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1955-56 New York Knicks Roster and Stats

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Record: 35-37, Finished 4th in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Lapchick (26-25), Vince Boryla (9-12)

PTS/G: 100.2 (3rd of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 100.6 (7th of 8)
SRS: -0.20 (5th of 8) ▪ Pace: 106.5 (7th of 8)
Off Rtg: 92.4 (2nd of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 92.8 (8th of 8)
Expected W-L: 35-37 (5th of 8)

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

NBA 1956 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Third Place Tiebreaker (0-1) versus Syracuse Nationals  (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
17 Dick Atha SG 6-2 190 September 21, 1931 R Indiana State University
10 Jim Baechtold SF 6-4 205 December 9, 1927 3 Eastern Kentucky University
4 Carl Braun SG 6-5 180 September 25, 1927 6 Colgate University
8 Nathaniel Clifton PF 6-6 220 October 13, 1922 5 Xavier University of Louisiana
6 Walter Dukes C 7-0 220 June 23, 1930 R Seton Hall University
19 Ray Felix C 6-11 220 December 10, 1930 2 Long Island University
11 Harry Gallatin SF 6-6 210 April 26, 1927 7 Truman State University
15 Dick McGuire PG 6-0 180 January 25, 1926 6 St. John's University
9 Bob Peterson SF 6-5 210 January 25, 1932 2 University of Oregon
5 Bob Santini F 6-5 190 February 17, 1935 R Iona College
12 Kenny Sears PF 6-9 198 August 17, 1933 R Santa Clara University
7 Gene Shue PG 6-2 170 December 18, 1931 1 University of Maryland
18 Ernie Vandeweghe F-G 6-3 195 September 12, 1928 5 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 2508 6395 .392 2508 6395 .392 2196 2913 .754 4562 1610 1923 7212
Team/G 34.8 88.8 .392 34.8 88.8 .392 30.5 40.5 .754 63.4 22.4 26.7 100.2
Lg Rank 5 7 3 5 7 3 1 1 5 2 8 5 3
Year/Year 4.8% 4.0% +0.003 4.8% 4.0% +0.003 16.4% 12.3% +0.026 4.2% -7.7% 21.2% 8.1%
Opponent 72 7242
Opponent/G 100.6
Lg Rank 7
Year/Year 8.7%

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 37 -0.42 0.22 -0.20 92.4 92.8 106.5 .456 .392 .343 Madison Square Garden (III)
Lg Rank 5 5 5 2 5 2 8 7 1 3 1

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 Harry Gallatin 28 72 2378 322 834 .386 322 834 .386 .386 358 455 .787 740 168 220 1002
2 Carl Braun 28 72 2316 396 1064 .372 396 1064 .372 .372 320 382 .838 259 298 215 1112
3 Kenny Sears 22 70 2069 319 728 .438 319 728 .438 .438 258 324 .796 616 114 201 896
4 Gene Shue 24 72 1750 240 625 .384 240 625 .384 .384 181 237 .764 212 179 111 661
5 Jim Baechtold 28 70 1738 268 695 .386 268 695 .386 .386 233 291 .801 220 163 156 769
6 Ray Felix 25 72 1702 277 668 .415 277 668 .415 .415 331 469 .706 623 47 293 885
7 Dick McGuire 30 62 1685 152 438 .347 152 438 .347 .347 121 193 .627 220 362 146 425
8 Nathaniel Clifton 33 64 1537 213 541 .394 213 541 .394 .394 135 191 .707 386 151 189 561
9 Walter Dukes 25 60 1290 149 370 .403 149 370 .403 .403 167 236 .708 443 39 211 465
10 Bob Peterson 24 58 779 121 303 .399 121 303 .399 .399 68 104 .654 223 44 123 310
11 Dick Atha 24 25 288 36 88 .409 36 88 .409 .409 21 27 .778 42 32 39 93
12 Ernie Vandeweghe 27 5 77 10 31 .323 10 31 .323 .323 2 2 1.000 13 12 15 22
13 Bob Santini 20 4 23 5 10 .500 5 10 .500 .500 1 2 .500 3 1 4 11

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 28 72 33.0 4.5 11.6 .386 4.5 11.6 .386 5.0 6.3 .787 10.3 2.3 3.1 13.9
2 Carl Braun 28 72 32.2 5.5 14.8 .372 5.5 14.8 .372 4.4 5.3 .838 3.6 4.1 3.0 15.4
3 Kenny Sears 22 70 29.6 4.6 10.4 .438 4.6 10.4 .438 3.7 4.6 .796 8.8 1.6 2.9 12.8
4 Dick McGuire 30 62 27.2 2.5 7.1 .347 2.5 7.1 .347 2.0 3.1 .627 3.5 5.8 2.4 6.9
5 Jim Baechtold 28 70 24.8 3.8 9.9 .386 3.8 9.9 .386 3.3 4.2 .801 3.1 2.3 2.2 11.0
6 Gene Shue 24 72 24.3 3.3 8.7 .384 3.3 8.7 .384 2.5 3.3 .764 2.9 2.5 1.5 9.2
7 Nathaniel Clifton 33 64 24.0 3.3 8.5 .394 3.3 8.5 .394 2.1 3.0 .707 6.0 2.4 3.0 8.8
8 Ray Felix 25 72 23.6 3.8 9.3 .415 3.8 9.3 .415 4.6 6.5 .706 8.7 0.7 4.1 12.3
9 Walter Dukes 25 60 21.5 2.5 6.2 .403 2.5 6.2 .403 2.8 3.9 .708 7.4 0.7 3.5 7.8
10 Ernie Vandeweghe 27 5 15.4 2.0 6.2 .323 2.0 6.2 .323 0.4 0.4 1.000 2.6 2.4 3.0 4.4
11 Bob Peterson 24 58 13.4 2.1 5.2 .399 2.1 5.2 .399 1.2 1.8 .654 3.8 0.8 2.1 5.3
12 Dick Atha 24 25 11.5 1.4 3.5 .409 1.4 3.5 .409 0.8 1.1 .778 1.7 1.3 1.6 3.7
13 Bob Santini 20 4 5.8 1.3 2.5 .500 1.3 2.5 .500 0.3 0.5 .500 0.8 0.3 1.0 2.8

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 28 72 2378 4.9 12.6 .386 4.9 12.6 .386 5.4 6.9 .787 11.2 2.5 3.3 15.2
2 Carl Braun 28 72 2316 6.2 16.5 .372 6.2 16.5 .372 5.0 5.9 .838 4.0 4.6 3.3 17.3
3 Kenny Sears 22 70 2069 5.6 12.7 .438 5.6 12.7 .438 4.5 5.6 .796 10.7 2.0 3.5 15.6
4 Gene Shue 24 72 1750 4.9 12.9 .384 4.9 12.9 .384 3.7 4.9 .764 4.4 3.7 2.3 13.6
5 Jim Baechtold 28 70 1738 5.6 14.4 .386 5.6 14.4 .386 4.8 6.0 .801 4.6 3.4 3.2 15.9
6 Ray Felix 25 72 1702 5.9 14.1 .415 5.9 14.1 .415 7.0 9.9 .706 13.2 1.0 6.2 18.7
7 Dick McGuire 30 62 1685 3.2 9.4 .347 3.2 9.4 .347 2.6 4.1 .627 4.7 7.7 3.1 9.1
8 Nathaniel Clifton 33 64 1537 5.0 12.7 .394 5.0 12.7 .394 3.2 4.5 .707 9.0 3.5 4.4 13.1
9 Walter Dukes 25 60 1290 4.2 10.3 .403 4.2 10.3 .403 4.7 6.6 .708 12.4 1.1 5.9 13.0
10 Bob Peterson 24 58 779 5.6 14.0 .399 5.6 14.0 .399 3.1 4.8 .654 10.3 2.0 5.7 14.3
11 Dick Atha 24 25 288 4.5 11.0 .409 4.5 11.0 .409 2.6 3.4 .778 5.2 4.0 4.9 11.6
12 Ernie Vandeweghe 27 5 77 4.7 14.5 .323 4.7 14.5 .323 0.9 0.9 1.000 6.1 5.6 7.0 10.3
13 Bob Santini 20 4 23 7.8 15.7 .500 7.8 15.7 .500 1.6 3.1 .500 4.7 1.6 6.3 17.2

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 ORtg DRtg
1 Harry Gallatin 28 72 2378 .386 .386 .787
2 Carl Braun 28 72 2316 .372 .372 .838
3 Kenny Sears 22 70 2069 .438 .438 .796
4 Gene Shue 24 72 1750 .384 .384 .764
5 Jim Baechtold 28 70 1738 .386 .386 .801
6 Ray Felix 25 72 1702 .415 .415 .706
7 Dick McGuire 30 62 1685 .347 .347 .627
8 Nathaniel Clifton 33 64 1537 .394 .394 .707
9 Walter Dukes 25 60 1290 .403 .403 .708
10 Bob Peterson 24 58 779 .399 .399 .654
11 Dick Atha 24 25 288 .409 .409 .778
12 Ernie Vandeweghe 27 5 77 .323 .323 1.000
13 Bob Santini 20 4 23 .500 .500 .500

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 Harry Gallatin 28 72 2378 17.5 .484 .546 4.0 1.7 5.6 .114
2 Carl Braun 28 72 2316 15.2 .451 .359 2.4 1.2 3.6 .075
3 Kenny Sears 22 70 2069 17.8 .515 .445 4.8 1.4 6.2 .144
4 Gene Shue 24 72 1750 13.0 .453 .379 1.5 0.9 2.4 .065
5 Jim Baechtold 28 70 1738 14.2 .467 .419 2.3 0.8 3.2 .088
6 Ray Felix 25 72 1702 18.6 .506 .702 4.3 1.2 5.5 .155
7 Dick McGuire 30 62 1685 12.7 .406 .441 0.2 1.2 1.3 .038
8 Nathaniel Clifton 33 64 1537 13.9 .449 .353 1.1 1.0 2.1 .067
9 Walter Dukes 25 60 1290 13.8 .491 .638 1.9 0.9 2.8 .104
10 Bob Peterson 24 58 779 12.9 .444 .343 0.4 0.5 0.9 .057
11 Dick Atha 24 25 288 11.4 .466 .307 0.3 0.2 0.5 .076
12 Ernie Vandeweghe 27 5 77 7.3 .345 .065 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.054
13 Bob Santini 20 4 23 12.7 .506 .200 0.1 0.0 0.1 .127