D. J. Augustin

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D. J. Augustin
DJ Augustin in 2008.jpg
Augustin with the Texas Longhorns in 2008
No. 14 – Orlando Magic
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1987-11-10) November 10, 1987 (age 28)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school Brother Martin (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Hightower (Missouri City, Texas)
College Texas (2006–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
20082012 Charlotte Bobcats
2012–2013 Indiana Pacers
2013 Toronto Raptors
2013–2014 Chicago Bulls
2014–2015 Detroit Pistons
20152016 Oklahoma City Thunder
2016 Denver Nuggets
2016–present Orlando Magic
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Darryl Gerard "D. J." Augustin Jr. (born November 10, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Texas Longhorns from 2006 to 2008. He was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte Bobcats of in the 2008 NBA draft.

Early life[edit]

Augustin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His family was forced out of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He played his senior year at Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas, however, he earned his diploma from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, and he participated in the graduation ceremonies with his Hightower classmates on May 28, 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. While at Brother Martin, Augustin led the team to two state championships.

While at Hightower, Augustin thrilled the Hightower faithful with his pinpoint passing and precise shooting. His first game as a Hurricane was against Madison High School, and Augustin nearly pulled off a triple-double in front of a packed house and TV cameras with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 14 assists in an 83–59 victory. He led Hightower to the third round of the playoffs before they were eliminated, and ended the season at 26–4. Augustin won numerous honors after the season as he was named district 20-5A MVP, was named as the Houston Chronicle player of the year, made the first team all Greater Houston, and first team all state teams. Augustin finished his high school career by being named a McDonalds All American, and started as point guard for the West squad against his soon to be teammate at Texas, Kevin Durant.[1] He was also a fourth-team Parade All-American.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Augustin was listed as the No. 6 point guard and the No. 49 player in the nation in 2006.[2]

College career[edit]

Freshman year[edit]

Augustin as a Texas Longhorn

Augustin was one of seven freshman to join the Longhorn basketball program for the 2006–07 season. He started all 35 games in the season as the point guard for the Longhorns, averaging 14.4 points and 6.7 assists per game. For his contributions, he was named to both the All-Big 12 Second Team and the Big 12 All-Rookie Team by Big 12 coaches and Associated Press.[3]

Augustin had a chance to participate in the 2007 NBA Draft with former teammate Kevin Durant, but he chose to stay in school to develop his game more with the Longhorns.

Sophomore year[edit]

Augustin, along with Texas A&M Aggies player Joseph Jones, was featured on the front cover of the November 15, 2007 issue of Sports Illustrated.[4]

In the fall 2007 semester, he achieved a 4.0 GPA, raising his cumulative GPA to a 3.64.[5] On February 27, 2008, he was named first-team Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He became the second Texas Longhorn basketball player to achieve the honor, following Jim Krivacs, who received it in 1979.[6] Augustin was also named to the USBWA All-America First Team.

On April 3, 2008, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame awarded him the Bob Cousy Award.[7]

On April 23, 2008, Augustin declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft.[8] On June 3, 2008, Augustin hired an agent thereby forfeiting his remaining NCAA eligibility.[9]

Professional career[edit]

Charlotte Bobcats (2008–2012)[edit]

Augustin was selected with ninth pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. On July 8, 2008, he was signed to the rookie scale contract.[10] Under the league's rookie scale, the deal will pay him $1.8 million in the upcoming season and nearly $2 million the next.[11] On October 30, he made his professional debut in a 96–79 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, recording 12 points and two assists in 25 minutes.[12]

On October 6, 2009, Bobcats picked up third-year option on Augustin's contract.[13] On October 29, 2010, the Bobcats picked up the fourth-year option on Augustin's contract.[14]

On June 29, 2012, the Bobcats extended a qualifying to Augustin, making him a restricted free agent.[15] However, on July 12, they withdrew the offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.[16]

Indiana Pacers (2012–2013)[edit]

On July 13, 2012, he signed with the Indiana Pacers.[17] On October 31, he made his debut with the Pacers in a 90–88 win over the Toronto Raptors, recording five points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 15 minutes.[18]

Toronto Raptors (2013)[edit]

On July 22, 2013, Augustin signed with the Toronto Raptors.[19] On October 30, he made his debut for the Raptors in a 93–87 win over the Boston Celtics, recording five points and two assists in 13 minutes.[20] On December 9, Augustin was waived by the Raptors.[21]

Chicago Bulls (2013–2014)[edit]

On December 13, 2013, he signed with the Chicago Bulls.[22] On January 11, 2014, Augustin recorded a season high 12 assists in a 103–97 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.[23] On March 30, 2014, Augustin scored a then career-high 33 points in a 107–102 win over the Boston Celtics.[24]

Detroit Pistons (2014–2015)[edit]

On July 15, 2014, Augustin signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Detroit Pistons.[25][26] On January 25, 2015, in his first game as a starter, replacing the injured Brandon Jennings, Augustin scored a career-high 35 points in a 110–114 loss to the Toronto Raptors.[27]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2015–2016)[edit]

On February 19, 2015, Augustin was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a three-team deal that also involved the Utah Jazz, a move that reunited him with ex-college teammate Kevin Durant.[28] Two days later, he made his debut for the Thunder in a 110–103 win over the Charlotte Hornets, recording 12 points, three rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes off the bench.[29]

Denver Nuggets (2016)[edit]

On February 18, 2016, Augustin was traded, along with Steve Novak, two second-round picks and cash consideration, to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Randy Foye.[30] The next day, he made his debut for the Nuggets in a 116–110 loss to the Sacramento Kings, recording eight points, six assists and three steals in 19 minutes.[31] On February 26, 2016, he scored a season-high 20 points in a 122–116 overtime loss to the Dallas Mavericks.[32] On March 2, 2016, Augustin recorded a season-high 26 points in a 117-107 win against the Los Angeles Lakers.[33] On March 12, 2016, Augustin recorded his first double-double of the season with 10 assists and 17 points in a 116-100 win against the Washington Wizards.[34] Augustin recorded his 2nd double-double on March 27, 2016, recording 10 assists and 18 points in a 90-105 loss against the Los Angeles Clippers.[35]

Orlando Magic (2016–present)[edit]

On July 7, 2016, Augustin signed a 4-year, $29 million contract with the Orlando Magic.[36][37]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Charlotte 72 12 26.5 .430 .439 .893 1.8 3.5 .6 .0 11.8
2009–10 Charlotte 80 2 18.4 .386 .393 .779 1.2 2.4 .6 .1 6.3
2010–11 Charlotte 82 82 33.6 .416 .333 .906 2.7 6.1 .7 .0 14.4
2011–12 Charlotte 48 46 29.3 .376 .341 .875 2.3 6.4 .8 .0 11.1
2012–13 Indiana 76 5 16.1 .350 .353 .838 1.2 2.2 .4 .0 4.7
2013–14 Toronto 10 0 8.2 .292 .091 1.000 .4 1.0 .1 .0 2.1
2013–14 Chicago 61 9 30.4 .419 .411 .882 2.1 5.0 .9 .0 14.9
2014–15 Detroit 54 13 23.8 .410 .327 .870 1.9 4.9 .6 .0 10.6
2014–15 Oklahoma City 28 1 24.2 .371 .354 .861 2.2 3.1 .6 .0 7.3
2015–16 Oklahoma City 34 0 15.3 .380 .393 .765 1.3 1.9 .4 .1 4.2
2015–16 Denver 28 0 23.5 .445 .411 .819 1.9 4.7 .9 .1 11.6
Career 573 170 24.2 .404 .374 .867 1.8 4.0 .6 .0 9.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010 Charlotte 4 0 18.3 .294 .333 .833 1.0 1.8 .3 .3 4.3
2013 Indiana 19 1 16.6 .380 .396 .806 .8 .7 .4 .0 5.2
2014 Chicago 5 0 28.2 .292 .269 .895 1.6 4.8 .6 .0 13.2
Career 28 1 18.9 .331 .350 .839 1.0 1.6 .4 .0 6.5

Career highs[edit]

  • Points: 35 vs. Toronto 01/25/15
  • Rebounds: 8 3 times
  • Assists: 14 vs. Detroit 04/10/11
  • Steals: 5 vs. Cleveland 04/05/11

Awards and honors[edit]

High school[edit]

College[edit]

  • 2006–2007 Four-time recipient of Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week award (Dec. 11, Jan. 22, Feb. 12 and Mar. 5)[39]
  • 2007 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America Team
  • 2007 All-Big 12 Second Team[40]
  • 2007 Big 12 All-Rookie Team[40]
  • 2007 USBWA All-District VII team (one of 10 players selected)[41]
  • 2007 NABC All-District 9 First Team[42]
  • 2008 Sports Illustrated First Team All-American
  • 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America University Division First Team[43]
  • 2008 Academic All-Big 12 First Team[44]
  • 2008 Bob Cousy Award winner[45]
  • 2008 USBWA First Team All-American[46]
  • 2008 USBWA District VII Player of the Year[46]
  • 2008 Wooden Award and Naismith Trophy candidate
  • 2008 Oscar Robertson Trophy finalist (one of 10)
  • 2007–08 Stub Hub Legends Classic MVP
  • 2007–08 Phillips 66 Big 12 Co-Player of the Week (Jan. 7); Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (Dec. 10); The Sporting News National Player of the Week (Dec. 3)
  • 2008 NABC All-District 9 First Team
  • 2008 All-Big 12 First Team[47]
  • 2008 Associated Press First Team All-American[48]
  • 2008 Wooden Award All-America Team (one of 5 finalists for award)[49]

NBA[edit]

  • 2009 All-Rookie second team[50]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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