D.J. Augustin scored just nine points in 23 minutes off the bench on Friday, hitting 2-of-7 shots (including a three) with one rebound, two assists and a steal.
The Scoop:Until Augustin shows he can produce near a late-round value he should be left on the waiver wire in standard 12-team formats. Owners in 14-team leagues may want to roll the dice on a player with top-100 upside. Brandon Jennings turned in a respectable game tonight, scoring 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting with six assists and just one turnover.
D.J. Augustin played 19 minutes against the Nets on Saturday, scoring six point with one board and two assists.
The Scoop:He played next to Brandon Jennings in a couple different spots through coach Stan Van Gundy's rotation., including the end of the game. Due to Jennings playing better, Augustin may have lost five minutes of playing time in the second quarter, but he did play his usual allotment in the second half. SVG is running a very thin guard rotation, so Augustin is still a lower-upside player to own in several formats.
The Scoop:Brandon Jennings is off to a rocky start with head coach Stan Van Gundy, and when he was told that Van Gundy said the reason for his benching was that Augustin was playing better, Jennings responded: "Then he should start right now and I'll be the back-up." That's not a great attitude to have, and SVG isn't afraid to question Jennings' horrid shot selection. Brandon is currently averaging just 17 minutes through two games this season, and if things don't improve soon, it might make sense to drop him and move on.