New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1969-1970 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Dick Barnett SG 6-4 190 9 Tennessee State 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Nate Bowman C 6-10 230 3 Wichita State 1965 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Bill Bradley GF 6-5 205 2 Princeton 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dave DeBusschere F 6-6 220 7 Detroit-Mercy 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Walt Frazier PG 6-4 200 2 Southern Illinois 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Bill Hosket PF 6-8 225 1 Ohio State 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Phil Jackson PF 6-8 220 2 North Dakota 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Don May SF 6-4 200 1 Dayton 1968 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Willis Reed FC 6-9 240 5 Grambling State 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Mike Riordan GF 6-4 200 1 Providence 1967 Rnd 12 Pick 5 United States
Cazzie Russell GF 6-5 218 3 Michigan 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Dave Stallworth SF 6-7 200 2 Wichita State 1965 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
John Warren G 6-3 180 0 St. John's 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
Milt Williams PG 6-2 182 0 Lincoln (MO) 1968 Rnd 17 Pick 5 United States

1969-1970 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters W. Frazier D. Barnett B. Bradley D. DeBusschere W. Reed
Rotation   J. Warren C. Russell B. Hosket N. Bowman
Rotation     M. Riordan    
Rotation     D. Stallworth    
Lim PT     D. May P. Jackson  

1969-1970 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1New York Knicks60-22-
2Milwaukee Bucks56-264
3Baltimore Bullets50-3210
4Philadelphia Sixers42-4018
5Cincinnati Royals36-4624
6Boston Celtics34-4826
7Detroit Pistons31-5129

1969-1970 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Willis Reed Most Valuable Player (1970)
Willis Reed Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1970)
Walt Frazier All-NBA First Team (1970)
Willis Reed All-NBA First Team (1970)
Dave DeBusschere All-NBA Defensive First Team (1970)
Walt Frazier All-NBA Defensive First Team (1970)
Willis Reed All-NBA Defensive First Team (1970)
Walt Frazier Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1970)
Willis Reed Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1970)
Dave DeBusschere Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1970)
Willis Reed All-Star MVP (1970)

1969-1970 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Willis Reed 81 38.1 21.7 13.9 2.0
Walt Frazier 77 39.5 20.9 6.0 8.2
Dick Barnett 82 33.8 14.9 2.7 3.6
Dave DeBusschere 79 33.3 14.6 10.0 2.5
Bill Bradley 67 31.3 14.5 3.6 4.0
Cazzie Russell 78 20.0 11.5 3.0 1.7
Dave Stallworth 82 16.8 7.8 3.9 1.7
Mike Riordan 81 20.7 7.7 2.4 2.5
Nate Bowman 81 9.2 2.9 3.2 0.6
Bill Hosket 36 6.5 3.3 1.8 0.5
John Warren 44 6.2 2.5 0.9 0.7
Don May 37 6.4 2.6 1.4 0.5

1969-1970 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

Bill Hosket was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Bill Hosket signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1968.

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.

Don May was selected as the #8 pick in the 3 Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Don May signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1968.

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.

Mike Riordan was selected as the #5 pick in the 12 Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Mike Riordan signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on July 21, 1968.

Cazzie Russell was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Cazzie Russell signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1966.

Dave Stallworth was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1965 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Dave Stallworth signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1965. Dave Stallworth re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1969.

John Warren was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. John Warren signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 3, 1969.

Acquired via Trade

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

Nate Bowman was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Seattle SuperSonics on September 18, 1967.

Bill Bradley with the New York Knicks on July 21, 1968.

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

1969-1970 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)