Augustin rejoins Bulls after birth of his son

April, 16, 2014
Apr 16
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CHARLOTTE -- D.J. Augustin is happy to be back with the Chicago Bulls after missing Monday's game against the Orlando Magic to be with his wife as she gave birth to a baby boy, Trey.

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Augustin proudly rattled off the details of the newest member of the family after Wednesday morning's shootaround.

"He was 7 pounds, 2 ounces and he was 18 inches, so that was pretty big for 37 weeks," Augustin said. "If he'd have stayed in 40 weeks, he would have been eight pounds, nine pounds, something like that."

Augustin joked that he thought about naming the baby after Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau given how much success he's had with his new team since December.

"I thought about Thibs," he joked. "I thought about Gar, (for Bulls general manager Gar Forman). Jimmy (Butler's) been asking me to name him Jimmy. I gave them all consideration, but I had to go with Darryl. ... He's going to be Trey. I never went by Darryl growing up. I was always went with D.J., so he's going to be Trey."

Augustin said mother and baby, the couple's second, are doing well. He hopes his new son will turn out to be a basketball player just like his dad.

"Yeah, definitely," Augustin said. "He's going to be a player. I don't know how tall he's going to be, but that's all right. We can work on his floater."

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Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

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