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D.J. Augustin | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 183
College: Texas
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D.J. Augustin scored 14 points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer on 4-of-17 from the field against the Hawks on Friday.
He picked up some extra minutes because Brandon Jennings (thumb) suffered an injury, Jennings could miss time, but he didn't break anything and it's possible he is ready for Tuesday against the Bucks. Considering how that game is a few days away, there's little reason to speculatively add Augustin. Nov 21 - 10:23 PM

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D.J. Augustin missed all three field goal attempts and finished with one point, one rebound and five assists in 17 minutes on Friday.

Brandon Jennings is on fire right now and Augustin can be ignored until he goes on a hot streak of his own.
Nov 15 - 1:56 AM

D.J. Augustin scored just nine points in 23 minutes off the bench on Friday, hitting 2-of-7 shots (including a three) with one rebound, two assists and a steal.

Until Augustin shows he can produce near a late-round value he should be left on the waiver wire in standard 12-team formats. Owners in 14-team leagues may want to roll the dice on a player with top-100 upside. Brandon Jennings turned in a respectable game tonight, scoring 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting with six assists and just one turnover.
Nov 8 - 1:57 AM

Stan Van Gundy is encouraging D.J. Augustin to shoot the 3-pointer.

"You're going to shoot 40 percent from three. That’'s what you do," Van Gundy said. "You've got to hang with it and you can't start hesitating. That's our whole team. They got frustrated a couple of times today missing shots." Currently just 3-of-13 from behind the 3-point line, Augustin clearly has the confidence of his head coach and is even playing ahead of Brandon Jennings in some games to start the season. He's someone to consider adding if you need help at point guard and he's available in your league, as his stock is likely to rise as the year grows older.
Nov 3 - 12:03 PM

D.J. Augustin played 19 minutes against the Nets on Saturday, scoring six point with one board and two assists.

He played next to Brandon Jennings in a couple different spots through coach Stan Van Gundy's rotation., including the end of the game. Due to Jennings playing better, Augustin may have lost five minutes of playing time in the second quarter, but he did play his usual allotment in the second half. SVG is running a very thin guard rotation, so Augustin is still a lower-upside player to own in several formats.
Nov 2 - 1:22 PM

D.J. Augustin played 33 minutes against the Wolves on Thursday, making 6-of-18 from the field for 20 points with three rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer.

Brandon Jennings played the first 11 minutes of the game and just five minutes to start the third quarter, but the rest was all D.J. at the point. It would appear the plan for Augustin is to play 25-28 minutes per game as it stands right now, so he should have low-end value in standard leagues with that allotment.
Oct 30 - 10:53 PM

D.J. Augustin led the point guard committee against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

Brandon Jennings was at just 20 minutes and the Pistons seem like they're going to get their money's worth after signing DJA in the offseason. Augustin had a career year from beyond the arc last season with the Bulls, so he'll get certainly get a chance for playing time if he can duplicate that production. If you need a point guard with 3-point upside, he could be your man.
Oct 30 - 2:25 AM

D.J. Augustin scored 11 points with 11 assists, one rebound, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes in the starting lineup against the 76ers on Thursday.

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) didn't play tonight, but he's expected to be ready to start the season. Augustin will come off the bench and propel the second unit, but he's still not a great target late in standard drafts while Jennings is healthy.
Oct 23 - 11:58 PM

D.J. Augustin scored 21 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 6-of-13 shots (3-of-5 from deep, 6-of-7 from the line) with six rebounds, three assists and three steals in 24 minutes.

Augustin is coming off a solid year in Chicago that re-established him in the league and he was brought into Detroit to light a fire under Brandon Jennings. Stan Van Gundy has already said he's not going to use many, if any small two-guard lineups, but if Jennings (10 points, 1-of-6 FGs, three assists, one steal, 28 minutes) starts running his own program then the coach has a reliable player to tap. To be clear, Jennings is still the clear starter with a notable edge in projected minutes.
Oct 17 - 11:21 PM

D.J. Augustin looked good with 16 points, four boards and six assists off the bench on Wednesday, but he's not expected to play many minutes alongside Brandon Jennings or Will Bynum this season.

Jennings is 6'1" and Bynum and Augustin are both 6'0", which may dissuade Stan Van Gundy from going small even with Jodie Meeks (back) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (knee) on the sidelines. "It's possible but we'd probably be as small a backcourt as you can get, without pairing Muggsy Bogues and Spud Webb," Van Gundy said. Jennings is starting at PG and there won't be enough reserve minutes available for Bynum or Augustin to have reliable fantasy value.
Oct 15 - 1:32 PM

D.J. Augustin missed all eight attempts from the field against the Wizards on Sunday, adding one free throw make, seven assists and three turnovers in 24 minutes.

This dud will hurt his chances to unseat Brandon Jennings and it probably wasn't going to happen anyway. The Pistons are losing a lot of guards due to injury, so maybe coach Stan Van Gundy has to get creative with D.J. and use two-PG lineups on occasion. He's still not worth drafting in most leagues.
Oct 13 - 10:08 AM

D.J. Augustin has "good chemistry with Andre [Drummond] on pick and rolls," according to coach Stan Van Gundy.

SVG has been a fan of DJA so far. "D.J. is real solid, can shoot the ball, I think organizes a team as well as anybody," Van Gundy said. "We’re small at that spot, but I’m really comfortable. Will we haven’t really seen, but he’s probably the guy defensively who can apply the most pressure." Augustin will likely be the backup point guard, but has a remote chance to start.
Oct 3 - 1:10 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy was thrilled to get D.J. Augustin in free agency, according to the team's website.

The Pistons have an open competition at point guard and it wouldn't be a total shock to see Augustin take the job away from Brandon Jennings. Anytime a new coach takes over and has front office responsibilities, that team will be worth watching in training camp. Augustin isn't quite worth drafting in fantasy leagues just yet, though.
Sep 22 - 7:25 PM

Free agent D.J. Augustin will sign with the Pistons on a two-year deal worth $6 million, according to TNT's David Aldridge.

The free agent market for PGs is thinning out quickly, as guys like Kirk Hinrich, Mario Chalmers, Brian Roberts and Augustin all agreed to terms on Sunday. Detroit already has Will Bynum and Peyton Siva on their roster behind starter Brandon Jennings, and they're stocked with SGs, so it's hard to envision Augustin recapturing the career-high 14.9 points per game he averaged with Chicago last season. Stan Van Gundy came into free agency with a priority on shooting, particularly from the beyond the arc, and he's splurged on deals for Jodie Meeks, Cartier Martin and Augustin.
Jul 13 - 9:34 PM

The Hornets have reportedly expressed interest in free agent PG D.J. Augustin.

The Mavericks are also still interested in Augustin despite reaching an agreement with Devin Harris, as they seem reasonably leery of relying too heavily on Raymond Felton at PG. Augustin thrived with Chicago last season, averaging 14.9 points and 5.0 assists, but he'll likely fill a backup role no matter where he signs and those numbers should be viewed as his ceiling.
Jul 12 - 11:11 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Jennings
2D.J. Augustin
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
SF1Josh Smith
2Kyle Singler
3Caron Butler
4Luigi Datome
PF1Greg Monroe
2Jonas Jerebko
3Tony Mitchell
C1Andre Drummond
2Joel Anthony