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1949-50 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster and Stats

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Record: 40-28, Finished 3rd in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Murray Mendenhall (40-28)

PTS/G: 79.3 (11th of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 77.9 (8th of 17)
SRS: 1.84 (8th of 17)
Expected W-L: 38-30 (8th of 17)

Arena: North Side High School Gym ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1950 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Central Division Finals (0-2) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Central Division Semifinals (0-2) versus Rochester Royals  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Central Division Third Place Tiebreaker (0-1) versus Chicago Stags  (Series Stats)

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
3 Curly Armstrong G-F 5-11 170 November 1, 1918 1 Indiana University
12 Charlie Black F-C 6-5 200 June 15, 1921 1 University of Kansas
10 Bob Carpenter F-C 6-5 200 November 6, 1917 R East Texas State University
14 Bob Harris F-C 6-7 195 March 16, 1927 R Oklahoma State University
16 Bill Henry C 6-9 215 December 27, 1924 1 Rice University
5 Ralph Johnson PG 5-11 170 December 6, 1921 R Huntington University
15 Jack Kerris PF 6-6 215 January 30, 1925 R Loyola University of Chicago
7 Leo Klier F-G 6-2 170 May 21, 1923 1 University of Notre Dame
6 Duane Klueh G 6-3 175 January 6, 1926 R Indiana State University
15 John Mahnken C 6-8 220 June 16, 1922 3 Georgetown University
9 Jerry Nagel G 6-0 190 May 18, 1928 R Loyola University of Chicago
5 Richie Niemiera G-F 6-1 165 May 26, 1921 1 University of Notre Dame
4 John Oldham G 6-3 175 June 22, 1923 R Western Kentucky University
8 Fred Schaus F 6-5 205 June 30, 1925 R West Virginia University
12 Howie Schultz PF 6-6 200 July 3, 1922 R Hamline University
17 Clint Wager C-F 6-6 210 January 20, 1920 R Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 68 1878 5901 .318 1878 5901 .318 1634 2331 .701 1364 2065 5390
Team/G 27.6 86.8 .318 27.6 86.8 .318 24.0 34.3 .701 20.1 30.4 79.3
Lg Rank 8 2 14 8 2 14 7 5 14 6 17 8
Year/Year 7.9% -3.0% +0.032 7.9% -3.0% +0.032 4.1% 3.9% +0.001 11.2% 5.8% 6.7%
Opponent 68 5297
Opponent/G 77.9
Lg Rank 10
Year/Year 0.5%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 38 30 1.37 0.48 1.84 .395 .318 .277 North Side High School Gym
Lg Rank 8 8 8 6 8 9 14 11

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Clint Wager 30 63 57 203 .281 57 203 .281 29 47 .617 90 175 143
2 Charlie Black 28 36 125 435 .287 125 435 .287 132 209 .632 75 140 382
3 Bob Carpenter 32 66 212 617 .344 212 617 .344 190 256 .742 92 168 614
4 Bob Harris 22 62 168 465 .361 168 465 .361 140 223 .628 129 190 476
5 Bill Henry 25 44 65 209 .311 65 209 .311 84 125 .672 39 99 214
6 Ralph Johnson 28 32 110 353 .312 110 353 .312 33 46 .717 67 95 253
7 Jack Kerris 25 64 149 455 .327 149 455 .327 159 248 .641 110 162 457
8 Duane Klueh 24 19 49 112 .438 49 112 .438 46 69 .667 28 38 144
9 Leo Klier 26 66 157 516 .304 157 516 .304 141 190 .742 121 177 455
10 John Mahnken 27 2 3 8 .375 3 8 .375 1 3 .333 2 8 7
11 Jerry Nagel 21 14 6 28 .214 6 28 .214 1 4 .250 18 11 13
12 Richie Niemiera 28 31 59 207 .285 59 207 .285 56 73 .767 61 42 174
13 John Oldham 26 59 127 426 .298 127 426 .298 103 145 .710 99 192 357
14 Fred Schaus 24 68 351 996 .352 351 996 .352 270 330 .818 176 232 972
15 Howie Schultz 27 32 96 355 .270 96 355 .270 79 122 .648 81 119 271
16 Curly Armstrong 31 63 144 516 .279 144 516 .279 170 241 .705 176 217 458

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Clint Wager 30 63 0.9 3.2 .281 0.9 3.2 .281 0.5 0.7 .617 1.4 2.8 2.3
2 Charlie Black 28 36 3.5 12.1 .287 3.5 12.1 .287 3.7 5.8 .632 2.1 3.9 10.6
3 Bob Carpenter 32 66 3.2 9.3 .344 3.2 9.3 .344 2.9 3.9 .742 1.4 2.5 9.3
4 Bob Harris 22 62 2.7 7.5 .361 2.7 7.5 .361 2.3 3.6 .628 2.1 3.1 7.7
5 Bill Henry 25 44 1.5 4.8 .311 1.5 4.8 .311 1.9 2.8 .672 0.9 2.3 4.9
6 Ralph Johnson 28 32 3.4 11.0 .312 3.4 11.0 .312 1.0 1.4 .717 2.1 3.0 7.9
7 Jack Kerris 25 64 2.3 7.1 .327 2.3 7.1 .327 2.5 3.9 .641 1.7 2.5 7.1
8 Duane Klueh 24 19 2.6 5.9 .438 2.6 5.9 .438 2.4 3.6 .667 1.5 2.0 7.6
9 Leo Klier 26 66 2.4 7.8 .304 2.4 7.8 .304 2.1 2.9 .742 1.8 2.7 6.9
10 John Mahnken 27 2 1.5 4.0 .375 1.5 4.0 .375 0.5 1.5 .333 1.0 4.0 3.5
11 Jerry Nagel 21 14 0.4 2.0 .214 0.4 2.0 .214 0.1 0.3 .250 1.3 0.8 0.9
12 Richie Niemiera 28 31 1.9 6.7 .285 1.9 6.7 .285 1.8 2.4 .767 2.0 1.4 5.6
13 John Oldham 26 59 2.2 7.2 .298 2.2 7.2 .298 1.7 2.5 .710 1.7 3.3 6.1
14 Fred Schaus 24 68 5.2 14.6 .352 5.2 14.6 .352 4.0 4.9 .818 2.6 3.4 14.3
15 Howie Schultz 27 32 3.0 11.1 .270 3.0 11.1 .270 2.5 3.8 .648 2.5 3.7 8.5
16 Curly Armstrong 31 63 2.3 8.2 .279 2.3 8.2 .279 2.7 3.8 .705 2.8 3.4 7.3

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Clint Wager 30 63 .281 .281 .617
2 Charlie Black 28 36 .287 .287 .632
3 Bob Carpenter 32 66 .344 .344 .742
4 Bob Harris 22 62 .361 .361 .628
5 Bill Henry 25 44 .311 .311 .672
6 Ralph Johnson 28 32 .312 .312 .717
7 Jack Kerris 25 64 .327 .327 .641
8 Duane Klueh 24 19 .438 .438 .667
9 Leo Klier 26 66 .304 .304 .742
10 John Mahnken 27 2 .375 .375 .333
11 Jerry Nagel 21 14 .214 .214 .250
12 Richie Niemiera 28 31 .285 .285 .767
13 John Oldham 26 59 .298 .298 .710
14 Fred Schaus 24 68 .352 .352 .818
15 Howie Schultz 27 32 .270 .270 .648
16 Curly Armstrong 31 63 .279 .279 .705

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Clint Wager 30 63 .281 .281 .617
2 Charlie Black 28 36 .287 .287 .632
3 Bob Carpenter 32 66 .344 .344 .742
4 Bob Harris 22 62 .361 .361 .628
5 Bill Henry 25 44 .311 .311 .672
6 Ralph Johnson 28 32 .312 .312 .717
7 Jack Kerris 25 64 .327 .327 .641
8 Duane Klueh 24 19 .438 .438 .667
9 Leo Klier 26 66 .304 .304 .742
10 John Mahnken 27 2 .375 .375 .333
11 Jerry Nagel 21 14 .214 .214 .250
12 Richie Niemiera 28 31 .285 .285 .767
13 John Oldham 26 59 .298 .298 .710
14 Fred Schaus 24 68 .352 .352 .818
15 Howie Schultz 27 32 .270 .270 .648
16 Curly Armstrong 31 63 .279 .279 .705

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Clint Wager 30 63 .320 .281 .232 -0.8 2.2 1.5
2 Charlie Black 28 36 .362 .287 .480 -0.7 2.2 1.5
3 Bob Carpenter 32 66 .421 .344 .415 2.2 2.8 5.0
4 Bob Harris 22 62 .423 .361 .480 2.1 3.0 5.0
5 Bill Henry 25 44 .405 .311 .598 0.6 1.3 1.9
6 Ralph Johnson 28 32 .339 .312 .130 -1.2 1.7 0.5
7 Jack Kerris 25 64 .405 .327 .545 1.3 2.6 3.9
8 Duane Klueh 24 19 .506 .438 .616 1.4 0.6 2.1
9 Leo Klier 26 66 .379 .304 .368 0.1 2.9 3.0
10 John Mahnken 27 2 .376 .375 .375 0.0 0.1 0.1
11 Jerry Nagel 21 14 .218 .214 .143 -0.3 0.2 -0.1
12 Richie Niemiera 28 31 .364 .285 .353 -0.2 1.0 0.8
13 John Oldham 26 59 .364 .298 .340 -0.5 2.8 2.3
14 Fred Schaus 24 68 .426 .352 .331 4.0 4.3 8.4
15 Howie Schultz 27 32 .332 .270 .344 -1.4 2.0 0.5
16 Curly Armstrong 31 63 .368 .279 .467 -0.1 3.6 3.5

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Clint Wager 30 4 11 25 .440 11 25 .440 8 10 .800 8 22 30
2 Bob Carpenter 32 4 11 30 .367 11 30 .367 10 14 .714 2 6 32
3 Bob Harris 22 4 9 32 .281 9 32 .281 12 20 .600 11 15 30
4 Ralph Johnson 28 4 8 32 .250 8 32 .250 12 16 .750 8 13 28
5 Jack Kerris 25 4 12 30 .400 12 30 .400 13 22 .591 5 17 37
6 Duane Klueh 24 2 2 10 .200 2 10 .200 5 5 1.000 3 8 9
7 Leo Klier 26 2 0 3 .000 0 3 .000 1 1 1.000 3 1 1
8 John Oldham 26 4 12 27 .444 12 27 .444 13 17 .765 4 15 37
9 Howie Schultz 27 4 15 61 .246 15 61 .246 13 17 .765 4 15 43
10 Fred Schaus 24 4 24 66 .364 24 66 .364 26 31 .839 11 9 74
11 Curly Armstrong 31 3 4 22 .182 4 22 .182 1 4 .250 6 6 9

Playoffs Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Clint Wager 30 4 2.8 6.3 .440 2.8 6.3 .440 2.0 2.5 .800 2.0 5.5 7.5
2 Bob Carpenter 32 4 2.8 7.5 .367 2.8 7.5 .367 2.5 3.5 .714 0.5 1.5 8.0
3 Bob Harris 22 4 2.3 8.0 .281 2.3 8.0 .281 3.0 5.0 .600 2.8 3.8 7.5
4 Ralph Johnson 28 4 2.0 8.0 .250 2.0 8.0 .250 3.0 4.0 .750 2.0 3.3 7.0
5 Jack Kerris 25 4 3.0 7.5 .400 3.0 7.5 .400 3.3 5.5 .591 1.3 4.3 9.3
6 Duane Klueh 24 2 1.0 5.0 .200 1.0 5.0 .200 2.5 2.5 1.000 1.5 4.0 4.5
7 Leo Klier 26 2 0.0 1.5 .000 0.0 1.5 .000 0.5 0.5 1.000 1.5 0.5 0.5
8 John Oldham 26 4 3.0 6.8 .444 3.0 6.8 .444 3.3 4.3 .765 1.0 3.8 9.3
9 Howie Schultz 27 4 3.8 15.3 .246 3.8 15.3 .246 3.3 4.3 .765 1.0 3.8 10.8
10 Fred Schaus 24 4 6.0 16.5 .364 6.0 16.5 .364 6.5 7.8 .839 2.8 2.3 18.5
11 Curly Armstrong 31 3 1.3 7.3 .182 1.3 7.3 .182 0.3 1.3 .250 2.0 2.0 3.0

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Clint Wager 30 4 .440 .440 .800
2 Bob Carpenter 32 4 .367 .367 .714
3 Bob Harris 22 4 .281 .281 .600
4 Ralph Johnson 28 4 .250 .250 .750
5 Jack Kerris 25 4 .400 .400 .591
6 Duane Klueh 24 2 .200 .200 1.000
7 Leo Klier 26 2 .000 .000 1.000
8 John Oldham 26 4 .444 .444 .765
9 Howie Schultz 27 4 .246 .246 .765
10 Fred Schaus 24 4 .364 .364 .839
11 Curly Armstrong 31 3 .182 .182 .250

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Clint Wager 30 4 .440 .440 .800
2 Bob Carpenter 32 4 .367 .367 .714
3 Bob Harris 22 4 .281 .281 .600
4 Ralph Johnson 28 4 .250 .250 .750
5 Jack Kerris 25 4 .400 .400 .591
6 Duane Klueh 24 2 .200 .200 1.000
7 Leo Klier 26 2 .000 .000 1.000
8 John Oldham 26 4 .444 .444 .765
9 Howie Schultz 27 4 .246 .246 .765
10 Fred Schaus 24 4 .364 .364 .839
11 Curly Armstrong 31 3 .182 .182 .250

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Clint Wager 30 4 .510 .440 .400 0.3 0.2 0.4
2 Bob Carpenter 32 4 .442 .367 .467 0.1 0.1 0.2
3 Bob Harris 22 4 .368 .281 .625 -0.1 0.1 0.1
4 Ralph Johnson 28 4 .359 .250 .500 -0.1 0.1 0.0
5 Jack Kerris 25 4 .466 .400 .733 0.2 0.1 0.3
6 Duane Klueh 24 2 .369 .200 .500 0.0 0.1 0.0
7 Leo Klier 26 2 .145 .000 .333 -0.1 0.0 0.0
8 John Oldham 26 4 .537 .444 .630 0.4 0.1 0.5
9 Howie Schultz 27 4 .314 .246 .279 -0.4 0.1 -0.3
10 Fred Schaus 24 4 .465 .364 .470 0.4 0.1 0.6
11 Curly Armstrong 31 3 .189 .182 .182 -0.3 0.1 -0.3