New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1979-1980 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
25 Bill Cartwright C 7-1 245 0 San Francisco 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Jim Cleamons SG 6-3 185 8 Ohio State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Hollis Copeland SF 6-6 190 1 Rutgers 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Larry Demic PF 6-9 225 0 Arizona 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Mike Glenn G 6-2 175 2 Southern Illinois 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
  Geoff Huston G 6-2 175 0 Texas Tech 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
  Toby Knight PF 6-9 210 2 Notre Dame 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
  Joe C. Meriweather FC 6-10 215 4 Southern Illinois 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Earl Monroe G 6-3 185 12 Winston-Salem State 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Micheal Ray Richardson PG 6-5 189 1 Montana 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Marvin Webster C 7-1 225 3 Morgan State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Ray Williams G 6-3 188 2 Minnesota 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
  Sly Williams F 6-7 210 0 Rhode Island 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States

1979-1980 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Richardson R. Williams J. Meriweather T. Knight B. Cartwright
Rotation   G. Huston H. Copeland L. Demic M. Webster
Rotation   E. Monroe S. Williams    
Rotation   M. Glenn      

1979-1980 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics61-21-
2Philadelphia Sixers59-232
3Washington Bullets39-4322
4New York Knicks39-4322
5New Jersey Nets34-4827

1979-1980 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Micheal Ray Richardson Player Of The Week (10/28/79)
Micheal Ray Richardson All-NBA Defensive First Team (1980)
Bill Cartwright All-Rookie First Team (1980)
Bill Cartwright Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1980)
Micheal Ray Richardson Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1980)

1979-1980 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Bill Cartwright 82 38.4 21.7 8.9 2.0 0.6 1.2 2.7
Ray Williams 82 31.5 20.9 5.0 6.2 2.0 0.3 3.1
Toby Knight 81 36.4 19.1 6.1 1.9 1.4 1.1 2.0
Micheal Ray Richardson 82 37.3 15.3 6.6 10.1 3.2 0.4 4.4
Joe C. Meriweather 65 24.1 9.0 5.4 1.0 0.6 1.8 1.7
Larry Demic 82 22.8 7.0 5.9 0.8 0.7 0.4 2.0
Mike Glenn 75 10.7 5.9 0.9 1.1 0.5 0.1 0.5
Hollis Copeland 75 15.2 5.7 2.1 1.1 0.8 0.3 1.1
Earl Monroe 51 12.4 7.4 0.7 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.5
Sly Williams 57 9.8 4.7 2.1 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.9
Geoff Huston 71 13.0 3.1 0.8 2.2 0.5 0.1 1.0
Marvin Webster 20 14.9 4.4 4.0 0.5 0.1 0.6 1.0
Jim Cleamons 22 11.5 3.4 0.9 1.8 0.6 0.1 0.8

1979-1980 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Bill Cartwright was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Bill Cartwright signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1979.

Larry Demic was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Larry Demic signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1979.

Geoff Huston was selected as the #6 pick in the 3 Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Geoff Huston signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1979.

Toby Knight was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Toby Knight signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on July 11, 1977. Toby Knight re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 25, 1979.

Micheal Ray Richardson was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Micheal Ray Richardson signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 5, 1978.

Ray Williams was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Ray Williams signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on July 13, 1977.

Sly Williams was selected as the #21 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Sly Williams signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1979.

Acquired via Trade

Joe C. Meriweather was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the New Orleans Jazz on January 5, 1979.

Earl Monroe was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Washington Wizards on November 11, 1971. Earl Monroe re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 26, 1975.

Acquired via Free Agency

Hollis Copeland signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on August 1, 1979.

Mike Glenn signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on June 12, 1978.

Marvin Webster signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on October 4, 1978.

1979-1980 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Red Holzman Head Coach 1978-1979 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1970 to 1975)
Eddie Donovan General Manager 1975-1976 General Manager (Los Angeles Clippers, 1970 to 1975)