D. J. Augustin PG DET 2 Days
Augustin exploded for 35 points (12-20 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 6-6 FT), to go with eight assists, and four rebounds 37 minutes on Sunday.
Augustin didn't disappoint those who were quick enough to pick him up with a fantastic line on Sunday. The Pistons were reported to be looking into acquiring another guard, however Augustin seems to be making a case for the team to roll forward with him. If he's still available in your league add him immediately, as the promise of what he can do is simply to great to ignore.
D. J. Augustin PG DET 2 Days
Augustin will start at point guard for the injured Brandon Jennings (Achilles) Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports reports.
With Jennings out for the rest of the season, Augustin figures to be Detroit's starting point guard for the remainder of the NBA season. Augustin is probably worth adding to your season long fantasy team, especially if you need assists, but the report went on to state that head coach Stan Van Gundy also wants to add another point guard to the roster. This player could limit Augustin's minutes and fantasy value, which could keep him an inconsistent fantasy player.
D. J. Augustin PG DET 3 Days
Augustin could have an expanded role starting Sunday if Brandon Jennings' leg injury holds him out for any period of time.
Augustin's per-36 minutes stats this season are: 14.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.2 three-pointers on 39 percent shooting from the field and 83 percent from the free-throw line. If the Pistons don't add another point guard, they could run Augustin ragged, but coach Stan Van Gundy usually limits his starting point guard to under 32 minutes per game, meaning the averages above should be considered a better-than-best-case scenario.
D. J. Augustin PG DET 10 Days
Augustin had six points (3-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt) with 10 assists and two steals in 26 minutes in the win over the 76ers on Saturday.
Augustin received more minutes than in past games as Brandon Jennings took a seat after 22 minutes. He equaled his season high in assists. Augustin has only scored in double digits once in his last six games.
D. J. Augustin PG DET 20 Days
Augustin put up a season-high 26 points (9-16 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT) to go with one rebound, two assists, and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench Wednesday.
Augustin is the backup point guard for the Pistons, and even though he put up back-to-back games of 19 and 26 points, Augustin doesn't get consistent enough minutes and production from game to game to be of use in standard leagues. Deep league players and daily games players could take a flier on Augustin, but standard league players would likely find themselves disappointed with his production sooner than later. Since Josh Smith left the Pistons seven games ago, Augustin has averaged 11.6 points, 6.0 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.1 three-pointers in 22 minutes per game.
D. J. Augustin PG DET 21 Days
Augustin had a strong showing in Tuesday's win over the Spurs, finishing with a team-high of 19 points (8-18 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), while also adding five assists.
Augustin put up a season-high of 18 shots, allowing him to come one point shy of matching a season-high in points as well. His minutes were right on par with his average so far this year, but don't expect him to consistently have games where he's getting off this many shots. Augustin is only worth a look in the deepest of leagues, as he doesn't produce consistent enough numbers to stay relevant.
D. J. Augustin PG DET 28 Days
Augustin scored 11 points (4-8 FG; 1-3 3Pt) with five rebounds and ten assists in 30 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Magic.
With the Pistons opening up an 18-point lead in the third quarter, Augustin saw big minutes off the bench alongside a red-hot Jodie Meeks. Augustin hasn't topped 24 minutes in a game since December 9 - and didn't even score in Sunday's win in Cleveland - so Tuesday's double-double may be somewhat of a mirage. Still, Augustin is worth keeping an eye on in case coach Stan Van Gundy decides to shake things up again in the wake of Josh Smith's release.
D. J. Augustin PG DET 2 Months
Augustin moved back to the bench after Brandon Jennings returned to the starting lineup on Sunday. He ended the game with five points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt), one assist, and three turnovers in 13 minutes.
With Jennings back, Augustin loses the short-term value he held with an increase in minutes. While he's had notable performances as the backup, they're far from frequent enough to make him worth rostering in all, but the deepest of leagues.
D. J. Augustin PG DET 2 Months
Augustin made a spot start at point guard Tuesday with Brandon Jennings (thumb) sitting out the game. Augustin finished with 11 points (4-11 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, seven assists, and one steal in 37 minutes.
Augustin seems like the odds-on favorite to start again Wednesday unless Jennings is cleared to play with his sprained left thumb. There was a position battle brewing at the start of the season that dissipated as Jennings defined himself, but with the Pistons dropping their last five games and sitting on a record of 3-11, it'd be more shocking to see the Pistons stay the course than it would be to see them shake things up. If any word comes down from coach Stan Van Gundy that the team is going to make a change at point guard, Augustin would be worth adding in most standard leagues. It hasn't gotten there yet, but make sure Augustin is on your watch lists.
D. J. Augustin PG DET 3 Months
Augustin scored 16 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3P, 6-9 FT) with two assists in 21 minutes off the bench Monday.
He had a good game against his former club, but the Bulls had the last laugh in a 102-91 win. Augustin will continue to supply decent numbers off the Pistons' bench, but he's not going to unseat Brandon Jennings in the starting lineup any time soon.