Basketball The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time  

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Big fan of New York basketball? Then check out this list of New York Knicks centers with photos and seasons played with the team. It includes almost every center from throughout New York Knicks history, including current centers and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NBA centers of all time, the best Knicks Cs include Patrick Ewing, Willis Reed, Bob McAdoo, and Charles Oakley.

In the 2017-18 NBA season, the current New York Knicks starting Cs and backup Cs are Joakim Noah, Kyle O'Quinn, Enes Kanter, and Willy Hernangomez. 

Who are the best centers in New York Knicks history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of New York Knicks center.

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Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Patrick Ewing Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

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Willis Reed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Willis Reed Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965

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Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Bob McAdoo Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

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Charles Oakley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Charles Oakley Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

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Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Tyson Chandler Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

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Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Bill Cartwright Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

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Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Dikembe Mutombo Seasons: 2004

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Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Zach Randolph Seasons: 2009, 2008

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Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Anthony Mason Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

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Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Enes Kanter Seasons: 2018

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Robin Lopez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Robin Lopez Seasons: 2016

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Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Amar'e Stoudemire Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

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David Lee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
David Lee Seasons:  2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Walt Bellamy Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966

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Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Maurice Lucas Seasons: 1982

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Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Marcus Camby Seasons: 2013, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

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Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Antonio McDyess Seasons: 2004

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Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Jerry Lucas Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972

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Walter Dukes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Walter Dukes Seasons: 1956

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Earl Barron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Earl Barron Seasons: 2013, 2010

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Connie Simmons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Connie Simmons Seasons: 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950

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Jim Barnes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Jim Barnes Seasons: 1966, 1965

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Kurt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Kurt Thomas Seasons: 2013, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

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Pat Cummings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Pat Cummings Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

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Paul Hogue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Paul Hogue Seasons: 1964, 1963

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Bevo Nordmann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Bevo Nordmann Seasons: 1964, 1963

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Ray Felix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Ray Felix Seasons: 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955

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Charlie Tyra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Charlie Tyra Seasons: 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958

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Nazr Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Nazr Mohammed Seasons: 2005, 2004

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Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Joakim Noah Seasons: 2017