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Raptors add Dwight Buycks as backup point guard Add to ...

The Toronto Raptors have signed guard Dwight Buycks.

Buycks is expected to be the backup point guard behind Kyle Lowry, filling a spot general manager Masai Ujiri said was still on the Raptors’ off-season wish list.

The 24-year-old Las Vegas native averaged a team-best 18.0 points a game last season for Gravelines in the French Pro A league. Buycks previously averaged 15.1 points for Tulsa in the NBA Development League in 2011-12.

Upon introducing power forward Tyler Hansbrough, Ujiri said Monday he had a veterans minimum salary exception to use and wanted to add a backup guard. He also acknowledged there was more to do before the start of the season.

“I think shooting is a big part of the game,” he said. “I think shooting is a big part of the game that we need to work on.”

Buycks shot 49.7 per cent during his season in the NBA D-League.

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