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1951-52 New York Knicks Roster and Stats

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Record: 37-29, Finished 3rd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Lapchick (37-29)

PTS/G: 85.0 (6th of 10) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 84.2 (7th of 10)
SRS: 0.68 (5th of 10) ▪ Pace: 94.9 (7th of 10)
Off Rtg: 88.7 (5th of 10) ▪ Def Rtg: 87.9 (6th of 10)
Expected W-L: 35-31 (5th of 10)

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

NBA 1952 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (3-4) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Finals (1-3) versus Syracuse Nationals  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (1-2) versus Boston Celtics  (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
12 Vince Boryla SF 6-5 210 March 11, 1927 2 University of Denver
8 Nathaniel Clifton PF 6-6 220 October 13, 1922 1 Xavier University of Louisiana
11 Harry Gallatin PF 6-6 210 April 26, 1927 3 Truman State University
6-17 George Kaftan SF 6-3 190 February 22, 1928 3 College of the Holy Cross
7 Ray Lumpp SG 6-1 178 July 11, 1923 3 New York University
3-16 Alfred McGuire PG 6-2 180 September 7, 1928 R St. John's University
15 Dick McGuire PG 6-0 180 January 25, 1926 2 St. John's University
19-22 Herb Scherer C 6-9 212 December 21, 1928 1 Long Island University
18 Connie Simmons C 6-8 222 March 15, 1925 5
9 Ernie Vandeweghe SF 6-3 195 September 12, 1928 2 Colgate University
10 Max Zaslofsky SG 6-2 170 December 7, 1925 5 St. John's 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 66 2022 5282 .383 2022 5282 .383 1565 2185 .716 3834 1567 1770 5609
Team/G 30.6 80.0 .383 30.6 80.0 .383 23.7 33.1 .716 58.1 23.7 26.8 85.0
Lg Rank 5 6 3 5 6 3 7 5 9 1 4 6 6
Year/Year -0.7% -1.8% +0.004 -0.7% -1.8% +0.004 -1.7% -2.1% +0.003 12.1% 1.0% -2.2% -1.0%
Opponent 66 5560
Opponent/G 84.2
Lg Rank 7
Year/Year -1.4%

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 35 31 0.74 -0.07 0.68 88.7 87.9 94.9 .414 .383 .296 Madison Square Garden (III)
Lg Rank 5 5 5 6 5 5 6 7 6 3 6

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 Max Zaslofsky 26 66 2113 322 958 .336 322 958 .336 287 380 .755 194 156 183 931
2 Nathaniel Clifton 29 62 2101 244 729 .335 244 729 .335 170 256 .664 731 209 227 658
3 Dick McGuire 26 64 2018 204 474 .430 204 474 .430 183 290 .631 332 388 181 591
4 Harry Gallatin 24 66 1931 233 527 .442 233 527 .442 275 341 .806 661 115 223 741
5 Connie Simmons 26 66 1558 227 600 .378 227 600 .378 175 254 .689 471 121 214 629
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 23 57 1507 200 457 .438 200 457 .438 124 160 .775 264 164 188 524
7 Vince Boryla 24 42 1440 202 522 .387 202 522 .387 96 115 .835 219 90 121 500
8 Ray Lumpp 28 62 1317 184 476 .387 184 476 .387 90 119 .756 125 123 165 458
9 George Kaftan 23 52 955 115 307 .375 115 307 .375 92 134 .687 196 88 107 322
10 Alfred McGuire 23 59 788 72 167 .431 72 167 .431 64 122 .525 121 107 136 208
11 Herb Scherer 23 12 167 19 65 .292 19 65 .292 9 14 .643 26 6 25 47

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 Vince Boryla 24 42 34.3 4.8 12.4 .387 4.8 12.4 .387 2.3 2.7 .835 5.2 2.1 2.9 11.9
2 Nathaniel Clifton 29 62 33.9 3.9 11.8 .335 3.9 11.8 .335 2.7 4.1 .664 11.8 3.4 3.7 10.6
3 Max Zaslofsky 26 66 32.0 4.9 14.5 .336 4.9 14.5 .336 4.3 5.8 .755 2.9 2.4 2.8 14.1
4 Dick McGuire 26 64 31.5 3.2 7.4 .430 3.2 7.4 .430 2.9 4.5 .631 5.2 6.1 2.8 9.2
5 Harry Gallatin 24 66 29.3 3.5 8.0 .442 3.5 8.0 .442 4.2 5.2 .806 10.0 1.7 3.4 11.2
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 23 57 26.4 3.5 8.0 .438 3.5 8.0 .438 2.2 2.8 .775 4.6 2.9 3.3 9.2
7 Connie Simmons 26 66 23.6 3.4 9.1 .378 3.4 9.1 .378 2.7 3.8 .689 7.1 1.8 3.2 9.5
8 Ray Lumpp 28 62 21.2 3.0 7.7 .387 3.0 7.7 .387 1.5 1.9 .756 2.0 2.0 2.7 7.4
9 George Kaftan 23 52 18.4 2.2 5.9 .375 2.2 5.9 .375 1.8 2.6 .687 3.8 1.7 2.1 6.2
10 Herb Scherer 23 12 13.9 1.6 5.4 .292 1.6 5.4 .292 0.8 1.2 .643 2.2 0.5 2.1 3.9
11 Alfred McGuire 23 59 13.4 1.2 2.8 .431 1.2 2.8 .431 1.1 2.1 .525 2.1 1.8 2.3 3.5

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 Max Zaslofsky 26 66 2113 5.5 16.3 .336 5.5 16.3 .336 4.9 6.5 .755 3.3 2.7 3.1 15.9
2 Nathaniel Clifton 29 62 2101 4.2 12.5 .335 4.2 12.5 .335 2.9 4.4 .664 12.5 3.6 3.9 11.3
3 Dick McGuire 26 64 2018 3.6 8.5 .430 3.6 8.5 .430 3.3 5.2 .631 5.9 6.9 3.2 10.5
4 Harry Gallatin 24 66 1931 4.3 9.8 .442 4.3 9.8 .442 5.1 6.4 .806 12.3 2.1 4.2 13.8
5 Connie Simmons 26 66 1558 5.2 13.9 .378 5.2 13.9 .378 4.0 5.9 .689 10.9 2.8 4.9 14.5
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 23 57 1507 4.8 10.9 .438 4.8 10.9 .438 3.0 3.8 .775 6.3 3.9 4.5 12.5
7 Vince Boryla 24 42 1440 5.0 13.1 .387 5.0 13.1 .387 2.4 2.9 .835 5.5 2.3 3.0 12.5
8 Ray Lumpp 28 62 1317 5.0 13.0 .387 5.0 13.0 .387 2.5 3.3 .756 3.4 3.4 4.5 12.5
9 George Kaftan 23 52 955 4.3 11.6 .375 4.3 11.6 .375 3.5 5.1 .687 7.4 3.3 4.0 12.1
10 Alfred McGuire 23 59 788 3.3 7.6 .431 3.3 7.6 .431 2.9 5.6 .525 5.5 4.9 6.2 9.5
11 Herb Scherer 23 12 167 4.1 14.0 .292 4.1 14.0 .292 1.9 3.0 .643 5.6 1.3 5.4 10.1

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 Max Zaslofsky 26 66 2113 .336 .336 .755
2 Nathaniel Clifton 29 62 2101 .335 .335 .664
3 Dick McGuire 26 64 2018 .430 .430 .631
4 Harry Gallatin 24 66 1931 .442 .442 .806
5 Connie Simmons 26 66 1558 .378 .378 .689
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 23 57 1507 .438 .438 .775
7 Vince Boryla 24 42 1440 .387 .387 .835
8 Ray Lumpp 28 62 1317 .387 .387 .756
9 George Kaftan 23 52 955 .375 .375 .687
10 Alfred McGuire 23 59 788 .431 .431 .525
11 Herb Scherer 23 12 167 .292 .292 .643

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 Max Zaslofsky 26 66 2113 12.4 .414 .336 .397 0.5 1.1 1.7 .038
2 Nathaniel Clifton 29 62 2101 16.4 .391 .335 .351 -0.7 2.3 1.6 .036
3 Dick McGuire 26 64 2018 18.9 .491 .430 .612 4.7 1.9 6.6 .157
4 Harry Gallatin 24 66 1931 22.0 .547 .442 .647 7.0 1.9 8.9 .221
5 Connie Simmons 26 66 1558 17.7 .442 .378 .423 1.8 1.5 3.3 .102
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 23 57 1507 16.6 .497 .438 .350 3.7 1.2 4.8 .154
7 Vince Boryla 24 42 1440 12.8 .437 .387 .220 1.2 0.9 2.1 .069
8 Ray Lumpp 28 62 1317 11.4 .433 .387 .250 1.1 0.8 1.9 .068
9 George Kaftan 23 52 955 14.7 .440 .375 .436 1.0 0.8 1.7 .088
10 Alfred McGuire 23 59 788 12.8 .471 .431 .731 1.3 0.6 1.9 .116
11 Herb Scherer 23 12 167 3.9 .330 .292 .215 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.092

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 Dick McGuire 26 14 546 48 107 .449 48 107 .449 49 86 .570 71 90 46 145
2 Max Zaslofsky 26 14 506 69 185 .373 69 185 .373 89 110 .809 44 23 51 227
3 Harry Gallatin 24 14 471 50 122 .410 50 122 .410 51 66 .773 134 19 45 151
4 Nathaniel Clifton 29 14 462 39 133 .293 39 133 .293 54 76 .711 133 34 67 132
5 Connie Simmons 26 14 427 77 166 .464 77 166 .464 68 89 .764 108 12 55 222
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 23 14 414 51 118 .432 51 118 .432 49 60 .817 69 27 58 151
7 George Kaftan 23 13 232 26 66 .394 26 66 .394 28 42 .667 30 22 41 80
8 Alfred McGuire 23 13 208 20 51 .392 20 51 .392 20 27 .741 17 14 34 60
9 Ray Lumpp 28 12 194 13 53 .245 13 53 .245 23 25 .920 19 15 35 49

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 Dick McGuire 26 14 39.0 3.4 7.6 .449 3.4 7.6 .449 3.5 6.1 .570 5.1 6.4 3.3 10.4
2 Max Zaslofsky 26 14 36.1 4.9 13.2 .373 4.9 13.2 .373 6.4 7.9 .809 3.1 1.6 3.6 16.2
3 Harry Gallatin 24 14 33.6 3.6 8.7 .410 3.6 8.7 .410 3.6 4.7 .773 9.6 1.4 3.2 10.8
4 Nathaniel Clifton 29 14 33.0 2.8 9.5 .293 2.8 9.5 .293 3.9 5.4 .711 9.5 2.4 4.8 9.4
5 Connie Simmons 26 14 30.5 5.5 11.9 .464 5.5 11.9 .464 4.9 6.4 .764 7.7 0.9 3.9 15.9
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 23 14 29.6 3.6 8.4 .432 3.6 8.4 .432 3.5 4.3 .817 4.9 1.9 4.1 10.8
7 George Kaftan 23 13 17.8 2.0 5.1 .394 2.0 5.1 .394 2.2 3.2 .667 2.3 1.7 3.2 6.2
8 Ray Lumpp 28 12 16.2 1.1 4.4 .245 1.1 4.4 .245 1.9 2.1 .920 1.6 1.3 2.9 4.1
9 Alfred McGuire 23 13 16.0 1.5 3.9 .392 1.5 3.9 .392 1.5 2.1 .741 1.3 1.1 2.6 4.6

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 Dick McGuire 26 14 546 3.2 7.1 .449 3.2 7.1 .449 3.2 5.7 .570 4.7 5.9 3.0 9.6
2 Max Zaslofsky 26 14 506 4.9 13.2 .373 4.9 13.2 .373 6.3 7.8 .809 3.1 1.6 3.6 16.2
3 Harry Gallatin 24 14 471 3.8 9.3 .410 3.8 9.3 .410 3.9 5.0 .773 10.2 1.5 3.4 11.5
4 Nathaniel Clifton 29 14 462 3.0 10.4 .293 3.0 10.4 .293 4.2 5.9 .711 10.4 2.6 5.2 10.3
5 Connie Simmons 26 14 427 6.5 14.0 .464 6.5 14.0 .464 5.7 7.5 .764 9.1 1.0 4.6 18.7
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 23 14 414 4.4 10.3 .432 4.4 10.3 .432 4.3 5.2 .817 6.0 2.3 5.0 13.1
7 George Kaftan 23 13 232 4.0 10.2 .394 4.0 10.2 .394 4.3 6.5 .667 4.7 3.4 6.4 12.4
8 Alfred McGuire 23 13 208 3.5 8.8 .392 3.5 8.8 .392 3.5 4.7 .741 2.9 2.4 5.9 10.4
9 Ray Lumpp 28 12 194 2.4 9.8 .245 2.4 9.8 .245 4.3 4.6 .920 3.5 2.8 6.5 9.1

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 Dick McGuire 26 14 546 .449 .449 .570
2 Max Zaslofsky 26 14 506 .373 .373 .809
3 Harry Gallatin 24 14 471 .410 .410 .773
4 Nathaniel Clifton 29 14 462 .293 .293 .711
5 Connie Simmons 26 14 427 .464 .464 .764
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 23 14 414 .432 .432 .817
7 George Kaftan 23 13 232 .394 .394 .667
8 Alfred McGuire 23 13 208 .392 .392 .741
9 Ray Lumpp 28 12 194 .245 .245 .920

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 Dick McGuire 26 14 546 16.0 .501 .449 .804 34.3 0.8 0.4 1.1 .100
2 Max Zaslofsky 26 14 506 14.7 .486 .373 .595 10.5 0.7 0.2 0.9 .087
3 Harry Gallatin 24 14 471 16.4 .500 .410 .541 8.7 0.6 0.3 0.9 .096
4 Nathaniel Clifton 29 14 462 12.4 .397 .293 .571 15.2 -0.5 0.4 -0.1 -0.015
5 Connie Simmons 26 14 427 22.0 .541 .464 .536 7.3 1.4 0.3 1.7 .187
6 Ernie Vandeweghe 23 14 414 15.4 .523 .432 .508 14.7 0.8 0.2 1.1 .124
7 George Kaftan 23 13 232 12.6 .473 .394 .636 20.8 0.2 0.1 0.3 .071
8 Alfred McGuire 23 13 208 9.1 .477 .392 .529 14.3 0.2 0.1 0.3 .059
9 Ray Lumpp 28 12 194 5.8 .383 .245 .472 15.4 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.039