76ers Sign Greg Buckner
Greg Buckner
Greg Buckner

Posted Jul 26, 2002

Former Clemson star Greg Buckner signed with the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. The former 2nd round draft pick averaged 5.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 44 games with the Mavericks last season.

Buckner, who has spent all three of his NBA seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, got an $18 million, six-year deal that starts at $2.4 million this season.

"I don't have a best position," Buckner said. "I just think I'm a basketball player. "I like to guard the best payers on the wing. My game has been to strictly play defense and rebound, do the scrappy things."

Buckner played a key role as a defensive specialist for the Mavericks over the course of the last 3 seasons, and now he'll transistion back to the East Coast to be utilized in the same way with the 76ers.

You might remember Buckner helping lead a resurgence in Clemson basketball back when he led the Tigers to the Sweet 16 in the 1997 NCAA Tournament. He never missed a start at Clemson, breaking a record held by Clemson great Tree Rollins in 1998.

Related Stories
Mutombo Dealt to New Jersey
 -by CollegeBasketballNews.com  Aug 6, 2002
NBA Draft Grades
 -by CollegeBasketballNews.com  Jul 1, 2002
All-Ohio Due Will Remain Intact
 -by ScoutHoops.com  Aug 14, 2002

Get CUTigers The Magazine!
Last Issue:

Football Preview
The 64-page, glossy magazine includes top-notch features, analysis and fantastic photos. (Online subscribers: upgrade today!)

Order Now!

Newsstand Locations
Current Issue:

2011 Rewind

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of CUTigers Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from CUTigers.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
G Greg Buckner (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Basketball > Clemson
Basketball > Clemson > Alumni
Basketball > Philadelphia
[View My HotList]