1. Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier, PG
- 19.3 PPG, 6.3 APG, 6.1 RPG
- 1st in franchise history with 4,791 assists
- Member of 1970 and 1973 Championship Teams
- No. 10 jersey retired, Basketball Hall of Famer
Walt “Clyde” Frazier is the greatest New York Knicks player of them all. Not only does rank first in assists (4,791) in franchise history, but he was an incredible scorer and rebounder for his position.
Frazier was the best Knicks player on both championship teams (1970, 1973). Although Willis Reed took the hardware home in the form of a regular season MVP and two NBA Finals MVPs, it was Frazier who truly ran the show and acted as the pulse of the team.
Take Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals for example. All Frazier did was pour in 36 points, 19 assists, and seven rebounds in leading the Knicks to their first title.
Hats off to Clyde, as he “dished and swished” his way to a most legendary status.