Q&A: Thunder's Dwight Buycks talks about his development in summer league

by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 9, 2013

Q: Why aren't you in the NBA?

A: (Laughs). Hey, that's a question that I don't have a clue for. All I know is I'm just trying to work and trying to find a way to get there. Just keep working. I'm in a great situation right now. I'm here with a great organization. I'm surrounded by a great bunch of guys. I'm just trying to find my way and crack a roster. I'm giving my best this week, and we'll see what happens after that.

What more do they want you to do? When you talk to teams and coaches, what are they asking you to work on before giving you a shot?

That's a good question, too. I really don't know the answer to that either. I just know that (I have to) take care of the ball, find teammates. I can score the ball real well so that's not my emphasis this week, to come in here and score the ball, because it's a lot of scorers in the NBA right now. I'm just trying to basically set my teammates up, get them good shots and score when I got to.

Do you look at it like the clock is ticking with only so many games left to impress and try to make the league?

I'm not really looking at it like that. I'm just trying to take it day-by-day. Actually, it's going slow to me, to be honest.

What's your development been like over the last couple of years?

I've just been working. Just being a true point guard. Trying to find my teammates. Set them up for shots and take my shots when they're there.


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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