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7. Buck Williams

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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.

The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:
Rocky Mount, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Eligible Since:

Power Forward/Center

Played for:
New Jersey Nets
Portland Trail Blazers
New York Knicks


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)

Notable All Time Rankings:
4.   Offensive Rebounds: 4,526
11. Defensive Rebounds: 8,491
11. Games Played: 1,307
14. Rebounds: 13,017
15. Field Goal Percentage: .549
18. Minutes Played: 42,464

Should Buck Williams be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 40%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 40%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 20%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%


+1 #1 djb 2014-03-22 22:45
16000 points 13000 rebounds. Only 1 of 7 players in history

4th all time offensive rebounds

But Buck Williams was way more than his stats. It did all the little things that don't up in stats. He could defend anyone even much bigger players......wh en he was in he changed everything..... definitely a hall of famer
0 #2 Mike Coy 2015-02-24 18:16
:sad: Did this guy have a mom and dad? No siblings, no info about his family? Helping a child in school doing a report on Buck will not be complete. Sad, we can't even find a book at the library to further our knowledge about this great man. If anyone have a solution please . Thanks in advance.

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