D. J. Augustin PG DET 5 Months

The Dallas Mavericks have shown interest in unrestricted free agent D.J. Augustin.

The Mavericks are still interested in re-signing Devin Harris, but are also looking at Augustin as a way to replace the recently traded Jose Calderon. Augustin averaged 14.9 points and 5.0 assists in 61 games with the Bulls last season and shot 41.1 percent from downtown, so he would provide the Mavs with a solid option to backup the oft-injured Raymond Felton.

D. J. Augustin PG DET 7 Months

D.J. Augustin said on Wednesday he hopes to return to Chicago next season.

"I definitely want to be back," he said. "Hopefully, it works out." Augustin was signed by the Bulls mid-season after being waived by Toronto and became their leading scorer, posting an average of 14.9 points per game. However, his production dropped in the postseason and the Bulls were ousted in the first round. Augustin's fantasy value may have reached its peak this past season, and it will be worth monitoring which teams are interested in him this summer.

D. J. Augustin PG DET 7 Months

D.J. Augustin scored four points on 1-of-10 shooting during the Bulls' Game 5 loss in Chicago, and the Bulls as a team shot a mere 33.3 percent from the field.

The Bulls and Wizards played at the slowest pace of any teams in the postseason, averaging 89.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and Chicago simply didn't have enough offensive firepower to win a seven-game series. This will be a big summer for the franchise with Derrick Rose (knee) rehabbing, Carlos Boozer possibly being amnestied, and free agency looming for Kirk Hinrich, Nazr Mohammed and Augustin.

D. J. Augustin PG DET 7 Months

D.J. Augustin hit 10-of-22 shots and four 3-pointers for 25 points, seven assists and a steal in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Wizards.

Augustin shot it much better tonight, as he hit just 3-of-15 in Game 1, and is a big part of what the Bulls do since Derrick Rose isn't around. DJA will have to keep it going with the series heading to Washington, as the Wizards are suddenly thinking 'sweep.'

D. J. Augustin PG DET 7 Months

Coach Tom Thibodeau is looking for D.J. Augustin and the rest of the Bulls to improve their defense.

''Not only D.J., our defense,'' Thibodeau said when asked about Augustin's defense. ''I could go from start to finish. There's an endless list of things that we didn't do correctly. We're capable of doing much better. And we're going to have to." Augustin's defensive shortcomings were a frequent target of the Wizards during the fourth quarter of the Bulls' Game 1 loss on Sunday and even 38-year-old Andre Miller was able to score eight points in the final quarter. Thibodeau doesn't sound like he's ready to take Augustin off the court in crunch time, so it's a good thing that the Bulls have the new Defensive Player of the Year on their side in Joakim Noah.

D. J. Augustin PG DET 7 Months

D.J. Augustin made 10-of-10 free throws to finish Sunday's game with 16 points, three rebounds, three assists and three turnovers in 32 minutes off the bench.

His quickness and penetration gave Washington fits, even though he made just 3-of-15 shots from the field. Kirk Hinrich added 16 points but the Bulls only shot 42.0 percent from the field, including 5-of-20 from downtown, and they were out-rebounded 45-39.

D. J. Augustin PG DET 7 Months

D.J. Augustin hit 6-of-16 shots and three 3-pointers to score 17 points off the bench, which led the Bulls in a tough loss to the Bobcats on Wednesday.

The Bulls' starters (Kirk Hinrich, Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah) all played heavy minutes in a serious effort to win this game, but all of them scored between 11 and 14 points in the overtime loss. The Bulls finish as the No. 4 seed and will likely face the Wizards in Round 1, who are up 17 on the Celtics currently.

D. J. Augustin PG DET 7 Months

D.J. Augustin (personal) has rejoined the Bulls after the birth of their son.

He should be active vs. the Bobcats in Chicago's final game of the season, as the Bulls get ready to face either the Nets or Wizards in the first round.

D. J. Augustin PG DET 8 Months

D.J. Augustin (personal) will not play against the Magic on Monday.

He'll be with his family tonight for the birth of their baby boy. Augustin should be considered questionable for Monday's finale to put a bow on a surprisingly effective season. Expect Kirk Hinrich and Mike Dunleavy to step up tonight.

D. J. Augustin PG DET 8 Months

D.J. Augustin (personal) is a game-time call against the Magic on Monday.

He is not at the arena yet and there is not much information right now on his status. Considering he's still not there for an 8:00 game, Augustin could wind up sitting out. If he's out, Kirk Hinrich should get more while Mike Dunleavy could play more due to the Bulls going with less two-PG lineups.