Augustin leads Bobcats playoff push

D.J. Augustin's scoring and assist numbers are on the rise under new coach Paul Silas. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/US Presswire

Each Monday throughout the NBA season, ESPN Insider will investigate the latest trends in the league. Basketball Prospectus' Kevin Pelton is keeping an eye on all the numbers and will have a first look at how players, teams and the league as a whole are evolving.

Trending Player: D.J. Augustin, PG, Charlotte Bobcats

A few weeks ago, we took note of how the Bobcats have surged offensively since replacing Larry Brown with Paul Silas as head coach. Nobody has benefited more than Augustin, who is playing the best basketball of his NBA career over the last month-plus under Silas.