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The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time 

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Updated December 23, 2019 1.2k votes 258 voters 9.1k views 33 items

List Rules Vote up the players who had the most success for the New York Knicks

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

Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

2
Willis Reed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965

3
Charles Oakley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

4
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

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

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

6
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

7
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

8
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972

9
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
10
Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

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Mitchell Robinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
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Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966

13
David Lee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons:  2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

14
Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

15
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004

16
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008

17
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018

18
Kurt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

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Ray Felix is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955

20
Connie Simmons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950

21
Pat Cummings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
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Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

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Robin Lopez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2016

23
Earl Barron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2010

24
Jim Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1966, 1965

25
Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004