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9. 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! - 76.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3%

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)
    Second Team All-NBA Selection (1) (1982-83)
    NBA All-Star (3) (1982, 1983 & 1986)
    First Team All-NBA Defensive Team (2) (1989-90 & 1990-91)
    Second Team All-NBA Defensive Team (2) (1988-89 & 1991-92)
    First Team All-Rookie (1981-82)
    Most Offensive Rebounds (1) (1983-84)
    Most Minutes Played (1) (1984-85)
    Highest Field Goal Percentage (2) (1990-91 & 1991-92)
    Highest 2-Point Field Goal Percentage (1) (1991-92)
    Highest Effective Field Goal Percentage (2) (1990-91 & 1991-92)
    Highest True Shooting Percentage (1) (1991-92)
    Highest Rebound Percentage (1) (1981-82)
    NBA Champion (None)
    Second Team All-ACC (1980 & 1981)
    ACC Rookie of the Year (1979)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds (8) (1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88 & 1989-90)
    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: 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: Field Goal Percentage (7) (1981-82, 1982-83, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1990-91 & 1991-92)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Percentage (6) (1981-82, 1982-83, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1990-91 & 1991-92)
    Top Ten Finishes: Effective Field Goal Percentage (6) (1981-82, 1982-83, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1990-91 & 1991-92)
    Top Ten Finishes: True Shooting Percentage (5) (1982-83, 1986-87, 1990-91, 1991-92 & 1993-04)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (1) (1986-87)
    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throw Attempts (2) (1982-83 & 1986-87)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (4) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-5 & 1985-86)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (4) (1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86 & 1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Win Shares (4) (1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84 & 1989-90)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Ratng (2) (1991-92 & 1993-94)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Ratng (2) (1981-92 & 1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Total Rebound Percentage (6) (1981-92, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87 & 1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebound Percentage (6) (1981-92, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86, 1986-87 & 1987-88)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebound Percentage (6) (1981-92, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86, 1986-87 & 1987-88)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 4.   Offensive Rebounds: 4,526
    15. Defensive Rebounds: 8,491
    17. Rebounds: 13,017
    21. Games Played: 1,307
    25. Field Goal Percentage: .549
    27. Minutes Played: 42,464
    29. Defensive Win Shares: 61.8
    34. 2-Point Field Goal Percentage: .550
    36. Offensive Rebound Percentage: 11.8
    42. Effective Field Goal Percentage: .549
    50. Free Throw Attempts: 5,979
    50. Total Rebound Percentage: 17.2
    51. True Shooting Percentage: .587
    51. Win Shares: 120.1
    63. Rebounds per Game: 10.0
    70. Defensive Rebound Percentage: 22.8
    82. Blocks: 1,100
    82. 2-Point Field Goals: 6,399
    84 Free Throws: 3,971
    100. Field Goals: 6,404

Should Buck Williams be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 76.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 3%

Comments   

0 #2 Mike Coy 2015-02-24 23:16
: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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+3 #1 djb 2014-03-23 02:45
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..... .when he was in he changed everything.. ...definitel y a hall of famer
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