Pistons offer Buycks standard contract

Pistons guard Dwight Buycks is no longer playing on a two-way deal.

The Detroit Pistons are converting the two-way contract of guard Dwight Buycks to a standard contract, according to a report from the Detroit News.

Buycks, 28, has served as the backup for point guard Ish Smith, who is filling in for injured started Reggie Jackson. Buycks has responded by averaging more than 11 points and 3.2 assists over the previous five games.

As Hoops Rumors noted, “Assuming the Pistons simply convert Buycks’ two-way deal, rather than signing him to an all-new contract, he’ll remain on track to reach unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2018.”

Buycks has also spent time with the Los Angeles Lakers and Toronto Raptors, as well as plenty of time in the G League.