Ranking the Top 25 Players in NY Knicks History

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Ranking the Top 25 Players in NY Knicks History
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Mark Jackson is one of the best Knicks guards of all time, and surely a top-25 franchise player.

The New York Knicks are one of the NBA's most decorated franchises, and for good reason. Their history dates back to the years immediately following World War II.

Despite just a pair of banner-raising seasons to the team's credit, Madison Square Garden has played host to some of the most memorable basketball games of all time, thanks to an eclectic array of Knicks greats.

Here, we sort those legends onto a single compilation: The top 25 players to ever wear the blue and orange.

Rules are as follows:

1) In order to make the cut, the player must have played at least 82 games (one full season) in a Knicks uniform, and at least a quarter of his career must have been spent in New York.

Exceptions are current Knicks who are contracted to be with the team long enough to meet the criteria.

Apologies to Bob McAdoo, who averaged 27 and 12 as a Knick, but in just two of his 14 NBA seasons.

2.) Their Knicks team must have made the postseason at least once during their MSG tenure. If not, they must've made an All-Star team.

3.) Selections aren't necessarily based off the player's career performance, rather their output solely as a Knick. Without this provision, guys like Tracy McGrady and Steve Francis would likely make the cut, and that just wouldn't seem right.

That's about it as far as rules go. Sit back, enjoy the collaboration between generations and feel free to agree or disagree in the comments below.


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