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1952-53 New York Knicks Transactions

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Record: 47-23, Finished 1st in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Lapchick (47-23)

PTS/G: 85.5 (4th of 10) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 80.3 (4th of 10)
SRS: 4.39 (2nd of 10) ▪ Pace: 93.1 (6th of 10)
Off Rtg: 90.5 (3rd of 10) ▪ Def Rtg: 85.0 (2nd of 10)
Expected W-L: 50-20 (2nd of 10)

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

NBA 1953 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (1-4) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Finals (1-3) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (0-2) versus Baltimore Bullets  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1952 to June 30, 1953.
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November 20, 1952

Sold George Kaftan to the Baltimore Bullets.

November 28, 1952

Traded Ray Lumpp to the Baltimore Bullets for cash.

December 11, 1952

Sold Ralph Polson to the Philadelphia Warriors.

April 7, 1953

Signed Jerry Fleishman as a free agent.

April 24, 1953

Drafted Walter Dukes in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Don Ackerman in the 2nd round (17th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Neil Gordon in the 3rd round (26th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Joe Smyth in the 4th round (35th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Allan Schutts in the 5th round (44th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dick Atha in the 6th round (53rd pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Forrest Hamilton in the 7th round (62nd pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bob Santini in the 8th round (71st pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Thomas Bishop in the 9th round (80th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Richard Prater in the 10th round (88th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bob Matheny in the 11th round (95th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Larry O'Connor in the 12th round (102nd pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Delmer Diercks in the 13th round (107th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.