2. Allan Houston
Allan Houston was the leader of the Knicks team in the early 2000s, and he had the responsibility to bring the team back to glory in the post Patrick Ewing era. Houston was traded to New York from the Detroit Pistons in 1996, and the coaches trusted him to be the go-to-man for the team.
Houston was a prolific scorer and he had a knack of getting to the basket for either easy shots or free-throw attempts. The Knicks did not have an explosive scorer since John Starks, so Knicks fans were delighted when Houston took his talents to Manhattan. As a Knick, Allan Houston brought his squad to five consecutive playoff appearances, and the zenith of his career came when he brought the Knicks to the 1999 NBA Finals.
Allan Houston currently ranks 4th on the Knicks’ all-time scoring list with 14,551 points and he represented the team in two NBA All-Star games (2000 and 2001). Although Houston never brought a championship to New York, his memorable plays and unbelievable scoring performances won him the appreciation of the Garden crowd. Houston spent his last nine NBA seasons with the Knicks and he averaged 18.5 ppg, 2.4 apg and 3.0 apg.
Next: Number 1