“I came home, like a Stone, and I fell heavy into the D-League” – Dwight Buycks, probably, on losing his job to Julyan Stone.
The Raptors announced today that they have assigned Dwight Buycks to Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Developmental League. Buycks appeared in 12 games this season and averaged 3.4 PPG, 1.7 RPG and 0.8 APG in 10.1 MPG. Since acquiring Greivis Vasquez in the Rudy Gay trade, the Raptors have fielded four point-guards on the roster, which resulted in a string of DNP-CD’s for Buycks. Eric Koreen of the National Post (and reputed Nene doppelganger fame) notes that the move was simply made to give Buycks more playing time. This move shores up the pecking order at the point – Lowry as the starter, Vasquez as the backup and Stone as the third-string point guard.