According to that guy, Buycks has been released which, to be fair, is a pretty obvious course of action to take. With the Raptors already fielding Lowry, Vasquez, and Lou Williams at the point, Buycks has become dispensable. Any chance that the guy might have had of making the team probably went down the drain when he approached summer league as a shoot-first tournament instead of trying to quarterback the team. There was some hope of him making the team after Nando De Colo left for CSKA Moscow, but clearly it wasn’t enough.
Given that Williams isn’t a true point guard, it puts a little bit of pressure on Casey to make sure that Vasquez is indeed backing up Lowry instead of playing with him in a two-guard lineup. Perhaps DeAndre Daniels has shown enough to warrant Bucyks’ spot? We’ll see.
He was due $1.15 million if not released which now comes off the cap. Chances are Daniels can be had for the minimum if the Raptors choose to go that route.
Buycks averaged 3.1 points and 0.7 assists in 14 games last season while playing 10.4 minutes. RR wishes Dwight Buycks the best of luck in his future endeavors, as he was more or less benign.