10 best draft choices by the Knicks since 1990

David Lee was an All-Star for the Knicks in 2009-10. [Image Source: Flickr / teedotsdp]
David Lee was an All-Star for the Knicks in 2009-10. [Image Source: Flickr / teedotsdp]

David Lee was one of the league’s best rebounders while with the Knicks.

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The New York Knicks are the next team in this series of the team’s 10 best draft choices since 1990.

In order to make the list, the player must have actually been drafted by the Knicks (someone like Nate Robinson was acquired in a draft-day deal). Only the player’s impact with New York was considered (someone like Channing Frye made much more of an impact after leaving the Knicks). Where the player was drafted matters meaning if a second round pick had almost as much impact as a lottery pick, then the second round pick will be higher.

All of the team’s draft picks were found on Basketball Reference.

1

David Lee - First round, 30th overall (2005)

In three of his five seasons with the club, Lee averaged a points/rebounds double-double, and he was named an All-Star in 2009-10 when he averaged a career-best 20.2 points.

2

Kristaps Porzingis - First round, fourth overall (2015)

While Porzingis is likely the most talented on this list (averages of 17.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, and two blocks while with the Knicks), he appeared in just 186 games with the team before being traded to the Mavericks.

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