WEDNESDAY, 10:24am: The addition of Buycks is official, the Thunder’s affiliate announced (on Twitter).
MONDAY, 8:27pm: Dwight Buycks has signed with the Thunder’s D-League team, as his agent, Chris Patrick, tells David Pick of Eurobasket.com (Twitter link). The 25-year-old point guard became a free agent when the season ended for the Chinese team he had been playing with.
Buycks appeared in 14 games with the Raptors last season, averaging 3.1 points and 0.7 assists in 10.4 minutes per night. He was waived by Toronto in July and drew interest from multiple teams shortly thereafter, including the Thunder. Still, Buycks spurned his NBA suitors to strike a deal overseas.
This won’t mark Buycks’ first trip to the D-League, as the Marquette product has spent parts of two seasons in the NBA’s minor league, appearing in 36 games. The Relativity Sports client will still be free to sign with any NBA team, although Oklahoma City will certainly have a scouting advantage over other clubs who might have interest.
Charlie Adams contributed to this post.