Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Augustin might not make a bad backup as a point guard. (I guess.) But, last year, he couldn't shoot, didn't defend, and wouldn't pass. Turnover-prone, too. Too short to be a combo guard and can't dribble or pass well enough to be a point.
Collison wouldn't, by all accounts, accept a back-up role. Hence, he and Dantay Jones were jettisoned to Dallas for Ian Mahinmi.
Plus, Lance Stephenson can also handle the ball and pairing him with Augustin on the second unit may actually work.
Factor in Gerald Green, and the Pacers' bench, a key factor in their playoff demise, is much improved.