New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1975-1976 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Jim Barnett GF 6-4 170 9 Oregon 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Butch Beard G 6-3 185 5 Louisville 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Dennis Bell SF 6-5 185 2 Drake 1973 Rnd 5 Pick 14 United States
Bill Bradley GF 6-5 205 8 Princeton 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Ticky Burden SG 6-2 185 0 Utah 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Mel Davis F 6-6 220 2 St. John's 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
Larry Fogle SG 6-5 205 0 Canisius 1975 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
Walt Frazier PG 6-4 200 8 Southern Illinois 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
John Gianelli FC 6-10 220 3 Pacific 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Spencer Haywood PF 6-8 225 5 Detroit-Mercy 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
Phil Jackson PF 6-8 220 8 North Dakota 1967 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Ken Mayfield SG 6-2 185 0 Tuskegee 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
Earl Monroe G 6-3 185 8 Winston-Salem State 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Gene Short SF 6-6 200 0 Jackson State 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Neal Walk C 6-10 220 6 Florida 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Hawthorne Wingo F 6-6 210 3 Friendship College 1972 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1975-1976 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters W. Frazier E. Monroe B. Bradley J. Gianelli S. Haywood
Rotation     J. Barnett P. Jackson N. Walk
Rotation     M. Davis    
Rotation     H. Wingo    
Lim PT   B. Beard G. Short    

1975-1976 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics54-28-
2Philadelphia Sixers46-368
3Buffalo Braves46-368
4New York Knicks38-4416

1975-1976 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Walt Frazier Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1976)

1975-1976 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Earl Monroe 76 38.0 20.7 3.6 4.0 1.5 0.3
Spencer Haywood 78 37.1 19.9 11.3 1.2 0.7 1.0
Walt Frazier 59 41.1 19.1 6.8 5.9 1.8 0.2
Bill Bradley 82 33.0 11.1 2.9 3.0 0.8 0.2
John Gianelli 82 28.4 9.3 6.7 1.4 0.3 0.8
Neal Walk 82 16.3 7.4 4.7 1.5 0.3 0.3
Butch Beard 60 24.1 8.4 4.5 2.9 1.2 0.1
Phil Jackson 80 18.3 6.0 4.3 1.3 0.5 0.2
Jim Barnett 71 14.5 5.9 1.2 1.3 0.3 0.0
Hawthorne Wingo 57 9.4 3.2 1.9 0.3 0.3 0.1
Mel Davis 42 9.7 4.1 3.5 0.7 0.4 0.1
Gene Short 27 6.9 2.6 1.5 0.3 0.3 0.1
Ken Mayfield 13 4.9 2.8 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.0
Dennis Bell 10 7.6 1.9 1.4 0.3 0.6 0.1
Larry Fogle 2 7.0 1.0 1.5 0.0 0.5 0.0

1975-1976 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Mel Davis was selected as the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Mel Davis signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on October 13, 1973.

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. Phil Jackson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 11, 1972.

Acquired via Trade

Jim Barnett was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the New Orleans Jazz on February 2, 1975.

John Gianelli was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Houston Rockets on September 19, 1972. John Gianelli re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 9, 1975.

Spencer Haywood was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Seattle SuperSonics on October 23, 1975.

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.

Neal Walk was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the New Orleans Jazz on February 2, 1975.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Butch Beard was claimed off of the waiver wire by the New York Knicks from the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 27, 1975.

Bill Bradley with the New York Knicks on September 9, 1975.

Acquired via Free Agency

Gene Short signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on November 26, 1975.

Hawthorne Wingo signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on February 1, 1973.

1975-1976 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)