Sep 29th, 2007 by Inside Hoops
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has acquired guard Greg Buckner from the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for forward Trenton Hassell.
Buckner is an eight-year NBA veteran with career averages of 5.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 1.3 apg in 476 games including two stints with Dallas along with stops in Philadelphia and Denver. He was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round (53rd overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft out of Clemson. He posted a career-best 6.7 ppg in 73 appearances with Denver in the 2005-06 season. The Hopkinsville, Kentucky, native has also appeared in 38 playoff games, posting 4.1 ppg and 2.6 rpg. Last season Buckner tallied 4.0 ppg while grabbing 2.1 rpg.
Hassell has spent the last four seasons in Minnesota after opening his career with two years in Chicago. He has averaged 6.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 2.1 apg in 476 contests. In 2006-07 the Austin Peay alum played in 76 games and averaged 6.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 2.7 apg.
The Timberwolves open their 2007-08 training camp Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Timberwolves practice facility.