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Dwight Buycks | Guard

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Marquette

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Dwight Buycks has reportedly signed with the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA D-League.
He might be able to land a 10-day contract with an NBA team if he impresses in the D-League, but Buycks is well off the fantasy radar in almost all leagues for the time being. Mar 4 - 11:29 AM

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Dwight Buycks has reportedly signed a deal to play in China this season.

He flirted with a couple of teams recently, but he'll head overseas for a bigger payday instead.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:32:00 PM

Dwight Buycks will workout for the Lakers on Thursday.

He left his team in Spain to pursue a contract in the NBA and there has been some interest around the league. We last saw Buycks with the Raptors and he provided them with some solid depth, but didn't do enough to warrant any fantasy attention. If he does make the Lakers, he will be competing with the likes of Jeremy Lin, Ronnie, Price, and Jordan Clarkson, so he definitely will have a chance to compete for minutes. However, you can safely leave him on the waiver wire for now.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 09:08:00 AM

Dwight Buycks reportedly tried to get out of his contract with Spain last week in order to join either the Thunder or Pacers.

The Thunder and Pacers have been truly devastated by injuries, so it makes sense for them to be in contact with Buycks. Buycks showed flashes of potential during the Las Vegas Summer League, leading all players in points, and assists, but he wasn't able to land an NBA contract. He might have some opportunity if he can sign with one of the aforementioned teams, but until we get more news on the matter, he can safely be left on the wire in all formats.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 06:53:00 PM

Dwight Buycks will play for Valencia in Spain next season.

He was getting some interest from NBA teams, but it makes some sense for Buycks to go overseas. He's a high-usage rate guy, ranking first in the 2013 Las Vegas Summer League in 2013 and in the top five in 2014.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 09:45:00 AM

Raptors waive G Dwight Buycks.

His contract would have been guaranteed in a couple days and there was really no way they'd be bringing him back after picking up Lou Williams from the Hawks. Buycks was a terrific guard in summer league last year, but just couldn't get anything going in the past calendar year. He's almost certainly going overseas next year.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 06:29:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 04:49:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jan 3, 2014 04:33:00 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.
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).
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 10:02:00 AM

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