Magic Assign Augustine to D-League Arsenal
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 10, 2007 - The Orlando Magic have assigned forward James Augustine to the Anaheim Arsenal of the NBA Development League, General Manager Otis Smith announced today. Anaheim has been designated as Orlando's D-League affiliate for the 2006-07 season.
Augustine, who will continue to be included on the Magic's roster and will remain on the team's Inactive List, has not appeared in a game this season. He has been on the Inactive List a total of 30 times and has registered four DNP-CDs. He was selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft.
Augustine, 6-10 and 235, played four seasons at the University of Illinois, averaging 10.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.03 steals and 1.01 blocks over 137 career games. He became the first player in Illini history to record 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds and is the 12th player in Big Ten history to accomplish the feat. Augustine finished his collegiate career as Illinois' all-time leader in rebounding (1,023) and field goal percentage (.617), ranked fourth in blocked shots (139) and 17th in scoring (1,383 points).
The 13th NBA player assigned to a D-League affiliate this season, Augustine is the first player assigned to the Arsenal. In all, 39 players have been assigned by 24 NBA teams since the assignment system was put into place prior to the 2005-06 season.
Following is the complete list of assigned players during 2006-07:
Player NBA Team NBA D-League Team / status
Ryan Hollins Charlotte Bobcats Fort Worth Flyers / recalled by Bobcats
Bobby Jones Philadelphia 76ers Fort Worth Flyers / recalled by 76ers
Louis Williams Philadelphia 76ers Fort Worth Flyers / recalled by 76ers
Julius Hodge Denver Nuggets Colorado 14ers / recalled by Nuggets
Pops Mensah-Bonsu Dallas Mavericks Fort Worth Flyers
Martynas Andriuskevicius Chicago Bulls Dakota Wizards / recalled by Bulls
James White San Antonio Spurs Austin Toros (twice)
Maurice Ager Dallas Mavericks Fort Worth Flyers / recalled by Mavericks
Patrick O'Bryant Golden State Warriors Bakersfield Jam
P.J. Tucker Toronto Raptors Colorado 14ers
Amir Johnson Detroit Pistons Sioux Falls Skyforce
Marcus Vinicius NOK Hornets Tulsa 66ers
James Augustine Orlando Magic Anaheim Arsenal
The NBA Development League includes the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (N.M.), Anaheim Arsenal (Calif.), Arkansas RimRockers (Little Rock), Austin Toros (Texas), Bakersfield Jam (Calif.), Colorado 14ers (Broomfield), Dakota Wizards (Bismarck, N.D.), Fort Worth Flyers (Texas), Idaho Stampede (Boise), Los Angeles D-Fenders (Calif.), Sioux Falls Skyforce (S.D.) and Tulsa 66ers (Okla.).
The D-League continues to develop talent from across all disciplines for the NBA's 30 teams and the entire NBA umbrella. Designed to help grow the sport of basketball both domestically and internationally, the D-League also offers fun, family entertainment at affordable prices. For additional information on the NBA Development League, visit D-LEAGUE.com.
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