New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1971-1972 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Dick Barnett SG 6-4 190 11 Tennessee State 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Bill Bradley GF 6-5 205 4 Princeton 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dave DeBusschere F 6-6 220 9 Detroit-Mercy 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Greg Fillmore C 7-1 240 1 Cheyney 1970 Rnd 8 Pick 17 United States
Walt Frazier PG 6-4 200 4 Southern Illinois 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Phil Jackson PF 6-8 220 4 North Dakota 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Jerry Lucas FC 6-8 230 8 Ohio State 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Eddie Mast PF 6-9 220 1 Temple 1969 Rnd 3 Pick 11 United States
Dean Meminger PG 6-0 175 0 Marquette 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
Eddie Miles SG 6-4 195 8 Seattle 1963 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Earl Monroe G 6-3 185 4 Winston-Salem State 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Charlie Paulk PF 6-8 219 2 Northeastern State 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Mike Price SG 6-3 200 1 Illinois 1970 Rnd 1 Pick 17 United States
Luther Rackley C 6-10 220 2 Xavier 1969 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Willis Reed FC 6-9 240 7 Grambling State 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Mike Riordan GF 6-4 200 3 Providence 1967 Rnd 12 Pick 5 United States
Dave Stallworth SF 6-7 200 4 Wichita State 1965 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Milt Williams PG 6-2 182 1 Lincoln (MO) 1968 Rnd 17 Pick 5 United States

1971-1972 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters W. Frazier B. Bradley D. DeBusschere P. Jackson J. Lucas
Rotation D. Meminger D. Barnett   E. Mast  
Rotation   E. Miles      
Lim PT   E. Monroe   W. Reed L. Rackley
Lim PT       C. Paulk G. Fillmore

1971-1972 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics56-26-
2New York Knicks48-348
3Philadelphia Sixers30-5226
4Buffalo Braves22-6034

1971-1972 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Walt Frazier All-NBA First Team (1972)
Dave DeBusschere All-NBA Defensive First Team (1972)
Walt Frazier All-NBA Defensive First Team (1972)
Walt Frazier Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1972)
Dave DeBusschere Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1972)

1971-1972 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Walt Frazier 77 40.6 23.2 6.7 5.8
Jerry Lucas 77 38.0 16.7 13.1 4.1
Dave DeBusschere 80 38.4 15.4 11.3 3.6
Bill Bradley 78 35.6 15.1 3.2 4.0
Dick Barnett 79 28.6 12.2 1.9 2.5
Earl Monroe 60 20.6 11.4 1.5 2.2
Phil Jackson 80 15.9 7.2 4.1 0.9
Dean Meminger 78 15.0 4.6 2.4 1.3
Luther Rackley 62 10.0 3.8 3.0 0.3
Willis Reed 11 33.0 13.4 8.7 2.0
Eddie Mast 40 6.8 2.6 1.8 0.2
Dave Stallworth 14 16.1 6.8 2.5 1.8
Eddie Miles 42 4.7 1.5 0.4 0.4
Charlie Paulk 28 5.4 1.4 1.8 0.2
Mike Price 6 6.7 3.2 1.0 1.0
Greg Fillmore 10 6.7 1.5 1.5 0.3
Mike Riordan 4 8.2 2.0 0.2 0.5

1971-1972 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Greg Fillmore was selected as the #17 pick in the 8 Round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Greg Fillmore signed a contract with the New York Knicks on November 24, 1970. Greg Fillmore re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 24, 1971.

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.

Eddie Mast was selected as the #11 pick in the 3 Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Eddie Mast signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1970. Eddie Mast re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 24, 1971.

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.

Acquired via Trade

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

Bill Bradley signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on June 22, 1967.

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

Jerry Lucas was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Golden State Warriors on May 7, 1971.

Earl Monroe was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Washington Wizards on November 11, 1971.

Charlie Paulk was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Chicago Bulls on December 10, 1971.

Luther Rackley was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 15, 1971.

Acquired via Free Agency

Eddie Miles signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on October 22, 1971.

1971-1972 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)