By Kelly Dwyer

Considered a consolation prize in the 1996 offseason when the Knicks fell short in the team’s attempts to sign Michael Jordan and Reggie Miller, Houston responded by acting as the most consistent force on a Knicks team that went on to make one Finals and one Eastern Conference finals appearance over the next nine years.

Never the most beloved player because of the size of his contracts and his relatively staid appearance in comparison to teammate Latrell Sprewell, Houston’s contributions made New York a playoff fixture spanning several eras and for that he should be credited.

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