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Greg Buckner
SG - 6'4, 210lbs - 47 years old - 11 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired in 2009
  • Birthdate: 09/16/1976
  • Drafted (NBA): 53rd pick, 1998
  • Pre-draft team: Clemson
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
1998 NBA DraftNBADrafted 53rd overall by Dallas.
30th October, 1998CBASigned a one year contract with Grand Rapids Hoops.
21st January, 1999NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
2nd February, 1999NBAWaived by Dallas.
4th February, 1999CBADesignated as a returning player by Grand Rapids Hoops.
3rd August, 1999NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
1st November, 1999NBAWaived by Dallas.
6th January, 2000NBASigned a 10 day contract with Dallas.
16th January, 2000NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Dallas.
26th January, 2000NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Dallas.
5th August, 2000NBARe-signed by Dallas to a two year, $2.3 million contract.
25th July, 2002NBASigned a six year, $18 million contract with Philadelphia. Included early termination option after 2006/07 season.
8th September, 2004NBAWaived by Philadelphia.
4th October, 2004NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Denver. Included player option for 2005/06.
30th June, 2005NBADeclined 2005/06 player option.
30th September, 2005NBARe-signed by Denver to a two year, $3,473,600 contract. Included player option for 2006/07.
30th June, 2006NBADeclined 2006/07 player option.
13th July, 2006NBASigned a partially guaranteed five year, $18,796,295 contract with Dallas. Included player option for 2010/11.
28th September, 2007NBATraded by Dallas to Minnesota in exchange for Trenton Hassell.
2008 NBA DraftNBATraded by Minnesota, along with the draft rights to O.J. Mayo (#3), Marko Jaric and Antoine Walker, to Memphis in exchange for Jason Collins, Mike Miller, Brian Cardinal, and the draft rights to Kevin Love (#5).
9th July, 2009NBAAs a part of a four team deal, traded by Memphis to Dallas in exchange for Jerry Stackhouse from Dallas and a 2016 second round pick from Toronto (#57, Wang Zhelin).
14th September, 2009NBAWaived by Dallas.
Career Moves
1994 - 1998Clemson (NCAA)
October 1998 - January 1999Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
January 1999 - February 1999Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
February 1999 - June 1999Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
July 1999Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
August 1999 - June 2000Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
July 2000Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
August 2000 - June 2002Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
July 2002 - September 2004Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
October 2004 - June 2006Denver Nuggets (NBA)
July 2006 - September 2007Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
September 2007 - June 2008Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
June 2008 - July 2009Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
July 2009 - September 2009Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
Articles about Greg Buckner

March 19, 2013

Greg Buckner - At the time of the last update, Buckner was said to be wanting to make a comeback as a player. It didn't happen; instead, Buckner returned to Clemson to complete his degree, and has worked the last two years as an assistant coach for the Rockets.

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July 30, 2010

Greg Buckner - Buckner was always a marginal talent who was the lucky beneficiary of two exceptionally generous contracts. In 2002, Buckner signed a six year contract with Philadelphia, and in 2006, he signed a five year deal with Dallas. He managed to stay on the roster for only five of those eleven seasons, and did not play anywhere last year, but if anyone needs a defensive minded unathletic 6'4 guard with occasional point guard abilities but no scoring ability, then Greg Buckner is your man. He'll sign for as many years as you are willing to give him.

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January 10, 2010

- Greg Buckner

Buckner was waived by the Mavericks in training camp and has not signed elsewhere since. His unguaranteed salary would have been a pretty awesome trade chip at the deadline, but the Mavericks - already with Erick Dampier's unguaranteed contract for next year, Josh Howard's team option, Drew Gooden's expiring/unguaranteed and Shawne Williams's expiring - figured they had enough trade chips already. To be honest, I think they should have kept Buckner's unguaranteed over Williams's expiring, as the value of that unguaranteed would have been magnified in this economy. But I guess even the Mavericks have a budget limit, which is fair enough.

Remember the Love Mayo trade on draft night 2008? Eight players were involved; Love and Mayo (obviously), Brian Cardinal, Mike Miller, Jason Collins, Antoine Walker, Marko Jaric and Buckner. Minnesota took the opportunity to get a good contributor in Miller (which, it later turned out, was also a big part of getting Ricky Rubio), while Memphis traded up for the player they wanted more, taking the opportunity to open up $6 million in 2008/09 cap room in the process. All things considered, a win win situation, if you look at the deal independent of the prospects. But the four players Minnesota received (Love, Cardinal, Collins and Miller) are still in the league, while three of Memphis' four acquisitions are out of it already (Jaric, Walker, Buckner).

I just thought that was interesting. It probably isn't.

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