fast.
Additionally, Augustin's durability goes relatively unnoticed, but is something New York would cherish. He has only missed a total of 12 games over his three years in the NBA, making it clear his body is up to the rigors of the season.
Acquisitions become a little more complicated when the athlete is a restricted free agent, but if the Knicks are prepared to pull out the stops for Paul, a pitch for Augustin may not seem so bad.