2: Damyean Dotson
The following season, Damyean Dotson was the guy who took Allonzo Trier’s spot as the most exciting underdog for the Knicks. Initially drafted in the second round in 2017, Dotson put up Trier-like numbers in limited minutes, except he had a head-turning mix bag of tricks.
He would throw insane passes from time to time and had excellent touch. Dotson was also the Knicks’ best scorer outside of Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway Jr. for a stretch that season.
3: Tim Hardaway Jr.
It was not tough to see Tim Hardaway Jr. leave the Knicks, but he has since proven himself as a consistent offensive threat season after season. The Hardaway legacy gave the Knicks 19 points per game in his best season. He didn’t play defense but wasn’t good enough to be second fiddle once the Unicorn broke out.
4: Kyle O’Quinn
Kyle O’Quinn only averaged 7.1 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game in an average of 18 minutes behind Porzingis. At six-foot-nine, he couldn’t really be played at the five. Despite his limited role, he was a skilled passer and tough rebounder. O’Quinn was loved by students of the game and was popularly referred to as the most underrated Knicks player.
5: Reggie Bullock
Reggie Bullock is still a valuable rotation player in the NBA today, bringing the intangibles nightly. During his two seasons leading up to our current era, he shot 41% from three and played strong wing defense, usually averaging a swipe per contest despite limited minutes.