7 Days Indiana Pacers
D.J. Augustin started at point guard on Thursday in a loss to the Knicks and had 12 points, two boards, two steals, three 3-pointers and two turnovers in 39 minutes.
He didn't do too much ball handling and perhaps he should have. Augustin didn't have a single assist while his teammates had just 12 assists to go with their 19 turnovers. George Hill missed the game with a concussion and given the stringent concussion protocol in the NBA, there's a chance he could miss Saturday's game in Indiana.
8 Days Indiana Pacers
D.J. Augustin will start at point guard for the injured George Hill (concussion) in Thursday's Game 5.
This is a huge opportunity for Augustin. His contract ends after this season and he could make a nice chunk of change with a big game at Madison Square Garden. Augustin is having a solid postseason to this point, shooting 38 percent from downtown for 1.3 triples in just 16.2 minutes per game. If the Knicks don't cover him on the wing on kick-out 3-pointers, they could be heading home for good. Lance Stephenson, a point guard at Cincinnati, should get more ball-handling opportunities.
19 Days Indiana Pacers
D.J. Augustin provided a spark off the bench in Sunday's 102-95 win at Madison Square Garden with 16 points, one assist and four 3-pointers on 5-of-6 shooting in 13 minutes.
He was left wide open by NY and made them pay, making his first five field goal attempts. Augustin shoots a respectable 37.0 percent from downtown in his career, so this is something the Knicks will need to be aware of for the rest of the series. Paul George had a quiet game on offense, making 5-of-14 from the field for 19 points with five boards, four assists and two 3-pointers, but he shut down J.R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony on the defensive side. Indiana will look to take a commanding lead in Game 2 on Tuesday.
1 Month Indiana Pacers
D.J. Augustin came off the bench and didn't score in 12 minutes vs. the Knicks on Sunday.
It's not often that someone puts up a goose egg and gains fantasy value in the same day, but that's likely to happen now that the Pacers have clinched the three seed. George Hill is very likely to sit out the next two games and Augustin should play over 30 minutes per game.
2 Months Indiana Pacers
D.J. Augustin started for George Hill (groin) and scored six points on 1-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, five assists, six turnovers and two steals in the Pacers' 100-94 win over the Hawks on Monday.
This was not a good look for Augustin and Hill could play Wednesday, so there's not a lot to grab onto here. If Hill gets ruled out for Wednesday and/or beyond, then Augustin would be worth a look for spot-action, but that's about it.
2 Months Indiana Pacers
D.J. Augustin came up big in the fourth quarter with three 3-pointers, finishing with 14 points, one board, two assists, four 3-pointers and two turnovers in 24 minutes.
The Heat left him open on the wing and D.J. shot 4-of-8 from downtown. Coincidentally, Augustin hit four treys and scored 14 points on Friday and his fourth quarter production could be a thorn in the side of George Hill. To be clear, Hill is still worth owning in all leagues and Augustin is only on the radar in deeper leagues.
3 Months Indiana Pacers
The Pacers are shopping D.J. Augustin, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Beat writer Mike Wells added that Tyler Hansbrough and Gerald Green are available, but we knew that already. Augustin has had an up and down season with the Pacers in a backup role, and as someone on a one-year deal, it wouldn't be surprising to see him moved. If he is, we'd expect it to be in a minor deal.