Found July 19, 2014 on
Pro Bball Report:
Confirmation of Dwight Buycks being waived by the Raptors is expected soon and shouldn't come as a surprise since Toronto acquired veteran guard Lou Williams from the Hawks and re-signed guard Grievis Vasquez to a new two-year deal. Not long after news of Buycks anticipated departure was out, Eurohoops tweeted Buycks was headed to Maccabi for next season.
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The Toronto Raptors have decided to release point guard Dwight Buycks within the next two days, before his contract guarantee date on Monday, league sources told RealGM.
Buycks averaged 19.7 points and 4.3 assists in the Las Vegas Summer League, ranking sixth in scoring and seventh in assists. The Raptors grew fond of Buycks’ play a season ago and received trade interest from other...
Raptors rookie prospect Lucas Nogueira was recently acquired in a trade with the Hawks and has been playing on Toronto’s Summer League team in Las Vegas, however, there was always a risk that his 600,000 € buyout Asefa Estudiantes in Spain would get in the way of his coming to the NBA this season.
The Toronto Raptors netted themselves a proven veteran scorer from the Hawks when they sent the non-guaranteed contract of John Salmons to Atlanta for Lou Williams and the rights to Lucas Nogueira. “(My role is) to just come off the bench and bring a ton of energy and score the basketball,” Williams said.
For the Raptors newest veteran Lou Williams merely getting back to the playoffs isn’t enough. After meeting his teammates and knowing what he can bring to the table, Williams expects more. “Based on the season that they had last year, based on what I can bring to the table, I feel like being in the playoffs isn’t enough for this group,” Williams said.
On Pro Bball Report last week: Lou Williams and Patrick Patterson on Raptors playoffs, Greivis Vasquez on Toronto, James Johnson returns, Patterson’s confidence, Elijah Millsap, Raptors fans, DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas, Lucas Nogueira questions, Dwight Buycks waived and more.
Diante Garrett was released by the Toronto Raptors on Saturday.
Garrett was acquired by the Raptors via trade this offseason.