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The New York Knicks – Team of 2012-13 – The Last Time they made the Playoffs

The New York Knicks are back in the Playoffs. It has been a very long journey, a painful one for the Knicks fans. We look back at the squad in the 2012-13 season as the Knicks are ready to make a comeback this season to the playoffs.

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Last updated: 23.05.2021
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The New York Knicks are back in the Playoffs. It has been a very long journey, a painful one for the Knicks fans. One of the most decorated franchises in the History of the Game has suffered a lot and the entry in the Playoffs has been a fresh start to the Franchise. The last time they qualified for the playoffs was back in the 2012-2013 season.

Let us have a look at the squad in that season as the Knicks make a comeback this season


1. Carmelo Anthony

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One of the most influential players in the Knicks Franchise history after Patrick Ewing. Put the whole Knicks Franchise on the map. After Leaving the Denver Nuggets in the 2010-11 season, he joined the Knicks and rocked with them for 7 years, and moved on to the OKC Thunder.

Games

Minutes

Points

Assists

Rebounds

Steals

Blocks

FG%

67

37

28.7

2.6

6.9

0.8

0.5

44.9

 


2. Raymond Felton



The 6ft 1 point guard was at his peak during his stint with the Knicks. Felton joined the Knicks in 2010 after getting traded from the Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets). He was the co-captain for the season. He just played 1 season with the Knicks in his 1st stint and then he made a return in 2012 and played 2 more seasons. He then moved to the Dallas Mavericks.


Games

Minutes

Points

Assists

Rebounds

Steals

Blocks

FG%

68

34

13.9

5.5

2.9

1.4

0.2

42.7

 


3. J.R Smith



3-Point specialist, the player who played the best games of his career was with the NY Knicks. During his stint, he also achieved the feat of back-to-back three 30-point games off the bench which was achieved 1st time in the history of the game. He played 80 games that season which was 2nd highest for the team. He then moved to Cleveland Cavaliers post this season


Games

Minutes

Points

Assists

Rebounds

Steals

Blocks

FG%

80

33.5

18.1

2.7

5.3

1.3

0.3

42.2



4.  Tyson Chandler



The current NBA vet, Tyson Chandler had joined the Knicks in 2011 and played 3 seasons with the Knicks. He was the anchor of the defense where his presence made the Knicks improve the defensive efficiency from 22nd to 5th overall. He was also named an All-Star for the 1st time in his career during his tenure with the Knicks. He left Knicks in 2014 and rejoined Dallas Mavericks


Games

Minutes

Points

Assists

Rebounds

Steals

Blocks

FG%

66

32.8

  10.4

0.9

10.7

0.6

1.1

63.8

 


5. Jason Kidd



NBA legend, Jason Kidd joined the Knicks in the 2012 season which turned out to be the only season he played for the Knicks. He was supposed to act as a mentor to the rising Jeremy Lin, but he moved to the Houston Rockets. After a disappointing performance in the Playoffs, Kidd decided to call it quits and retired from the NBA.


Games

Minutes

Points

Assists

Rebounds

Steals

Blocks

FG%

76

26.9

6.0

3.3

4.3

1.6

0.3

37.2

 

6. Amar'e Stoudemire



6ft 10 Power forward, Stoudemire deserved an NBA ring, but he retired without one. He signed with the Knicks in 2011 and played 5 strong seasons with the Knicks. His game time in the last 2 seasons was mainly affected due to injuries and then left the NY Knicks in 2015 and joined the Dallas Mavericks.

Games

Minutes

Points

Assists

Rebounds

Steals

Blocks

FG%

29

23.5

14.2

0.4

5.0

0.3

0.7

57.7

 

 

7. Iman Shrumpet



The Knicks drafted him in 2011 as the 17th overall pick. He was known for his defense and rebounding prowess on the court. He Played 5 seasons with the Knicks and then moved to Cleveland Cavaliers


Games

Minutes

Points

Assists

Rebounds

Steals

Blocks

FG%

45

22.1

6.8

1.7

3.0

1.0

0.2

39.6

 

 

8. Steve Novak



Novak signed with the Knicks in 2011 on a veteran minimum contract, so that he can provide important off-the-bench points and minutes. He was an excellent 3-point shooter. He played 2 seasons with the Knicks before moving to Toronto Raptors.

Games

Minutes

Points

Assists

Rebounds

Steals

Blocks

FG%

81

20.3

6.6

0.4

1.9

0.3

0.1

41.4

 

 

9. Pablo Prigioni



One of the most underrated players in the NBA. Prigioni joined the Knicks in 2012 on a rookie contract. He became the oldest rookie in NBA history at 35. He had great European Success on his back. He played 3 seasons with the Knicks and then moved to the Houston Rockets


Games

Minutes

Points

Assists

Rebounds

Steals

Blocks

FG%

78

16.2

3.5

3.0

1.8

0.9

0.0

45.5

 

 

10.Ronnie Brewer



Brewer signed with the Knicks in 2012 from the Chicago Bulls and played one season with the squad. His contributions were limited off the bench and did not pan out to be a good outing for Brewer. He moved to OKC Thunder.

Games

Minutes

Points

Assists

Rebounds

Steals

Blocks

FG%

46

15.5

3.6

0.9

2.2

0.7

0.1

36.6

 

 

11. Chris Copeland



The 6ft 8 Small Forward who went undrafted in the 2006 NBA Draft, had a long journey to make it into the NBA. Went through the D-League and was signed up by the Knicks in 2012 where he had an excellent 1st 5 games in the NBA which made his contract permanent for the season. He moved to the Indiana Pacers post this season.


Games

Minutes

Points

Assists

Rebounds

Steals

Blocks

FG%

56

15.4

8.7

0.5

2.1

0.3

0.2

47.9

 

 

12. Kurt Thomas



Thomas had played 7 seasons earlier with the Knicks from 1998-2005 before leaving the team. He returned with the Knicks for a farewell season before getting waived in 2013.


Games

Minutes

Points

Assists

Rebounds

Steals

Blocks

FG%

39

10.1

2.5

0.5

2.3

0.3

0.4

54.2

 

As the Knicks make a comeback in the Playoffs, they will face the much-improved Atlanta Hawks, with home-court advantage for the Knicks and the return of the fans, this would prove to be a good head start for the franchise to make the most out of it.


Note – The players are filtered according to games played, minutes played and points scored


Notable Players in the Squad – Rashid Wallace, Earl Barron, Quentin Richardson, Kenyon Martin, Solomon Jones, James White.

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