“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.

  • Dan Revich

    My thoughts are that Masai is either about to trade Lowry for a point guard or sign him to an extension. Otherwise, wouldn’t he want to keep that third point guard spot filled for if he trades Lowry for someone who isn’t a point guard?

    • ezz_bee

      If he trades Lowry for a non-pg, they just Call Buycks back up. The move doesn’t really say anything other than we’ve got four pgs.

  • Quest

    good for buycks development

  • Casey Sherman

    “I’ll wait for you there like a stone. I’ll wait for you there alone” – Julyan Stone, letting Buycks know that he will not betray him

    • DDayLewis

      Audioslave > Mumford, therefore your quote > mine.

      • Casey Sherman

        They kind of are one of the least “basketball” bands I can think of

  • Tanks-a-lot

    Buycks has potential.
    I hope he can find a way to be a good quick NBA defender

  • Bryan Colangelo

    It would be funny if THIS was the move that turned us into contenders.

    ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION. Masai is a genius.