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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
69 12
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
43 8
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
28 6
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
27 7
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

5
23 5
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

6
19 6
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

7
18 9
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008

8
17 10
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

9
11 5
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

10
17 12
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018

11
10 6
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
12 9
David Lee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons:  2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

13
11 8
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004

14
16 14
Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

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

15
13 11
Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966

16
13 11
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972

17
5 4
Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004

18
5 4
Pat Cummings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Pat Cummings

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

19
8 8
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
7 7
Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1982

21
5 5
Jim Barnes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1966, 1965

22
5 5
Kurt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

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

23
3 3
Paul Hogue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1964, 1963

24
3 3
Walter Dukes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1956

25
10 11
Earl Barron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2010