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1947-48 New York Knicks Roster and Stats

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Record: 26-22, Finished 2nd in BAA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Lapchick (26-22)

PTS/G: 74.5 (2nd of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 71.4 (4th of 8)
SRS: 2.30 (4th of 8)
Expected W-L: 31-17 (2nd of 8)

Arena: Madison Square Garden (III) ▪ Attendance: NA

BAA 1948 Playoffs:
Lost BAA Quarterfinals (1-2) versus Baltimore Bullets

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
4 Carl Braun G-F 6-5 180 September 25, 1927 R Colgate University
14 Tommy Byrnes F-G 6-3 175 February 19, 1923 1 Seton Hall University
9 Leo Gottlieb G 5-11 180 November 28, 1920 1
8 Sonny Hertzberg G 5-10 175 July 29, 1922 1 City College of New York
11 Dick Holub C 6-6 205 October 29, 1921 R Long Island University
19 Lee Knorek C 6-7 215 July 15, 1921 1 University of Detroit Mercy
12 Ray Kuka F 6-3 200 February 17, 1922 R University of Notre Dame
15 Wat Misaka G 5-7 150 December 21, 1923 R University of Utah
5 Paul Noel F 6-4 185 August 17, 1924 R University of Kentucky
16 Bud Palmer F-C 6-4 180 September 14, 1921 1 Princeton University
7 Stan Stutz G-F 5-10 170 April 14, 1920 1 University of Rhode Island
6 Sid Tanenbaum G 6-0 160 October 8, 1925 R New York University
17 Butch Van Breda Kolff G-F 6-3 185 October 28, 1922 1 New York University

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 48 1355 4724 .287 1355 4724 .287 868 1291 .672 376 1076 3578
Team/G 28.2 98.4 .287 28.2 98.4 .287 18.1 26.9 .672 7.8 22.4 74.5
Lg Rank 2 3 4 2 3 4 3 4 5 2 4 2
Year/Year 15.6% 12.4% +0.008 15.6% 12.4% +0.008 14.1% 12.2% +0.011 2.8% 10.4% 15.2%
Opponent 48 3427
Opponent/G 71.4
Lg Rank 4
Year/Year 11.5%

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 31 17 3.15 -0.85 2.30 .273 .287 .184 Madison Square Garden (III)
Lg Rank 2 2 2 8 4 6 4 5

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Butch Van Breda Kolff 25 44 53 192 .276 53 192 .276 .276 74 120 .617 29 81 180
2 Tommy Byrnes 24 47 117 410 .285 117 410 .285 .285 65 103 .631 17 56 299
3 Leo Gottlieb 27 27 59 228 .259 59 228 .259 .259 13 21 .619 12 36 131
4 Sonny Hertzberg 25 4 1 14 .071 1 14 .071 .071 3 4 .750 1 3 5
5 Dick Holub 26 48 195 662 .295 195 662 .295 .295 114 180 .633 37 159 504
6 Lee Knorek 26 48 99 369 .268 99 369 .268 .268 61 120 .508 50 171 259
7 Ray Kuka 25 44 89 273 .326 89 273 .326 .326 50 84 .595 27 117 228
8 Wat Misaka 24 3 3 13 .231 3 13 .231 .231 1 3 .333 0 7 7
9 Paul Noel 23 29 40 138 .290 40 138 .290 .290 19 30 .633 3 41 99
10 Bud Palmer 26 48 224 710 .315 224 710 .315 .315 174 234 .744 45 149 622
11 Stan Stutz 27 47 109 501 .218 109 501 .218 .218 113 135 .837 57 121 331
12 Sid Tanenbaum 22 24 90 360 .250 90 360 .250 .250 62 74 .838 37 33 242
13 Carl Braun 20 47 276 854 .323 276 854 .323 .323 119 183 .650 61 102 671

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 Butch Van Breda Kolff 25 44 1.2 4.4 .276 1.2 4.4 .276 1.7 2.7 .617 0.7 1.8 4.1
2 Tommy Byrnes 24 47 2.5 8.7 .285 2.5 8.7 .285 1.4 2.2 .631 0.4 1.2 6.4
3 Leo Gottlieb 27 27 2.2 8.4 .259 2.2 8.4 .259 0.5 0.8 .619 0.4 1.3 4.9
4 Sonny Hertzberg 25 4 0.3 3.5 .071 0.3 3.5 .071 0.8 1.0 .750 0.3 0.8 1.3
5 Dick Holub 26 48 4.1 13.8 .295 4.1 13.8 .295 2.4 3.8 .633 0.8 3.3 10.5
6 Lee Knorek 26 48 2.1 7.7 .268 2.1 7.7 .268 1.3 2.5 .508 1.0 3.6 5.4
7 Ray Kuka 25 44 2.0 6.2 .326 2.0 6.2 .326 1.1 1.9 .595 0.6 2.7 5.2
8 Wat Misaka 24 3 1.0 4.3 .231 1.0 4.3 .231 0.3 1.0 .333 0.0 2.3 2.3
9 Paul Noel 23 29 1.4 4.8 .290 1.4 4.8 .290 0.7 1.0 .633 0.1 1.4 3.4
10 Bud Palmer 26 48 4.7 14.8 .315 4.7 14.8 .315 3.6 4.9 .744 0.9 3.1 13.0
11 Stan Stutz 27 47 2.3 10.7 .218 2.3 10.7 .218 2.4 2.9 .837 1.2 2.6 7.0
12 Sid Tanenbaum 22 24 3.8 15.0 .250 3.8 15.0 .250 2.6 3.1 .838 1.5 1.4 10.1
13 Carl Braun 20 47 5.9 18.2 .323 5.9 18.2 .323 2.5 3.9 .650 1.3 2.2 14.3

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 Butch Van Breda Kolff 25 44 .276 .276 .617
2 Tommy Byrnes 24 47 .285 .285 .631
3 Leo Gottlieb 27 27 .259 .259 .619
4 Sonny Hertzberg 25 4 .071 .071 .750
5 Dick Holub 26 48 .295 .295 .633
6 Lee Knorek 26 48 .268 .268 .508
7 Ray Kuka 25 44 .326 .326 .595
8 Wat Misaka 24 3 .231 .231 .333
9 Paul Noel 23 29 .290 .290 .633
10 Bud Palmer 26 48 .315 .315 .744
11 Stan Stutz 27 47 .218 .218 .837
12 Sid Tanenbaum 22 24 .250 .250 .838
13 Carl Braun 20 47 .323 .323 .650

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 ORtg DRtg
1 Butch Van Breda Kolff 25 44 .276 .276 .617
2 Tommy Byrnes 24 47 .285 .285 .631
3 Leo Gottlieb 27 27 .259 .259 .619
4 Sonny Hertzberg 25 4 .071 .071 .750
5 Dick Holub 26 48 .295 .295 .633
6 Lee Knorek 26 48 .268 .268 .508
7 Ray Kuka 25 44 .326 .326 .595
8 Wat Misaka 24 3 .231 .231 .333
9 Paul Noel 23 29 .290 .290 .633
10 Bud Palmer 26 48 .315 .315 .744
11 Stan Stutz 27 47 .218 .218 .837
12 Sid Tanenbaum 22 24 .250 .250 .838
13 Carl Braun 20 47 .323 .323 .650

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1 Butch Van Breda Kolff 25 44 .368 .625 1.3 1.2 2.5
2 Tommy Byrnes 24 47 .328 .251 0.6 1.1 1.7
3 Leo Gottlieb 27 27 .276 .092 -0.7 0.7 -0.1
4 Sonny Hertzberg 25 4 .159 .286 -0.2 0.1 -0.1
5 Dick Holub 26 48 .340 .272 1.8 2.4 4.2
6 Lee Knorek 26 48 .307 .325 0.1 2.4 2.5
7 Ray Kuka 25 44 .368 .308 1.6 1.6 3.1
8 Wat Misaka 24 3 .244 .231 -0.1 0.1 0.0
9 Paul Noel 23 29 .327 .217 0.2 0.5 0.7
10 Bud Palmer 26 48 .383 .330 4.9 2.5 7.4
11 Stan Stutz 27 47 .295 .269 -0.5 2.2 1.7
12 Sid Tanenbaum 22 24 .308 .206 0.0 1.1 1.1
13 Carl Braun 20 47 .359 .214 3.8 2.4 6.2

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Butch Van Breda Kolff 25 3 6 16 .375 6 16 .375 .375 10 14 .714 2 8 22
2 Tommy Byrnes 24 3 11 27 .407 11 27 .407 .407 4 12 .333 2 7 26
3 Dick Holub 26 3 9 36 .250 9 36 .250 .250 8 14 .571 0 12 26
4 Lee Knorek 26 3 14 34 .412 14 34 .412 .412 10 13 .769 5 10 38
5 Ray Kuka 25 3 3 10 .300 3 10 .300 .300 2 2 1.000 0 12 8
6 Paul Noel 23 3 0 7 .000 0 7 .000 .000 0 1 .000 0 4 0
7 Bud Palmer 26 3 16 38 .421 16 38 .421 .421 10 13 .769 0 17 42
8 Sid Tanenbaum 22 3 11 33 .333 11 33 .333 .333 8 11 .727 4 8 30
9 Stan Stutz 27 3 3 11 .273 3 11 .273 .273 9 11 .818 1 9 15
10 Carl Braun 20 3 12 41 .293 12 41 .293 .293 6 10 .600 2 6 30

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 Butch Van Breda Kolff 25 3 2.0 5.3 .375 2.0 5.3 .375 3.3 4.7 .714 0.7 2.7 7.3
2 Tommy Byrnes 24 3 3.7 9.0 .407 3.7 9.0 .407 1.3 4.0 .333 0.7 2.3 8.7
3 Dick Holub 26 3 3.0 12.0 .250 3.0 12.0 .250 2.7 4.7 .571 0.0 4.0 8.7
4 Lee Knorek 26 3 4.7 11.3 .412 4.7 11.3 .412 3.3 4.3 .769 1.7 3.3 12.7
5 Ray Kuka 25 3 1.0 3.3 .300 1.0 3.3 .300 0.7 0.7 1.000 0.0 4.0 2.7
6 Paul Noel 23 3 0.0 2.3 .000 0.0 2.3 .000 0.0 0.3 .000 0.0 1.3 0.0
7 Bud Palmer 26 3 5.3 12.7 .421 5.3 12.7 .421 3.3 4.3 .769 0.0 5.7 14.0
8 Sid Tanenbaum 22 3 3.7 11.0 .333 3.7 11.0 .333 2.7 3.7 .727 1.3 2.7 10.0
9 Stan Stutz 27 3 1.0 3.7 .273 1.0 3.7 .273 3.0 3.7 .818 0.3 3.0 5.0
10 Carl Braun 20 3 4.0 13.7 .293 4.0 13.7 .293 2.0 3.3 .600 0.7 2.0 10.0

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 Butch Van Breda Kolff 25 3 .375 .375 .714
2 Tommy Byrnes 24 3 .407 .407 .333
3 Dick Holub 26 3 .250 .250 .571
4 Lee Knorek 26 3 .412 .412 .769
5 Ray Kuka 25 3 .300 .300 1.000
6 Paul Noel 23 3 .000 .000 .000
7 Bud Palmer 26 3 .421 .421 .769
8 Sid Tanenbaum 22 3 .333 .333 .727
9 Stan Stutz 27 3 .273 .273 .818
10 Carl Braun 20 3 .293 .293 .600

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 ORtg DRtg
1 Butch Van Breda Kolff 25 3 .375 .375 .714
2 Tommy Byrnes 24 3 .407 .407 .333
3 Dick Holub 26 3 .250 .250 .571
4 Lee Knorek 26 3 .412 .412 .769
5 Ray Kuka 25 3 .300 .300 1.000
6 Paul Noel 23 3 .000 .000 .000
7 Bud Palmer 26 3 .421 .421 .769
8 Sid Tanenbaum 22 3 .333 .333 .727
9 Stan Stutz 27 3 .273 .273 .818
10 Carl Braun 20 3 .293 .293 .600

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Butch Van Breda Kolff 25 3 .496 .875 0.3 -0.1 0.3
2 Tommy Byrnes 24 3 .403 .444 0.2 -0.1 0.2
3 Dick Holub 26 3 .308 .389 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
4 Lee Knorek 26 3 .478 .382 0.5 -0.1 0.4
5 Ray Kuka 25 3 .368 .200 0.0 -0.1 0.0
6 Paul Noel 23 3 .000 .143 -0.2 0.0 -0.2
7 Bud Palmer 26 3 .480 .342 0.5 -0.1 0.5
8 Sid Tanenbaum 22 3 .396 .333 0.3 -0.1 0.2
9 Stan Stutz 27 3 .473 1.000 0.2 -0.1 0.1
10 Carl Braun 20 3 .330 .244 0.1 -0.1 0.0