D.J. Augustin
PG ORL
5 months ago

Augustin provided four points (1-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three assists and one rebound across 13 minutes in a 113-105 loss to the Knicks on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

With starting point guard Elfrid Payton handling major minutes while reeling off a triple-double, there wasn't much time behind him left over for Augustin. The veteran guard typically sees around 20-to-25 minutes off the Magic bench, but he's rarely turned in much meaningful counting stats production. He's cleared double digits in points just once in the Magic's last 10 games.

D.J. Augustin
PG ORL
5 months ago

Augustin provided six points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT), one rebound and one assist across 20 minutes in a 107-79 loss to the Spurs on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Frank Vogel's decision to use C.J. Watson as his starting point guard and Elfrid Payton as Watson's main backup the last four games has resulted in Augustin seeing more time off the ball lately. It hasn't been beneficial to Augustin's production, with the veteran averaging just 5.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 three-pointers in 21.3 minutes per contest. Even if Vogel scraps the experiment and brings Payton or Augustin back into the starting five, the latter still profiles as a low-upside fantasy option in most deep leagues since he's rarely seen high usage in any contest. He's produced six or more assists in just six games and double-digit shot attempts in 10 games all season.

D.J. Augustin
PG ORL
6 months ago

Augustin scored 21 points (7-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT) while adding three assists, two rebounds and a steal in 29 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 114-113 win over the Raptors.

EDGE Analysis

With Evan Fournier (foot) and Jodie Meeks (thumb) both out of the lineup, Augustin saw plenty of court time behind starting guard C.J. Watson and responded with his best scoring performance of the season. Fournier is practicing and close to a return, though, so expect Augustin's minutes to shrink very soon.

D.J. Augustin
PG ORL
6 months ago

Augustin (ankle) will play in Friday's contest against the Celtics, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Fournier (foot) out, the Magic will benefit from Augustin's return to the backcourt. Assuming he won't have restricted minutes, he has a strong chance of eclipsing his season averages of 8.6 points and 3.2 assists across 20.3 minutes per game, and may see time at both the point guard and shooting guard slot.

D.J. Augustin
PG ORL
6 months ago

Augustin (ankle) participated in parts of shootaround and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Celtics, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being limited in Thursday's practice, Augustin continued to do some work Friday but still was unable to be a full participant. He'll likely go through pregame warmups before a decision is made on his status, but if Augustin is unable to go for the second straight game, look for C.J. Watson to once again see some extended minutes as Elfrid Payton's backup at point guard.

D.J. Augustin
PG ORL
6 months ago

Augustin (ankle) was limited at practice Thursday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Augustin only went through the non-contact portions of the session, so it's unclear how realistic it is that he could play Friday in Boston. The veteran was held out of action Tuesday against Chicago, and if he misses a second straight game, fellow-veteran C.J. Watson would again be in line for increased minutes behind starter Elfrid Payton.

D.J. Augustin
PG ORL
6 months ago

Augustin (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Bulls, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Augustin originally suffered the ankle sprain during Sunday's game against the Warriors and is reportedly still dealing with some lingering discomfort, so he'll sit out Tuesday. A recent MRI cleared him of anything significant, but with the Magic's next game not until Friday against the Celtics, Augustin's absence Tuesday should allow him three full days of added rest and recovery. With Augustin out, Elfrid Payton and C.J. Watson should see big minutes in the backcourt, while Mario Hezonja could see a slightly bigger role off the bench.

D.J. Augustin
PG ORL
6 months ago

Augustin's MRI on his ankle came back negative and he's being listed as day-to-day, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following Monday's MRI, it's been confirmed that Augustin isn't dealing with anything too serious and there's a chance he's able to make a return to the court sooner rather than later. He can tentatively be considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Bulls, although we should see his status updated after the team's morning shootaround. If Augustin can't give it a go, Elfrid Payton should see a slight uptick in minutes as the starter at point guard, while C.J. Watson and Mario Hezonja could pick up a bigger role off the bench as well.

D.J. Augustin
PG ORL
6 months ago

Augustin (ankle) is schedule to have an MRI on Monday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Augustin left Sunday's game against the Warriors with a sprained ankle and was seen walking gingerly at practice. While the lack of boot or crutches at Monday's practice is somewhat encouraging, Augustin's status is still in doubt for Tuesday against Chicago. If Augustin does miss any time, the Magic would be extremely light on depth in the backcourt, opening the door for Mario Hezonja to potentially see extended minutes.

D.J. Augustin
PG ORL
6 months ago

Augustin suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's game against the Warriors and will not return, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Augustin appeared to step on the foot of one of his teammates and then rolled his ankle. A subsequent X-ray on the ankle came back negative and he's avoided a fracture, which likely means he's dealing with some sort of sprain. Augustin will likely have additional tests performed after the game, which should give us a better indication if he'll be available for Tuesday's matchup against the Bulls. Augustin finished Sunday's outing with zero points, one rebound and one assist over five minutes.