Milwaukee Bucks announce signing of guard D.J. Augustin

D.J. Augustin (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, Nov. 28 announced the signing of veteran guard D.J. Augustin.

A six-foot guard who has played in 864 career games over 12 seasons in the NBA, Augustin spent the last four seasons with the Orlando Magic where he appeared in 291 games -- including 150 starts. He and averaged 10.1 points, 4.1 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 24.0 minutes per game.

Last season, Augustin played in 57 games with the Magic, making 13 starts, and averaged 10.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He also ranked 11th in the NBA with a 3.05 assist-to-turnover ratio and averaged 13.2 points, 6.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in five playoff games with the Magic last season.

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“D.J. brings a wealth of experience to our backcourt and will provide us with depth at guard,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst. “D.J.’s proven to be a prolific shooter and an excellent ballhandler throughout his career and we’re thrilled to have him in Milwaukee.”

Selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, Augustin has played with Charlotte, Indiana, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Denver and Orlando throughout his career.

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The New Orleans native holds career averages 9.9 points, 4.0 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game while shooting 41.2% from the field, 37.9% from three and 86.5% from the free-throw line. He’s also played in 38 postseason games in his career and is averaging 8.2 points, 2.4 assists and 1.2 rebounds per game in playoff action.

Earlier in the offseason, the Bucks announced a trade for veteran guard Jrue Holiday and the re-signing of guard Pat Connaughton.


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