Dec. 16, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Dwight Buycks poses for a portrait during media day at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors Name Dwight Buycks Backup Point Guard

While most NBA teams opt to go for a veteran presence when it comes to their backup point guard situation, that’s not a philosophy the Toronto Raptors are abiding by.

According to Darnell Mayberry, the Toronto Raptors offered their backup point guard duties to Dwight Buycks, who more than happily accepted:

Word at the Orlando Summer League is the Toronto Raptors have offered Dwight Buycks their backup point guard job. Buycks has accepted.

Clearly in a transition phase (and a youth movement, in a way), it makes sense to see what the talented Buycks can do.

Undrafted out of Marquette, Buycks was voted as the top AAU player in Wisconsin during his senior season in high school, later attending junior college before becoming the sixth man at Marquette. Since then, Buycks has played in the NBDL along with the French and Belgium leagues. He was named to the D-League’s all first rookie team.

Currently playing in the Orlando Summer League and scheduled to participate in the Las Vegas Summer League, Buycks averaged 15.1 points, 2.6 assists and 1.2 steals on 49.7 percent shooting during his stint in the D-League in 2012.

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