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    Report: Pistons to waive guard Dwight Buycks

    [blurb-title player='Dwight Buycks' team='DET' pos='G'] [blurb-fact]The Pistons will reportedly waive guard Dwight Buycks, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Buycks' guarantee date was coming up on the 9th which explains the Pistons' decision here.…

  • Dwight Buycks - PG - Detroit Pistons

    Dwight Buycks will sit out Wednesday's season finale against the Heat.

    Buycks made a little noise this season while Reggie Jackson was hurt and became the backup point guard to Ish Smith. However, since Jackson's return he has been out of the rotation. The 29-year-old has a deal in place for 2018-2019, but it's a rare guaranteed one. The Pistons may opt to cut him in order to try and find another shooter on the market to open up space for the big men, but they also need insurance at PG due to Reggie Jackson's injury history.

    Source: Rod Beard on Twitter

  • Reggie Jackson - PG - Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson was able to participate in 4-on-4 work on Sunday, opening the door for him to return this week.

    This is the last card up Detroit’s sleeve in the playoff hunt, so we’ll see how it turns out. Jackson will probably have to go through some 5-on-5 work during the week but that seems like a small hurdle to leap if he’s already at this stage. He’s unlikely to return to a full workload and makes for just a low-end add the rest of the way, though guard-needy teams can do what they’ve got to do. Until he takes back the lion’s share of minutes, it’s more likely that Jackson and Ish Smith form a value-killing timeshare. Dwight Buycks and Jameer Nelson could fall out of the rotation, as the two have currently been trading off backup duties. Besides all that, there’s going to be a major adjustment period as Jackson learns to play with Blake Griffin. His ROS outlook isn’t great but he’s at least available if you want to give him a shot.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Dwight Buycks - PG - Detroit Pistons

    Dwight Buycks turned more than a few heads as he stepped up on Thursday and scored 22 points with four assists, a three and two steals off the Pistons bench.

    Prior to this explosion Buycks was not really doing much and we’d at least like to see a repeat performance before recommending an add at this critical point in the fantasy game.

  • Reggie Bullock - SG - Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Bullock (back spasms) and Dwight Buycks (ankle sprain) are listed as questionable against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Bullock is the only player of note here and he has been hot from the field shooting 64 percent over the last two games. That will most definitely come down, but overall he hits 48.8 percent of his field goals on the year along with 1.9 treys a game. He should be owned in all leagues unless you’re punting points and threes. Buycks in just a backup point guard with little relevance.

    Source: Pistons Game Notes

  • Dwight Buycks - PG - Detroit Pistons

    A sprained ankle will keep Dwight Buycks out of Tuesday’s tilt against the Jazz.

    Buycks will miss his second consecutive game and Jameer Nelson will take over his 15 minutes per game off the bench. No changes need to be made with this news.

    Source: James Edwards III on Twitter

  • Stanley Johnson - SF - Detroit Pistons

    Stanley Johnson remains questionable ahead of Tuesday because of back spasms but was able to practice on Monday.

    Johnson appears to be nearing a return. He hasn’t shown much this season, however, and his fantasy impact would be minimal as he’s now going to have to take minutes away from the likes of James Ennis and Luke Kennard. Also listed as questionable is backup point guard Dwight Buycks, though he was unable to practice today. Jameer Nelson should take his place until Buycks is healthy enough to return.

    Source: Rod Beard on Twitter

  • Stanley Johnson - SG/SF - Detroit Pistons

    Stanley Johnson (back) will not play on Friday vs. the Bulls.

    With Johnson and Dwight Buycks (ankkle) out, expect to see more Luke Kennard and Jameer Nelson, though neither is an ideal DFS play or stream. 

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Dwight Buycks - PG - Detroit Pistons

    A sprained left ankle will keep Dwight Buycks out of action on Friday night against the Bulls.

    Buycks was only 2-of-9 from the field in 15 minutes on Wednesday night so it shouldn’t affect too much for fantasy purposes. Ish Smith appears to have turned things around with a decent game against the Raptors, though it should be noted that we’re not too far removed from Smith losing time to his backups. Jameer Nelson will handle that role for as long as Buycks is out.

    Source: Pistons Game Notes

  • Ish Smith - PG - Detroit Pistons

    Ish Smith scored just five points on Friday night, going 2-for-8 from the field and chipping in five assists in 32 minutes.

    Smith hasn’t provided much consistency lately, and this was his second straight game with five or fewer points (though the last one was blowout-aided). Backup Dwight Buycks was able to post 12 points, a triple and a steal in 21 minutes and is a definite deep league option now that he’s clearly ahead of Jameer Nelson in the rotation. Despite Smith’s ups and downs, he remains a decent late-round point guard given his locked-in starting role.

  • Ish Smith - PG - Detroit Pistons

    In Monday’s loss to the Raptors, Ish Smith was able to connect on 7-of-13 from the field for 16 points but could only add three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 26 minutes.

    While most owners have come to expect harmful shooting lines from Smith, tonight was a nice change of pace despite the quiet output elsewhere. Expect him to return to his usual form going forward, but if you can take the poor percentages there’s nothing stopping Smith from playing at top-110 levels until Reggie Jackson returns. He’s got at least two weeks left with the gig. Behind Smith on the depth chart, Dwight Buycks saw 19 minutes (12-4-4) while Jameer Nelson was a DNP-CD. Nothing to see there.