5. Dick Barnett
Dick Barnett was originally drafted by the Syracuse Nationals, but he spent his last nine NBA seasons in the southern area of New York. Barnett was later traded to the New York Knicks, and he quickly emerged as a fan-favorite in Manhattan.
Barnett played along side some of the franchise’s greats, and he helped bring two championships to New York City, one in 1970 and the other in 1973. Barnett did the intangibles for the Knicks, and while his play was not flashy or eye-popping, it was effective and efficient. Dick Barnett averaged 15.6 points per game, 2.8 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per game in his time with the Knicks.
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