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Dwight Buycks | Guard | #20

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Marquette

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Dwight Buycks (left hip flexor) will not suit up for Wednesday's preseason game against the Hornets.
Buycks is on a two-way deal with Detroit, so he's going to spend most of the 2017-18 season in the G-League. With both Buycks and Reggie Jackson (knee, adductor) on the sidelines Wednesday night, Ish Smith will draw the start at point guard with Langston Galloway acting as his primary backup. Oct 4 - 12:10 PM

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The Pistons have signed Dwight Buycks to a two-way contract.

The Pistons already have three point guards on the roster on guaranteed contracts, so Buycks won't be relevant unless they suffer some catastrophic injuries.
Aug 30 - 11:30 AM

The Knicks have expressed interest in signing Dwight Buycks, according to Ian Begley of

Buycks played very well for the Mavericks entry in the Orlando Summer League. He tallied 28 points, five rebounds, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in the Mavs championship-clinching win over the Pistons on Thursday. He averaged 17.8 points and 4.2 assists over the five games Dallas played. The Knicks desperately need to add depth at point guard and will likely only be able to offer a minimum-level contract, so Buycks may be a fit.
Jul 7 - 11:18 AM

Dwight Buycks was outstanding in an 83-81 championship-clinching win over the Pistons on Thursday, scoring 28 points with five rebounds, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

The Mavs needed overtime to get the Orlando Pro Summer League victory. Buycks has been Mr. Summer League at times and it even earned him some money on the Raptors a few years ago, but Buycks hasn't been in the NBA since 2015. He'll likely get a camp deal and could crack a roster at age 28.
Jul 6 - 4:29 PM

The Mavs and Dwight Buycks have reportedly agreed to a summer league deal.

Buycks will try to prove his worth during summer league in order to get a training camp deal, but there are no guarantees he'll wind up on Dallas regular-season roster.
Jun 25 - 3:05 PM

Dwight Buycks has re-signed with Fujian Quanzhou in China.

He worked out for some NBA teams this summer including the Blazers, but the 27-year-old guard will continue to grow his game overseas.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 12:42:00 PM

Free agent Dwight Buycks worked out for the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.

Buycks has most recently played in China and in the D-League and will hope to earn a training camp invite with the Blazers. While the 27-year-old may hook on in Portland or elsewhere, he can be ignored by fantasy owners.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 09:32:00 AM

Dwight Buycks is expected to join the OKC Blue in the D-League, a source told international basketball scribe David Pick.

Buycks had signed in China back in September, but he'll now join the D-League with the hope of earning a 10-day contract for a guard-needy team.
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 12:25:00 PM

Dwight Buycks has signed a deal to join Fujian in China.

Buycks could return to the NBA after the CBA season is over in February, but he can be ignored by fantasy owners as he won't be worth rostering even if he finds his way back.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 10:26:00 AM

Dwight Buycks has committed to signing in China, a source told David Pick of Basketball Insiders.

Buycks was never going to make the Lakers out of training camp, and this was always the likely outcome.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 10:52:00 AM

The Lakers have informed Dwight Buycks of their interest in him for next season, a source told David Pick of Basketball Insiders.

It's not clear if it would be a summer league deal, a non-guaranteed deal or something greater, but the Lakers have bigger fish to fry than Buycks unless it's a training camp invite with little to no guarantees.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 01:08:00 PM

Lakers G Dwight Buycks fractured the third metacarpal on his right hand during Sunday's game and he won't play in L.A.'s final two games.

It's unclear whether Buycks will require surgery, but either way he should be ready to go for Summer League and training camp as he strives to land a guaranteed deal for the 2015-16 season. His absence leaves L.A. desperately short-handed in the backcourt -- with Jeremy Lin, Wayne Ellington, Kobe Bryant and Nick Young all on the sidelines, they'll have to rely on Jordan Clarkson, Jabari Brown and whomever else they might call up from the D-League.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 12:34:00 AM

Dwight Buycks racked up multiple career-highs on Wednesday with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and four turnovers in 33 minutes of action.

Anything is possible with the Lakers these days, but Buycks' career-night came courtesy of Jeremy Lin's unexpected absence with a knee injury. There's no word on the severity of Lin's injury, so for now Buycks is nothing more than a curiosity in standard-depth leagues.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 12:35:00 AM

Dwight Buycks made his season debut on Friday with eight points, one rebound, one assist and two 3-pointers.

Two summers ago, Buycks tore up the summer league and the Raptors signed him to a deal, but nothing came to fruition. He might get some minutes, but you'd have to be in a very deep league to even given Excite Buycks a look.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 02:51:00 AM

Lakers sign G Dwight Buycks.

Buycks will join the Lakers on a 10-day contract after last playing with the Oklahoma City Blue of the D-League. The 26-year-old will mainly serve as bench depth for the Lakers, so he can be left on waivers in all but the deepest fantasy leagues for now.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 12:22:00 PM

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