The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t just going to sit back and let the final 8 games go to waste. That’s why they decided to sign point guard Dwight Buycks to a 10-day contract today.

According to Shams Charania from Real GM, the Lakers have called up Buycks, who spent a portion of this season in China, from the Oklahoma City Blue D-League team:


In 10 games in the D-League this season, Buycks has averaged 18.2 points, 6.2 assists, 6.8 rebounds and 2.1 steals in 34.4 minutes per game.

The Lakers have had their eye on Buycks for a while now, and they even brought in the Maquette product, who went undrafted in 2011, for a workout at their practice facility in November.

Buycks, who turned 26 last month, will likely see time at the backup point guard spot seeing as Jeremy Lin recently joined Jordan Clarkson in the starting lineup.

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