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Allan Houston

Allan Houston (Pro Basketball.  Born, Louisville, KY, Apr. 20, 1971.)  After three seasons with Detroit, Allan Wade Houston was signed as a free agent by the Knicks on July 14, 1996.  In the next three years, he made himself one of the most consistent and productive Knicks.  Houston’s most impressive performances came during the 1999 […]

Charles Oakley

Charles Oakley (Pro basketball.  Born, Cleveland, OH, Dec. 18, 1963.)  At 6’9″, 245 pounds, Charles Oakley was an intimidating presence who played for Knicks teams that went to the playoffs in each of his 10 seasons with the team (1988-98).  Oakley averaged just over 10 rebounds and 10 points per game for the Knicks while […]

Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing (Pro Basketball.  Born, Kingston, Jamaica, Aug. 5, 1962.)  Although his 1997-98 and 1999 seasons were limited by injury, Patrick Aloysius Ewing produced 15 seasons with the Knicks that arguably made him the greatest player in team history.  Ewing holds virtually every club record, including games played (1,039), points scored (23,665), rebounds (10,759), and […]

Chris Dudley

Chris Dudley (College and pro basketball.  Born, Stamford, CT, Feb. 22, 1965.)  At 6’11”, Christen Guilford Dudley was the tallest player ever at Yale, only the sixth to be drafted by an N.B.A. team and only the third to play in the N.B.A.  At Yale, Dudley was three times First Team All-Ivy and, as a […]

Dave DeBusschere

Dave DeBusschere (Pro basketball.  Born, Detroit, MI, Oct. 16, 1940; died, New York, NY, May 14, 2003.)  Many factors transformed the late 1960s-early ‘70s New York Knicks from a good team into a great one, but the acquisition of 6’6” forward Dave DeBusschere from the Detroit Pistons (where he had been player-coach) in exchange for […]

Marcus Camby

Marcus Camby (Pro basketball.  Born, Hartford, CT, Mar. 22, 1974.)  An athletic 6’11” frontcourt swingman drafted by Toronto out of Massachusetts, Marcus Camby came to the Knicks June 25, 1998, in the deal that sent forward Charles Oakley to the Raptors.  Camby was dogged by health problems throughout his four-year tenure with the Knicks (1998-2002) and averaged […]

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