New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1986-1987 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
25 Bill Cartwright C 7-1 245 7 San Francisco 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
42 Pat Cummings FC 6-9 230 8 Cincinnati 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 15 United States
33 Patrick Ewing C 7-0 240 1 Georgetown 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States / Jamaica
11 Stewart Granger G 6-3 190 3 Villanova 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 24 Canada
7 Gerald Henderson G 6-2 175 8 VCU 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 20 United States
30 Bernard King SF 6-7 205 9 Tennessee 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
26 Bill Martin F 6-7 205 1 Georgetown 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
14 Chris McNealy F 6-7 210 1 San Jose State 1983 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
44 Jawann Oldham C 7-0 215 6 Seattle 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
55 Louis Orr F 6-8 175 6 Syracuse 1980 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
26 McKinley Singleton GF 6-5 175 2 UAB 1984 Rnd 6 Pick 4 United States
2 Rory Sparrow G 6-2 175 6 Villanova 1980 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
23 Bob Thornton C 6-10 225 1 UC Irvine 1984 Rnd 4 Pick 17 United States
6 Trent Tucker G 6-5 193 4 Minnesota 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
7 Kenny Walker F 6-8 210 0 Kentucky 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
45 Eddie Lee Wilkins FC 6-10 220 1 Gardner-Webb 1984 Rnd 6 Pick 17 United States
21 Gerald Wilkins SG 6-6 185 1 Chattanooga 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 23 United States
8 Brad Wright FC 6-11 225 0 UCLA 1985 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States

1986-1987 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Sparrow G. Wilkins K. Walker P. Ewing B. Cartwright
Rotation   T. Tucker B. King L. Orr E. Wilkins
Rotation     C. McNealy P. Cummings J. Oldham
Rotation         B. Wright
Rotation         B. Thornton
Lim PT G. Henderson        

1986-1987 Atlantic Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics59-23-
2Philadelphia Sixers45-3714
3Washington Bullets42-4017
4New Jersey Nets24-5835
5New York Knicks24-5835

1986-1987 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Patrick Ewing Player Of The Week (12/28/86)
Gerald Wilkins Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1987)

1986-1987 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Gerald Wilkins 80 34.5 19.1 3.7 4.4 1.1 0.2 2.7
Patrick Ewing 63 35.0 21.5 8.8 1.7 1.4 2.3 3.7
Bill Cartwright 58 34.3 17.5 7.7 1.7 0.7 0.4 2.2
Trent Tucker 70 24.2 11.4 1.9 2.4 1.7 0.2 1.1
Gerald Henderson 68 27.8 10.9 2.4 6.5 1.4 0.2 2.3
Kenny Walker 68 25.3 10.4 5.0 1.1 0.7 0.7 1.1
Rory Sparrow 80 24.4 7.6 1.4 5.4 0.8 0.1 1.8
Louis Orr 65 22.2 7.0 3.6 1.7 0.7 0.3 1.1
Pat Cummings 49 21.6 8.6 6.4 0.8 0.5 0.1 1.7
Chris McNealy 59 16.5 3.9 3.8 0.8 0.6 0.3 1.1
Jawann Oldham 44 17.6 3.9 4.1 0.4 0.5 1.6 1.1
Eddie Lee Wilkins 24 18.9 5.8 4.4 0.2 0.4 0.1 1.2
Bernard King 6 35.7 22.7 5.3 3.2 0.3 0.0 2.5
Bob Thornton 33 8.5 2.2 1.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.7
Brad Wright 14 9.9 3.7 3.8 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.9
Stewart Granger 15 11.1 3.3 1.1 1.8 0.5 0.1 1.5
Bill Martin 8 8.5 3.1 0.9 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.9
McKinley Singleton 2 5.0 2.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

1986-1987 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

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. Bob Thornton re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on August 1, 1986.

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.

Kenny Walker was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Kenny Walker signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on October 3, 1986.

Eddie Lee Wilkins was selected as the #17 pick in the 6 Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Eddie Lee Wilkins signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1984. Eddie Lee Wilkins re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on February 22, 1987. Eddie Lee Wilkins re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on March 3, 1987.

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. Gerald Wilkins re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 26, 1986.

Acquired via Trade

Gerald Henderson was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Seattle SuperSonics on November 12, 1986.

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

Jawann Oldham was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Chicago Bulls on October 30, 1986.

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.

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. Chris McNealy re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on June 17, 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.

Brad Wright signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on March 21, 1987.

1986-1987 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)
Bob Hill Head Coach 1986-1987 N/A
Brendan Malone Assistant Coach 2003-2004 Assistant Coach (Indiana Pacers, 2000 to 2003)
Gordon Stirling General Manager 1986-1987 N/A
Ernie Grunfeld Television Analyst 1986-1987 N/A