New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
3 Rick Carlisle G 6-5 210 3 Virginia 1984 Rnd 3 Pick 23 United States
25 Bill Cartwright C 7-1 245 8 San Francisco 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
42 Pat Cummings FC 6-9 230 9 Cincinnati 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
1 Billy Donovan G 5-11 171 0 Providence 1987 Rnd 3 Pick 22 United States
33 Patrick Ewing C 7-0 240 2 Georgetown 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States / Jamaica
44 Sidney Green FC 6-9 220 4 UNLV 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
7 Gerald Henderson G 6-2 175 9 VCU 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 20 United States
  Geoff Huston G 6-2 175 8 Texas Tech 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
31 Mark Jackson PG 6-1 180 0 St. John's 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
14 Chris McNealy F 6-7 210 2 San Jose State 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
  Ron Moore C 7-0 260 0 West Virginia State 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
4 Johnny Newman SF 6-7 190 1 Richmond 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
34 Charles Oakley PF 6-8 225 2 Virginia Union 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
55 Louis Orr F 6-8 175 7 Syracuse 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
  Leo Rautins F 6-8 215 2 Syracuse 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 17 Canada
20 Carey Scurry F 6-7 188 2 Long Island 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
2 Rory Sparrow G 6-2 175 7 Villanova 1980 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
23 Bob Thornton C 6-10 225 2 UC Irvine 1984 Rnd 4 Pick 17 United States
18 Ray Tolbert F 6-9 225 3 Indiana 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
11 Sedric Toney G 6-2 178 2 Dayton 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
6 Trent Tucker G 6-5 193 5 Minnesota 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
7 Kenny Walker F 6-8 210 1 Kentucky 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
11 Tony White G 6-2 170 0 Tennessee 1987 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
21 Gerald Wilkins SG 6-6 185 2 Chattanooga 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States

1987-1988 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Jackson G. Wilkins J. Newman S. Green P. Ewing
Rotation S. Toney T. Tucker K. Walker P. Cummings B. Cartwright
Lim PT   R. Carlisle   L. Orr  

1987-1988 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics57-25-
2Washington Bullets38-4419
3New York Knicks38-4419
4Philadelphia Sixers36-4621
5New Jersey Nets19-6338

1987-1988 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Patrick Ewing All-NBA Second Team (1988)
Patrick Ewing All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1988)
Mark Jackson Rookie Of The Year (1988)
Mark Jackson All-Rookie First Team (1988)
Mark Jackson Rookie Of The Month (Nov 87, Dec 87, Feb 88)
Patrick Ewing Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1988)
Trent Tucker Three Point Shootout Participant (1988)

1987-1988 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Patrick Ewing 82 31.0 20.2 8.2 1.5 1.3 3.0 3.5
Gerald Wilkins 81 33.4 17.4 3.3 4.0 1.1 0.3 2.6
Mark Jackson 82 39.6 13.6 4.8 10.6 2.5 0.1 3.1
Bill Cartwright 82 20.4 11.1 4.7 1.0 0.5 0.5 1.6
Kenny Walker 82 26.1 10.1 4.7 1.0 0.8 0.7 1.0
Johnny Newman 77 20.6 10.0 2.1 0.8 0.9 0.1 1.3
Sidney Green 82 25.0 7.8 7.8 1.1 0.8 0.4 1.8
Trent Tucker 71 17.6 7.1 1.7 1.6 0.7 0.1 0.7
Pat Cummings 62 15.3 5.5 3.8 0.6 0.3 0.2 1.0
Billy Donovan 44 8.3 2.4 0.6 2.0 0.4 0.0 1.0
Rick Carlisle 26 7.8 2.8 0.5 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.8
Chris McNealy 19 13.9 3.5 3.4 1.2 0.8 0.1 0.9
Sedric Toney 21 6.6 2.7 0.4 1.1 0.4 0.0 0.6
Ray Tolbert 11 16.1 4.3 3.2 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.9
Tony White 12 9.8 3.6 0.2 0.8 0.1 0.0 1.1
Louis Orr 29 6.2 1.4 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.5
Bob Thornton 7 12.1 2.4 1.9 0.6 0.3 0.0 1.1
Gerald Henderson 6 11.5 2.3 1.7 2.2 0.3 0.0 1.3
Rory Sparrow 3 17.3 3.3 0.7 1.7 1.3 0.0 2.0
Carey Scurry 4 2.0 0.5 0.8 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5

1987-1988 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. Bill Cartwright re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 30, 1985.

Patrick Ewing was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Patrick Ewing signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on August 1, 1985.

Mark Jackson was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Mark Jackson signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on October 16, 1987.

Trent Tucker was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Trent Tucker signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on October 5, 1982. Trent Tucker re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 24, 1985. Trent Tucker re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on October 28, 1987.

Kenny Walker was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Kenny Walker signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on October 3, 1986.

Gerald Wilkins was selected as the #23 pick in the Second Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Gerald Wilkins signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 26, 1985. Gerald Wilkins re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 26, 1986.

Acquired via Trade

Sidney Green was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Detroit Pistons on October 28, 1987.

Acquired via Free Agency

Rick Carlisle signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on November 30, 1987.

Pat Cummings signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 3, 1984.

Johnny Newman signed a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on November 12, 1987.

Louis Orr signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on October 22, 1982. Louis Orr re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on November 12, 1985.

Sedric Toney signed a contract with the New York Knicks on March 13, 1988. Sedric Toney re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on March 23, 1988.

1987-1988 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Rick Pitino Head Coach 1987-1988 N/A
Brendan Malone Assistant Coach 2003-2004 Assistant Coach (Indiana Pacers, 2000 to 2003)
Jim O'Brien Assistant Coach 1987-1988 N/A
Al Bianchi General Manager 1987-1988 Assistant Coach (Phoenix Suns, 1976 to 1987)
Ernie Grunfeld Television Analyst 1986-1987 N/A
Walt Frazier Television Analyst 1987-1988 N/A