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Houston Rockets | #14 | Guard

D.J.

Augustin

PPG

3.7

RPG

0.8

APG

1.9

PIE

5.9

5'11" | 183lb | 34 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2018-19 SEASON: Appeared and started in 81 games with Orlando, averaging 11.7 ppg., a team-high 5.3 apg. and 2.5 rpg. in 28.0 minpg., while shooting a team-high .421 (131-311) from three-point range and .866 (181-209) from the free throw line…Had an assists-to-turnover ratio of 3.33 (426/128)…Ranked 12th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage, tied for 12th in assists-to-turnover ratio, tied for 19th in free throw percentage and ranked 28th in assists…Led (or tied) the team in scoring four times and in assists a team-best 38 times…Scored in double figures 51 times and had 20+ points seven times, including a season-high 27 points on Dec. 26 vs. Phoenix…Dished out 10+ assists four times, including a season-high 13 assists on Apr. 7 @ Boston…Had four double-doubles…Had at least one steal 37 times and two-or-more steals 13 times, including a season-high three steals on Nov. 11 @ New York and Dec. 26 vs. Phoenix…Recorded a career-high two blocked shots on Feb. 28 vs. Golden State…Appeared in his 800th career NBA regular season game on Mar. 26 @ Miami…Scored his 7,000th career NBA point on Oct. 20 @ Philadelphia…Dished out 3,000th career NBA assist on Jan. 23 @ Brooklyn…Made his 1,000th career three-point field goal on Feb. 10 @ Atlanta…Missed one game (Dec. 31) due to a sprained right ankle…Also played and started in five playoff outings, averaging 12.8 ppg., 3.8 apg. and 1.6 rpg. in 28.2 minpg., while shooting .476 (10-21) from three-point range and .875 (14-16) from the free throw line…Had playoff career-high-tying 25 points, including the game-winning three-pointer with 3.4 seconds left, in Game #1 on Apr. 13 @ Toronto.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 807 career NBA regular season games (307 starts) with Charlotte, Indiana, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Denver and Orlando, averaging 9.8 ppg., 4.0 apg. and 1.9 rpg. in 24.1 minpg., while shooting .381 (1,041-2,729) from three-point range and .863 (1,725-1,999) from the free throw line…Also played in 33 career playoff outings (six starts), averaging 7.4 ppg., 1.9 apg. and 1.1 rpg. in 20.3 minpg….Named to the 2008-09 NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

2017-18: Appeared in 75 games (36 starts) with Orlando, averaging 10.2 ppg., 3.8 apg. and 2.1 rpg. in 23.5 minpg., while shooting a team-high .419 (114-272) from three-point range and a team-high .868 (164-189) from the free throw line…As a starter, averaged 11.7 ppg., 5.0 apg. and 2.5 rpg. in 27.5 minpg.…Tied for 14th in the NBA in free throw percentage and tied for 16th in three-point field goal percentage…Led (or tied) the team in scoring twice and in assists 25 times…Scored in double figures 38 times, had 20+ points three times and 30+ points once…Hit game-tying three-pointer to force overtime with 6.2 seconds left on Dec. 6 vs. Atlanta…Pulled down a career-high-tying nine rebounds on Mar. 24 vs. Phoenix…Appeared in his 700th career NBA regular season game on Feb. 12 @ Chicago…Recorded his 400th career NBA steal on Dec. 9 @ Atlanta…Missed seven games (Nov. 3-15) due to a strained left hamstring.

2016-17: Played in 78 games (20 starts) with Orlando, averaging 7.9 ppg., 2.7 apg. and 1.5 rpg. in 19.7 minpg., while shooting .814 (131-161) from the free throw line…As a starter, averaged 7.9 ppg., 3.6 apg. and 1.7 rpg. in 20.9 minpg.…Led (or tied) the team in scoring three times and in assists nine times…Scored in double figures 24 times and had 20+ points once, including a season-high 21 points on Jan. 29 @ Toronto…Missed one game (Jan. 24) due to a sprained right ankle…Had three DNP-CDs.

2015-16: Appeared in 62 games with both Oklahoma City and Denver, averaging 7.5 ppg., 3.2 apg. and 1.5 rpg. in 19.0 minpg., while shooting .405 (68-168) from three-point range and .805 (103-128) from the free throw line…Played in 34 games with the Thunder, averaging 4.2 ppg., 1.9 apg. and 1.3 rpg. in 15.3 minpg….Traded to Denver along with Steve Novak, two second round draft picks and cash in exchange for Randy Foye on Feb. 18… Appeared in 28 games with the Nuggets, averaging 11.6 ppg., 4.7 apg. and 1.9 rpg. in 23.5 minpg.…Scored in double figures 21 times and had 20+ points four times, including a season-high 26 points on Mar. 2 vs. L.A. Lakers.

2014-15: Played in 82 games (14 starts) with both Detroit and Oklahoma City, averaging 9.5 ppg., 4.3 apg. and 2.0 rpg. in 24.0 minpg., while shooting .868 (178-205) from the free throw line…Appeared in 54 games with the Pistons (13 starts), averaging 10.6 ppg., 4.9 apg. and 1.9 rpg. in 23.8 minpg.…Traded to Oklahoma City along with Kyle Singler as part of a three-team trade with Detroit and Utah in exchange for Reggie Jackson…Played in 28 games with the Thunder (one start), averaging 9.5 ppg., 4.3 apg. and 2.0 rpg. in 23.9 minpg.…Scored in double figures 34 times and had 20+ points eight times, including a career-high 35 points on Jan. 25 @ Toronto…Dished out 10+ assists five times…Recorded four double-doubles…Pulled down a career-high nine rebounds on Mar. 1 @ L.A. Lakers.

2013-14: Appeared in 71 games (nine starts) with both Toronto and Chicago, averaging 13.1 ppg., 4.4 apg. and 1.8 rpg. in 27.3 minpg., while shooting .401 (133-332) from three-point range and .885 (201-277) from the free throw line…Ranked fifth in the NBA in free throw percentage and 22nd in three-point field goal percentage…Played in ten games with the Raptors, averaging 2.1 ppg. and 1.0 apg. in 8.2 minpg.…Waived by Toronto on Dec. 9…Signed as a free agent by Chicago on Dec. 13…Appeared in 61 games (nine starts) with the Bulls, averaging 14.9 ppg., 5.0 apg. and 2.1 rpg. in 30.4 minpg.…Led (or tied) the Bulls in scoring a team-high 19 times and in assists 24 times…Scored in double figures 46 times and had 20+ points 17 times, including a season-high 33 points on Mar. 30 @ Boston…Had 10+ assists three times and recorded two double-doubles…Also played in five playoff contests, averaging 13.2 ppg., 4.8 apg. and 1.6 rpg. in 28.2 minpg.

2012-13: Played in 76 games (five starts) with Indiana, averaging 4.7 ppg., 2.2 apg. and 1.2 rpg. in 16.1 minpg., while shooting .838 (83-99) from the free throw line…Also appeared in 19 playoff games, averaging 5.2 ppg. in 16.6 minpg., as the Pacers advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.

2011-12: Appeared in 48 games (46 starts) with Charlotte, averaging 11.1 ppg., a team-high 6.4 apg. and 2.3 rpg. in 29.3 minpg., while shooting .875 (105-120) from the free throw line…Ranked eighth in the NBA in free throw percentage…Led (or tied) the team in scoring eight times and in assists 34 times…Scored in double figures 25 times and 20+ points eight times…Dished out 10+ assists nine times and recorded six double-doubles…Missed seven games due to right knee tendinitis and 11 games due to a right foot injury.

2010-11: Played and started in all 82 games with Charlotte, averaging a career-high 14.4 ppg., 6.1 apg. and 2.7 rpg. in 33.6 minpg., while shooting .906 (269-297) from the free throw line…Ranked fourth in the NBA in free throw percentage, sixth in assists-to-turnover ratio (3.21) and 19th in assists…Led (or tied) the team in scoring 16 times and in assists 50 times…Scored in double figures 59 times and 20+ points 20 times, including a season-high 31 points on Jan. 20 vs. Philadelphia…Dished out 10+ assists 10 times, including a career-high 14 assists on Apr. 10 vs. Detroit…Recorded seven double-doubles…Had a career-high five steals on Apr. 5 @ Cleveland.

2009-10: Appeared in 80 games (two starts) with Charlotte, averaging 6.4 ppg., 2.4 apg. and 1.2 rpg. in 18.4 minpg….Also played in four postseason outings, averaging 4.3 ppg., 1.8 apg. and 1.0 rpg. in 18.3 minpg.

2008-09: Played in 72 games (12 starts) during his rookie campaign with Charlotte, averaging 11.8 ppg., 3.5 apg. and 1.8 rpg. in 26.5 minpg., while shooting .439 (108-246) from three-point range and .893 (208-233) from the free throw line…Named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team…Ranked sixth in the NBA in free throw percentage and tied for ninth in three-point field goal percentage…Ranked among all NBA rookies in free throw percentage (first), three-point field goal percentage (second), assists (fourth), scoring (eighth) and minutes played (ninth)…Led (or tied) the team in scoring 11 times and in assists 11 times…Scored in double figures 38 times and 20+ points ten times…Set a team record with 11 points in an overtime period on Jan. 6 vs. Boston…Dished out 10+ assists three times…Recorded his first career double-double with 25 points and 11 assists on Nov. 24 vs. Philadelphia…Set a franchise record with 42 consecutive free throws made from Nov. 6-23.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Charlotte in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft…Signed as a free agent by Indiana (Jul. 12, 2012)...Signed as a free agent by Toronto (Jul. 22, 2013)…Waived by Toronto (Dec. 9, 2013)…Signed as a free agent by Chicago (Dec. 13, 2013)…Signed as a free agent by Detroit (Jul. 15, 2014)…As part of a three-team trade, traded from Detroit along with Kyle Singler and a second round draft pick to Oklahoma City; Oklahoma City also acquired Enes Kanter and Steve Novak; Detroit acquired Reggie Jackson; Utah acquired Grant Jerrett, Kendrick Perkins, Tibor Pleiss, a protected first round draft pick and a second round draft pick (Feb. 19, 2015)…Traded from Oklahoma City along with Steve Novak, two second round draft picks and cash to Denver in exchange for Randy Foye (Feb. 18, 2016)…Signed as a free agent by Orlando (Jul. 7, 2016).

BEFORE NBA

COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played in 73 games during two seasons at the University of Texas, averaging 16.9 ppg., 6.2 apg. and 2.9 rpg. in 36.5 minpg., while shooting .402 (119-296) from three-point range and .808 (323-400) from the free throw line…In only two seasons, ranked fourth in school history in three-point field goal percentage, fifth in assists (452), ninth in free throw percentage and 18th in scoring (1,234 points)…As a sophomore (2007-08), played in 38 games, averaging 19.2 ppg., 5.8 apg. and 2.9 rpg. in 37.3 minpg., while shooting .381 (74-194) from three-point range…Earned consensus first-team All-American honors and First Team All-Big 12 honors…Led the Big 12 in assists and ranked second in scoring…Also named a First Team Academic All-American, becoming just the 15th player in NCAA history (since 1962-63) to earn both First Team All-American and Academic All-American honors during the same season…Received the Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top point guard and was a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden Awards…Scored 20+ points 19 times and dished out 10+ assists four times…As a freshman (2006-07), appeared in 35 games, averaging 14.4 ppg., 6.7 apg. and 2.8 rpg. in 35.6 minpg., while shooting .441 (45-102) from three-point range and .838 (150-179) from the free throw line…Named Second Team All-Big 12 and a consensus Freshman All-American…Led the Big 12 and ranked fourth in the nation in assists…His 233 assists were the fourth-best single season in school history and 10th-best in conference history…Also led the team in three-point field goal percentage and ranked third in scoring.

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Darryl Gerard Augustin Jr.…Last name pronounced august-teen…Parents nicknamed him D.J. (for Darryl Jr.) at birth…Has two older sisters…Spent his first three years of high school at Brother Martin in New Orleans, before being forced to relocate to the Houston area due to Hurricane Katrina…After playing his senior season at Hightower High School, returned to New Orleans to receive his high school diploma from Brother Martin…Named a McDonald’s All-American in 2006…Had his #14 jersey retired by Brother Martin in December 2019…Holds an annual basketball camp during the summer in Houston…Served Thanksgiving breakfast to residents at the Coalition for the Homeless in 2016…Received the “Backbone Award” from the NBPA in 2019, given to one player from each team that represents the heart and soul of their team…Plays the drums.