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A list of the best New York Knicks of all time. One of the most storied franchises in the NBA, the Knicks were one of the NBA's original teams. Formed in 1946, the team has had some of the greatest players in NBA history to play in the Big Apple. The Knicks's early years were successful, with multiple playoff and NBA Finals appearances. But it took the team until 1970 to capture it's first ever championship. Behind Hall of Famers and franchise icons like Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Dave DeBusschere and BIll Bradley, the Knicks played some of the most entertaining basketball in the NBA. When Willis Reed suffered an ankle injury in Game 6, the Knicks looked done. But against the odds, Reed hobbled out and sank the first two baskets and the team was on its way.

In addition to Reed, Patrick Ewing was another one of the greatest centers of all time to play for the Knicks. Ewing led one of the most successful eras in Knicks history. Those Knickerbocker teams were tough and defensive minded, and featured some of the greatest Knicks ever. During the Ewing years, all time Knick greats like Charles Oakley, John Starks, Anthony Mason, Allan Houston and Latrell Sprewell were on the roster. Unfortunately, they were never able to capture an elusive NBA championship due to Michael Jordan's presence on the Bulls, something that haunts the franchise to this day.

After a decade of misery, the Knicks returned to relevance with the acquisitions of Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler. All three are considered among the top current NBA players.

This is a list of the best New York Knicks of all time. If you see someone who is missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the greatest New York Knicks player in franchise history. 
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1,014 183
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Patrick Ewing Center

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2
844 143
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Walt Frazier Point guard

3
622 162
Willis Reed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Willis Reed Power forward, Center

4
591 165
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Bernard King Small forward

5
485 128
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time

6
805 329
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

7
451 137
Charles Oakley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Charles Oakley Power forward, Center

8
454 153
John Starks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
John Starks Shooting guard

9
367 144
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Dave DeBusschere Power forward

10
339 137
Allan Houston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Allan Houston Shooting guard

11
358 83
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
ravi2 added Kristaps Porzingis Power forward

12
251 114
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Jerry Lucas Power forward, Center

13
217 103
Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Bill Bradley Shooting guard, Small forward

14
251 120
Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Latrell Sprewell Shooting guard, Small forward

15
245 106
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Larry Johnson Power forward

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16
260 115
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Amar'e Stoudemire Power forward, Center

17
219 108
Mark Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Mark Jackson Point guard

18
223 106
Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Anthony Mason Small forward, Power forward

19
183 84
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Bob McAdoo Power forward, Center

20
133 77
Dick Barnett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Dick Barnett Small forward

21
154 134
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time

22
147 90
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Marcus Camby Power forward, Center

23
163 86
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Jamal Crawford Point guard, Shooting guard

24
176 125
Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Phil Jackson Center, Forward-center

25
168 117
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
J. R. Smith Shooting guard

26
99 105
Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time

27
172 139
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Boomeraaaang added Jeremy Lin Point guard

28
121 106
David Lee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
David Lee Power forward, Center, Forward-center

29
79 106
Richie Guerin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time

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30
94 81
Dick McGuire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time

31
61 41
Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
tom-charbono added Derek Harper Point guard

32
79 85
Harry Gallatin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time

33
57 56
Gerald Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
EliasOmarEsgdaille added Gerald Wilkins Shooting guard

34
79 75
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
DaNerd added Derrick Rose Point guard

35
43 71
Carl Braun is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
omh755 added Carl Braun Shooting guard

36
79 78
Micheal Ray Richardson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time

37
58 70
Nat "Sweetwater" Cli... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
omh755 added Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton

38
79 81
Xavier McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Xavier McDaniel Power forward

39
41 20
Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
CMCSS03 added Doc Rivers Point guard

40
63 32
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jason Kidd Point guard

41
36 3
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
TRENT13 added Stephon Marbury Point guard, Shooting guard

42
69 63
Kurt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Kurt Thomas Power forward, Center

43
28 40
Ray Williams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
slaft added Ray Williams

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44
40 46
Spencer Haywood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Spencer Haywood Power forward, Center

45
25 2
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
TRENT13 added Nate Robinson Point guard

46
9 2
Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
TRENT13 added Walt Bellamy Power forward, Center

47
24 27
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
CMCSS03 added Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

48
47 54
Iman Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Iman Shumpert Point guard

49
2 5
Willie Naulls is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
TRENT13 added Willie Naulls Power forward, Center

50
46 71
Charlie Ward is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
slaft added Charlie Ward Point guard