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D.J. Augustin | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 183
College: Texas
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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

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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

The Dallas Mavericks have shown interest in unrestricted free agent D.J. Augustin.

The Mavericks are still interested in re-signing Devin Harris, but are also looking at Augustin as a way to replace the recently traded Jose Calderon. Augustin averaged 14.9 points and 5.0 assists in 61 games with the Bulls last season and shot 41.1 percent from downtown, so he would provide the Mavs with a solid option to backup the oft-injured Raymond Felton.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jul 1 - 1:43 PM

D.J. Augustin said on Wednesday he hopes to return to Chicago next season.

"I definitely want to be back," he said. "Hopefully, it works out." Augustin was signed by the Bulls mid-season after being waived by Toronto and became their leading scorer, posting an average of 14.9 points per game. However, his production dropped in the postseason and the Bulls were ousted in the first round. Augustin's fantasy value may have reached its peak this past season, and it will be worth monitoring which teams are interested in him this summer.
Apr 30 - 4:08 PM

D.J. Augustin scored four points on 1-of-10 shooting during the Bulls' Game 5 loss in Chicago, and the Bulls as a team shot a mere 33.3 percent from the field.

The Bulls and Wizards played at the slowest pace of any teams in the postseason, averaging 89.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and Chicago simply didn't have enough offensive firepower to win a seven-game series. This will be a big summer for the franchise with Derrick Rose (knee) rehabbing, Carlos Boozer possibly being amnestied, and free agency looming for Kirk Hinrich, Nazr Mohammed and Augustin.
Apr 29 - 10:51 PM

D.J. Augustin hit 10-of-22 shots and four 3-pointers for 25 points, seven assists and a steal in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Wizards.

Augustin shot it much better tonight, as he hit just 3-of-15 in Game 1, and is a big part of what the Bulls do since Derrick Rose isn't around. DJA will have to keep it going with the series heading to Washington, as the Wizards are suddenly thinking 'sweep.'
Apr 23 - 12:53 AM

Coach Tom Thibodeau is looking for D.J. Augustin and the rest of the Bulls to improve their defense.

‘‘Not only D.J., our defense,’’ Thibodeau said when asked about Augustin's defense. ‘‘I could go from start to finish. There’s an endless list of things that we didn’t do correctly. We’re capable of doing much better. And we’re going to have to." Augustin's defensive shortcomings were a frequent target of the Wizards during the fourth quarter of the Bulls' Game 1 loss on Sunday and even 38-year-old Andre Miller was able to score eight points in the final quarter. Thibodeau doesn't sound like he's ready to take Augustin off the court in crunch time, so it's a good thing that the Bulls have the new Defensive Player of the Year on their side in Joakim Noah.
Apr 22 - 10:32 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Jennings
2D.J. Augustin
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Jodie Meeks
2Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
3Cartier Martin
SF1Kyle Singler
2Caron Butler
3Luigi Datome
PF1Josh Smith
2Greg Monroe
3Jonas Jerebko
4Tony Mitchell
C1Andre Drummond
2Joel Anthony