D.J. Augustin PG OKC 3 months ago

Augustin, who was brought over in a trade deadline deal from Detroit, now has to battle Cameron Payne as the Thunder's second-string point guard this season.

Augustin proved that he could put up fantasy relevant numbers when playing as a stater in Detroit, but the selection of Payne, plus the presence of Westbrook, means that his time as a fantasy relevant player, outside of the deepest leagues, is likely done.

D.J. Augustin PG OKC 5 months ago

Augustin was traded from the Pistons to the Thunder at the February trade deadline. In 28 appearances (one start) for Oklahoma City, Augustin averaged 7.3 points, 3.1 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 three-pointers in 24.2 minutes per game.

Augustin averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 assists in 54 games for the Pistons prior to being traded in February. However, at that time, Augustin was enjoying a brilliant stretch as Detroit's starting point guard, in the absence of former teammate Brandon Jennings (Achilles). In 10 starts following Jennings' season-ending injury, Augustin posted 20.3 points and 8.2 assists per night. However, once arriving in Oklahoma City to play behind perennial All Star point guard Russell Westbrook, Augustin's production dropped off more than expected, as he barely shot 37 percent from the field. That dip evidenced Augustin's post-trade struggles, but since he's still under contract with the Thunder for next season, Augustin should be better acclimated as Oklahoma City's second-string point guard in 2015-16.

D.J. Augustin PG OKC 7 months ago

Augustin had 17 points (6-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes.

Nice game for Augustin to follow up his spot start for Russell Westbrook on Sunday. Westbrook sat out against the Lakers with a face injury that required surgery, and Augustin performed well with 18 points, nine rebounds, five assists and one steal in 41 minutes in the Thunder's 108-101 victory in Los Angeles. It was good to see him garner so many minutes, even in an overtime game. He hadn't played that much since late January when he took over at point guard for the Detroit Pistons in the wake of the Brandon Jennings injury.

D.J. Augustin PG OKC 7 months ago

Augustin started for the injured Russell Westbrook (face) Sunday and posted 18 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 41 minutes of action.

It's no surprise that Augustin had a strong outing, and he'll continue to be a useful asset in most leagues while Westbrook remains out. He should be snatched up from the wires in the meantime.

D.J. Augustin PG OKC 7 months ago

Augustin scored a solid 12 points (3-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT) with three rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes in his first game for the Thunder on Saturday, following Thursday's trade.Augustin played some next to Russell Westbrook, so his fantasy value isn't completely dead, but the numbers he was putting up in Detroit aren't realistic now. He can be dropped in most standard leagues, but if he keeps playing minutes in the mid-20s, he'll be just on the borderline of usefulness for the remainder of the season.

D.J. Augustin PG OKC 7 months ago2 Comments

Augustin will be available for Saturday's game against the Hornets, The Oklahoman's Anthony Slater reports.The trade to Oklahoma City was a huge blow to Augustin's fantasy value, as he goes from starter to backing up one of the best players in the league in Russell Westbrook. He should see roughly 10-15 minutes per game for the Thunder.

D.J. Augustin PG OKC 7 months ago

Augustin has been traded to the Thunder, Yahoo! Sports reports.Augustin was starting in Detroit, but he'll be moved into a severely reduced backup role with the Thunder. His value will be dramatically reduced. Augustin can be dropped in all standard leagues.

D.J. Augustin PG OKC 8 months ago

Augustin scored 22 points (8-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with six assists and three rebounds in 34 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.He continues to be amazingly productive, averaging 20.3 points, 8.2 assists and 1.9 threes in 10 games since taking over from the injured Brandon Jennings as the Pistons' point guard. As an added bonus, Augustin has a 96.3 FT% on over five attempts a game over that stretch, providing a nice boost for his owners in that category.

D.J. Augustin PG OKC 8 months ago

Augustin scored 20 points (7-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), to go with two rebounds, and eight assists in 35 minutes on Sunday.

Augustin has been filling in nicely for Brandon Jennings and hopefully if you lost the guard for the season you were able to pick him up. He leaves something to be desired with his steal totals, but he scores and dishes assists at a rate that make him serviceable.

D.J. Augustin PG OKC 8 months ago

Augustin scored 22 points (6-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 8-8 FT) and added two rebounds and 11 assists in 34 minutes Friday against the Nuggets.

This marks Augustin's third double-double in four games. Since Brandon Jennings (Achilles) went down, Augustin has filled in admirably. He should be owned in all formats.