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1953-54 New York Knicks Roster and Stats

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Record: 44-28, Finished 1st in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Lapchick (44-28)

PTS/G: 79.0 (5th of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 79.1 (6th of 9)
SRS: -0.17 (6th of 9) ▪ Pace: 87.4 (7th of 9)
Off Rtg: 89.3 (2nd of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 89.4 (7th of 9)
Expected W-L: 36-36 (6th of 9)

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

NBA 1954 Playoffs:
Eliminated in Eastern Division Round Robin

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
Don Ackerman PG 6-0 183 September 4, 1930 R Long Island University
10 Jim Baechtold SF 6-4 205 December 9, 1927 1 Eastern Kentucky University
12 Vince Boryla SF 6-5 210 March 11, 1927 4 University of Denver
4 Carl Braun SG 6-5 180 September 25, 1927 4 Colgate University
8 Nathaniel Clifton PF 6-6 220 October 13, 1922 3 Xavier University of Louisiana
11 Harry Gallatin PF 6-6 210 April 26, 1927 5 Truman State University
16 Alfred McGuire PG 6-2 180 September 7, 1928 2 St. John's University
15 Dick McGuire PG 6-0 180 January 25, 1926 4 St. John's University
17 Fred Schaus SF 6-5 205 June 30, 1925 4 West Virginia University
18 Connie Simmons C 6-8 222 March 15, 1925 7
14 Ed Smith SF 6-6 180 July 5, 1929 R Harvard University
Joe Smyth SF 6-3 215 May 22, 1929 R Niagara University
9 Ernie Vandeweghe SG 6-3 195 September 12, 1928 4 Colgate 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 72 1934 5177 .374 1934 5177 .374 1820 2525 .721 3830 1469 1832 5688
Team/G 26.9 71.9 .374 26.9 71.9 .374 25.3 35.1 .721 53.2 20.4 25.4 79.0
Lg Rank 8 8 4 8 8 4 3 3 4 2 4 5 5
Year/Year -8.7% -5.7% -0.012 -8.7% -5.7% -0.012 -5.2% -7.4% +0.017 -7.1% -9.3% -13.2% -7.6%
Opponent 72 5697
Opponent/G 79.1
Lg Rank 6
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 36 36 -0.13 -0.03 -0.17 89.3 89.4 87.4 .488 .374 .352 Madison Square Garden (III)
Lg Rank 6 6 6 4 6 2 7 7 1 4 1

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 Harry Gallatin 26 72 2690 258 639 .404 258 639 .404 433 552 .784 1098 153 208 949
2 Carl Braun 26 72 2373 354 884 .400 354 884 .400 354 429 .825 246 209 259 1062
3 Dick McGuire 28 68 2343 201 493 .408 201 493 .408 220 345 .638 310 354 199 622
4 Nathaniel Clifton 31 72 2179 257 699 .368 257 699 .368 174 277 .628 528 176 215 688
5 Connie Simmons 28 72 2006 255 713 .358 255 713 .358 210 305 .689 484 128 234 720
6 Jim Baechtold 26 70 1627 170 465 .366 170 465 .366 134 177 .757 183 117 195 474
7 Vince Boryla 26 52 1522 175 525 .333 175 525 .333 70 81 .864 130 77 128 420
8 Fred Schaus 28 44 1243 136 352 .386 136 352 .386 115 145 .793 217 88 141 387
9 Alfred McGuire 25 64 849 58 177 .328 58 177 .328 58 133 .436 121 103 144 174
10 Ernie Vandeweghe 25 15 271 37 103 .359 37 103 .359 25 31 .806 20 29 38 99
11 Don Ackerman 23 28 220 14 63 .222 14 63 .222 15 28 .536 15 23 43 43
12 Ed Smith 24 12 127 14 49 .286 14 49 .286 7 13 .538 32 10 17 35
13 Joe Smyth 24 8 59 5 15 .333 5 15 .333 5 9 .556 10 2 8 15

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 Harry Gallatin 26 72 37.4 3.6 8.9 .404 3.6 8.9 .404 6.0 7.7 .784 15.3 2.1 2.9 13.2
2 Dick McGuire 28 68 34.5 3.0 7.3 .408 3.0 7.3 .408 3.2 5.1 .638 4.6 5.2 2.9 9.1
3 Carl Braun 26 72 33.0 4.9 12.3 .400 4.9 12.3 .400 4.9 6.0 .825 3.4 2.9 3.6 14.8
4 Nathaniel Clifton 31 72 30.3 3.6 9.7 .368 3.6 9.7 .368 2.4 3.8 .628 7.3 2.4 3.0 9.6
5 Vince Boryla 26 52 29.3 3.4 10.1 .333 3.4 10.1 .333 1.3 1.6 .864 2.5 1.5 2.5 8.1
6 Fred Schaus 28 44 28.3 3.1 8.0 .386 3.1 8.0 .386 2.6 3.3 .793 4.9 2.0 3.2 8.8
7 Connie Simmons 28 72 27.9 3.5 9.9 .358 3.5 9.9 .358 2.9 4.2 .689 6.7 1.8 3.3 10.0
8 Jim Baechtold 26 70 23.2 2.4 6.6 .366 2.4 6.6 .366 1.9 2.5 .757 2.6 1.7 2.8 6.8
9 Ernie Vandeweghe 25 15 18.1 2.5 6.9 .359 2.5 6.9 .359 1.7 2.1 .806 1.3 1.9 2.5 6.6
10 Alfred McGuire 25 64 13.3 0.9 2.8 .328 0.9 2.8 .328 0.9 2.1 .436 1.9 1.6 2.3 2.7
11 Ed Smith 24 12 10.6 1.2 4.1 .286 1.2 4.1 .286 0.6 1.1 .538 2.7 0.8 1.4 2.9
12 Don Ackerman 23 28 7.9 0.5 2.3 .222 0.5 2.3 .222 0.5 1.0 .536 0.5 0.8 1.5 1.5
13 Joe Smyth 24 8 7.4 0.6 1.9 .333 0.6 1.9 .333 0.6 1.1 .556 1.3 0.3 1.0 1.9

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 Harry Gallatin 26 72 2690 3.5 8.6 .404 3.5 8.6 .404 5.8 7.4 .784 14.7 2.0 2.8 12.7
2 Carl Braun 26 72 2373 5.4 13.4 .400 5.4 13.4 .400 5.4 6.5 .825 3.7 3.2 3.9 16.1
3 Dick McGuire 28 68 2343 3.1 7.6 .408 3.1 7.6 .408 3.4 5.3 .638 4.8 5.4 3.1 9.6
4 Nathaniel Clifton 31 72 2179 4.2 11.5 .368 4.2 11.5 .368 2.9 4.6 .628 8.7 2.9 3.6 11.4
5 Connie Simmons 28 72 2006 4.6 12.8 .358 4.6 12.8 .358 3.8 5.5 .689 8.7 2.3 4.2 12.9
6 Jim Baechtold 26 70 1627 3.8 10.3 .366 3.8 10.3 .366 3.0 3.9 .757 4.0 2.6 4.3 10.5
7 Vince Boryla 26 52 1522 4.1 12.4 .333 4.1 12.4 .333 1.7 1.9 .864 3.1 1.8 3.0 9.9
8 Fred Schaus 28 44 1243 3.9 10.2 .386 3.9 10.2 .386 3.3 4.2 .793 6.3 2.5 4.1 11.2
9 Alfred McGuire 25 64 849 2.5 7.5 .328 2.5 7.5 .328 2.5 5.6 .436 5.1 4.4 6.1 7.4
10 Ernie Vandeweghe 25 15 271 4.9 13.7 .359 4.9 13.7 .359 3.3 4.1 .806 2.7 3.9 5.0 13.2
11 Don Ackerman 23 28 220 2.3 10.3 .222 2.3 10.3 .222 2.5 4.6 .536 2.5 3.8 7.0 7.0
12 Ed Smith 24 12 127 4.0 13.9 .286 4.0 13.9 .286 2.0 3.7 .538 9.1 2.8 4.8 9.9
13 Joe Smyth 24 8 59 3.1 9.2 .333 3.1 9.2 .333 3.1 5.5 .556 6.1 1.2 4.9 9.2

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 Harry Gallatin 26 72 2690 .404 8.6 .404 .784
2 Carl Braun 26 72 2373 .400 13.4 .400 .825
3 Dick McGuire 28 68 2343 .408 7.6 .408 .638
4 Nathaniel Clifton 31 72 2179 .368 11.5 .368 .628
5 Connie Simmons 28 72 2006 .358 12.8 .358 .689
6 Jim Baechtold 26 70 1627 .366 10.3 .366 .757
7 Vince Boryla 26 52 1522 .333 12.4 .333 .864
8 Fred Schaus 28 44 1243 .386 10.2 .386 .793
9 Alfred McGuire 25 64 849 .328 7.5 .328 .436
10 Ernie Vandeweghe 25 15 271 .359 13.7 .359 .806
11 Don Ackerman 23 28 220 .222 10.3 .222 .536
12 Ed Smith 24 12 127 .286 13.9 .286 .538
13 Joe Smyth 24 8 59 .333 9.2 .333 .556

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 Harry Gallatin 26 72 2690 24.1 .538 .404 .864 9.0 2.8 11.8 .210
2 Carl Braun 26 72 2373 17.8 .495 .400 .485 7.2 1.3 8.6 .173
3 Dick McGuire 28 68 2343 16.0 .482 .408 .700 4.6 1.7 6.3 .129
4 Nathaniel Clifton 31 72 2179 14.8 .419 .368 .396 0.7 1.7 2.4 .054
5 Connie Simmons 28 72 2006 14.8 .425 .358 .428 1.0 1.5 2.5 .059
6 Jim Baechtold 26 70 1627 10.5 .437 .366 .381 1.2 0.9 2.1 .062
7 Vince Boryla 26 52 1522 6.8 .375 .333 .154 -1.6 0.7 -1.0 -0.031
8 Fred Schaus 28 44 1243 13.8 .465 .386 .412 1.9 0.8 2.7 .103
9 Alfred McGuire 25 64 849 8.0 .369 .328 .751 -0.5 0.6 0.1 .006
10 Ernie Vandeweghe 25 15 271 11.7 .424 .359 .301 0.2 0.1 0.3 .055
11 Don Ackerman 23 28 220 1.0 .285 .222 .444 -0.7 0.1 -0.6 -0.123
12 Ed Smith 24 12 127 8.5 .320 .286 .265 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.105
13 Joe Smyth 24 8 59 7.6 .396 .333 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 .008

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 Harry Gallatin 26 4 151 16 35 .457 16 35 .457 22 31 .710 61 6 12 54
2 Nathaniel Clifton 31 4 125 8 27 .296 8 27 .296 9 17 .529 39 6 15 25
3 Carl Braun 26 4 125 18 52 .346 18 52 .346 35 40 .875 12 9 22 71
4 Fred Schaus 28 4 119 7 25 .280 7 25 .280 14 15 .933 12 8 18 28
5 Connie Simmons 28 4 111 10 31 .323 10 31 .323 25 36 .694 33 10 17 45
6 Jim Baechtold 26 4 106 12 29 .414 12 29 .414 11 13 .846 10 11 19 35
7 Alfred McGuire 25 4 69 8 18 .444 8 18 .444 2 9 .222 4 7 15 18
8 Dick McGuire 28 4 68 4 16 .250 4 16 .250 3 5 .600 4 5 12 11
9 Vince Boryla 26 3 66 8 14 .571 8 14 .571 11 13 .846 2 1 12 27
10 Don Ackerman 23 4 20 1 3 .333 1 3 .333 0 0 4 1 7 2

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 Harry Gallatin 26 4 37.8 4.0 8.8 .457 4.0 8.8 .457 5.5 7.8 .710 15.3 1.5 3.0 13.5
2 Nathaniel Clifton 31 4 31.3 2.0 6.8 .296 2.0 6.8 .296 2.3 4.3 .529 9.8 1.5 3.8 6.3
3 Carl Braun 26 4 31.3 4.5 13.0 .346 4.5 13.0 .346 8.8 10.0 .875 3.0 2.3 5.5 17.8
4 Fred Schaus 28 4 29.8 1.8 6.3 .280 1.8 6.3 .280 3.5 3.8 .933 3.0 2.0 4.5 7.0
5 Connie Simmons 28 4 27.8 2.5 7.8 .323 2.5 7.8 .323 6.3 9.0 .694 8.3 2.5 4.3 11.3
6 Jim Baechtold 26 4 26.5 3.0 7.3 .414 3.0 7.3 .414 2.8 3.3 .846 2.5 2.8 4.8 8.8
7 Vince Boryla 26 3 22.0 2.7 4.7 .571 2.7 4.7 .571 3.7 4.3 .846 0.7 0.3 4.0 9.0
8 Alfred McGuire 25 4 17.3 2.0 4.5 .444 2.0 4.5 .444 0.5 2.3 .222 1.0 1.8 3.8 4.5
9 Dick McGuire 28 4 17.0 1.0 4.0 .250 1.0 4.0 .250 0.8 1.3 .600 1.0 1.3 3.0 2.8
10 Don Ackerman 23 4 5.0 0.3 0.8 .333 0.3 0.8 .333 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.3 1.8 0.5

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 Harry Gallatin 26 4 151 3.8 8.3 .457 3.8 8.3 .457 5.2 7.4 .710 14.5 1.4 2.9 12.9
2 Nathaniel Clifton 31 4 125 2.3 7.8 .296 2.3 7.8 .296 2.6 4.9 .529 11.2 1.7 4.3 7.2
3 Carl Braun 26 4 125 5.2 15.0 .346 5.2 15.0 .346 10.1 11.5 .875 3.5 2.6 6.3 20.4
4 Fred Schaus 28 4 119 2.1 7.6 .280 2.1 7.6 .280 4.2 4.5 .933 3.6 2.4 5.4 8.5
5 Connie Simmons 28 4 111 3.2 10.1 .323 3.2 10.1 .323 8.1 11.7 .694 10.7 3.2 5.5 14.6
6 Jim Baechtold 26 4 106 4.1 9.8 .414 4.1 9.8 .414 3.7 4.4 .846 3.4 3.7 6.5 11.9
7 Alfred McGuire 25 4 69 4.2 9.4 .444 4.2 9.4 .444 1.0 4.7 .222 2.1 3.7 7.8 9.4
8 Dick McGuire 28 4 68 2.1 8.5 .250 2.1 8.5 .250 1.6 2.6 .600 2.1 2.6 6.4 5.8
9 Vince Boryla 26 3 66 4.4 7.6 .571 4.4 7.6 .571 6.0 7.1 .846 1.1 0.5 6.5 14.7
10 Don Ackerman 23 4 20 1.8 5.4 .333 1.8 5.4 .333 0.0 0.0 7.2 1.8 12.6 3.6

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 Harry Gallatin 26 4 151 .457 8.3 .457 .710
2 Nathaniel Clifton 31 4 125 .296 7.8 .296 .529
3 Carl Braun 26 4 125 .346 15.0 .346 .875
4 Fred Schaus 28 4 119 .280 7.6 .280 .933
5 Connie Simmons 28 4 111 .323 10.1 .323 .694
6 Jim Baechtold 26 4 106 .414 9.8 .414 .846
7 Alfred McGuire 25 4 69 .444 9.4 .444 .222
8 Dick McGuire 28 4 68 .250 8.5 .250 .600
9 Vince Boryla 26 3 66 .571 7.6 .571 .846
10 Don Ackerman 23 4 20 .333 5.4 .333

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 Harry Gallatin 26 4 151 22.6 .555 .457 .886 10.6 0.4 -0.1 0.3 .094
2 Nathaniel Clifton 31 4 125 10.0 .363 .296 .630 11.6 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.107
3 Carl Braun 26 4 125 19.2 .510 .346 .769 21.5 0.4 -0.1 0.3 .127
4 Fred Schaus 28 4 119 7.9 .443 .280 .600 16.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.010
5 Connie Simmons 28 4 111 19.4 .480 .323 1.161 23.2 0.2 -0.1 0.1 .034
6 Jim Baechtold 26 4 106 12.8 .504 .414 .448 28.4 0.2 -0.1 0.1 .060
7 Alfred McGuire 25 4 69 5.8 .410 .444 .500 27.9 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.047
8 Dick McGuire 28 4 68 0.8 .302 .250 .313 17.5 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.143
9 Vince Boryla 26 3 66 14.5 .685 .571 .929 4.2 0.4 0.0 0.3 .251
10 Don Ackerman 23 4 20 0.4 .333 .333 .000 11.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.080