Greg Buckner

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Greg Buckner
No. 21, 7, 1
Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1976-09-16) September 16, 1976 (age 37)
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school University Heights Academy
(Hopkinsville, Kentucky)
College Clemson (1994–1998)
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Pro career 1998–2009
Career history
1998–1999 Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
19992002 Dallas Mavericks
20022004 Philadelphia 76ers
20042006 Denver Nuggets
2006–2007 Dallas Mavericks
2007–2008 Minnesota Timberwolves
2008–2009 Memphis Grizzlies
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,878 (5.0 ppg)
Rebounds 1,593 (2.8 rpg)
Assists 719 (1.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Gregory Derayle Buckner (born September 16, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player who last played for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. Selected in the second round (53rd overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks after playing college basketball at Clemson, he played for the Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies with a career scoring average of 5.0 points per game. Buckner's first professional experience came with the Grand Rapids Hoops of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), where he averaged 8.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in the 1998–99 season.[1]

After playing with the Mavericks from 1999 to 2002, Buckner signed with the 76ers as a free agent. He was waived after two seasons with the 76ers, then signed with the Denver Nuggets. In 2006, he re-signed with the Dallas Mavericks, but after one season,[2] he was traded to the Timberwolves for Trenton Hassell on September 28, 2007.[3] In June 2008, the Timberwolves traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies with Marko Jaric and Antoine Walker for Kevin Love, Mike Miller, Brian Cardinal and Jason Collins.[4]

On July 9, 2009, Buckner was traded to the Dallas Mavericks as a part of the four-team deal among Grizzlies, Mavericks, Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors.[5]

On September 14, 2009, Buckner was waived by the Dallas Mavericks to make room for James Singleton who accepted the Mavs' qualifying offer.[6]

On July 29, 2011, he joined the Houston Rockets as a player development coach.[7]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999–00 Dallas 48 1 19.2 .476 .385 .683 3.6 1.1 .8 .4 5.7
2000–01 Dallas 37 9 22.2 .438 .286 .728 4.2 1.3 .9 .2 6.2
2001–02 Dallas 44 16 20.1 .525 .313 .690 3.9 1.1 .7 .4 5.8
2002–03 Philadelphia 75 5 20.2 .465 .273 .802 2.9 1.3 1.0 .2 6.0
2003–04 Philadelphia 53 3 13.3 .377 .273 .741 1.9 .8 .4 .1 3.1
2004–05 Denver 70 41 21.7 .528 .405 .778 3.0 1.9 1.1 .1 6.2
2005–06 Denver 73 27 24.1 .434 .354 .782 2.9 1.7 1.2 .3 6.7
2006–07 Dallas 76 11 18.1 .411 .311 .794 2.1 .9 .6 .1 4.0
2007–08 Minnesota 31 4 16.8 .385 .300 .864 2.1 1.3 .7 .1 4.0
2008–09 Memphis 63 0 13.9 .384 .255 .800 2.1 .9 .5 .1 2.5
Career 570 117 19.1 .450 .334 .757 2.8 1.3 .8 .2 5.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001 Dallas 5 0 15.0 .478 .333 .700 4.2 .6 1.0 .0 6.0
2002 Dallas 7 0 15.0 .480 .000 .750 3.7 .6 .4 .1 3.9
2003 Philadelphia 10 0 11.2 .323 .222 1.000 1.7 .3 .1 .2 2.6
2005 Denver 5 2 20.0 .222 .222 .000 3.2 1.0 .4 .2 2.0
2006 Denver 5 4 27.4 .418 .313 .875 2.8 1.2 .6 .2 12.6
2007 Dallas 6 0 7.3 .000 .000 .500 1.0 .3 .3 .2 .2
Career 38 6 15.1 .377 .259 .786 2.6 .6 .4 .2 4.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1999–2000 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 250
  2. ^ Greg Buckner at basketball-reference.com
  3. ^ Timberwolves and Mavericks swap guards
  4. ^ Timberwolves, Grizzlies swap Mayo for Love
  5. ^ "MAVERICKS ACQUIRE FOUR-TIME ALL-STAR SHAWN MARION". NBA.com. 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  6. ^ "Dallas Mavericks add Singleton, drop Buckner". NBA.com. 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  7. ^ Rockets Add Greg Buckner To Coaching Staff

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