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Rotowire: Jun 5 / 4:19p ET
News: Buycks signed a 10-day contract with the Lakers in April and played in just six games, averaging 8.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists over 21 minutes per game in that time.
Impact: Bucks spent almost the entire 2014-15 season as a free agent looking for work. His opportunity came when the Lakers signed him after most of their backcourt players were sidelined till season's end. He, however, ended up joining them on the sideline after suffering from a fracture in his hand, causing him to miss the final two games of the regular season. He was signed along with fellow Marquette alum Vander Blue, and will once again be looking for work next season. In total, Buycks has just played in 20 NBA games, and unless another team decides to sign him to a 10-day deal, it is very possible that he may have played in his last.
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.