New York Knicks: 25 Greatest Players of All-Time

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21. Carl Braun

In terms of pure volume, the Top 4 scorers in New York Knicks aren’t very surprising. Patrick Ewing, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed and Allan Houston appear in that order, but the No. 5 player may come as a surprise.

More than 50 years after he played in his final game with the Knicks, Carl Braun is still one of New York’s Top 5 scorers.

Braun played with the Knicks from 1947 to 1961. He took two seasons off for military service in 1950-51 and 1951-52, respectively, which makes his Top 5 ranking all the more impressive.

In the season he returned, 1952-53, the Knicks made a third consecutive NBA Finals appearance.

As a member of the Knicks, Braun made five consecutive All-Star Game appearances. He was also named to the BAA Second Team in 1948 and the NBA Second Team in 1954, which is an accurate illustration of what he was: a pioneer.

Not many players have been more influential in franchise history than Braun.

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