When a team fails to break 80 points in three straight games for the first time in 12 years, as the Bulls had entering Friday, it can’t afford to be choosy.

So, yes, D.J. Augustin made his Bulls debut on the same day he drove here with assistant general manager Randy Brown, met his new teammates and absorbed a small portion of Tom Thibodeau-fed information at the morning shootaround.

The offense-minded Augustin played sparingly, going 0-for-3 in 12 minutes.

“I’m excited man,” Augustin said. “This is a great team and great organization. I’m happy to be a part of it.”

The Bulls are hoping Augustin, a career 36.8 percent 3-point shooter, can be their latest scoring sparkplug off the bench, a la C.J. Watson, John Lucas III and Nate Robinson.

“His shooting is something we really need,” Thibodeau said. “The way teams have collapsed on us, we need somebody who can hit an open shot.”

With Mike James on a non-guaranteed deal and the Bulls still making clear Marquis Teague is available via trade, Augustin could find regular rotation minutes.