Pistons renounce rights to Buddy Boeheim; in 2 Summer League games, he’s made a lot of 3s

Buddy Boeheim, Jabari Smith

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 09: Buddy Boeheim #27 of the Detroit Pistons guards Jabari Smith Jr. #10 of the Houston Rockets in the second half of a 2023 NBA Summer League game at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 09, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Pistons over the weekend renounced the rights to Buddy Boeheim, who played for the franchise on a two-way deal last season.

He spent most of the year with the G League Motor City Cruise.

Boeheim, 23, is playing for the Pistons in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. In two games, he’s played a total of 10 minutes and is 6-of-7 from the 3-point line. He’s scored 18 total points in those games.

Boeheim has come off the bench in both games, which are essentially proving to be auditions for teams looking for a spot-up shooter. Since the Pistons renounced his rights, Boeheim now becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Boeheim, a 6-foot-6 guard, shot 37.4% from the 3-point line last season and averaged 12.1 points for the Cruise.

At Syracuse, Boeheim scored a total of 1,765 points in four seasons. He averaged 19.2 points per game his senior year; that season was his worst 3-point shooting performance of his Orange career. He is a career 36.1% shooter from that distance. His senior season, he made 34.1% of his 3s.

Boeheim appeared in 10 NBA games with the Pistons in 2022-23, averaging nine minutes of playing time. He went 4-for-25 from the 3-point line.

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