New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1973-1974 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Dennis Bell SF 6-5 185 0 Drake 1973 Rnd 5 Pick 14 United States
Henry Bibby G 6-1 185 1 UCLA 1972 Rnd 4 Pick 11 United States
Bill Bradley GF 6-5 205 6 Princeton 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Mel Davis F 6-6 220 0 St. John's 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
Dave DeBusschere F 6-6 220 11 Detroit-Mercy 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Walt Frazier PG 6-4 200 6 Southern Illinois 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Dick Garrett G 6-3 185 4 Southern Illinois 1969 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
John Gianelli FC 6-10 220 1 Pacific 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Phil Jackson PF 6-8 220 6 North Dakota 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Rudy Jackson PF 6-9 205 0 Wichita State 1974 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
Jerry Lucas FC 6-8 230 10 Ohio State 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dean Meminger PG 6-0 175 2 Marquette 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
Earl Monroe G 6-3 185 6 Winston-Salem State 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Howard Porter PF 6-8 220 2 Villanova 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 15 United States
Willis Reed FC 6-9 240 9 Grambling State 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Tom Riker C 6-10 225 1 South Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Hawthorne Wingo F 6-6 210 1 Friendship College 1972 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1973-1974 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters W. Frazier E. Monroe B. Bradley D. DeBusschere J. Gianelli
Rotation D. Meminger H. Bibby H. Wingo P. Jackson  
Rotation     M. Davis W. Reed  
Rotation       J. Lucas  
Lim PT     D. Bell   T. Riker

1973-1974 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics56-26-
2New York Knicks49-337
3Buffalo Braves42-4014
4Philadelphia Sixers25-5731

1973-1974 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Walt Frazier All-NBA First Team (1974)
Walt Frazier All-NBA Defensive First Team (1974)
Dave DeBusschere All-NBA Defensive First Team (1974)
Walt Frazier Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1974)
Dave DeBusschere Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1974)

1973-1974 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Walt Frazier 80 41.7 20.5 6.7 6.9 2.0 0.2
Dave DeBusschere 71 38.0 18.1 10.7 3.6 0.9 0.5
Bill Bradley 82 34.3 14.0 3.1 3.0 0.5 0.3
Phil Jackson 82 25.0 11.1 5.8 1.6 0.5 0.8
Dean Meminger 78 26.7 8.3 3.6 2.1 0.8 0.1
Earl Monroe 41 29.1 14.0 3.0 2.7 0.8 0.5
John Gianelli 70 20.3 7.3 4.9 1.1 0.3 0.6
Henry Bibby 66 14.9 7.5 2.0 1.4 1.0 0.0
Jerry Lucas 73 22.3 6.2 5.1 3.2 0.4 0.3
Hawthorne Wingo 60 8.9 3.5 2.8 0.4 0.1 0.2
Willis Reed 19 26.3 11.1 7.4 1.6 0.6 1.1
Mel Davis 30 5.6 2.6 1.8 0.3 0.1 0.1
Dick Garrett 25 9.6 3.0 1.0 0.6 0.3 0.0
Tom Riker 17 3.4 2.2 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.0
Dick Barnett 5 11.6 4.4 0.8 1.2 0.2 0.0
Allie McGuire 2 5.0 2.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0
Dennis Bell 1 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1973-1974 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, 1972. Bill Bradley re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1973.

Mel Davis was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Mel Davis signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on October 13, 1973.

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

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

Dennis Bell signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on January 27, 1974.

Tom Riker signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on November 1, 1973.

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

1973-1974 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)