The 6’3″ Buycks went undrafted out of Marquette in 2011. After several years working at the periphery of the NBA in the Summer League and the then-D-League (now G League), Buycks finally broke through with the Raptors in the 2013/14 season, playing 14 games in Toronto. He signed a 10-day contract with the Lakers and appeared in six games for L.A. in April 2015.
After a stint in the Chinese Basketball Association, Buycks returned to the NBA during the 2017/18 season, when he inked a two-way contract with the Pistons. He appeared in 29 games with Detroit. He has averaged around 20 PPG for the CBA’s Shenzen Leopards over the past two seasons, per Sportando.