The obvious goal of aspiring NBA athletes during Summer League is to make a positive impression worthy enough of earning themselves a gig in The Association, be it a training camp invite or an even more formal contract.
After watching Dwight Buycks this week in Orlando, new Toronto Raptors' brass didn't need very long to decide they wanted to snatch him up right away.
As we've mentioned previously, playing time can be rather sporadic during Summer League, but Buycks played very well and showed off his steady floor general skills earlier this week. After serving as the starting point guard for the Tulsa 66ers in 2011-12 (and averaging over 15 points per contest), he took his talents to France this past year.
A source told RidiculousUpside.com that money would be a deciding factor in Buycks' decision as to where to play next season. His play in Summer League could have simply been to showcase his skills enough to cash in on a more lucrative international contract.
Nevertheless, the Raptors appear to have enticed Buycks with a multi-year offer, according to Darnell Mayberry. He was offered the opportunity to be Kyle Lowry's direct backup, according to the report.
With Orlando Summer League still closing out its games through Friday and the session not even complete, that's a pretty good snag by Buycks this early in the offseason.
He's now flying to Toronto to sign his contract, and will obviously not play for the Miami Heat in Las Vegas as originally planned.