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12. Buck Williams

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12. Buck Williams
One of the great power forwards of all-time, Buck Williams was a blue collar player who excelled under the boards.  A solid low post scorer, Williams is best remembered for his ability to rebound and defend.  Although not as flashy as some of his generation, his long career is a testament to hard work.  Tenth all time in games played and one of only seven players to score 16,000 points and grab 13,000 rebounds, Williams never played on a championship team but was a huge part of some very successful teams.  More importantly he played the game the way it was supposed to be played and always showed up for battle.


Should Buck Williams be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 75.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.8%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2005
  • Position: Center, Power Forward
  • Played For: New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers
  • College: Maryland
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 3rd Overall in 1981
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA Rookie of the Year (1981-82)
    NBA All Star Teams (3) (1982, 1983 & 1986)
    Second Team All NBA Selection (1) (1982-83)
    First Team All NBA Defensive Team (2) (1989-90 & 1990-91)
    Second Team All NBA Defensive Team (2) (1988-89 & 1991-92)
    Most Minutes Played (1) (1984-85)
    Highest Field Goal Percentage (2) (1990-91 & 1991-92)
    Most Offensive Rebounds (1) (1983-84)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (4) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-5 & 1985-86)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (7) (1981-82, 1982-83, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1990-91 & 1991-92)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (1) (1986-87)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebounds (8) (1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 & 1993-94)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebounds (7) (1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 & 1989-90)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds (8) (1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 & 1989-90)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (4) (1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86 & 1987-88)
    Top Ten Finsihes: Rebounds per Game: (8) (1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 & 1988-89)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (1982-83)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 4.   Offensive Rebounds: 4,526
    14. Defensive Rebounds: 8,491
    17. Rebounds: 13,017
    18. Field Goal Percentage: .549
    19. Games Played: 1,307
    26. Minutes Played: 42,464
    48. Win Shares: 120.1

Should Buck Williams be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 75.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.8%