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New York Knicks Career Point Scoring Leaders
The New York Knicks have been floundering for some time as I write this in 2009, but they do boast two world championships in their history, which began in 1946. Still, the Knicks haven’t won it all since 1973. They have put some great names on the court over the years either way, and here is a short list of the Knicks’ all-time leading scorers.
Patrick Ewing (23,665)—Center/forward Patrick Ewing played most of his illustrious career in New York, from 1985 to 2000, and he leads the Knicks all-time with 23,665 total points. Ewing had two seasons with over 2000 points, and his best season was 1989-90, when he had a career high 2347 points (29 points per game average).
Walt Frazier (14,617)—Guard Walt Frazier was a big part of the two championship teams in New York, and he ranks second in franchise history with 14,617 points. Frazier had six seasons for the Knicks in which he scored more than 1600 points, and his best season was 1971-72. That year, Frazier had a career best 1788 points, an average of 23 per game.
Willis Reed (12,183)—Center/forward Willis Reed played his entire career in New York, from 1964 to 1974. Reed ranks third in Knicks’ history with 12,183 points, and he had six seasons with 1500 or more points. Reed’s best season was 1969-70, when he had a career high 1755 points (22 points per game).
Allan Houston (11,165)—Guard Allan Houston played for the Knicks most of his career, from 1996 until 2005. He ranks fourth in the team’s history with 11,165 points, and Houston had a career high 1845 points in 2002-03, an average of 22.5 points per game. He also had an NBA best .919 free throw percentage (363 of 395) that season.
Carl Braun (10,449)—Guard/forward Carl Braun played for the Knicks most of his career, from 1947 to 1961, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 10,449 points. Braun’s best season was 1957-58, when he had a career high 1173 points, an average of 17 points per game.