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Dwight Buycks goes from two-way deal to standard contract

Pistons reserve point guard has been an offensive force since joining team

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The Detroit Pistons have converted the two-way contract of Dwight Buycks into a standard NBA contract and given him an official spot on the roster. While Buycks had plenty of service time left on his two-way deal, the roster move allows the Pistons to sign another two-way players before the Jan. 15 deadline.

A team can have a maximum of two two-way players at any time and the Pistons already had two in Buycks and Luis Montero. The Pistons had an open roster spot so decided to give that spot to Buycks and open up the possibility of securing another two-way player.

Buycks got his first NBA action in two years this year with Detroit after the Pistons lost Reggie Jackson to a grade 3 ankle sprain. He is averaging 8.8 points, 2.4 assists and a .590 true shooting percentage in eight games so far.

He has provided an offensive spark as a shooter and slashed and, together with the performance of Ish Smith in the starting lineup, has helped weather the storm of being without Jackson.

It is unclear what kind of player the Pistons would want to sign to another two-way deal.