New York Knicks: Top 5 point guards of all-time

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Apr 11, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Former New York Knicks player and current television color commentator Walt Frazier during the game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Knicks beat the Raptors 108-100. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

– Walt Frazier

Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier is the easy choice for the top spot of the Knicks all-time great point guards, as he is one of the best in NBA history. With the fifth pick in the 1967 NBA Draft, the Knicks would strike gold with Frazier out of Southern Illinois.

It wouldn’t take long for Frazier to become a star in the NBA, as in his third season he would make his first of seven straight All-Star teams, and even won the MVP in the 1974-75 All-Star Game.

Frazier would play 10 fantastic seasons with the Knicks, as he averaged 19.3 PPG, 6.3 APG, 6.1 RPG, and 2.0 SPG. Frazier would be a walking triple-double from the point guard position, as he was a truly unique talent for his time. The Knicks have only won two championships in their franchise, and Frazier was a main reason for both of them. In 1987, Frazier would be elected into the Basketball Hall-of-Fame, as one of the best players in NBA history.

He is still a very big part of the Knicks’ organization, as he is their color commentator, and owns a basketball-themed restaurant in New York City. Frazier may be best known for his wild suits, but his game was truly special.

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