Power Forward: Buck Williams

During the 1980s, only one player averaged a double-double with ten points and ten assists. And he played for the Nets the length of the decade.

Williams had seven seasons averaging more than 11 boards, and six of them he eclipsed 12. Oddly enough, he never won a rebounding title, but he’s far and away the best player on the boards for the Nets. On the career leaderboard, Billy Paultz is second with 4,544 rebounds. Buck has 3,032 more than him.

He’s also the Nets’ leader in points scored (10,440), games played (635) and field goals made (3,981), among other stats.

Williams was a quiet scorer, but efficient. On any given night, the Nets could expect anywhere from 15-18 points from him.

Unfortunately, New Jersey was seldom able to make noise in the playoffs, and Williams made it out of the first round just once in his tenure.

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