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D.J. Augustin

30-Year-Old       Orlando Magic

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

8.3

REB

2.0

AST

5.1

STL

1.4

BLK

0.0

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Augustin, a 29-year-old journeyman currently on his eighth different team, will be staying with the Magic for a second season during the 2017-18 campaign. Last season, he posted 7.9 points, 2.7 assists and 1.5 rebounds across 19.7 minutes per game while shooting 37.7 percent...

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HT: 6' 0"   WT: 183 lbs   DOB: 11/10/1987  College: Texas   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #9 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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D.J. Augustin Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $29 million contract with the Magic in July of 2016.

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D.J. Augustin NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 20 72 26.5 11.8 1.8 3.5 0.6 0.0 1.5 43.0 89.3 1.7 0.2 1.6 3.4 43.9 3.7 8.6 2.9 3.2
2009-10 21 80 18.4 6.4 1.2 2.4 0.6 0.1 0.9 38.6 77.9 0.9 0.1 1.1 2.2 39.3 2.1 5.4 1.3 1.6
2010-11 22 CHA 82 33.6 14.4 2.7 6.1 0.7 0.0 1.4 41.6 90.6 1.9 0.5 2.3 4.1 33.3 4.9 11.7 3.3 3.6
2011-12 23 CHA 48 29.3 11.1 2.3 6.4 0.8 0.0 1.3 37.6 87.5 2.3 0.5 1.8 3.7 34.1 3.8 10.1 2.2 2.5
2012-13 24 IND 76 16.1 4.7 1.2 2.2 0.5 0.0 0.9 35.0 83.8 0.9 0.3 0.9 2.5 35.3 1.4 3.9 1.1 1.3
2013-14 25 CHI 61 30.4 14.9 2.1 5.0 0.9 0.0 2.2 41.9 88.2 1.9 0.2 1.8 5.3 41.1 4.8 11.4 3.2 3.6
2013-14 25 TOR 10 8.2 2.1 0.4 1.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 29.2 100.0 0.9 0.0 0.4 1.1 9.1 0.7 2.4 0.6 0.6
2013-14 25 CHI/TOR 71 27.3 13.1 1.8 4.4 0.7 0.0 1.9 41.5 88.5 1.8 0.2 1.6 4.7 40.1 4.2 10.1 2.8 3.2
2014-15 26 DET 54 23.8 10.6 1.9 4.9 0.6 0.0 0.9 41.0 87.0 2.0 0.2 1.6 2.8 32.7 3.5 8.5 2.7 3.1
2014-15 26 OKC 28 24.2 7.3 2.2 3.1 0.6 0.0 1.2 37.1 86.1 1.3 0.3 1.9 3.4 35.4 2.5 6.6 1.1 1.3
2014-15 26 DET/OKC 82 24.0 9.5 2.0 4.3 0.6 0.0 1.0 39.9 86.8 1.8 0.2 1.7 3.0 33.7 3.1 7.9 2.2 2.5
2015-16 27 DEN 28 23.5 11.6 1.9 4.7 0.9 0.1 1.6 44.5 81.9 1.9 0.1 1.8 3.8 41.1 3.6 8.2 2.8 3.4
2015-16 27 OKC 34 15.3 4.2 1.3 1.9 0.4 0.1 0.7 38.0 76.5 0.9 0.1 1.1 1.8 39.3 1.4 3.6 0.8 1.0
2015-16 27 DEN/OKC 62 19.0 7.5 1.5 3.2 0.6 0.1 1.1 42.3 80.5 1.4 0.1 1.4 2.7 40.5 2.4 5.6 1.7 2.1
2016-17 28 ORL 78 19.7 7.9 1.5 2.7 0.4 0.0 1.2 37.7 81.4 1.2 0.2 1.3 3.5 34.7 2.5 6.6 1.7 2.1
2017-18 29 ORL 8 22.6 8.3 2.0 5.1 1.4 0.0 0.9 46.5 86.4 1.3 0.3 1.8 2.3 38.9 2.5 5.4 2.4 2.8
Rest Of Season Projections 30 ORL 63 11.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for D.J. Augustin
2017-18 Projections 30 ORL 78 19.7 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for D.J. Augustin

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

D.J. Augustin NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 7 23.3 8.4 1.7 5.6 1.6 0.0 1.0 46.2 94.1 1.1 0.1 1.6 2.4 41.2 2.6 5.6 2.3 2.4
Last 5 Games 5 22.6 7.4 1.2 4.8 1.8 0.0 0.4 39.3 100.0 1.0 0.0 1.2 2.0 20.0 2.2 5.6 2.6 2.6

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   D.J. Augustin
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Nov 15 @POR 99-94 Did Not Play
Nov 13 @GSW 110-100 Did Not Play
Nov 11 @DEN 125-107 Did Not Play
Nov 10 @PHO 112-128 Did Not Play
Nov 8 NYK 112-99 Did Not Play
Nov 5 BOS 88-104 Did Not Play
Nov 3 CHI 83-105 Did Not Play
Nov 1 @MEM 99-101 14 5 1 3 1 0 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
Oct 30 @NOP 99-115 23 6 1 4 3 0 1 1 5 4 4 0 2 0 1 0
Oct 29 @CHA 120-113 23 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 1
Oct 27 SAS 114-87 24 7 3 6 2 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 2 0 3 3
Oct 24 BKN 125-121 29 19 1 6 3 0 3 5 8 8 8 1 3 0 1 4
Oct 21 @CLE 93-114 27 12 4 10 1 0 1 4 6 1 2 3 4 0 4 2
Oct 20 @BKN 126-121 23 10 2 5 1 0 2 3 5 2 2 2 3 1 1 3
Oct 18 MIA 116-109 16 7 4 2 0 0 2 2 4 3 5 0 1 1 3 1
D.J. Augustin Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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D.J. Augustin – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Point Guard
Also Listed As:  #5 Shooting Guard

1.  Elfrid Payton

2.  D.J. Augustin

3.  Shelvin Mack

4.  Mario Hezonja

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True Shooting Percentage

62.6%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, D.J. Augustin has a true shooting percentage of 62.6%.

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D.J. Augustin NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 20 72 36.0 16.0 2.5 4.7 0.8 0.0 2.0 43.0 89.3 2.2 0.3 2.2 4.6 43.9 5.0 11.7 3.9 4.4
2009-10 21 80 36.0 12.4 2.4 4.7 1.1 0.1 1.7 38.6 77.9 1.8 0.3 2.1 4.4 39.3 4.1 10.6 2.5 3.2
2010-11 22 CHA 82 36.0 15.4 2.9 6.5 0.7 0.0 1.4 41.6 90.6 2.0 0.5 2.4 4.3 33.3 5.2 12.5 3.5 3.9
2011-12 23 CHA 48 36.0 13.6 2.8 7.8 0.9 0.0 1.6 37.6 87.5 2.8 0.6 2.2 4.6 34.1 4.7 12.5 2.7 3.1
2012-13 24 IND 76 36.0 10.5 2.7 5.0 1.0 0.1 2.0 35.0 83.8 2.0 0.6 2.1 5.6 35.3 3.0 8.6 2.4 2.9
2013-14 25 CHI 61 36.0 17.7 2.4 5.9 1.0 0.1 2.6 41.9 88.2 2.3 0.3 2.2 6.2 41.1 5.7 13.5 3.8 4.3
2013-14 25 TOR 10 36.0 9.2 1.8 4.4 0.4 0.0 0.4 29.2 100.0 4.0 0.0 1.8 4.8 9.1 3.1 10.5 2.6 2.6
2013-14 25 CHI/TOR 71 36.0 17.3 2.4 5.8 1.0 0.1 2.5 41.5 88.5 2.3 0.3 2.1 6.2 40.1 5.5 13.4 3.7 4.2
2014-15 26 DET 54 36.0 16.1 2.8 7.4 0.9 0.1 1.4 41.0 87.0 3.1 0.4 2.4 4.2 32.7 5.3 12.9 4.1 4.7
2014-15 26 OKC 28 36.0 10.8 3.2 4.7 0.9 0.1 1.8 37.1 86.1 1.9 0.4 2.9 5.1 35.4 3.7 9.9 1.6 1.9
2014-15 26 DET/OKC 82 36.0 14.2 3.0 6.5 0.9 0.1 1.5 39.9 86.8 2.7 0.4 2.6 4.5 33.7 4.7 11.9 3.3 3.8
2015-16 27 DEN 28 36.0 17.8 2.8 7.2 1.4 0.1 2.4 44.5 81.9 2.9 0.2 2.7 5.8 41.1 5.6 12.5 4.2 5.1
2015-16 27 OKC 34 36.0 9.8 3.0 4.6 0.9 0.1 1.7 38.0 76.5 2.1 0.3 2.6 4.2 39.3 3.2 8.4 1.8 2.4
2015-16 27 DEN/OKC 62 36.0 14.3 2.9 6.1 1.2 0.1 2.1 42.3 80.5 2.6 0.2 2.7 5.1 40.5 4.5 10.7 3.1 3.9
2016-17 28 ORL 78 36.0 14.4 2.7 4.9 0.7 0.0 2.2 37.7 81.4 2.1 0.4 2.4 6.4 34.7 4.6 12.1 3.1 3.8
2017-18 29 ORL 8 36.0 13.1 3.2 8.2 2.2 0.0 1.4 46.5 86.4 2.0 0.4 2.8 3.6 38.9 4.0 8.6 3.8 4.4
Rest Of Season Projections 30 ORL 63 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for D.J. Augustin
2017-18 Projections 30 ORL 78 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for D.J. Augustin

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

D.J. Augustin NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 20 72 1908 850 133 250 42 2 108 43.0 89.3 119 17 116 246 43.9 267 621 208 233
2009-10 21 80 1472 508 97 193 45 5 70 38.6 77.9 74 11 86 178 39.3 168 435 102 131
2010-11 22 CHA 82 2757 1178 225 498 54 3 111 41.6 90.6 155 38 187 333 33.3 399 958 269 297
2011-12 23 CHA 48 1408 532 109 307 36 1 61 37.6 87.5 110 24 85 179 34.1 183 487 105 120
2012-13 24 IND 76 1226 356 91 170 35 3 67 35.0 83.8 68 20 71 190 35.3 103 294 83 99
2013-14 25 CHI 61 1853 909 126 303 52 3 132 41.9 88.2 116 15 111 321 41.1 291 694 195 221
2013-14 25 TOR 10 82 21 4 10 1 0 1 29.2 100.0 9 0 4 11 9.1 7 24 6 6
2013-14 25 CHI/TOR 71 1935 930 130 313 53 3 133 41.5 88.5 125 15 115 332 40.1 298 718 201 227
2014-15 26 DET 54 1287 574 100 265 33 2 49 41.0 87.0 110 13 87 150 32.7 189 461 147 169
2014-15 26 OKC 28 677 203 61 88 16 1 34 37.1 86.1 35 7 54 96 35.4 69 186 31 36
2014-15 26 DET/OKC 82 1964 777 161 353 49 3 83 39.9 86.8 145 20 141 246 33.7 258 647 178 205
2015-16 27 DEN 28 659 325 52 132 25 2 44 44.5 81.9 54 3 49 107 41.1 102 229 77 94
2015-16 27 OKC 34 519 142 43 66 13 2 24 38.0 76.5 30 5 38 61 39.3 46 121 26 34
2015-16 27 DEN/OKC 62 1178 467 95 198 38 4 68 42.3 80.5 84 8 87 168 40.5 148 350 103 128
2016-17 28 ORL 78 1538 616 117 209 31 1 95 37.7 81.4 90 15 102 274 34.7 195 517 131 161
2017-18 29 ORL 8 181 66 16 41 11 0 7 46.5 86.4 10 2 14 18 38.9 20 43 19 22
Rest Of Season Projections 30 ORL 63 697 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for D.J. Augustin
2017-18 Projections 30 ORL 78 1537 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for D.J. Augustin

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D.J. Augustin NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 20 72 26.5 58.7 51.7 22.9 10.9 2.1 10.8
2009-10 21 80 18.4 51.6 46.7 25.4 9.7 2.6 6.0
2010-11 22 CHA 82 33.6 54.1 47.4 28.6 8.9 3.2 14.8
2011-12 23 CHA 48 29.3 49.3 43.8 32.1 11.5 2.8 11.6
2012-13 24 IND 76 16.1 52.7 46.4 29.5 11.8 2.5 5.0
2013-14 25 CHI 61 30.4 57.4 51.4 25.0 9.6 2.6 13.9
2013-14 25 TOR 10 8.2 39.4 31.3 21.9 19.7 1.1 1.0
2013-14 25 CHI/TOR 71 27.3 56.9 50.8 24.9 10.0 2.5 12.1
2014-15 26 DET 54 23.8 53.6 46.3 29.1 12.1 2.4 10.6
2014-15 26 OKC 28 24.2 50.3 46.2 27.1 10.8 2.5 7.6
2014-15 26 DET/OKC 82 24.0 52.7 46.3 28.6 11.7 2.4 9.5
2015-16 27 DEN 28 23.5 60.1 54.1 28.9 11.8 2.4 12.1
2015-16 27 OKC 34 15.3 52.2 47.9 28.5 12.9 2.2 4.5
2015-16 27 DEN/OKC 62 19.0 57.5 52.0 28.8 12.2 2.4 7.9
2016-17 28 ORL 78 19.7 52.4 46.9 23.6 10.1 2.3 6.8
2017-18 29 ORL 8 22.6 62.6 54.7 39.5 9.6 4.1 12.3
Rest Of Season Projections 30 ORL 63 11.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for D.J. Augustin
2017-18 Projections 30 ORL 78 19.7 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for D.J. Augustin

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

D.J. Augustin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Augustin (hamstring) said that he hopes to play either Saturday against the Jazz or Monday against the Pacers, Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Augustin (hamstring) is confirmed to be sitting out Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Augustin (hamstring) is not expected to play during the team's upcoming four-game road trip, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. "I don't anticipate that [D.J. can play on the trip]," coach Frank Vogel said. "He's really just in the mindset that he's going to continue to try to improve and see how he responds from treatment."

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Augustin (hamstring) will remain out for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Augustin has been diagnosed with a mild-to-moderate hamstring strain, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Augustin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Bulls, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Augustin suffered a left hamstring strain during Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies and will not return, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Augustin supplied 12 points (4-6 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 assists, four rebounds, and one steal in 27 minutes during Saturday's 114-93 win over the Cavaliers.

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Augustin will start at point guard Saturday against the Cavaliers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Augustin will sit out Tuesday's preseason game against the Spurs for rest, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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Augustin supplied 24 points (9-14 FG, 6-10 3Pt), five assists, and one rebound in 24 minutes during Monday's 99-96 loss to the Mavericks.

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Augustin provided four points (1-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three assists and one rebound across 13 minutes in a 113-105 loss to the Knicks on Monday.

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2017-18

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2015-16

Augustin signed with Pistons in free agency last summer, but at the trade deadline in February, the Thunder acquired Augustin and Kyle Singler in exchange for Reggie Jackson. The Thunder were desperate for a consistent backup point guard to absorb some of Russell Westbrook's minutes, and Augustin filled that role. Through 28 games with the Thunder, he averaged 7.3 points, 1.3 three-pointers, 2.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 0.6 steals in 24 minutes per game while shooting 37 percent from the field, 35 percent from three, and 86 percent from the line. Augustin is a nice backup point guard, but he's a system player, only finding success in running pick-and-rolls and brutalizing second-string players. Unless Westbrook suffers a serious injury, Augustin's value will be limited to deep leagues this season, and his terrible shooting from the field should be avoided in most rotisserie leagues that count field goal percentage. He is in a contract year, so there's the potential that he'll improve his efficiency this season in an effort to cajole another team into giving him a contract next summer. This will be Augustin's eighth year in the NBA, so he's a known commmodity. Leave him on the scrap heap unless you play in a deep league.

2014-15

After a miserable 2012-13 season in Indiana, Augustin hoped to rebound in Toronto as Kyle Lowry's backup. Augustin's time with the Raptors turned out to be even rougher than his stint with the Pacers, and Augustin was cut after just 10 games. He signed with the Bulls shortly after clearing waivers and immediately began the bounce-back campaign that surprised many fantasy experts. The 26-year-old vet served primarily as a spark plug off the Bulls bench, but he saw enough run (30 minutes per game) to put together arguably his best season as a pro. Augustin averaged career-highs in points (14.9), steals (0.9), three-pointers (2.2), and three-point field-goal percentage (42) in his 61 appearances with Chicago. He also helped pick up the slack from an absent Derrick Rose (knee) by dishing out 5.0 assists per night. His strong play with the Bulls led to an offseason contract with Detroit, where the seven-year vet will serve in a similar role as a scoring punch off the bench. First-year Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy deployed a strategy with Orlando that surrounded Dwight Howard with solid three-point shooters, and based on the Pistons' moves this offseason, it appears he wants to do the same with Andre Drummond, a role Augustin fits into perfectly. Augusting will be the clear-cut backup to Brandon Jennings at point guard, so some regression from Augustin's production in Chicago is expected, but his three-pointers and assists could still hold value in deeper formats.

2013-14

Augustin got lost on the Pacers' bench last season, averaging career-worst numbers across the board, but as the backup to the fragile Kyle Lowry he's got a better shot at seeing consistent minutes and regaining the form he flashed in 2010. Even if Lowry stays healthy, Augustin should help provide a three-point shooting element that the Raptors' second unit lacked last season.

2012-13

The Pacers needed a backup point guard and Augustin was their man for the job. His four years in Charlotte were unremarkable, but Augustin’s development was stunted by coach Larry Brown and a bad roster of talent. Getting out of that situation will help revive his career. He’s entering his age-25 season and is a high-IQ player with good court vision. Augustin maintains a career 2.75:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. Coming off the bench with the Pacers will be an adjustment and we’ll need to see how well the second unit comes together.

2011-12

Augustin isn’t anyone’s idea of a prototype point guard, least of all Larry Brown’s. He’s more of a classic “two guard in a point guard’s body.” But he won the starting job in training camp last season, and held it down well enough that no one expected the Bobcats – a team with needs at just about every position – to use a lottery pick on another point. But general manager Rich Cho threw everyone a curve by selecting Final Four hero Kemba Walker – another undersized scoring lead guard – with the ninth overall pick. It’s awfully hard to see how Charlotte could play the 6-0 Augustin with the 6-1 Walker and defend opposing twos, but that’s apparently the plan. The Bobcats have said they’ll rely more on zone defense to minimize the vulnerability of their very small backcourt. If that doesn’t work, don’t be surprised to find Augustin on the trading block.

2010-11

With Raymond Felton movin' on up to the East Side, the point guard spot in Charlotte will fall to either Augustin or newly-signed Shaun Livingston. Neither seems to be an ideal fit. Augustin is undersized at 6-0, 180, and his best NBA skill is his shooting – hardly the prototypical Larry Brown floor general. Livingston, on the other hand, has excellent size and court vision, but is still recovering from a grisly knee injury. There's no guarantee his body can stand up to playing starter's minutes. The suspicion is that Augustin ends up with the lion's share of the job in what may become a "shooting guard on offense, point guard on defense" arrangement that has Stephen Jackson initiating the offense. If so, Augustin could become a handy source of threes.

2009-10

When the Bobcats drafted Augustin, the easy assumption was that Larry Brown planned to groom the ex-Longhorn to take Raymond Felton’s place as lead guard. Problem is, Augustin isn’t a “Larry Brown point guard,” either. Augustin’s got legitimate three-point range (43.9 percent from distance as a rookie) and the quickness and handle to penetrate and score in the paint, but he’s not what you’d call a floor leader (1.7 turnovers to 3.5 assists), and he’s on the small side (listed as 6-0, he’s closer to 5-10). Augustin actually played his best ball as a sub for shooting guard Raja Bell late last season – his best role going forward may be as a Ben Gordon/Nate Robinson style bench scorer, though he’s smaller than Gordon and not quite as quick as Robinson.

2008-09

The Bobcats surprised a lot of people by using the ninth-overall pick on a point guard, just three years after using the fifth-overall pick on Raymond Felton. Apparently new Bobcats coach Larry Brown wanted another lead guard prospect; if Augustin plays well in the pre-season he has a decent chance to earn some minutes as a rookie. Augustin is a quick, athletic point guard with excellent passing skills and legit three-point range on his jumper. He's a good scorer who also finishes well in traffic and draws fouls, but at his size (about 5-10) he may not be big enough to do that in the NBA.

2007-08

Signed a rookie contract with the Bobcats in July of 2008.