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# D.J. Augustin
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  • Orlando Magic
  • Signed as a free agent in July 2016
  • PG
  • 6'0" / 183lbs
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  • 11/10/1987
  • USA
  • 9th pick, 2008
  • Texas
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DateLeagueTransaction
2008 NBA DraftNBADrafted 9th overall by Charlotte.
8th July, 2008NBASigned four year, $10,360,510 rookie scale contract with Charlotte. Included team options for 2010/11 and 2011/12.
6th October, 2009NBACharlotte exercised 2010/11 team option.
29th October, 2010NBACharlotte exercised 2011/12 team option.
13th July, 2012NBASigned a one year, $3.5 million contract with Indiana.
22nd July, 2013NBASigned a one year, $1.267 million contract with Toronto.
9th December, 2013NBAWaived by Toronto.
13th December, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Chicago.
15th July, 2014NBASigned a two year, $6 million contract with Detroit.
19th February, 2015NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Detroit to Oklahoma City, along with Kyle Singler and a 2019 second pick, and a 2017 second round pick (#42, Thomas Bryant) to Utah, in exchange for Reggie Jackson from Oklahoma City.
18th February, 2016NBATraded by Oklahoma City, along with Steve Novak, cash and two 2016 second round picks (#53, Petr Cornelie; #56, Daniel Hamilton), to Denver in exchange for Randy Foye.
7th July, 2016NBASigned a four year, $29 million contract with Orlando.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2006 - 2008Texas (NCAA)
June 2008 - June 2012Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
July 2012 - June 2013Indiana Pacers (NBA)
July 2013 - December 2013Toronto Raptors (NBA)
December 2013 - June 2014Chicago Bulls (NBA)
July 2014 - February 2015Detroit Pistons (NBA)
February 2015 - February 3016Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
February 2016 - June 2016Denver Nuggets (NBA)
July 2016 - presentOrlando Magic (NBA)
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October 29, 2017

In the five games thus far, Augustin is playing the best ball of his career. He has averaged 11.0 points, 5.8 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals alongside a paltry 1.6 turnovers, enjoying the space made available to him by the absence of Elfrid Payton. Payton is still out, thus Augustin will still start, and these are the kind of results his low price can be expected to yield.

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June 29, 2017

D.J. Augustin
PG, 6’0, 183lbs, 29 years old, 9 years of experience

Augustin is at his best when he is given quite a lot of the ball in his hands and told to make as many plays as he can out of the pick-and-roll, getting to the basket where he can and hoisting up a three or passing out where he can’t, or running around off of high post passers. He is also at his best with shooters around him. So with less than half of what he needs to work with last year, results were mixed to poor. With the pace slow, Augustin had some moments in the half court, but he could not play the transition game, and his own defence was a problem all year. Given that he will never be efficient inside the arc at that size, Augustin needs to shoot well from outside to thrive, yet 34.8% from three is not well enough, and nor is 35.2% on jump shots overall. He needs to up that over the next three years of his deal, or it will be a bad one.

Player Plan: Three years and $21.75 million remaining, all guaranteed, no options. Quite a lot for a back-up point guard, especially one who needs everything ‘just so’ to thrive. Keep until cheaper, then move.

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January 3, 2014

Chicago - D.J. Augustin and Erik Murphy: Despite consecutive terrible seasons, Augustin has been given every opportunity to play amidst the Bulls's decimated point guard rotation, and has had enough moments in his 9.7 points and 5.7 assists averages thus far to stick for the season. Meanwhile, Murphy has hardly taken the court, but waiving him isn't financially prudent.

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December 10, 2013

D.J. Augustin - Waived yesterday by the Raptors to accommodate the Rudy Gay trade package, Augustin has declined significantly over the past four seasons for no apparent reason. He is still only 26 years old - however, never an elite shooter or playmaker, and too small to be of much impact defensively, Augustin has no obvious role to fill in the NBA right now and needs to begin again. The Bulls are considered frontrunners for his services.

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