Barring a major trade, the Pistons won’t be very active during the draft or during free agency. They have no first-round selection in the draft on June 21 — their No. 12 pick was sent to the Los Angeles Clippers in the Blake Griffin deal — and they likely won’t find an impact player with their second-round pick (42nd overall). They will pick up the team option on Reggie Bullock for $2.5 million by July 15 and they’ll have to make decisions on whether to fully guarantee the contracts of Eric Moreland ($1.8 million) and Dwight Buycks ($1.6 million).
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Chris Reichert: Dwight Buycks deal with the Detroit Pistons will be on a two-way contract, per league sources
Michael Scotto: Detroit Pistons have reached an agreement with free agent guard Dwight Buycks, a league source told @BBallInsiders.
Ian Begley: Sources: Knicks have expressed interest in signing Dwight Buycks. Buycks impressed NYK in SL, where he averaged 17.8 PPG & 4.2 APG for DAL.
Alex Kennedy: Dwight Buycks is returning from China and receiving interest from several NBA teams. He’s a 10-day contract candidate to keep an eye on.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: OKC Blue guard Dwight Buycks re-signed in China with Fujian Quanzhou, where he averaged over 25/6/5.
Alex Kennedy: Blazers are having multiple FA mini-camps and saying they may sign multiple guys. Russ Smith, Erick Green, Dwight Buycks were at first camp.
Alex Kennedy: Spurs GM R.C. Buford, Pelicans GM Dell Demps, Nuggets GM Tim Connelly and many other execs at Relativity Pro Day. Draft eligible: Skal Labissiere, Juan Hernangomez, Elgin Cook, Shaq Goodwin, Kyle Collinsworth, Jaleel Cousins, Ilja Gromovs, Jamari Traylor, Torrance Rowe, Anthony Odunsi. Free Agents: Jarnell Stokes, Alex Stephenson, Bernard James, Dwight Buycks, Adonis Thomas, Ognjen Kuzmic, Chris Walker, Arnett Moultrie, Boubacar Moungoro, Ronald Reis, Antonio Barton.
David Pick: Source: Dwight Buycks is joining D-League’s OKC Blue. He was Top 10 in dimes in China.
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June 18, 2018 | 8:19 pm EDT Update
Sagar Trika: Woj: Cleveland would love to package Kevin Love + #8 and get something on draft night, but that package likely won’t get them the star player they’re hoping for. Notes Kevin Love’s value is down and the Brooklyn first round pick is not as good as Cleveland had expected.
Sagar Trika: Woj: LeBron James’s decision won’t be quick and will likely stretch into July. Implication here is that it can’t be an opt-in-and-trade, as the player option deadline is June 29. Keep an eye on what he decides to do at the end of the month (a week from this upcoming Friday).
Mark Murphy: Stevens naturally wants Smart back: “Everybody in the building would tell you we would love to have Marcus back. Marcus has been great here – a big part of our DNA.”