DJ Augustin RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Vincent Ellis: Trying to confirm, but hearing DJ. Augustin could be in Jackson swap with OKC-Detroit. #Pistons
Pistons forward Greg Monroe has taken a second job. He’s become D.J. Augustin’s public relations man. “Y’all need to talk to him,” Monroe told the media. “He is the MVP tonight.” Indeed he was. Augustin was so good in the Pistons 108-91 victory over the Heat on Tuesday, it sometimes looked as if Brandon Jennings (Achilles) never left.
But that doesn’t change the fact that Van Gundy has turned to backup point guard D.J. Augustin for a majority of minutes in the first two games of the 0-2 start. And it’s obvious that Van Gundy’s decision-making process is bothering Jennings. When told that Van Gundy said that Augustin has been the better point guard the first two games, Jennings quietly said: “Then he should start and I’ll be the backup, if that’s the case.” And with that Jennings added: “That’s all I’ve got.”
New Detroit Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin held his annual youth basketball camp in Louisiana on Tuesday, and he spoke with the New Orleans Advocate about his NBA situation. Some highlights: “I really wanted to be back in Chicago, and they really wanted me back. But it didn’t work out, businesswise, and I had to move on.” “Detroit wanted me. I think it will be a good opportunity for me, and I think we’re going to do well.”
David Aldridge: Free agent guard D.J. Augustine has agreed to a two-year $6 million deal with the Pistons, per source.
KC Johnson: It’s business, but D.J. Augustin made it clear he hoped to be back w/ Bulls following playoff loss. Very unlikely after Hinrich re-signing.
The Mavericks have made inquiries with just about all the free agents who can throw in a 3-pointer with some regularity. Mike Miller, D.J. Augustin and Mo Williams are the top names, but Miller apparently is on LeBron James’ short list to join him in Cleveland.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Charlotte, Dallas registering interest on free agent guard D.J. Augustin, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
On Tuesday, the Mavs also had contact with representatives of free agents Luol Deng, Chandler Parsons, Vince Carter and Shawn Marion. They also have interest in Al-Faroug Aminu, Trevor Ariza, Chris Andersen, D.J. Augustin and Isaiah Thomas. If the Mavs can’t get Anthony, Parsons — a restricted free agent — is the player Dallas desires the most.
Sources said the Mavericks have expressed interest in point guard D.J. Augustin, who could potentially diminish the backcourt shooting void left by the departure of Jose Calderon in the six-player deal with the New York Knicks.
“D.J.’s a fit,” said Forman. “He’s been a fit as far as his makeup and character, how he fit with our other guys, and I think his game is a fit because of his ability to create and to score. We’re hopeful we’ll be in a position that D.J. will consider coming back and that we’re in a position to have him back.”
“They gave me an opportunity, and I definitely owe them a lot,” Augustin added of the Bulls. “It’s not always about the money. It’s where you feel comfortable or where you fit in. I definitely want to be here, and hopefully everything works out.”
As for Augustin, who lives in Houston, Texas and will spend his offseason there, he looks forward to taking a few weeks off and spending time with his newborn son. “The meetings were good. We had a chance to talk and look back on the season,” said Augustin. “They told me that they wanted me back. And I really want to be back so we’ll see how everything works out.”
“I’m hoping everything works out and I’m back here,” Augustin told RealGM. “I’m excited. No matter what happened recently, we still have a lot to build on. People didn’t expect us to be where we were, so going into next season is exciting. It was big coming here and finding a home on a team full of great players. It’s like a family, and just having a chance to play and get an opportunity was big for me.”
Mike McGraw: Augustin: “I definitely love it here. I definitely would love to be back here. But right now, I’m just trying to get over this game.”
D.J. Augustin is not with Chicago Bulls as they prepare to face the Orlando Magic on Monday night because of personal reasons, according to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. According to the Bulls pregame radio broadcast on ESPN 1000, Augustin’s wife gave birth Monday to a baby boy.
How much money Augustin may command on the open market is unclear. Anonymous executives don’t talk much of backup guards three months before they hit free agency, and Augustin hasn’t addressed specific numbers. Anything else is just speculation.
“I would love to be back here,” Augustin reiterated Monday. “This organization, this team is great, and I think it’s great for me. (Thibodeau) has given me the opportunity to play and get better. It’s been great for me. When the time comes, I’ll let my agent handle it and just kind of relax.”
Nick Friedell: Noah on Augustin: “I’m just happy he’s with the Bulls. I think he found a home here and I hope he can stay for a long time.”