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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. Detroit News

November 1, 2014 Updates

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." Detroit Free Press

July 30, 2014 Updates

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.” Detroit Free Press

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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. ESPN.com

May 1, 2014 Updates

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." NBA.com

“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.” NBA.com

“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." NBA.com

April 30, 2014 Updates

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