Buycks was waived by the Pistons on Thursday, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports.
Buycks appeared in 29 games for the Pistons last season, posting 7.4 points and 2.0 assists across 14.7 minutes while shooting 41.4 percent from the field. He also drew 10 starts for the G-League's Grand Rapids Drive, averaging 22.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.8 dimes while shooting 43.5 percent from the field. At this point, it may be tough for the 29-year-old to latch onto a rotation role at the NBA level.
Buycks enjoyed his first season in the NBA since seeing six games for the Lakers during the 2014-15 season. The Marquette product had a stretch of games in which he scored double figures for four straight games and also produced a 22-point outing on Mar. 15. Buycks will be free to sign with any team next season as he will become a free agent when the summer hits.
Buycks is listed as out for Wednesday's season finale against the Bulls, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.
The reason for the absence is unclear, but Beard reports that Detroit will be without Buycks, Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin as it closes out a disappointing 2017-18 campaign.
Buycks totaled 22 points (8-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four assists, two steals and one rebound in 23 minutes during Thursday's 120-113 loss to Denver.
Buycks made his return after missing two consecutive games with an ankle concern. Although he came off the bench, he basically split the point-guard minutes with Ish Smith and was clearly the better player on the night. He is still not really a standard league option but the situation is worth keeping an eye on, especially given Smith's lackluster play of late.
Buycks (ankle) will play in Thursday's game against the Nuggets, James Edwards of The Athletic Detroit reports.
Buycks missed a pair of games with an ankle injury, but after going through shootaround without any issues Thursday's, he's now been given the green light to return to the court. However, Buycks typically sees minutes in the teens or low-20s most nights, which should keep him off the radar in the bulk of fantasy leagues despite being available. With Buycks back in the lineup, Jameer Nelson and Langston Galloway could lose a few minutes of playing time.
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