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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.

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1
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
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977

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

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

8
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
9
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2014, 2013, 2012

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

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

Seasons:  2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

12
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972

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

Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966

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

Seasons: 2004

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

Seasons: 2009, 2008

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

Seasons: 2018

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

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

18
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
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
Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004

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

Seasons: 1966, 1965

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

Seasons: 1964, 1963

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

Seasons: 2013, 2010

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

Seasons: 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958