New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1972-1973 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Dick Barnett SG 6-4 190 12 Tennessee State 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Henry Bibby G 6-1 185 0 UCLA 1972 Rnd 4 Pick 11 United States
Bill Bradley GF 6-5 205 5 Princeton 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dave DeBusschere F 6-6 220 10 Detroit-Mercy 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Walt Frazier PG 6-4 200 5 Southern Illinois 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
John Gianelli FC 6-10 220 0 Pacific 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Phil Jackson PF 6-8 220 5 North Dakota 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Jerry Lucas FC 6-8 230 9 Ohio State 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dean Meminger PG 6-0 175 1 Marquette 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
Earl Monroe G 6-3 185 5 Winston-Salem State 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Willis Reed FC 6-9 240 8 Grambling State 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Tom Riker C 6-10 225 0 South Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Hawthorne Wingo F 6-6 210 0 Friendship College 1972 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1972-1973 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters W. Frazier E. Monroe B. Bradley D. DeBusschere W. Reed
Rotation D. Meminger H. Bibby H. Wingo J. Lucas  
Rotation   D. Barnett   P. Jackson  
Rotation       J. Gianelli  

1972-1973 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics68-14-
2New York Knicks57-2511
3Buffalo Braves21-6147
4Philadelphia Sixers9-7359

1972-1973 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Willis Reed Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1973)
Walt Frazier All-NBA Second Team (1973)
Dave DeBusschere All-NBA Defensive First Team (1973)
Walt Frazier All-NBA Defensive First Team (1973)
Walt Frazier Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1973)
Dave DeBusschere Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1973)
Bill Bradley Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1973)

1972-1973 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Walt Frazier 78 40.8 21.1 7.3 5.9
Bill Bradley 82 36.6 16.1 3.7 4.5
Dave DeBusschere 77 36.7 16.3 10.2 3.4
Earl Monroe 75 31.6 15.5 3.3 3.8
Willis Reed 69 27.2 11.0 8.6 1.8
Jerry Lucas 71 28.2 9.9 7.2 4.5
Phil Jackson 80 17.4 8.1 4.3 1.2
Dean Meminger 80 18.2 5.7 2.9 1.7
Henry Bibby 55 8.6 4.2 1.5 1.2
Dick Barnett 51 10.1 3.8 0.8 1.0
John Gianelli 52 9.9 3.5 2.9 0.5
Tom Riker 14 4.6 2.5 1.1 0.1
Hawthorne Wingo 13 4.5 1.5 1.2 0.1
Luther Rackley 1 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0

1972-1973 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Henry Bibby was selected as the #11 pick in the 4 Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Henry Bibby signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1972.

Bill Bradley with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1971. Bill Bradley re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on August 19, 1972.

Walt Frazier was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Walt Frazier signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on June 22, 1967. Walt Frazier re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1969.

Phil Jackson was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Phil Jackson signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1967. Phil Jackson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 11, 1972.

Dean Meminger was selected as the #16 pick in the First Round of the 1971 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Dean Meminger signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1971.

Willis Reed was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1964 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Willis Reed signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1964. Willis Reed re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 11, 1972.

Acquired via Trade

Dick Barnett was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Los Angeles Lakers on October 14, 1965.

Dave DeBusschere was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Detroit Pistons on December 19, 1968.

John Gianelli was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Houston Rockets on September 19, 1972.

Jerry Lucas was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Golden State Warriors on May 7, 1971. Jerry Lucas signed an extension with the New York Knicks on September 12, 1972.

Earl Monroe was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Washington Wizards on November 11, 1971.

Acquired via Free Agency

Hawthorne Wingo signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on February 1, 1973.

1972-1973 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Red Holzman Head Coach, General Manager 1978-1979 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1970 to 1975)