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Dwight Buycks
PG/SG - 6'3, 190lbs - 34 years old - 3 years of NBA experience
Signed in Iran - Signed with Chemidor
  • Birthdate: 03/06/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Marquette
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Chris Patrick (Sports Law Group)
3rd November, 2011D-LeagueDrafted 21st overall in the 2011 D-League Draft by Tulsa 66ers.
11th December, 2011NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.
19th December, 2011NBAWaived by Phoenix.
19th December, 2011D-LeagueRe-acquired by Tulsa 66ers.
4th February, 2012D-LeagueWaived by Tulsa 66ers due to injury.
7th March, 2012D-LeagueRe-acquired by Tulsa 66ers.
9th August, 2012FranceSigned a one year contract with Gravelines-Dunkirque.
16th July, 2013NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year contract with Toronto, for $700,000 in the first season and the final season at the minimum salary.
3rd January, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Toronto to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
13th January, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Toronto from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
5th March, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Toronto to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
9th March, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Toronto from Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
21st July, 2014NBAWaived by Toronto.
25th July, 2014SpainSigned a one year contract with Valencia.
8th November, 2014SpainLeft Valencia.
16th December, 2014ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Tianjin.
4th March, 2015D-LeagueAcquired by Oklahoma City Blue.
3rd April, 2015NBASigned a 10 day contract with L.A. Lakers.
24th September, 2015ChinaSigned a one year contract with Fujian.
27th February, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Oklahoma City Blue.
7th August, 2016ChinaSigned another one year contract with Fujian.
6th September, 2017NBA/G-LeagueSigned a two-way contract with Detroit/Grand Rapids Drive.
12th January, 2018NBADetroit converted two-way contract into a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2019.
7th July, 2018NBAWaived by Detroit.
4th November, 2018ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Shenzen.
Career Moves
2007 - 2009Indian Hills (Junior College)
2009 - 2011Marquette (NCAA)
November 2011 - December 2011Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
December 2011Phoenix Suns (NBA)
December 2011 - June 2012Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
July 2012Oklahoma City Thunder (Summer League)
July 2012San Antonio Spurs (Summer League)
August 2012 - June 2013Gravelines-Dunkirque (France)
July 2013Oklahoma City Thunder (Summer League)
July 2013Toronto Raptors (Summer League)
July 2013 - July 2014Toronto Raptors (NBA)
July 2014 - November 2014Valencia (Spain)
December 2014 - March 2015Tianjin (China)
March 2015 - April 2015Oklahoma City Blue (D-League)
April 2015L.A. Lakers (NBA)
July 2015L.A. Lakers (Summer League)
September 2015 - February 2016Fujian (China)
February 2016 - June 2016Oklahoma City Blue (D-League)
August 2016 - June 2017Fujian (China)
July 2017Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
September 2017 - January 2018Detroit Pistons (NBA)/Grand Rapids Drive (G-League)
January 2018 - July 2018Detroit Pistons (NBA)
November 2018 - presentShenzen (China)
Articles about Dwight Buycks

September 4, 2018

Buycks started last year on a two-way contract with the Pistons, yet worked his way up to a full contract midseason, and ended up averaging 14.7 minutes per game between January and March. He was however only a stop-gap solution as the Pistons ran out of ball handlers, and was waived to open this summer in favour of Jose Calderon. Buycks's aggressive driving game nevertheless saw him provide a useful scoring option alongside and around Andre Drummond's dribble hand-offs, and while his age (turning 30 in March) does not convey the upside that a fringe NBA guard would ideally have, he does have least have some citeable experience now.

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June 29, 2018

Dwight Buycks
PG/SG - 6’3, 190lbs - 29 years old - 3 years of experience

A very odd recipient of a two-way contract considering his age and NBA experience to date, Buycks nevertheless took one such deal from the Pistons last summer, perhaps in anticipation of them having a crisis of ball handlers. If so, good read.

With Reggie Jackson out for the meat of the season, Buycks took the third-string ball handling spot away from Langston Galloway, and never relinquished it. A strong and extremely aggressive scorer, Buycks lacks some nous and some control at times, but sheer bloody-mindedness can often get it done if you are strong and athletic enough. And Buycks is.

Historically not the best shooter, the slightly ball-dominant Buycks hits enough pull-ups from three-point range and the mid-range areas to need defending out there. This in turn opens up the drive, where he does what he does best. Unabashedly getting in the paint, Buycks once there can finish (pretty well, considering) or find a roller or cutter. He is not the pound-it-up-top, work-it-around point guard of the olden days. He is the get-into-the-paint-then-figure-it-out point guard of the AAU circuit.

There is a fair bit that Buycks doesn’t do. Applying ball pressure on opposing ball handlers would be one such thing. Reading defensive plays better. Taking high percentage looks. Not shooting all the time. But he does at least do something out there. And something, in this instance, was what was needed.

Player Plan: Unguaranteed minimum salary contract for next season. Generous guarantee date allows for a good evaluation time before making a decision. I would expect the decision to be waived, though, with number kept on file.

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March 16, 2011

[...] Previous installments of the Buzz Williams Experience have seen Marquette be primarily guard reliant, and true to form, they still have some good ones. In addition to the aforementioned Johnson-Odom, prize recruit Vander Blue can defend any guard of any description, creating quite the defensive backcourt pairing. It's an even stronger defensive guard lineup when accounting for Junior Cadougan, a sophomore who nobly declined an entirely justified medical redshirt last season in order to play sparse minutes in a nothing season, earning brownie points and acclaim for his magnanimity. Both Blue and Cadougan are good, versatile, interested defenders, and Cadougan also thrives as a playmaker and facilitator. At this stage, however, neither can make a shot. The backcourt scoring therefore is built around Johnson-Odom, as well as fellow JuCo transfer Dwight Buycks (Bikes), who has emerged as a three point threat as a senior and plays some decent defense of his own.

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