Of course, the deal can't become official until after the league's free agent moratorium period, but Augustin is believed to be headed to Orlando on a four-year contract. The 28-year-old's days as a starter are likely over, but he's been a capable backup throughout his career, and that's the role he'll fill for new coach Frank Vogel as the No. 2 point guard behind Elfrid Payton. Augustin split last season between the Thunder and Nuggets, finishing with averages of 11.6 points and 4.7 assists per game in 28 contests with Denver.
D.J. Augustin recorded a double-double with 18 points (5-13 FG, 5-6 FT, 3-8 3Pt) and 10 rebounds to go along with two rebounds and two steals across a team-high 34 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Clippers.
Although he came off the bench and the Denver Nuggets took another beating, the journeyman guard was effective yet again in posting his second double-double of the season. Augustin has thrived since joining Denver and has played especially well over the last two games, with averages of 19 points, nine assists and four three-pointers made. Augustin seems secure in his reserve role for the talent-depleted club and should continue to provide useful production for the remainder of the season.
The eight-year veteran was at it again Friday, making the most of his time off the bench and scoring in double digits for the sixth time in eight games. Augustin also drained multiple threes for the fourth time in the last six contests, and practically outscored the starting guard duo of Emmanuel Mudiay and Gary Harris on his own. Although he occasionally encounters the fluctuations in production that are typical for a bench player, Augustin has proven to be one of the more reliable reserves in the league with respect to fantasy production since joining the
D.J. Augustin scored a team-high 24 points (8-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT) while adding three assists and a steal in 23 minutes off the bench during Saturday's win over the Hornets.
He's come to life since joining the Denver Nuggets , and Augustin is now averaging 16.6 points, 6.2 assists, 1.8 threes and 1.4 steals in 28.2 minutes over the last five games. Given Denver's lack of reliable offensive options, Augustin should continue seeing big minutes off the bench to close out the season.
D.J. Augustin contributed 17 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven assists, one rebound, and one block across 29 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Hawks.
While his acquisition was one of the lower-profiles moves during February's trade deadline, Augustin may be fitting in with his new squad better than any other player who swapped teams during the past month. He's settled in nicely as the backup point guard for the Denver Nuggets while Jameer Nelson has been bothered by wrist issues, and has given the second unit a needed scoring boost. He's now supplied double-digit scoring in 12 of his 15 games with the Nuggets, and is averaging a solid 4.8 assists in that span.
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