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