New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

2020-2021 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality Free Agent Info
9 R.J. Barrett SG 6-7 202 1 Duke 2019 Rnd 1 Pick 3 Canada TO-2022; RFA-2023
25 Reggie Bullock SG 6-7 205 7 North Carolina 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States UFA-2021
18 Alec Burks SG 6-6 214 9 Colorado 2011 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States UFA-2021
67 Taj Gibson F 6-9 232 11 USC 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 26 United States UFA-2021
12 Jared Harper PG 5-11 175 1 Auburn 2019 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States RFA-2021
20 Kevin Knox SF 6-9 215 2 Kentucky 2018 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States RFA-2022
3 Nerlens Noel FC 6-11 220 7 Kentucky 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States UFA-2021
11 Frank Ntilikina PG 6-6 200 3 Strasbourg IG (France) 2017 Rnd 1 Pick 8 Belgium / France RFA-2021
6 Elfrid Payton G 6-4 185 6 Louisiana 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States UFA-2021
14 Norvel Pelle FC 6-10 216 1 Delaware 87ers 2014 NBA Draft, Undrafted Lebanon / Antigua and Barbuda TO-2022; UFA-2023
21 Theo Pinson SG 6-6 218 2 North Carolina 2018 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States RFA-2021
5 Immanuel Quickley PG 6-3 188 0 Kentucky 2020 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States TO-2022; TO-2023; RFA-2024
30 Julius Randle PF 6-9 250 6 Kentucky 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States UFA-2022
23 Mitchell Robinson C 7-1 240 2 - 2018 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States TO-2021; UFA-2022
4 Derrick Rose PG 6-3 200 12 Memphis 2008 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States UFA-2021
1 Obi Toppin F 6-9 193 0 Dayton 2020 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States TO-2022; TO-2023; RFA-2024
  Luca Vildoza PG 6-3 190 0 Quilmes (Argentina) 2017 NBA Draft, Undrafted Argentina TO-2023; UFA-2024
   Two-Way player

2020-2021 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters E. Payton R. Barrett R. Bullock J. Randle N. Noel
Rotation D. Rose   A. Burks O. Toppin M. Robinson
Rotation I. Quickley   K. Knox   T. Gibson
Lim PT J. Harper F. Ntilikina     N. Pelle
Lim PT L. Vildoza T. Pinson      

New York Draft Rights Retained

Name Pos Draft Status Nationality
Quentin Grimes SG 2021 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
Rokas Jokubaitis PG 2021 Rnd 2 Pick 4 Lithuania
Miles McBride G 2021 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Jericho Sims C 2021 Rnd 2 Pick 28 United States
Mathias Lessort F 2017 Rnd 2 Pick 20 France
Ognjen Jaramaz SG 2017 Rnd 2 Pick 28 Serbia
Louis Labeyrie PF 2014 Rnd 2 Pick 27 France
Sergio Llull PG 2009 Rnd 2 Pick 4 Spain
Emir Preldzic SF 2009 Rnd 2 Pick 27 Turkey / Slovenia
Ante Tomic C 2008 Rnd 2 Pick 14 Croatia
Tadija Dragicevic PF 2008 Rnd 2 Pick 23 Serbia
Axel Hervelle PF 2005 Rnd 2 Pick 22 Belgium

2020-2021 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Julius Randle All-NBA Second Team (2021)
Julius Randle Player Of The Month (Apr 21)
Julius Randle Player Of The Week (04/19/21)
Julius Randle Most Improved Player (2021)
Immanuel Quickley All-Rookie Second Team (2021)
Julius Randle Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (2021)
R.J. Barrett Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2021)
Obi Toppin Slam Dunk Contest Participant (2021)
Julius Randle Skills Challenge Participant (2021)

2020-2021 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Julius Randle 71 37.6 24.1 10.2 6.0 0.9 0.3 3.4
R.J. Barrett 72 34.9 17.6 5.8 3.0 0.7 0.3 1.9
Immanuel Quickley 64 19.4 11.4 2.1 2.0 0.5 0.2 0.9
Reggie Bullock 65 30.0 10.9 3.4 1.5 0.8 0.2 0.7
Elfrid Payton 63 23.6 10.1 3.4 3.2 0.7 0.1 1.6
Alec Burks 49 25.6 12.7 4.6 2.2 0.6 0.3 1.0
Derrick Rose 35 26.8 14.9 2.9 4.2 0.9 0.4 1.4
Nerlens Noel 64 24.2 5.1 6.4 0.7 1.1 2.2 1.0
Mitchell Robinson 31 27.5 8.3 8.1 0.5 1.1 1.5 0.8
Obi Toppin 62 11.0 4.1 2.2 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.4
Taj Gibson 45 20.8 5.4 5.6 0.8 0.7 1.1 0.5
Kevin Knox 42 11.1 3.9 1.5 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.4
Austin Rivers 21 21.1 7.3 2.2 2.0 0.6 0.0 1.0
Frank Ntilikina 33 9.8 2.7 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.3
Norvel Pelle 9 5.8 1.2 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.0
Dennis Smith 3 9.2 3.0 0.7 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.3
Jared Harper 8 2.0 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4
Ignas Brazdeikis 4 1.8 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
Theo Pinson 17 2.0 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

New York Knicks Future Free Agent Details

2021 2022 2023 2024
Derrick Rose (UFA)
Taj Gibson (UFA)
Alec Burks (UFA)
Reggie Bullock (UFA)
Nerlens Noel (UFA)
Theo Pinson (RFA)
Elfrid Payton (UFA)
Frank Ntilikina (RFA)
Jared Harper (RFA)
Mitchell Robinson (TO)
Julius Randle (UFA)
Kevin Knox (RFA)
R.J. Barrett (TO)
Immanuel Quickley (TO)
Obi Toppin (TO)
Norvel Pelle (TO)
Luca Vildoza (TO)
R.J. Barrett (RFA)
Immanuel Quickley (TO)
Obi Toppin (TO)
Immanuel Quickley (RFA)
Obi Toppin (RFA)

New York Knicks Future Draft Pick Summary

Year First Round Second Round
2022Own; CHA 19-30Own
2023Own; CHA 17-30 if not already settled; DAL 11-30Own; DET (via PHL to LAC to MIN); UTH
2024Own; CHA 15-30 if not already settled; DAL 11-30 if not already settledOwn; DET (via LAC); More favorable of UTH and CLE (via UTH swap for CLE); MIA 56-60 (via CLE to DET to PHL)
2025Own; CHA 15-30 if not already settled; DAL 11-30 if not already settledOwn; DAL if DAL does not convey 1st round pick to NYK in 2023, 2024 or 2025
2026OwnOwn; CHA if CHA has not conveyed 1st round pick to NYK by 2025; MIN
2027OwnOwn; CHA if CHA has not conveyed 1st round pick to NYK by 2025
2028OwnOwn

New York Knicks Future Traded Pick Details

Incoming Outgoing

2022 first round draft pick from Charlotte
Charlotte's 1st round pick to New York protected for selections 1-18 in 2022, 1-16 in 2023, 1-14 in 2024 and 1-14 in 2025; if Charlotte has not conveyed a 1st round pick to New York by 2025, then Charlotte will instead convey its 2026 2nd round pick and 2027 2nd round draft pick to New York [Charlotte-New York, 7/30/2021]

2023 first round draft pick from Dallas
Dallas' 1st round pick to New York protected for selections 1-10 in 2023, 1-10 in 2024 and 1-10 in 2025; if Dallas has not conveyed a 1st round pick to New York by 2025, then Dallas will instead convey its 2025 2nd round pick to New York [Dallas-New York, 1/31/2019]

2023 second round draft pick from Detroit
Detroit's 2023 2nd round pick to New York (via Philadelphia to L.A. Clippers to Minnesota) [Detroit-Philadelphia, 6/21/2018; L.A. Clippers-Philadelphia, 2/6/2019; L.A. Clippers-Minnesota, 11/19/2020; Minnesota-New York-Oklahoma City, 11/20/2020]

2023 second round draft pick from Utah
Utah's 2023 2nd round pick to New York [New York-Utah, 11/22/2020]

2024 second round draft pick from Utah or Cleveland (more favorable)
New York will receive the more favorable of Utah's 2024 2nd round pick and Cleveland's 2024 2nd round pick and Indiana will receive the less favorable of the two (via Utah's right to swap for Cleveland) [Cleveland-Sacramento-Utah, 2/8/2018; New York-Utah, 11/22/2020; Brooklyn-Cleveland-Houston-Indiana, 1/16/2021]

2024 second round draft pick from Detroit
Detroit's 2024 2nd round pick to New York (via L.A. Clippers) [Brooklyn-Detroit-L.A. Clippers, 11/19/2020; L.A. Clippers-New York, 7/29/2021]

2024 second round draft pick from Miami
Miami's 2024 2nd round pick to Atlanta protected for selections 31-50 and 56-60 or to New York (via Cleveland to Detroit to Philadelphia) protected for selections 31-55 (Miami's obligation(s) to Atlanta and/or New York will thereafter be extinguished) [Cleveland-Miami, 2/8/2018; Atlanta-Miami, 6/19/2019; Cleveland-Detroit, 6/26/2019; Detroit-Philadelphia, 7/7/2019; New York-Oklahoma City-Philadelphia, 3/25/2021]

2026 second round draft pick from Minnesota
Minnesota's 2026 2nd round pick to New York [Minnesota-New York, 11/24/2020]

No picks outgoing

2020-2021 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

R.J. Barrett was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. R.J. Barrett signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on July 2, 2019.

Kevin Knox was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 2018 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Kevin Knox signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on July 4, 2018.

Frank Ntilikina was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 2017 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Frank Ntilikina signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on July 5, 2017.

Mitchell Robinson was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 2018 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Mitchell Robinson signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on July 8, 2018.

Obi Toppin was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 2020 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Obi Toppin signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on November 23, 2020.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Immanuel Quickley, the #25 pick in the First Round of the 2020 NBA Draft, were acquired by the New York Knicks from the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 20, 2020. Immanuel Quickley signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on November 28, 2020.

Acquired via Trade

Derrick Rose was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Detroit Pistons on February 8, 2021.

Acquired via Free Agency

Reggie Bullock signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 16, 2019.

Alec Burks signed a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on November 22, 2020.

Taj Gibson signed a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on January 7, 2021.

Nerlens Noel signed a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on November 25, 2020.

Elfrid Payton signed a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on November 29, 2020.

Norvel Pelle signed a contract with the New York Knicks on April 2, 2021. Norvel Pelle re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on April 12, 2021. Norvel Pelle re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on April 22, 2021.

Julius Randle signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 8, 2019.

Luca Vildoza signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on May 6, 2021.

2020-2021 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
James L. Dolan Owner, NBA Governor 1997-1998 N/A
Gregg Seibert Vice Chairman 2018-2019 N/A
Hank J. Ratner Alternate NBA Governor 2003-2004 N/A
Andrew Lustgarten Chief Executive Officer 2019-2020 President, MSG Sports (New York Knicks, 2018 to )
Victoria Mink Chief Financial Officer, Executive VP 2019-2020 N/A
Daniel Fleeter Chief Operating Officer 2019-2020 N/A
Fred Cofield Assistant to the General Manager 2020-2021 Scout (New York Knicks, 2017 to 2020)
Brett Fuller Manager of Basketball Operations 2018-2019 Basketball Operations Coordinator (New York Knicks, 2014 to 2018)
Jamaal Lesane Senior VP 2019-2020 Vice President of Legal (New York Knicks, 2014 to 2019)
Jonny Greco Senior VP 2019-2020 N/A
Tom Thibodeau Head Coach 2019-2020 Assistant Coach (2016 to 2017)
Johnnie Bryant Associate Head Coach 2020-2021 Head Coach (2019 to 2020)
Andy Greer Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Assistant Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2016 to 2019)
Darren Erman Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Head Coach (Maine Red Claws, 2019 to 2020)
Kenny Payne Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Associate Head Coach (Kentucky, 2014 to 2020)
Larry Greer Assistant Coach, Advance Scout 2020-2021 Assistant Coach (Phoenix Suns, 2019 to 2020)
Mike Woodson Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Assistant Coach (Los Angeles Clippers, 2014 to 2018)
Dice Yoshimoto Assistant to the Head Coach 2020-2021 Special Assistant to the President of Basketball Operations (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2016 to 2020)
Leon Rose President of Basketball Operations 2020-2021 N/A
Jamie Mathews VP of Basketball Operations 2003-2004 N/A
Scott Perry General Manager 2017-2018 Executive Vice President (Sacramento Kings, 2016 to 2018)
Frank Zanin Assistant General Manager 2019-2020 Pro Scout (Oklahoma City Thunder, 2016 to 2019)
Walt Perrin Assistant General Manager 2019-2020 Vice President of Player Personnel (Utah Jazz, 2008 to 2020)
Walker Russell Director of Scouting 2018-2019 Scout (New York Knicks, 2013 to 2018)
Mubarak Malik Director of Performance 2018-2019 Strength and Conditioning Coach (New York Knicks, 2013 to 2018)
Michael Arcieri Director of Basketball Strategy 2017-2018 Director of Basketball Administration (Orlando Magic, 2012 to 2017)
Brian Wendth Director of Team Operations 2018-2019 Manager of Sports Team Operations (New York Knicks, 2014 to 2018)
Chris Bernard VP, Player Development, Marketing and Team Operations 2001-2002 N/A
David Blatt Basketball Operations Consultant 2019-2020 Head Coach (Olympiacos, 2018 to 2020)
Marcus Jones Video Coordinator 2019-2020 Basketball Operations Assistant (Memphis Grizzlies, 2018 to 2019)
Scott King Assistant Video Coordinator 2019-2020 Video Intern (Detroit Pistons, 2018 to 2019)
Chris Santo Assistant Video Coordinator 2020-2021 Assistant Coach (Saint Anselm, 2016 to 2020)
Gabe Snider Assistant Video Coordinator 2020-2021 Video Intern (Detroit Pistons, 2018 to 2019)
Ike Azotam Assistant Video Coordinator 2020-2021 Video Intern (Detroit Pistons, 2019 to 2020)
Alex Kline Scout 2019-2020 Basketball Operations Assistant (New Orleans Pelicans, 2016 to 2020)
John Halas Scout 2019-2020 Scouting Coordinator (Orlando Magic, 2013 to 2018)
T.J. Zanin Scout 2019-2020 N/A
Reggie Johnson Scout 2020-2021 Advance Scout (Dallas Mavericks, 2006 to 2020)
Matt Harding Advance Scout 2013-2014 Advance Scout (New York Knicks, 2010 to 2014)
Joel Fisher Executive VP 2018-2019 N/A
Richard Claffey Executive VP 2018-2019 N/A
Sandy Kapell Executive VP 2018-2019 N/A
Richard Constable Executive VP 2019-2020 N/A
Darren Pfeffer Executive VP 2020-2021 N/A
Jayne McGivern Executive VP 2020-2021 N/A
Kim Kerns Executive VP 2020-2021 Chief Communications Officer (New York Knicks, 2018 to )
Mark Fitzpatrick Chief Financial Officer, Executive VP 2020-2021 N/A
Scott Packman General Counsel, Executive VP 2020-2021 N/A
Mike Martinez Equipment Manager 1992-1993 Ball Boy (New York Knicks, 1989 to 1992)
Anthony Goenaga Head Athletic Trainer 2020-2021 Associate Athletic Trainer (2017 to 2018)
Richard Williams Strength and Conditioning Coach 2020-2021 Sports Performance Specialist (Houston Rockets, 2017 to 2020)
Walt Frazier Television Analyst 1987-1988 N/A
Mike Breen Television Play-By-Play 1995-1996 N/A
Brendan Brown Radio Broadcaster 2008-2009 N/A
Ed Cohen Radio Broadcaster 2018-2019 N/A
Mike Walczewski Public Address Announcer 1989-1990 N/A
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