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Rotowire: Apr 12 / 9:37p ET
News: Buycks will miss the final two games of the season, after suffering a fracture in his right hand during Sunday's loss to the Mavericks, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News reports.
Impact: The Lakers have been using an eight-man rotation, and they lost both Buycks and Wesley Johnson (ankle) in Sunday's game. That leaves the team with just two healthy guards, while Ryan Kelly is the only healthy player with any experience as a small forward. The Lakers don't have much time to figure this all out, with their next game scheduled for Monday in Sacramento. They'll presumably have to sign at least one guard or small forward, but the real brunt of the workload will likely fall on Kelly, Jordan Clarkson and Jabari Brown, all of whom have already consistently been getting 35-plus minutes. With Kelly getting more of his minutes as a small forward, there should be more playing time available for Tarik Black, Robert Sacre and Ed Davis. The Lakers might also consider letting Jordan Hill and/or Carlos Boozer back into the rotation.
Rotowire: Apr 3 / 6:59p ET
News: Buycks signed a 10-day contract with the Lakers on Friday.
Impact: Buycks' last experience in the NBA came in 2013-14, when he averaged 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10 minutes per game with the Raptors. He'll get another audition for a NBA club over the next week or two, but would need to display something worthwhile to keep himself on the roster beyond that.
StatsLLC: Apr 3 / 12:00a ET
News: The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Dwight Buycks to a 10-day contract.
Impact: Buycks played in 14 games with the Toronto Raptors last season, averaging 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds. He played in Spain and China this season before joining Oklahoma City in the NBA's D-League, averaging 18.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 10 games to earn his call-up to the Lakers. Buycks played two seasons at Marquette in his native Milwaukee before embarking on a pro career in 2011 that took him to Belgium, France and the D-League.