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1958-59 New York Knicks Roster and Stats

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Record: 40-32, Finished 2nd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Andrew Levane (40-32)

PTS/G: 110.3 (3rd of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 110.1 (7th of 8)
SRS: 0.49 (4th of 8) ▪ Pace: 118.0 (4th of 8)
Off Rtg: 93.0 (2nd of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 92.7 (7th of 8)
Expected W-L: 37-35 (4th of 8)

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

NBA 1959 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0) 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
7 Jerry Bird F 6-6 210 February 2, 1935 R University of Kentucky
4 Carl Braun PG 6-5 180 September 25, 1927 9 Colgate University
15-16 Pete Brennan F 6-6 205 September 23, 1936 R University of North Carolina
8 Mike Farmer SF 6-7 210 September 26, 1936 R University of San Francisco
19 Ray Felix C 6-11 220 December 10, 1930 5 Long Island University
5 Jack George PG 6-2 190 November 13, 1928 5 La Salle University
9 Richie Guerin SG 6-4 195 May 29, 1932 2 Iona College
3 Brendan McCann PG 6-2 178 July 5, 1935 1 St. Bonaventure University
6 Willie Naulls SF 6-6 225 October 7, 1934 2 University of California, Los Angeles
12 Kenny Sears PF 6-9 198 August 17, 1933 3 Santa Clara University
15 Frank Selvy SG 6-3 180 November 9, 1932 3 Furman University
17 Ron Sobie PG 6-3 185 September 21, 1934 2 DePaul University
5 Guy Sparrow F 6-6 218 November 2, 1932 1 University of Detroit Mercy
14 Charlie Tyra C 6-8 230 August 16, 1935 1 University of Louisville

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 2863 7170 .399 2863 7170 .399 2217 2802 .791 4991 1383 1899 7943
Team/G 39.8 99.6 .399 39.8 99.6 .399 30.8 38.9 .791 69.3 19.2 26.4 110.3
Lg Rank 4 6 3 4 6 3 1 1 1 4 3 6 3
Year/Year -0.7% -1.9% +0.005 -0.7% -1.9% +0.005 -3.6% -8.3% +0.039 -7.3% 1.8% 1.8% -1.5%
Opponent 72 7925
Opponent/G 110.1
Lg Rank 7
Year/Year -0.7%

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 37 35 0.25 0.24 0.49 93.0 92.7 118.0 .391 .399 .309 Madison Square Garden (III)
Lg Rank 4 4 4 3 4 2 7 4 2 3 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 Richie Guerin 26 71 2558 443 1046 .424 443 1046 .424 405 505 .802 518 364 255 1291
2 Kenny Sears 25 71 2498 491 1002 .490 491 1002 .490 506 588 .861 658 136 237 1488
3 Willie Naulls 24 68 2061 405 1072 .378 405 1072 .378 258 311 .830 723 102 233 1068
4 Carl Braun 31 72 1959 287 684 .420 287 684 .420 180 218 .826 251 349 178 754
5 Ray Felix 28 72 1588 260 700 .371 260 700 .371 229 321 .713 569 49 275 749
6 Charlie Tyra 23 69 1586 240 606 .396 240 606 .396 129 190 .679 485 33 180 609
7 Mike Farmer 22 72 1545 176 498 .353 176 498 .353 83 99 .838 315 66 152 435
8 Frank Selvy 26 68 1448 233 605 .385 233 605 .385 201 262 .767 248 96 113 667
9 Ron Sobie 24 50 857 144 400 .360 144 400 .360 112 133 .842 154 78 84 400
10 Guy Sparrow 26 44 607 96 308 .312 96 308 .312 57 98 .582 187 45 115 249
11 Jack George 30 25 494 62 173 .358 62 173 .358 42 51 .824 82 55 51 166
12 Pete Brennan 22 16 136 13 43 .302 13 43 .302 14 25 .560 31 6 15 40
13 Jerry Bird 23 11 45 12 32 .375 12 32 .375 1 1 1.000 12 4 7 25
14 Brendan McCann 23 1 7 0 3 .000 0 3 .000 0 0 1 1 1 0

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 Richie Guerin 26 71 36.0 6.2 14.7 .424 6.2 14.7 .424 5.7 7.1 .802 7.3 5.1 3.6 18.2
2 Kenny Sears 25 71 35.2 6.9 14.1 .490 6.9 14.1 .490 7.1 8.3 .861 9.3 1.9 3.3 21.0
3 Willie Naulls 24 68 30.3 6.0 15.8 .378 6.0 15.8 .378 3.8 4.6 .830 10.6 1.5 3.4 15.7
4 Carl Braun 31 72 27.2 4.0 9.5 .420 4.0 9.5 .420 2.5 3.0 .826 3.5 4.8 2.5 10.5
5 Charlie Tyra 23 69 23.0 3.5 8.8 .396 3.5 8.8 .396 1.9 2.8 .679 7.0 0.5 2.6 8.8
6 Ray Felix 28 72 22.1 3.6 9.7 .371 3.6 9.7 .371 3.2 4.5 .713 7.9 0.7 3.8 10.4
7 Mike Farmer 22 72 21.5 2.4 6.9 .353 2.4 6.9 .353 1.2 1.4 .838 4.4 0.9 2.1 6.0
8 Frank Selvy 26 68 21.3 3.4 8.9 .385 3.4 8.9 .385 3.0 3.9 .767 3.6 1.4 1.7 9.8
9 Jack George 30 25 19.8 2.5 6.9 .358 2.5 6.9 .358 1.7 2.0 .824 3.3 2.2 2.0 6.6
10 Ron Sobie 24 50 17.1 2.9 8.0 .360 2.9 8.0 .360 2.2 2.7 .842 3.1 1.6 1.7 8.0
11 Guy Sparrow 26 44 13.8 2.2 7.0 .312 2.2 7.0 .312 1.3 2.2 .582 4.3 1.0 2.6 5.7
12 Pete Brennan 22 16 8.5 0.8 2.7 .302 0.8 2.7 .302 0.9 1.6 .560 1.9 0.4 0.9 2.5
13 Brendan McCann 23 1 7.0 0.0 3.0 .000 0.0 3.0 .000 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
14 Jerry Bird 23 11 4.1 1.1 2.9 .375 1.1 2.9 .375 0.1 0.1 1.000 1.1 0.4 0.6 2.3

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 Richie Guerin 26 71 2558 6.2 14.7 .424 6.2 14.7 .424 5.7 7.1 .802 7.3 5.1 3.6 18.2
2 Kenny Sears 25 71 2498 7.1 14.4 .490 7.1 14.4 .490 7.3 8.5 .861 9.5 2.0 3.4 21.4
3 Willie Naulls 24 68 2061 7.1 18.7 .378 7.1 18.7 .378 4.5 5.4 .830 12.6 1.8 4.1 18.7
4 Carl Braun 31 72 1959 5.3 12.6 .420 5.3 12.6 .420 3.3 4.0 .826 4.6 6.4 3.3 13.9
5 Ray Felix 28 72 1588 5.9 15.9 .371 5.9 15.9 .371 5.2 7.3 .713 12.9 1.1 6.2 17.0
6 Charlie Tyra 23 69 1586 5.4 13.8 .396 5.4 13.8 .396 2.9 4.3 .679 11.0 0.7 4.1 13.8
7 Mike Farmer 22 72 1545 4.1 11.6 .353 4.1 11.6 .353 1.9 2.3 .838 7.3 1.5 3.5 10.1
8 Frank Selvy 26 68 1448 5.8 15.0 .385 5.8 15.0 .385 5.0 6.5 .767 6.2 2.4 2.8 16.6
9 Ron Sobie 24 50 857 6.0 16.8 .360 6.0 16.8 .360 4.7 5.6 .842 6.5 3.3 3.5 16.8
10 Guy Sparrow 26 44 607 5.7 18.3 .312 5.7 18.3 .312 3.4 5.8 .582 11.1 2.7 6.8 14.8
11 Jack George 30 25 494 4.5 12.6 .358 4.5 12.6 .358 3.1 3.7 .824 6.0 4.0 3.7 12.1
12 Pete Brennan 22 16 136 3.4 11.4 .302 3.4 11.4 .302 3.7 6.6 .560 8.2 1.6 4.0 10.6
13 Jerry Bird 23 11 45 9.6 25.6 .375 9.6 25.6 .375 0.8 0.8 1.000 9.6 3.2 5.6 20.0
14 Brendan McCann 23 1 7 0.0 15.4 .000 0.0 15.4 .000 0.0 0.0 5.1 5.1 5.1 0.0

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 Richie Guerin 26 71 2558 19.0 .509 .424 .483 6.7 1.7 8.4 .158
2 Kenny Sears 25 71 2498 22.6 .590 .490 .587 11.9 1.5 13.3 .256
3 Willie Naulls 24 68 2061 16.5 .442 .378 .290 1.2 1.4 2.6 .061
4 Carl Braun 31 72 1959 15.2 .483 .420 .319 3.2 1.3 4.5 .111
5 Ray Felix 28 72 1588 14.0 .445 .371 .459 1.0 1.0 2.0 .061
6 Charlie Tyra 23 69 1586 12.0 .442 .396 .314 0.6 0.9 1.5 .046
7 Mike Farmer 22 72 1545 7.9 .402 .353 .199 -0.6 0.8 0.1 .004
8 Frank Selvy 26 68 1448 13.8 .463 .385 .433 1.7 0.7 2.4 .079
9 Ron Sobie 24 50 857 13.5 .436 .360 .333 0.4 0.5 0.9 .050
10 Guy Sparrow 26 44 607 8.8 .355 .312 .318 -1.3 0.4 -0.9 -0.072
11 Jack George 30 25 494 10.9 .425 .358 .295 0.1 0.3 0.4 .037
12 Pete Brennan 22 16 136 7.2 .370 .302 .581 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.030
13 Jerry Bird 23 11 45 12.9 .385 .375 .031 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.043
14 Brendan McCann 23 1 7 -9.9 .000 .000 .000 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.447

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 Richie Guerin 26 2 77 9 35 .257 9 35 .257 12 14 .857 18 15 11 30
2 Kenny Sears 25 2 64 10 27 .370 10 27 .370 13 15 .867 17 6 6 33
3 Willie Naulls 24 2 63 14 42 .333 14 42 .333 6 8 .750 21 3 11 34
4 Carl Braun 31 2 62 12 32 .375 12 32 .375 8 9 .889 4 10 4 32
5 Charlie Tyra 23 2 55 12 28 .429 12 28 .429 6 9 .667 31 1 5 30
6 Ray Felix 28 2 45 12 28 .429 12 28 .429 2 4 .500 23 2 12 26
7 Frank Selvy 26 2 43 10 20 .500 10 20 .500 9 11 .818 4 3 6 29
8 Mike Farmer 22 2 34 5 17 .294 5 17 .294 2 5 .400 10 0 7 12
9 Jack George 30 2 31 4 12 .333 4 12 .333 0 0 4 3 4 8
10 Pete Brennan 22 2 6 2 7 .286 2 7 .286 0 1 .000 5 0 4 4

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 Richie Guerin 26 2 38.5 4.5 17.5 .257 4.5 17.5 .257 6.0 7.0 .857 9.0 7.5 5.5 15.0
2 Kenny Sears 25 2 32.0 5.0 13.5 .370 5.0 13.5 .370 6.5 7.5 .867 8.5 3.0 3.0 16.5
3 Willie Naulls 24 2 31.5 7.0 21.0 .333 7.0 21.0 .333 3.0 4.0 .750 10.5 1.5 5.5 17.0
4 Carl Braun 31 2 31.0 6.0 16.0 .375 6.0 16.0 .375 4.0 4.5 .889 2.0 5.0 2.0 16.0
5 Charlie Tyra 23 2 27.5 6.0 14.0 .429 6.0 14.0 .429 3.0 4.5 .667 15.5 0.5 2.5 15.0
6 Ray Felix 28 2 22.5 6.0 14.0 .429 6.0 14.0 .429 1.0 2.0 .500 11.5 1.0 6.0 13.0
7 Frank Selvy 26 2 21.5 5.0 10.0 .500 5.0 10.0 .500 4.5 5.5 .818 2.0 1.5 3.0 14.5
8 Mike Farmer 22 2 17.0 2.5 8.5 .294 2.5 8.5 .294 1.0 2.5 .400 5.0 0.0 3.5 6.0
9 Jack George 30 2 15.5 2.0 6.0 .333 2.0 6.0 .333 0.0 0.0 2.0 1.5 2.0 4.0
10 Pete Brennan 22 2 3.0 1.0 3.5 .286 1.0 3.5 .286 0.0 0.5 .000 2.5 0.0 2.0 2.0

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 Richie Guerin 26 2 77 4.2 16.4 .257 4.2 16.4 .257 5.6 6.5 .857 8.4 7.0 5.1 14.0
2 Kenny Sears 25 2 64 5.6 15.2 .370 5.6 15.2 .370 7.3 8.4 .867 9.6 3.4 3.4 18.6
3 Willie Naulls 24 2 63 8.0 24.0 .333 8.0 24.0 .333 3.4 4.6 .750 12.0 1.7 6.3 19.4
4 Carl Braun 31 2 62 7.0 18.6 .375 7.0 18.6 .375 4.6 5.2 .889 2.3 5.8 2.3 18.6
5 Charlie Tyra 23 2 55 7.9 18.3 .429 7.9 18.3 .429 3.9 5.9 .667 20.3 0.7 3.3 19.6
6 Ray Felix 28 2 45 9.6 22.4 .429 9.6 22.4 .429 1.6 3.2 .500 18.4 1.6 9.6 20.8
7 Frank Selvy 26 2 43 8.4 16.7 .500 8.4 16.7 .500 7.5 9.2 .818 3.3 2.5 5.0 24.3
8 Mike Farmer 22 2 34 5.3 18.0 .294 5.3 18.0 .294 2.1 5.3 .400 10.6 0.0 7.4 12.7
9 Jack George 30 2 31 4.6 13.9 .333 4.6 13.9 .333 0.0 0.0 4.6 3.5 4.6 9.3
10 Pete Brennan 22 2 6 12.0 42.0 .286 12.0 42.0 .286 0.0 6.0 .000 30.0 0.0 24.0 24.0

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 Richie Guerin 26 2 77 10.9 .364 .257 .400 23.7 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .000
2 Kenny Sears 25 2 64 16.3 .491 .370 .556 12.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 .138
3 Willie Naulls 24 2 63 10.0 .373 .333 .190 6.7 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.044
4 Carl Braun 31 2 62 13.7 .445 .375 .281 21.7 0.0 0.1 0.1 .076
5 Charlie Tyra 23 2 55 19.3 .469 .429 .321 2.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 .126
6 Ray Felix 28 2 45 14.9 .437 .429 .143 6.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 .081
7 Frank Selvy 26 2 43 18.2 .584 .500 .550 9.9 0.2 0.0 0.2 .248
8 Mike Farmer 22 2 34 2.4 .313 .294 .294 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.119
9 Jack George 30 2 31 4.2 .333 .333 .000 12.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.042
10 Pete Brennan 22 2 6 -1.2 .269 .286 .143 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.391