- Early Years and College
- Charlotte Bobcats
- Indiana Pacers
- Toronto Raptors
- Chicago Bulls
- Detroit Pistons
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 a 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.
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 the coaches and Associated Press.
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.
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. In the fall 2007 semester, he achieved a 4.0 GPA, raising his cumulative GPA to a 3.64. 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. 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.
On April 23, 2008, Augustin declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft. On June 3, 2008, Augustin hired an agent thereby forfeiting his remaining NCAA eligibility.
Charlotte Bobcats (2008–2012)
Augustin was selected ninth in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. On July 8, 2008, he was signed to the rookie scale contract. Under the league's rookie scale, the deal will pay him $1.8 million in the upcoming season and nearly $2 million the next.
On October 6, 2009, Bobcats picked up third-year option on Augustin's contract. On October 29, 2010, the Bobcats picked up the fourth-year option on Augustin's contract.
On June 29, 2012, the Bobcats extended a qualifying to Augustin, making him a restricted free agent.
On July 12, 2012, the Bobcats withdrew their qualifying offer, making Augustin an unrestricted free agent.
Indiana Pacers (2012–2013)On July 13, 2012, he signed a one-year 3.5 million contract with the Indiana Pacers.
Toronto Raptors (2013–present)The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have signed free-agent point guard D.J. Augustin (aug-us-TEEN). Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Adding a young, experienced point guard to our roster was one of our objectives going into this off-season,” said Raptors President and General Manager, Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri. “D.J. will provide experience and give us depth in the backcourt.” Augustin, 6-foot, 183 pounds, has appeared in 358 regular-season games (with 147 starts) posting averages of 9.6 points, 4.0 assists and 24.5 minutes. He is shooting .872 at the free throw line, which ranks 13th in the NBA over the last five seasons. Augustin arrives in Toronto following one season at Indiana where he averaged 4.7 points, 2.2 assists and 16.1 minutes in 76 regular-season games. He also appeared in 19 playoff games for the Pacers, reaching double-digits in points four times, including a 16-point performance May 5 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals versus New York. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Augustin was drafted ninth overall by Charlotte in the 2008 NBA Draft. He scored a career-high 31 points January 20, 2011 versus Philadelphia and finished the 2010-11 season averaging a career-best 14.4 points. Augustin was named to the All-Rookie Second Team during the 2008-09 season after averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 assists. Augustin earned consensus first-team All-American honours and first-team All-Big 12 honours during his two-year collegiate career at the University of Texas. He was the recipient of the 2008 Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top point guard and was a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden Awards.
Augustin would give the Bulls four healthy point guards on the roster.
D.J. Augustin started at point guard for the Bulls on Saturday and had a season-high 18 points and 10 assists to go along with five rebounds, two steals and four 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting. Marquise Teague isn't getting it done and Kirk Hinrich sat out his fifth straight game with a sore back. DJA is playing well enough that it's time to grab him, and he might hold his value even when Hinrich is back. Augustin is averaging 12 points, 7.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games, and has played very well in two straight.
Augustin had a revival with the Chicago Bulls a year ago, playing an immense part in resurrecting their season after the loss of Derrick Rose. Augustin, 26, averaged 14.9 points and five assists per game for Chicago.