New York Knicks all-time roster

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Dave DeBusschere

  • Height: 6-6
  • School: Detroit
  • How acquired: Trade
  • Years with team: 6
  • Jersey number: 22
  • Knicks earnings: *
  • * denotes incomplete earnings

After six-plus seasons with the Detroit Pistons, including a stint as player-coach at just 24 years old starting in 1964, DeBusschere was traded to the Knicks for Walt Bellamy and Howard Komives during the 1968-69 season.

The Knicks won the 1970 and 1973 NBA championships with DeBusschere in the lineup. A tenacious defender, the forward was named to the NBA All-Defensive first team six times, and named an NBA All-Star eight times.

In each of his five-plus seasons with the Knicks, DeBusschere averaged a double-double. He finished his Knicks career averaging 16.0 points and 10.8 rebounds, shooting 43.9 percent from the field. He's 26th all-time in the NBA for rebounds per game and 37th in the league for career rebounds.

DeBusschere was the Knicks general manager when Patrick Ewing was drafted in 1985. The Knicks retired his No. 22 in 1981, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983, and he was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history in 1996.

Statistics with Knicks

  • Points: 6,957
  • Games: 435
  • Minutes: 15,967
  • PPG: 16.0
  • RPG: 10.7
  • APG: 3.1
  • Rebounds: 4,671
  • Assists: 1,345
  • Steals: 67
  • Blocks: 39
  • Field goals: 2,939
  • 3-pointers: 0
  • Free throws: 1079
  • FG%: 0.439
  • 3P%: 0.000

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