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Charles Oakley

  • Height: 6-9
  • School: Virginia Union
  • How acquired: Trade
  • Years with team: 10
  • Jersey number: 34
  • Knicks earnings: *
  • * denotes incomplete earnings

After a three-year stint in Chicago, Oakley was dealt to the Knicks to team with Patrick Ewing for much of the 1990s.

Oakley was a bruiser underneath the basket, often taking turns with Anthony Mason clogging the lane, crashing the boards and preventing scorers from penetrating. He was very durable considering the style of basketball he played, appearing in 82 games four times during his 10-year run with the team. He even set a then-NBA record during the 1993-94 season, playing in 107 total games -- 82 in the regular season, 25 in the postseason.

The power forward also served as the team's premier rebounder for much of his tenure; Oakley averaged at least 10 rebounds per game four different times, including 12.1 in 1990-91.

Knicks fans remember Oakley for his unselfish play and hard-nosed attitude. Despite playing more than 30 minutes per game and shooting near 50 percent from the field for most of his Knicks career, he was never a scorer. Oakley averaged 12-plus points per game just twice for the Knicks.

Oakley was named to one All-Star game as a Knick (1994), grabbing three rebounds in 11 minutes -- and was NBA All-Defensive first team once (in 1993-94) and second team once (in 1997-98).

Statistics with Knicks

  • Points: 7,528
  • Games: 727
  • Minutes: 23,959
  • PPG: 10.4
  • RPG: 10.0
  • APG: 2.3
  • Rebounds: 7,291
  • Assists: 1,699
  • Steals: 844
  • Blocks: 159
  • Field goals: 2,910
  • 3-pointers: 27
  • Free throws: 1681
  • FG%: 0.493
  • 3P%: 0.220

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