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Dwight Buycks | Guard

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Marquette
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The Raptors called up Dwight Buycks for Monday's game vs. Milwaukee.
He was marvelous in Las Vegas Summer League and led all players in points and assists per game, but it hasn't quite translated to playing in the big leagues yet. Buycks can be left on the wire in every league. Jan 13 - 4:49 PM

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Dwight Buycks has been assigned to the D-League by the Raptors.

The Raptors are suddenly playoff contenders and they might not be so willing to deal Kyle Lowry for a draft pick. Buycks was a superstar in Las Vegas Summer League as the top scorer, but it hasn't translated to a high level of play in the NBA. He will likely put up some big numbers with the Bakersfield Jam.
Jan 3 - 4:33 PM

Dwight Buycks returned to the lineup on Tuesday and had three points, one rebound, one assist and one turnover in six minutes.

He was away from the team for personal reasons and wasn't with the team for Friday's game. Buycks basically got his contract from a stellar summer league with the Thunder, but the transition to playing with the big boys hasn't gone all that smoothly.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 11:00:00 PM

Dwight Buycks (personal reasons) is away from the team and will miss Friday's game against the Wizards.

Buycks has been the primary backup to Kyle Lowry for the last six games, but is only averaging 3.1 points and 0.6 assists in his 11.4 minutes per game thus far. It's unclear whether D.J. Augustin or Juylan Stone will backup Kyle Lowry Friday night, but neither one warrants any fantasy consideration.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 11:39:00 AM

Rookie PG Dwight Buycks is on the Raptors' inactive list again for Tuesday's game.

He was battling D.J. Augustin for the backup PG job during the preseason but obviously didn't win, as thus far he's been watching from the bench as Augustin averages 13 minutes per game.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 05:34:00 PM

Dwane Casey said his backup point guard will depend on the matchups.

Casey said he likes Dwight Buycks and feels that the team stole him when they signed him to a contract in July. D.J. Augustin is a more proven player, but he hasn't been capable of running an offense for a while. Neither are worthy of selection in standard leagues, but Buycks makes more sense for deeper leagues.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 06:42:00 PM

D.J. Augustin and rookie Dwight Buycks are still battling for the Raptors' backup PG job.

"It's close," said Dwane Casey. "They're different types of guards, both of them bring something different to the table that we need. It's probably going to be nip and tuck with those two guys all year, depending on the match-up." One or the other could have temporary value if Kyle Lowry gets hurt at some point, but in the meantime fantasy owners should avoid this "nip and tuck" backup position battle.
Source: TSN.ca
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 09:43:00 AM

Dwane Casey said that he's impressed by Dwight Buycks and that he's excited to have him on the team.

What's not to like? He led Las Vegas Summer League in points and assists while doing it in a eye-catching, aggressive fashion. He's going to compete with D.J. Augustin for the backup point guard job, and since we've already seen DJA's ceiling, it's hard to count out Buycks for that gig. For more on Buycks, check out Summer League Summary: Part 2 on our home page.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 01:26:00 PM

DeMar DeRozan praised Dwight Buycks after he lit up the Summer League, and the Raptors may give him some backup guard minutes as a rookie.

"He's tough," said DeRozan. "He really showed how aggressive he is with the ball in his hands. He can get to the basket, find teammates and everything." The 6'3", 190 pound guard played for Gravelines in France last season, where he scored 18.0 points per game and shot 38.4 percent from downtown. Like most rookie guards, he'll need to improve defensively while limiting his turnovers (3.2 per game last year vs. 2.9 assists).
Source: NBA.com
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 10:02:00 AM

Dwight Buycks posted a double-double against the Nuggets on Thursday with 18 points and 10 assists, while adding six boards, one steal and one 3-pointer on 6-of-11 shooting in 34 minutes.

He's a fun player with his fearlessness and creativity. Buycks got to the rack a lot on Thursday and he'll even try to get some rebounds against some bigger opponents. He had a big week in Orlando with the Thunder, then the Raptors picked him up and are letting show what he can do in Vegas. The Raptors did sign D.J. Augustin, so the minutes might not be there for Buycks right off the bat. We'll track his progress, though.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 08:25:00 PM

Raptors signed PG Dwight Buycks.

Buycks shined in France last season and then showed well while playing for the Thunder at last week's Orlando Summer League. He'll slide in as Kyle Lowry's backup.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 05:17:00 PM

The Raptors have offered Dwight Buycks their backup point guard position.

The details are still emerging, but this is a big surprise. Bucyks had a terrific debut in Orlando Summer League on Sunday, handing out 13 assists with 12 points and two steals, and he was able to keep the momentum going for the week. He was solid in the D-League in 2011-12, averaging 15.1 points, 2.6 assists and 1.2 steals on 49.7 percent shooting before playing in France last season. He'll be very interesting to watch with the Raptors in Las Vegas Summer League.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 11:18:00 AM

Dwight Buycks handed out a game-high 13 assists during the Thunder's 76-68 win over the Pacers, scoring 12 points with two steals and one 3-pointer on 5-of-10 shooting in 26 minutes.

He was driving and dishing with ease all game and hit plenty of open teammates in the victory. As terrific as he was today, he's not going to make the team when October comes around.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 05:44:00 PM