Bobcats extend qualifying offers to D.J. Augustin and Derrick BrownPosted by Inside Hoops
Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has extended qualifying offers to guard D.J. Augustin and forward Derrick Brown, making them restricted free agents. The qualifying offers allow the Bobcats to match any offer they receive from another team.
Augustin was initially selected by the Bobcats with the ninth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. He averaged 11.1 points and a career-high 6.4 assists in 29.3 minutes per game during the 2011-12 season. In his four NBA seasons, Augustin has played in 282 games, averaging 10.9 points and 4.4 assists in 26.8 minutes, and is the Bobcats career leader in free-throw percentage (.876).
Brown was selected by the Bobcats with the 40th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. He averaged career bests of 8.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 22.2 minutes in 65 games played last season. In 171 games over three NBA seasons with the Bobcats and Knicks, he has career averages of 5.2 points and 2.4 rebounds in 14.9 minutes played.