Gregory Derayle Buckner (born September 16, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player who is served an assistant coach 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.
|Born||September 16, 1976|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||University Heights Academy|
|NBA draft||1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall|
|Selected by the Dallas Mavericks|
|Number||21, 7, 1|
|1998–1999||Grand Rapids Hoops|
|2011–2016||Houston Rockets (assistant)|
|2017–2019||Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|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|
During his time with the Clemson Tigers, he started all 122 games of his career while guiding the team to 3 NCAA Tournament bids. Not only did he lead the team in scoring his freshman year, but also he led the team in scoring all four years becoming the first Clemson Tiger to do so. The ACC Rookie of the Year went to Greg Buckner in 1995. He was entered into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.
After playing with the Mavericks from 1999 to 2002, Buckner signed with the 76ers as a free agent. Then he signed with the Denver Nuggets. In 2006, he re-signed with the Dallas Mavericks, but after one season, he was traded to the Timberwolves for Trenton Hassell on September 28, 2007. 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.
|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|
- 1999–2000 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 250
- Greg Buckner at basketball-reference.com
- Timberwolves and Mavericks swap guards
- Timberwolves, Grizzlies swap Mayo for Love
- "MAVERICKS ACQUIRE FOUR-TIME ALL-STAR SHAWN MARION". NBA.com. 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
- Rockets Add Greg Buckner To Coaching Staff