DETROIT PISTONS SIGN GUARD DWIGHT BUYCKS
The Detroit Pistons have signed Dwight Buycks to a multi-year contract. Buycks was previously signed as a two-way player on September 17, 2017. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Buycks, a 6-3, 190-pound guard, has appeared in eight games with Detroit this season and averaged 8.8 points, 2.4 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 15.1 minutes per game. Since an ankle injury sidelining Reggie Jackson on December 26, Buycks has entered the regular rotation and averaged 11.7 points, 3.2 assists and 19.5 minutes while shooting 50.9% from the field and 46.2% from three-point range. He also spent time with the Detroit Pistons G League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive, averaging 22.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.0 steal and 35.6 minutes in 10 games.
Prior to joining Detroit, Buycks averaged 25-plus points in each of the last two seasons with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association. He holds NBA career averages of 5.9 points, 2.4 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 28 games with the Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons.
The Milwaukee native played collegiately at Marquette University his junior and senior seasons and averaged 7.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 68 games.