Augustin (coach's decision) didn't see the court in Tuesday's 131-123 win over the Bucks. Things appeared to be trending in this direction for a while, as Augustin had seen 14 minutes or fewer in the preceding four games, despite averaging 15.7 minutes on the season. With a season field-goal percentage of just 37.9 percent, Augustin has largely failed to provide the second unit with the sort of spark the Thunder were expecting, prompting coach Billy Donovan to move rookie Cameron Payne into the rotation. Payne capitalized on the opportunity by scoring 16 points (on 5-of-6 shooting) in only 16 minutes, and should continue to rank ahead of Augustin on the depth chart until further notice.
Augustin played a season-low six minutes in Sunday's 122-112 win over the Nuggets, finishing with no points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one assist. Augustin lost out on most of his playing time Sunday to Cameron Payne (12 minutes), but even in previous games where Payne didn't come off the bench, Augustin had seen his role decline. The veteran point guard has exceeded 20 minutes just once in 13 December contests, averaging 13.4 minutes throughout the month. As the rookie Payne begins getting more acclimated with the NBA game, Augustin may see his playing time diminish further.
Augustin posted 13 points (4-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, one rebound, and one steal in 23 minutes in Tuesday's 125-88 win against the Grizzlies. Augustin saw more minutes than usual on Tuesday because of the blowout situation, and he was able to produce well as a result. Although he did see more minutes early in the season, he hasn't been hitting the 20-minute threshold too often over the past few weeks. With Russell Westbrook healthy, Augustin is locked in a reserve role that will limit his contribution in games that aren't blowouts.
Augustin netted nine points (3-7 FG, 3-6 3Pt) and dished out two assists Monday in the Thunder's 111-89 in Utah. Augustin has spent the 2015-16 season as the primary backup to Russell Westbrook at the point guard spot. He's actually been given more opportunities than a lot would expect him to behind a guy like Westbrook, and has managed to score 6.3 points per game while playing 15-20 minutes most nights.
Augustin posted 12 points, five rebounds, and one steal in 22 minutes of action Monday against the Rockets. Augustin has quietly been producing solid fantasy numbers, averaging 11.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.8 threes per game. While playing behind Russell Westbrook is certainly going to limit production, Augustin's dynamic gameplay puts him on the radar in 14-man leagues or deeper.
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