Archive for the ‘Dwight Buycks’ Category

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With the most hyped and eventful Media Day in franchise history now behind us, I thought I’d share some notes and quotes from various players and others from Monday.

Before we get to the players, here are a few notes from Tim Leiweke’s post-presser scrum as well as Masai Ujiri’s and Dwane Casey’s scrums. Sorry, no Drizzy

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Phoenix Suns v Toronto Raptors

With Summer League behind us, Drew, Oliver and I got together to discuss Jonas Valanciunas’ dominance (and his MVP award), the other Raptors in Vegas, Toronto’s acquisitions since the last time we spoke (Hansbrough, Buycks and Augustin) and what we can expect from this team if this is the roster they go with in 2013-14.

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Toronto Raptors v.  San Antonio Spurs

While I’m firmly entrenched in the “don’t ready anything into Summer League” camp and I don’t pay attention to the numbers posted in Vegas, there are always observations you can take away from watching guys play at any level.

On that note, here’s a little bit of what we learned from the Raptors at the annual Las Vegas Summer League…

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Most Raptors fans assumed that the team would pursue an older, veteran type point guard to play behind Kyle Lowry as the primary backup.

Wrong.

Then most fans assumed that the team would find said veteran point guard to act as an insurance policy as a third stringer behind Lowry and Julyan Stone.

Wrong again, as on Friday, reports emerged that the Raptors have added point guard Dwight Buycks, who just finished off a four-game stint with Oklahoma City’s Summer League team in Orlando (where he averaged 9.5 points, 6.0 assists and 2.0 steals in about 21 minutes).

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