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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
39 5
Willis Reed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

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

2
55 10
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 2 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

3
23 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
22 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
16 4
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
14 4
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

7
15 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
9 3
Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

9
9 3
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
13 7
Zach Randolph is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2009, 2008

11
9 4
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004

12
12 7
Enes Kanter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2018

13
14 11
Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

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

14
12 9
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972

15
10 7
David Lee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons:  2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

16
11 9
Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966

17
6 4
Maurice Lucas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1982

18
4 2
Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2004

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

Seasons: 2016

20
3 2
Walter Dukes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1956

21
4 4
Jim Barnes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1966, 1965

22
6 7
Ray Felix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

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

23
2 3
Charlie Tyra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958

24
3 5
Connie Simmons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1954, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950

25
2 4
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
2 4
Pat Cummings is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Pat Cummings

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985

27
8 11
Earl Barron is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2010

28
1 3
Paul Hogue is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 1964, 1963

29
1 3
Bevo Nordmann is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time
Bevo Nordmann

Seasons: 1964, 1963

30
2 5
Nazr Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004

31
8 17
Joakim Noah is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Knicks Centers of All Time

Seasons: 2017