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1948-49 New York Knicks Roster and Stats

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Record: 32-28, Finished 2nd in BAA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Lapchick (32-28)

PTS/G: 79.2 (7th of 12) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 77.7 (4th of 12)
SRS: 1.25 (5th of 12)
Expected W-L: 34-26 (5th of 12)

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

BAA 1949 Playoffs:
Lost BAA Eastern Division Finals (2-1) versus Washington Capitols
Won BAA Eastern Division Semifinals (2-1) 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 1 Colgate University
14 Tommy Byrnes F-G 6-3 175 February 19, 1923 2 Seton Hall University
18 Joe Colone F 6-5 210 January 23, 1924 R Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
11 Harry Gallatin F-C 6-6 210 April 26, 1927 R Truman State University
14 Gene James F 6-4 180 February 15, 1925 R Marshall University
19 Lee Knorek C 6-7 215 July 15, 1921 2 University of Detroit Mercy
12 Ray Kuka F 6-3 200 February 17, 1922 1 University of Notre Dame
7 Ray Lumpp G 6-1 178 July 11, 1923 R New York University
8 Mel McGaha G 6-1 190 September 26, 1926 R University of Arkansas
5 Paul Noel F 6-4 185 August 17, 1924 1 University of Kentucky
16 Bud Palmer F-C 6-4 180 September 14, 1921 2 Princeton University
10 Tex Ritter G-F 6-2 185 February 26, 1924 R Eastern Kentucky University
3 Irv Rothenberg C 6-7 215 December 31, 1921 2 Long Island University
7 Dick Shrider G 6-2 190 February 7, 1923 R Ohio University
6 Sid Tanenbaum G 6-0 160 October 8, 1925 1 New York University
17 Butch Van Breda Kolff G-F 6-3 185 October 28, 1922 2 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 60 1688 5237 .322 1688 5237 .322 1376 1959 .702 1017 1559 4752
Team/G 28.1 87.3 .322 28.1 87.3 .322 22.9 32.7 .702 17.0 26.0 79.2
Lg Rank 9 8 7 9 8 7 5 4 5 10 8 7
Year/Year -0.3% -11.3% +0.035 -0.3% -11.3% +0.035 26.8% 21.4% +0.030 116.4% 15.9% 6.2%
Opponent 60 4663
Opponent/G 77.7
Lg Rank 4
Year/Year 8.9%

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 34 26 1.48 -0.23 1.25 .374 .322 .263 Madison Square Garden (III)
Lg Rank 5 5 5 8 5 3 7 3

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 Butch Van Breda Kolff 26 59 127 401 .317 127 401 .317 161 240 .671 143 148 415
2 Tommy Byrnes 25 35 77 270 .285 77 270 .285 46 81 .568 54 53 200
3 Joe Colone 25 15 35 113 .310 35 113 .310 13 19 .684 9 25 83
4 Harry Gallatin 21 52 157 479 .328 157 479 .328 120 169 .710 63 127 434
5 Gene James 23 11 18 48 .375 18 48 .375 6 12 .500 5 20 42
6 Lee Knorek 27 60 156 457 .341 156 457 .341 131 183 .716 135 258 443
7 Ray Kuka 26 8 10 36 .278 10 36 .278 5 9 .556 11 16 25
8 Ray Lumpp 25 24 117 311 .376 117 311 .376 90 112 .804 34 74 324
9 Mel McGaha 22 51 62 195 .318 62 195 .318 52 88 .591 51 104 176
10 Paul Noel 24 47 70 277 .253 70 277 .253 37 60 .617 33 84 177
11 Bud Palmer 27 58 240 685 .350 240 685 .350 234 307 .762 108 206 714
12 Tex Ritter 24 55 123 353 .348 123 353 .348 91 146 .623 57 71 337
13 Irv Rothenberg 27 53 101 367 .275 101 367 .275 112 174 .644 68 174 314
14 Dick Shrider 25 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .333 2 2 1
15 Sid Tanenbaum 23 32 96 339 .283 96 339 .283 65 77 .844 71 53 257
16 Carl Braun 21 57 299 906 .330 299 906 .330 212 279 .760 173 144 810

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 26 59 2.2 6.8 .317 2.2 6.8 .317 2.7 4.1 .671 2.4 2.5 7.0
2 Tommy Byrnes 25 35 2.2 7.7 .285 2.2 7.7 .285 1.3 2.3 .568 1.5 1.5 5.7
3 Joe Colone 25 15 2.3 7.5 .310 2.3 7.5 .310 0.9 1.3 .684 0.6 1.7 5.5
4 Harry Gallatin 21 52 3.0 9.2 .328 3.0 9.2 .328 2.3 3.3 .710 1.2 2.4 8.3
5 Gene James 23 11 1.6 4.4 .375 1.6 4.4 .375 0.5 1.1 .500 0.5 1.8 3.8
6 Lee Knorek 27 60 2.6 7.6 .341 2.6 7.6 .341 2.2 3.1 .716 2.3 4.3 7.4
7 Ray Kuka 26 8 1.3 4.5 .278 1.3 4.5 .278 0.6 1.1 .556 1.4 2.0 3.1
8 Ray Lumpp 25 24 4.9 13.0 .376 4.9 13.0 .376 3.8 4.7 .804 1.4 3.1 13.5
9 Mel McGaha 22 51 1.2 3.8 .318 1.2 3.8 .318 1.0 1.7 .591 1.0 2.0 3.5
10 Paul Noel 24 47 1.5 5.9 .253 1.5 5.9 .253 0.8 1.3 .617 0.7 1.8 3.8
11 Bud Palmer 27 58 4.1 11.8 .350 4.1 11.8 .350 4.0 5.3 .762 1.9 3.6 12.3
12 Tex Ritter 24 55 2.2 6.4 .348 2.2 6.4 .348 1.7 2.7 .623 1.0 1.3 6.1
13 Irv Rothenberg 27 53 1.9 6.9 .275 1.9 6.9 .275 2.1 3.3 .644 1.3 3.3 5.9
14 Dick Shrider 25 4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.8 .333 0.5 0.5 0.3
15 Sid Tanenbaum 23 32 3.0 10.6 .283 3.0 10.6 .283 2.0 2.4 .844 2.2 1.7 8.0
16 Carl Braun 21 57 5.2 15.9 .330 5.2 15.9 .330 3.7 4.9 .760 3.0 2.5 14.2

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 26 59 .317 .317 .671
2 Tommy Byrnes 25 35 .285 .285 .568
3 Joe Colone 25 15 .310 .310 .684
4 Harry Gallatin 21 52 .328 .328 .710
5 Gene James 23 11 .375 .375 .500
6 Lee Knorek 27 60 .341 .341 .716
7 Ray Kuka 26 8 .278 .278 .556
8 Ray Lumpp 25 24 .376 .376 .804
9 Mel McGaha 22 51 .318 .318 .591
10 Paul Noel 24 47 .253 .253 .617
11 Bud Palmer 27 58 .350 .350 .762
12 Tex Ritter 24 55 .348 .348 .623
13 Irv Rothenberg 27 53 .275 .275 .644
14 Dick Shrider 25 4 .333
15 Sid Tanenbaum 23 32 .283 .283 .844
16 Carl Braun 21 57 .330 .330 .760

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 Butch Van Breda Kolff 26 59 .410 .317 .599 2.4 2.0 4.4
2 Tommy Byrnes 25 35 .327 .285 .300 -0.7 0.8 0.1
3 Joe Colone 25 15 .342 .310 .168 -0.2 0.3 0.1
4 Harry Gallatin 21 52 .392 .328 .353 1.3 1.5 2.8
5 Gene James 23 11 .394 .375 .250 0.1 0.2 0.3
6 Lee Knorek 27 60 .412 .341 .400 2.5 2.6 5.1
7 Ray Kuka 26 8 .313 .278 .250 -0.1 0.2 0.1
8 Ray Lumpp 25 24 .450 .376 .360 2.4 0.9 3.3
9 Mel McGaha 22 51 .377 .318 .451 0.4 1.1 1.5
10 Paul Noel 24 47 .292 .253 .217 -1.7 0.9 -0.8
11 Bud Palmer 27 58 .435 .350 .448 4.8 2.4 7.2
12 Tex Ritter 24 55 .404 .348 .414 1.4 1.0 2.4
13 Irv Rothenberg 27 53 .354 .275 .474 -0.1 1.7 1.6
14 Dick Shrider 25 4 .379 0.0 0.0 0.0
15 Sid Tanenbaum 23 32 .345 .283 .227 -0.4 1.0 0.6
16 Carl Braun 21 57 .394 .330 .308 2.8 2.5 5.3

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 Butch Van Breda Kolff 26 6 15 40 .375 15 40 .375 19 23 .826 7 14 49
2 Joe Colone 25 4 7 30 .233 7 30 .233 3 6 .500 3 13 17
3 Harry Gallatin 21 6 20 56 .357 20 56 .357 32 39 .821 10 31 72
4 Gene James 23 3 0 6 .000 0 6 .000 2 4 .500 2 6 2
5 Lee Knorek 27 6 15 37 .405 15 37 .405 9 16 .563 10 25 39
6 Ray Lumpp 25 6 21 73 .288 21 73 .288 27 35 .771 11 26 69
7 Mel McGaha 22 2 0 3 .000 0 3 .000 1 2 .500 2 6 1
8 Paul Noel 24 3 5 12 .417 5 12 .417 4 5 .800 2 12 14
9 Bud Palmer 27 6 27 64 .422 27 64 .422 27 35 .771 10 31 81
10 Irv Rothenberg 27 6 4 19 .211 4 19 .211 2 10 .200 2 12 10
11 Tex Ritter 24 5 10 33 .303 10 33 .303 11 20 .550 2 15 31
12 Carl Braun 21 6 33 102 .324 33 102 .324 50 62 .806 19 22 116

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 26 6 2.5 6.7 .375 2.5 6.7 .375 3.2 3.8 .826 1.2 2.3 8.2
2 Joe Colone 25 4 1.8 7.5 .233 1.8 7.5 .233 0.8 1.5 .500 0.8 3.3 4.3
3 Harry Gallatin 21 6 3.3 9.3 .357 3.3 9.3 .357 5.3 6.5 .821 1.7 5.2 12.0
4 Gene James 23 3 0.0 2.0 .000 0.0 2.0 .000 0.7 1.3 .500 0.7 2.0 0.7
5 Lee Knorek 27 6 2.5 6.2 .405 2.5 6.2 .405 1.5 2.7 .563 1.7 4.2 6.5
6 Ray Lumpp 25 6 3.5 12.2 .288 3.5 12.2 .288 4.5 5.8 .771 1.8 4.3 11.5
7 Mel McGaha 22 2 0.0 1.5 .000 0.0 1.5 .000 0.5 1.0 .500 1.0 3.0 0.5
8 Paul Noel 24 3 1.7 4.0 .417 1.7 4.0 .417 1.3 1.7 .800 0.7 4.0 4.7
9 Bud Palmer 27 6 4.5 10.7 .422 4.5 10.7 .422 4.5 5.8 .771 1.7 5.2 13.5
10 Irv Rothenberg 27 6 0.7 3.2 .211 0.7 3.2 .211 0.3 1.7 .200 0.3 2.0 1.7
11 Tex Ritter 24 5 2.0 6.6 .303 2.0 6.6 .303 2.2 4.0 .550 0.4 3.0 6.2
12 Carl Braun 21 6 5.5 17.0 .324 5.5 17.0 .324 8.3 10.3 .806 3.2 3.7 19.3

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 26 6 .375 .375 .826
2 Joe Colone 25 4 .233 .233 .500
3 Harry Gallatin 21 6 .357 .357 .821
4 Gene James 23 3 .000 .000 .500
5 Lee Knorek 27 6 .405 .405 .563
6 Ray Lumpp 25 6 .288 .288 .771
7 Mel McGaha 22 2 .000 .000 .500
8 Paul Noel 24 3 .417 .417 .800
9 Bud Palmer 27 6 .422 .422 .771
10 Irv Rothenberg 27 6 .211 .211 .200
11 Tex Ritter 24 5 .303 .303 .550
12 Carl Braun 21 6 .324 .324 .806

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 Butch Van Breda Kolff 26 6 .489 .375 .575 0.4 0.0 0.5
2 Joe Colone 25 4 .260 .233 .200 -0.3 0.0 -0.2
3 Harry Gallatin 21 6 .492 .357 .696 0.7 0.1 0.7
4 Gene James 23 3 .129 .000 .667 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
5 Lee Knorek 27 6 .443 .405 .432 0.2 0.1 0.3
6 Ray Lumpp 25 6 .390 .288 .479 0.1 0.1 0.2
7 Mel McGaha 22 2 .129 .000 .667 -0.1 0.0 0.0
8 Paul Noel 24 3 .493 .417 .417 0.1 0.0 0.1
9 Bud Palmer 27 6 .510 .422 .547 0.8 0.1 0.9
10 Irv Rothenberg 27 6 .214 .211 .526 -0.3 0.0 -0.3
11 Tex Ritter 24 5 .371 .303 .606 0.0 0.0 0.0
12 Carl Braun 21 6 .449 .324 .608 0.7 0.1 0.8