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Dwight Buycks | Guard | #20

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Marquette
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Dwight Buycks (rest) will not play Wednesday against the Bulls.
He's a non-factor in the rotation, so his absence from the active roster is meaningless in fantasy hoops. Apr 11 - 12:36 PM

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Dwight Buycks scored a career-high 22 points with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

He continues to step up and he's outplayed Ish Smith a ton. The fantasy takeaway here is that fantasy owners can't trust Smith right now, or maybe Buycks is a tourney option in DFS.
Mar 15 - 11:57 PM

Dwight Buycks (left ankle sprain) will not play Tuesday vs. Utah.

This will be Buyck's second straight game on the sidelines. Jameer Nelson will again log additional minutes at point guard backing up Ish Smith.
Mar 13 - 1:27 PM

Dwight Buycks (left ankle sprain) wasn't able to practice on Monday.

Buycks also missed Sunday's practice, so there's a good chance we won't see him on Tuesday vs. the Jazz. He's not a big part of the rotation anyways and can be left on the wire.
Mar 12 - 1:51 PM

Dwight Buycks (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

This is a new injury for Buycks, who logged 15 minutes in the loss to the Raptors on Wednesday. Jameer Nelson and Langston Galloway will likely re-enter the rotation with Buycks sidelined.
Mar 9 - 1:25 PM

Dwight Buycks scored seven points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Heat on Saturday.

He's actually been taking minutes away from Ish Smith right now and it may be closer to a 24-24 split next time out. Still, there's little reason to add Buycks in just about all leagues.
Mar 3 - 10:14 PM

Dwight Buycks played a season-high-tying 24 minutes off the bench vs. Milwaukee, posting 12 points, four assists, four steals and one rebound.

Buycks shot 6-of-6 from the line but was 3-of-12 from the field. He also got a lot of minutes in garbage time, and owners should view him skeptically -- among other obstacles to value, the Pistons could welcome back Reggie Jackson (ankle) in early March.
Feb 28 - 11:46 PM

Dwight Buycks was available on Wednesday but he didn't leave the Pistons' bench.

Langston Galloway (13 points, three rebounds, two assists) is playing well and the Pistons are on a five-game win streak, so we're not likely to see Buycks in the rotation any time soon.
Feb 7 - 10:24 PM

Dwight Buycks will be available against the Nets on Wednesday.

No surprises here after he was not on the injury report. Buycks could be ahead of Langston Galloway for the backup PG minutes, but Galloway had a decent run while Buycks was out. You'll want to avoid this one for now.
Feb 7 - 5:33 PM

Dwight Buycks (illness) is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

Buycks has spent the past two games on the sidelines, but he should be back out there tonight, which will translate to fewer minutes for Langston Galloway. That said, neither of these guys can be trusted in most leagues.
Feb 7 - 12:33 PM

Dwight Buycks (illness) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Brooklyn.

Buycks has missed two straight games due to illness. Langston Galloway has played a few more minutes behind starter Ish Smith with Buycks on the bench.
Feb 6 - 12:09 PM

Dwight Buycks (illness) will not play on Monday vs. the Blazers.

Ish Smith is locked into minutes in the 30s with Buycks out, while Langston Galloway will take over as the backup PG. Smith is a solid streaming option while Reggie Jackson (ankle) is out, while Galloway is only worth a look in deeper formats. Galloway did score 13 points with four assists in 21 minutes in his last outing, though.
Feb 5 - 11:46 AM

Dwight Buycks (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Heat.

That means Ish Smith may have to play more while Langston Galloway will have a shot for his best game of the season. Buycks has severely outplayed Galloway this season.
Feb 3 - 5:25 PM

Dwight Buycks played 21 minutes to finish Sunday's loss in Cleveland with eight points, four rebounds, three assists and one block.

Buycks was coming off three straight DNP-CDs after coach Stan Van Gundy questioned his ability to handle on-ball defensive pressure. He helped the second unit erase an early deficit tonight, however, and played well enough that he should hold off Langston Galloway (DNP-CD) for the backup-PG job again on Tuesday. He's still not a fantasy option while Smith is healthy.
Jan 28 - 10:14 PM

Pistons G Dwight Buycks was a DNP-CD on Sunday.

Stan Van Gundy telegraphed this move by questioning Buycks' ability to handle pressure defensively, and his minutes went to Langston Galloway tonight. Needless to day, Buycks isn't helping fantasy owners.
Jan 21 - 7:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Jameer Nelson
4Dwight Buycks
5Kay Felder
SG1Reggie Bullock
2Langston Galloway
3Luke Kennard
4Reggie Hearn
SF1Stanley Johnson
2James Ennis
3Luis Montero
PF1Blake Griffin
2Anthony Tolliver
3Jon Leuer
4Henry Ellenson
C1Andre Drummond
2Eric Moreland