4. Dave DeBusschere, F
- 16.0 PPG, 10.7 RPG
- 6th in franchise history with 10.7 rebounds per game
- Member of 1970 and 1973 Championship Teams
- No. 22 jersey retired, Basketball Hall of Famer
Truly, the final piece of the puzzle to one of the prettiest basketball units of all-time (1969-70 Knicks) was Dave DeBusschere.
Acquiring DeBusschere from Detroit provided Red Holzman with a grind it out type big man who can do all the little things a championship team needed to get over the top.
Oh yeah, he could also score (as his career 16 points per game with New York proves).
His mark of 30.2 in the category of defensive win shares ranks him fifth in Knicks history. But that’s only one of the many categories DeBusschere finds his name littered among the all-time leaders in many categories for the organization.