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Basketball The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time  

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List Rules Only players officially listed as centers

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.

list ordered by

1
46 7
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
28 5
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
17 5
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
17 6
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

5
11 2
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

6
10 4
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

7
12 6
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

8
14 8
Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

9
10 6
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2009, 2008

10
7 3
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2004

11
7 3
Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

12
11 8
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
9 6
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2018

14
7 4
David Lee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons:  2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

15
6 3
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2013, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

16
10 8
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972

17
7 5
Robin Lopez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2016

18
6 4
Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1982

19
4 2
Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2004

20
2 2
Walter Dukes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1956

21
8 9
Earl Barron is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2013, 2010

22
3 4
Jim Barnes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1966, 1965

23
3 4
Connie Simmons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950

24
2 3
Pat Cummings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Pat Cummings Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

25
2 3
Kurt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2013, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

26
1 2
Paul Hogue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1964, 1963

27
1 2
Bevo Nordmann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Bevo Nordmann Seasons: 1964, 1963

28
5 7
Ray Felix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1956, 1955

29
1 3
Charlie Tyra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958

30
1 5
Nazr Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2005, 2004

31
6 14
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Seasons: 2017