Basketball The Best New York Knicks of All Time  

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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. 
list ordered by

1
1,260 232
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Center

2
1,025 173
Walt Frazier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Point guard

3
752 191
Willis Reed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Power forward, Center

4
718 199
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Small forward

5
582 167
Earl Monroe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Shooting guard, Point guard

6
990 411
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Small forward, Forward

7
566 172
Charles Oakley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Power forward, Center

8
440 170
Dave DeBusschere is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Power forward

9
561 194
John Starks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Shooting guard

10
414 175
Allan Houston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Shooting guard

11
501 124
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
ravi2 added Power forward

12
295 133
Jerry Lucas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Power forward, Center

13
258 120
Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

14
305 146
Latrell Sprewell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

15
268 118
Mark Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Point guard

16
289 123
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Power forward

17
327 144
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Power forward, Center

18
267 117
Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

19
218 96
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Power forward, Center

20
163 90
Dick Barnett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Small forward

21
181 105
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Power forward, Center

22
184 162
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time

23
195 108
Jamal Crawford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

24
228 158
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Boomeraaaang added Point guard

25
200 150
Phil Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Center, Forward-center

26
211 143
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Shooting guard

27
151 127
David Lee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Power forward, Center, Forward-center

28
113 90
Dick McGuire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Guard

29
116 121
Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time

30
98 118
Richie Guerin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time

31
81 53
Derek Harper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
tom-charbono added Point guard

32
90 98
Harry Gallatin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time

33
79 80
Nat "Sweetwater" Clift... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
omh755 added Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton Center, Forward

34
101 87
Micheal Ray Richardson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time

35
103 102
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
DaNerd added Point guard

36
90 50
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard

37
54 31
Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard

38
66 73
Gerald Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
EliasOmarEsgdaille added Shooting guard

39
54 83
Carl Braun is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
omh755 added Shooting guard

40
87 69
Kurt Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Power forward, Center

41
84 97
Xavier McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Power forward

42
55 54
Spencer Haywood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Power forward, Center

43
38 50
Ray Williams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
slaft added Point guard

44
37 34
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
CMCSS03 added Small forward

45
66 77
Charlie Ward is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
slaft added Point guard

46
55 68
Iman Shumpert is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
mandyclark25 added Point guard

47
50 9
Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
GuyGamer217 added Point guard, Shooting guard

48
17 34
Herb Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
Center

49
39 7
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
GuyGamer217 added Point guard

50
26 33
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Knicks of All Time
1474949723025 added Point guard