The Los Angeles Lakers continue digging into the D-league to find players to fill-out their roster as the season winds down, signing Dwight Buycks to a 10-day contract, reports Shams Charania of Real GM. Buycks was playing with the Oklahoma City Thunder's affiliate, the Blue. He's averaged 18.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists through 26 games played. He also had a brief stint on the Toronto Raptors during the '13-14 season.
This signing comes out of left-field a bit, but Wayne Ellington's shoulder injury is likely the cause of the quick move. The Lakers are already thin in their backcourt, missing Nick Young. Jabari Brown was signed to a multi-year contract on Wednesday, but Ellington missing time could leave a big hole in the Lakers' rotation.
The Lakers have just eight games left in the season and are limping their way to the finish line. Buycks probably doesn't fit into the Lakers' long-term plans, but if he's a player they want to take a closer look at, why not at the end of the year when a few more losses certainly wouldn't hurt?