New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1985-1986 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
20 James Bailey FC 6-9 220 6 Rutgers 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
1 Ken Bannister FC 6-9 235 1 St. Augustine's College (Raleigh) 1984 Rnd 7 Pick 17 United States
7 Butch Carter G 6-5 180 5 Indiana 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
25 Bill Cartwright C 7-1 245 6 San Francisco 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
35 Fred Cofield G 6-3 190 0 Eastern Michigan 1985 Rnd 4 Pick 3 United States
42 Pat Cummings FC 6-9 230 7 Cincinnati 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
33 Patrick Ewing C 7-0 240 0 Georgetown 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States / Jamaica
3 Ken Green PF 6-8 215 1 Texas-RGV 1981 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
18 Ernie Grunfeld GF 6-6 210 8 Tennessee 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 11 Romania / United States
30 Bernard King SF 6-7 205 8 Tennessee 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
14 Chris McNealy F 6-7 210 0 San Jose State 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
55 Louis Orr F 6-8 175 5 Syracuse 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
2 Rory Sparrow G 6-2 175 5 Villanova 1980 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
23 Bob Thornton C 6-10 225 0 UC Irvine 1984 Rnd 4 Pick 17 United States
6 Trent Tucker G 6-5 193 3 Minnesota 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
4 Darrell Walker SG 6-4 180 2 Arkansas 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
21 Gerald Wilkins SG 6-6 185 0 Chattanooga 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States

1985-1986 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Sparrow G. Wilkins L. Orr J. Bailey P. Ewing
Rotation   D. Walker C. McNealy P. Cummings B. Thornton
Rotation   T. Tucker E. Grunfeld K. Bannister B. Cartwright
Rotation   F. Cofield   K. Green  
Lim PT     B. King    

1985-1986 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics67-15-
2Philadelphia Sixers54-2813
3Washington Bullets39-4328
4New Jersey Nets39-4328
5New York Knicks23-5944

1985-1986 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Patrick Ewing Player Of The Week (11/17/85)
Patrick Ewing Rookie Of The Year (1986)
Patrick Ewing All-Rookie First Team (1986)
Patrick Ewing Rookie Of The Month (Nov 85, Jan 86)
Patrick Ewing Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1986)
Gerald Wilkins Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1986)
Trent Tucker Three Point Shootout Participant (1986)
Rory Sparrow J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1986)

1985-1986 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Gerald Wilkins 81 25.0 12.6 2.7 2.0 0.8 0.1 2.0
Patrick Ewing 50 35.4 20.0 9.0 2.0 1.1 2.1 3.4
Louis Orr 74 30.2 11.9 4.2 2.4 0.8 0.4 1.6
Darrell Walker 81 25.0 10.3 2.7 4.2 1.8 0.4 2.4
Trent Tucker 77 23.2 10.6 2.2 2.5 0.8 0.1 0.9
Rory Sparrow 74 31.7 10.8 2.3 6.4 1.1 0.2 2.1
Ken Bannister 70 20.1 8.6 4.6 0.6 0.6 0.3 1.8
James Bailey 48 25.9 11.1 7.0 1.0 0.7 0.8 2.1
Pat Cummings 31 32.5 15.7 9.0 1.5 0.9 0.4 2.8
Ernie Grunfeld 76 18.4 5.4 2.7 1.6 0.5 0.2 0.7
Bob Thornton 71 18.6 4.6 3.9 0.6 0.4 0.1 1.1
Chris McNealy 30 20.9 5.7 6.8 1.4 1.3 0.4 1.2
Fred Cofield 45 10.4 3.7 1.0 1.8 0.5 0.1 1.1
Ken Green 7 10.3 4.4 3.9 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.1
Bill Cartwright 2 18.0 6.0 5.0 2.5 0.5 0.5 3.0
Butch Carter 5 6.2 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.2 0.0 1.2

1985-1986 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Ken Bannister was selected as the #17 pick in the 7 Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Ken Bannister signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on August 1, 1984.

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.

Fred Cofield was selected as the #3 pick in the 4 Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Fred Cofield signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 26, 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.

Bob Thornton was selected as the #17 pick in the 4 Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Bob Thornton signed a contract with the New York Knicks on August 1, 1985.

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.

Darrell Walker was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Darrell Walker signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on August 1, 1983.

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.

Acquired via Trade

James Bailey was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the San Antonio Spurs on October 24, 1984.

Bernard King was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Golden State Warriors on October 22, 1982.

Rory Sparrow was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Atlanta Hawks on February 12, 1983.

Acquired via Free Agency

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

Ken Green signed a contract with the New York Knicks on March 25, 1986. Ken Green re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on April 4, 1986.

Ernie Grunfeld signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 10, 1982.

Chris McNealy signed a contract with the New York Knicks on February 13, 1986. Chris McNealy re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on February 23, 1986.

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.

1985-1986 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Hubie Brown Head Coach 1982-1983 Head Coach (Atlanta Hawks, 1976 to 1981)
Dave DeBusschere General Manager 1982-1983 General Manager (Brooklyn Nets, 1974 to 1975)