D. J. Augustin PG CHI 3 Days
D.J. Augustin hit 5-of-14 shots off the bench on Friday, finishing with 14 points, three assists and one 3-pointer.
Augustin will need to do better than this on most nights to return solid late-round value but he played 30 minutes and it's worth noting that the Bulls scored just 77 points as a team. This wouldn't be the game that we base our decision to drop him after games of 23 and 26 points within the last week. That said, he's just a borderline value in 12-team leagues over a two-week sample. Kirk Hinrich (nine points, four rebounds, one three, 33 minutes) fits the same profile but without the upside.
D. J. Augustin PG CHI 5 Days
D.J. Augustin made all 10 of his free throws against the Pistons on Wednesday, scoring a total of 26 points with one board, six assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.
He's finally coming around again with 21.7 points per game over his last three. Augustin won't be cracking the starting lineup while Kirk Hinrich is healthy, but as long as he's taking around six shots per game from beyond the arc, he'll be worth owning in standard leagues.
D. J. Augustin PG CHI 9 Days
D.J. Augustin found his offensive rhythm late in Sunday's win vs. New York, scoring 21 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter.
He was 7-of-10 from the field with four 3-pointers and one steal. He didn't have any assists, unfortunately, and he's played under 27 minutes in each of the past three games. That's likely to be the case as long as Kirk Hinrich (11 points in 31 minutes) is healthy, and the recent arrival of Jimmer Fredette isn't going to help matters, making him a borderline option in most standard formats.
D. J. Augustin PG CHI 10 Days
D.J. Augustin scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting (including two threes) with zero rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.
With the Bulls suddenly getting offensive contributions from many places it's possible they're not going to lean on Augustin as much, but owners will want to consider the injury risk to Kirk Hinrich and Augustin's body of work before they consider a drop. He's testing our patience and has a very short rope in 12-team formats.
D. J. Augustin PG CHI 16 Days
D.J. Augustin shot 0-of-10 from the field during a loss to the Heat on Sunday, scoring two points from the line with two boards, five assists and no turnovers.
He's had success with the Bulls due to knocking down 44.5 percent from the field in his previous 34 games, but it was not there for him at all today. Augustin did bury a ridiculous 9-of-12 from deep over his last two and the law of averages had its say in the loss today. He's still worth owning in standard leagues.
D. J. Augustin PG CHI 17 Days
D.J. Augustin went to town in the Bulls' 117-89 blowout win over the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 22 points on 5-of-10 shooting (5-of-7 from deep, 7-of-7 from the line) with five rebounds, eight assists and two steals.
Tom Thibodeau said DJA saved their season and he's right since Augustin is the team's best offensive player. Mike Dunleavy scored 10 points with five rebounds, six assists and three blocks, Joakim Noah went for 14 and 11 with five assists, one steal and three blocks, Kirk Hinrich scored 10 points with six rebounds, three assists and a steal, Taj Gibson went for 15 and 10 with a block and Tony Snell scored a career-high with 20 points, two steals and three treys in the win.
D. J. Augustin PG CHI 19 Days
D.J. Augustin hit 7-of-15 shots and four 3-pointers for 19 points and one assists in Wednesday's win over the Raptors.
He combined with Kirk Hinrich for just one assist, but Jimmy Butler (6) and Joakim Noah (13) took care of the dimes for the Bulls tonight. DJA scored just eight points in his previous game, but was in double figures in his previous four games. The fact Hinrich is starting is a buzzkill for DJA's owners, but he's still getting between 26 and 31 minutes per game over his last seven games.
D. J. Augustin PG CHI 25 Days
D.J. Augustin scored eight points off the bench on Thursday vs. the Nets with eight points, three boards, five assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.
The move to the bench hasn't been all that bad for Augustin and he had nine triples in his previous four games. His shooting percentage is starting to slide again, but the output in steals, assists and 3-pointers make him worth holding in standard leagues.
D. J. Augustin PG CHI 30 Days
D.J. Augustin played 30 minutes off the bench against the Lakers on Sunday, scoring 15 points with one board, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.
Coach Tom Thibodeau went with the two-point guard lineup down the stretch and it worked out. Augustin's defense was surprisingly very good today, which has been an issue throughout his career. His fantasy owners shouldn't be complaining too much as long as long as they're not expecting him to match his 16.1 points and 2.6 triples from January.
D. J. Augustin PG CHI 1 Month
D.J. Augustin came off the bench against the Warriors on Thursday for 10 points, one board, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes.
It's his third game off the bench and his minutes have decreased in each outing. The Warriors played him a little tight on the perimeter to make tonight his first game without a 3-pointer since Jan. 2, so hopefully this isn't a popular move by defenses. Augustin getting so many shots from deep should help buoy his value and his owners should just hang tight. Of course, he's not going to be the No. 1 fantasy point guard he was representing in the second half of January.