If you spent a decade in the world’s biggest basketball league, you can assume that you would have gained popularity among the followers of the league. While this is not entirely untrue for Orlando Magic Point Guard D. J. Augustin, it doesn’t feel as true to him as it should. Maybe it’s because of his previous career as a player in the NBA or his inability to repeat the talent that brought him into the NBA. Regardless, for the average fan there is still a lot to learn about this D. J. Augustin, and here are a few things you should know about the Orlando Magic player.
Who Is D. J. Augustin Of the NBA?
Augustin was born on November 10, 1987, in New Orleans, Louisiana. This guy and his family were victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and were forced to leave New Orleans. While at Brother Martin High School before the hurricane, he led the team to two state championships.
Augustin has been a much sought-after talent since his high school days. It’s not hard to understand why when you look at his precise passing and shooting skills. Already at his first game at his new school, Augustin was praised by the fans as a talented and efficient player. It wasn’t long before he was recognized in various basketball circles, including McDonald’s All American at the end of his high school days.
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D. J. Augustin College Career
Freshmen are not always expected to stroll into a college team, but that is exactly what Augustin did with the Longhorns. The point guard started all available thirty-five games in the regular season and justified these starts with a return of 14.4 points and 6.7 assists per game. With such a form, Augustin would have been forgiven for choosing to declare for the 2007 NBA draft, but the young man still decided to stay another year to develop his game. His impressive first college season earned him a handful of prestigious awards. He was appointed to the Big 12’s All-Rookie Team by the Associated Press and the Big 12 coaches.
The Beginning of D. J. Augustin Professional Career
Augustin played for the Charlotte Bobcats from 2008-2012 and made his professional debut in the 96-79 defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers, scoring 12 points and two assists in 25 minutes. This was after he was voted 9th overall by the Bobcats in the 2008 NBA draft.
Since his professional debut, Augustin has played for a number of teams in the NBA. After leaving the Bobcats, he signed with the Indiana Pacers. D. J. Augustin made his debut with the team in a 90-88 win over the Toronto Raptors, playing for 15 minutes, scoring five points, one rebound, and two assists. D. J. Augustin also played for the Toronto Raptors, but that was short-lived as the Raptors gave him up on December 9, 2013.
Augustin then signed with the Chicago Bulls and on January 11, 2014, he scored a season-high of 12 assists in the win over his former team, the Bobcats. On March 30, 2014, D.J. scored the then career-high of 33 points in a 107-102 win over the Boston Celtics. At the Detroit Pistons, for whom he signed for the 2014-15 season in 2014, Augustin achieved a new career-high – 35 points in a defeat to the Toronto Raptors. He played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Denver Nuggets before signing with the Orlando Magic, where he signed a $29 million four-year contract.
Augustin had a fantastic record in his high school and college years, but unfortunately, he was unable to stay on an NBA team long enough to replicate the form and talent of his younger days on a consistent basis. Still, he is still considered one of the better talents in the league. His NBA career statistics currently stand at 726 games played, of which 226 started with an average of 23.6 minutes. He has a ratio of 9.6 points per game with 3.8 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game.
Salary and Net Worth
D.J. Augustin has spent over a decade in the NBA and has signed lucrative contracts with various teams. He currently has a $29 million 4-year contract with a full warranty and an average salary of $7.2 million. D.J. Augustin’s net assets have been estimated at $16 million.
D. J. Augustin’s Height and Weight
Augustin stands at 6 feet 0 inches and weighs 83 kg (183 lb).