The New York Knicks are showing interest in a former (Summer League) nemesis: point guard Dwight Buycks.
Sources: Knicks have expressed interest in signing Dwight Buycks. Buycks impressed NYK in SL, where he averaged 17.8 PPG & 4.2 APG for DAL.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 7, 2017
Buycks, a product of Steve Novak’s alma mater (Marquette), played a bit for the Raptors and Lakers from 2013 to 2015. For the last two years he has been playing in China, mostly for the Fujian Sturgeon. At one point he was even teammates with Jeremy Tyler! #OAKAAK
Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Knicks are interested in Buycks after the opening game of the 2017 Orlando Summer League campaign, when the 28-year-old dominated New York’s own point guard, Chasson Randle, into 7 turnovers. It was one of the most thorough ownings I have seen in quite some time.
In general, Buycks kept the SummerMavs’ offense humming throughout the week en route to an 83-81 win over Detroit in the championship game.
Buycks isn’t really a shooter, but he’s quick, can handle the rock, and will defend with tenacity and sagacity, as my man Clyde would say. The Knicks could certainly do worse on a minimum deal.