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1978-79 New York Knicks Roster and Stats

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Record: 31-51, Finished 4th in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Willis Reed (6-8), Red Holzman (25-43)

PTS/G: 107.7 (18th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 111.1 (13th of 22)
SRS: -3.29 (17th of 22) ▪ Pace: 104.9 (15th of 22)
Off Rtg: 102.2 (16th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 105.4 (17th of 22)
Expected W-L: 32-50 (17th of 22)

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

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
6 Tom Barker C 6-11 225 March 11, 1955 1 University of Hawaii
9 Butch Beard PG 6-3 185 May 4, 1947 8 University of Louisville
14 Ron Behagen PF 6-9 185 January 14, 1951 5 University of Minnesota
30 Greg Bunch SF 6-6 190 May 15, 1956 R California State University, Fullerton
35 Jim Cleamons PG 6-3 185 September 13, 1949 7 Ohio State University
34 Mike Glenn SG 6-2 175 September 10, 1955 1 Southern Illinois University
44 Glen Gondrezick SF 6-6 218 August 30, 1955 1 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
42 Spencer Haywood PF 6-8 225 April 22, 1949 9 University of Detroit Mercy
43 Toby Knight SF 6-9 210 May 3, 1955 1 University of Notre Dame
11 Bob McAdoo PF 6-9 210 September 25, 1951 6 University of North Carolina
50 Joe Meriweather C 6-10 215 October 26, 1953 3 Southern Illinois University
15 Earl Monroe SG 6-3 185 November 21, 1944 11 Winston-Salem State University
20 Micheal Ray Richardson PG 6-5 189 April 11, 1955 R University of Montana
52 John Rudd SF 6-7 230 August 7, 1955 R McNeese State University
40 Marvin Webster C 7-1 225 April 13, 1952 3 Morgan State University
13 Ray Williams PG 6-3 188 October 14, 1954 1 University of Minnesota

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 82 19780 3676 7554 .487 3676 7554 .487 1478 2111 .700 1200 2430 3630 2121 699 397 1605 2154 8830
Team/G 241.2 44.8 92.1 .487 44.8 92.1 .487 18.0 25.7 .700 14.6 29.6 44.3 25.9 8.5 4.8 19.6 26.3 107.7
Lg Rank 6 10 8 9 10 8 9 21 18 22 14 13 15 11 15 15 11 18 18
Year/Year -1.1% -3.6% -3.4% -0.001 -3.6% -3.4% -0.001 -11.5% -5.1% -0.051 1.7% -9.6% -6.2% -9.3% -14.5% -10.2% -9.0% -1.8% -5.1%
Opponent 82 19780 3600 7457 .483 3600 7457 .483 1907 2506 .761 1225 2489 3714 2114 751 378 1558 1961 9107
Opponent/G 241.2 43.9 90.9 .483 43.9 90.9 .483 23.3 30.6 .761 14.9 30.4 45.3 25.8 9.2 4.6 19.0 23.9 111.1
Lg Rank 6 9 8 10 9 8 10 19 19 19 12 12 14 10 13 5 14 5 13
Year/Year -1.1% -1.6% -3.7% +0.010 -1.6% -3.7% +0.010 -6.0% -10.0% +0.032 -2.3% -5.1% -4.2% 0.0% -14.6% 5.9% -7.1% -1.4% -2.5%

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 32 50 -3.38 0.09 -3.29 102.2 105.4 104.9 .279 .487 15.9 32.5 .196 .483 15.4 66.5 .256 Madison Square Garden (IV)
Lg Rank 17 17 17 7 17 16 17 15 19 10 14 10 21 10 14 15 17

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 Toby Knight 23 82 2667 609 1174 .519 609 1174 .519 145 206 .704 201 347 548 124 61 60 163 309 1363
2 Jim Cleamons 29 79 2390 311 657 .473 311 657 .473 130 171 .760 65 160 225 376 73 11 142 147 752
3 Ray Williams 24 81 2370 575 1257 .457 575 1257 .457 251 313 .802 104 187 291 504 128 19 285 274 1401
4 Marvin Webster 26 60 2027 264 558 .473 264 558 .473 150 262 .573 198 457 655 172 24 112 170 183 678
5 Glen Gondrezick 23 75 1602 161 326 .494 161 326 .494 55 97 .567 147 277 424 106 98 18 95 226 377
6 Bob McAdoo 27 40 1594 429 793 .541 429 793 .541 218 335 .651 94 285 379 128 62 47 153 134 1076
7 Earl Monroe 34 64 1393 329 699 .471 329 699 .471 129 154 .838 26 48 74 189 48 6 98 123 787
8 Micheal Ray Richardson 23 72 1218 200 483 .414 200 483 .414 69 128 .539 78 155 233 213 100 18 141 188 469
9 Mike Glenn 23 75 1171 263 486 .541 263 486 .541 57 63 .905 28 54 82 136 37 6 64 113 583
10 Joe Meriweather 25 41 1053 158 313 .505 158 313 .505 75 109 .688 81 144 225 48 23 53 85 178 391
11 Spencer Haywood 29 34 1023 249 509 .489 249 509 .489 107 146 .733 66 140 206 56 10 29 87 108 605
12 John Rudd 23 58 723 59 133 .444 59 133 .444 66 93 .710 69 98 167 35 17 8 59 95 184
13 Tom Barker 23 22 329 44 102 .431 44 102 .431 14 20 .700 31 52 83 9 6 7 20 45 102
14 Greg Bunch 22 12 97 9 26 .346 9 26 .346 10 12 .833 9 8 17 4 3 3 5 10 28
15 Butch Beard 31 7 85 11 26 .423 11 26 .423 0 0 1 9 10 19 7 0 10 13 22
16 Ron Behagen 28 5 38 5 12 .417 5 12 .417 2 2 1.000 2 9 11 2 2 0 4 8 12

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 Bob McAdoo 27 40 39.9 10.7 19.8 .541 10.7 19.8 .541 5.5 8.4 .651 2.4 7.1 9.5 3.2 1.6 1.2 3.8 3.4 26.9
2 Marvin Webster 26 60 33.8 4.4 9.3 .473 4.4 9.3 .473 2.5 4.4 .573 3.3 7.6 10.9 2.9 0.4 1.9 2.8 3.1 11.3
3 Toby Knight 23 82 32.5 7.4 14.3 .519 7.4 14.3 .519 1.8 2.5 .704 2.5 4.2 6.7 1.5 0.7 0.7 2.0 3.8 16.6
4 Jim Cleamons 29 79 30.3 3.9 8.3 .473 3.9 8.3 .473 1.6 2.2 .760 0.8 2.0 2.8 4.8 0.9 0.1 1.8 1.9 9.5
5 Spencer Haywood 29 34 30.1 7.3 15.0 .489 7.3 15.0 .489 3.1 4.3 .733 1.9 4.1 6.1 1.6 0.3 0.9 2.6 3.2 17.8
6 Ray Williams 24 81 29.3 7.1 15.5 .457 7.1 15.5 .457 3.1 3.9 .802 1.3 2.3 3.6 6.2 1.6 0.2 3.5 3.4 17.3
7 Joe Meriweather 25 41 25.7 3.9 7.6 .505 3.9 7.6 .505 1.8 2.7 .688 2.0 3.5 5.5 1.2 0.6 1.3 2.1 4.3 9.5
8 Earl Monroe 34 64 21.8 5.1 10.9 .471 5.1 10.9 .471 2.0 2.4 .838 0.4 0.8 1.2 3.0 0.8 0.1 1.5 1.9 12.3
9 Glen Gondrezick 23 75 21.4 2.1 4.3 .494 2.1 4.3 .494 0.7 1.3 .567 2.0 3.7 5.7 1.4 1.3 0.2 1.3 3.0 5.0
10 Micheal Ray Richardson 23 72 16.9 2.8 6.7 .414 2.8 6.7 .414 1.0 1.8 .539 1.1 2.2 3.2 3.0 1.4 0.3 2.0 2.6 6.5
11 Mike Glenn 23 75 15.6 3.5 6.5 .541 3.5 6.5 .541 0.8 0.8 .905 0.4 0.7 1.1 1.8 0.5 0.1 0.9 1.5 7.8
12 Tom Barker 23 22 15.0 2.0 4.6 .431 2.0 4.6 .431 0.6 0.9 .700 1.4 2.4 3.8 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.9 2.0 4.6
13 John Rudd 23 58 12.5 1.0 2.3 .444 1.0 2.3 .444 1.1 1.6 .710 1.2 1.7 2.9 0.6 0.3 0.1 1.0 1.6 3.2
14 Butch Beard 31 7 12.1 1.6 3.7 .423 1.6 3.7 .423 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.3 1.4 2.7 1.0 0.0 1.4 1.9 3.1
15 Greg Bunch 22 12 8.1 0.8 2.2 .346 0.8 2.2 .346 0.8 1.0 .833 0.8 0.7 1.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.8 2.3
16 Ron Behagen 28 5 7.6 1.0 2.4 .417 1.0 2.4 .417 0.4 0.4 1.000 0.4 1.8 2.2 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.8 1.6 2.4

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 Toby Knight 23 82 2667 8.2 15.8 .519 8.2 15.8 .519 2.0 2.8 .704 2.7 4.7 7.4 1.7 0.8 0.8 2.2 4.2 18.4
2 Jim Cleamons 29 79 2390 4.7 9.9 .473 4.7 9.9 .473 2.0 2.6 .760 1.0 2.4 3.4 5.7 1.1 0.2 2.1 2.2 11.3
3 Ray Williams 24 81 2370 8.7 19.1 .457 8.7 19.1 .457 3.8 4.8 .802 1.6 2.8 4.4 7.7 1.9 0.3 4.3 4.2 21.3
4 Marvin Webster 26 60 2027 4.7 9.9 .473 4.7 9.9 .473 2.7 4.7 .573 3.5 8.1 11.6 3.1 0.4 2.0 3.0 3.3 12.0
5 Glen Gondrezick 23 75 1602 3.6 7.3 .494 3.6 7.3 .494 1.2 2.2 .567 3.3 6.2 9.5 2.4 2.2 0.4 2.1 5.1 8.5
6 Bob McAdoo 27 40 1594 9.7 17.9 .541 9.7 17.9 .541 4.9 7.6 .651 2.1 6.4 8.6 2.9 1.4 1.1 3.5 3.0 24.3
7 Earl Monroe 34 64 1393 8.5 18.1 .471 8.5 18.1 .471 3.3 4.0 .838 0.7 1.2 1.9 4.9 1.2 0.2 2.5 3.2 20.3
8 Micheal Ray Richardson 23 72 1218 5.9 14.3 .414 5.9 14.3 .414 2.0 3.8 .539 2.3 4.6 6.9 6.3 3.0 0.5 4.2 5.6 13.9
9 Mike Glenn 23 75 1171 8.1 14.9 .541 8.1 14.9 .541 1.8 1.9 .905 0.9 1.7 2.5 4.2 1.1 0.2 2.0 3.5 17.9
10 Joe Meriweather 25 41 1053 5.4 10.7 .505 5.4 10.7 .505 2.6 3.7 .688 2.8 4.9 7.7 1.6 0.8 1.8 2.9 6.1 13.4
11 Spencer Haywood 29 34 1023 8.8 17.9 .489 8.8 17.9 .489 3.8 5.1 .733 2.3 4.9 7.2 2.0 0.4 1.0 3.1 3.8 21.3
12 John Rudd 23 58 723 2.9 6.6 .444 2.9 6.6 .444 3.3 4.6 .710 3.4 4.9 8.3 1.7 0.8 0.4 2.9 4.7 9.2
13 Tom Barker 23 22 329 4.8 11.2 .431 4.8 11.2 .431 1.5 2.2 .700 3.4 5.7 9.1 1.0 0.7 0.8 2.2 4.9 11.2
14 Greg Bunch 22 12 97 3.3 9.6 .346 3.3 9.6 .346 3.7 4.5 .833 3.3 3.0 6.3 1.5 1.1 1.1 1.9 3.7 10.4
15 Butch Beard 31 7 85 4.7 11.0 .423 4.7 11.0 .423 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.8 4.2 8.0 3.0 0.0 4.2 5.5 9.3
16 Ron Behagen 28 5 38 4.7 11.4 .417 4.7 11.4 .417 1.9 1.9 1.000 1.9 8.5 10.4 1.9 1.9 0.0 3.8 7.6 11.4

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 Toby Knight 23 82 2667 10.5 20.1 .519 10.5 20.1 .519 2.5 3.5 .704 3.4 6.0 9.4 2.1 1.0 1.0 2.8 5.3 23.4
2 Jim Cleamons 29 79 2390 6.0 12.6 .473 6.0 12.6 .473 2.5 3.3 .760 1.2 3.1 4.3 7.2 1.4 0.2 2.7 2.8 14.4
3 Ray Williams 24 81 2370 11.1 24.3 .457 11.1 24.3 .457 4.8 6.0 .802 2.0 3.6 5.6 9.7 2.5 0.4 5.5 5.3 27.1
4 Marvin Webster 26 60 2027 6.0 12.6 .473 6.0 12.6 .473 3.4 5.9 .573 4.5 10.3 14.8 3.9 0.5 2.5 3.8 4.1 15.3
5 Glen Gondrezick 23 75 1602 4.6 9.3 .494 4.6 9.3 .494 1.6 2.8 .567 4.2 7.9 12.1 3.0 2.8 0.5 2.7 6.5 10.8
6 Bob McAdoo 27 40 1594 12.3 22.8 .541 12.3 22.8 .541 6.3 9.6 .651 2.7 8.2 10.9 3.7 1.8 1.3 4.4 3.8 30.9
7 Earl Monroe 34 64 1393 10.8 23.0 .471 10.8 23.0 .471 4.2 5.1 .838 0.9 1.6 2.4 6.2 1.6 0.2 3.2 4.0 25.9
8 Micheal Ray Richardson 23 72 1218 7.5 18.1 .414 7.5 18.1 .414 2.6 4.8 .539 2.9 5.8 8.8 8.0 3.8 0.7 5.3 7.1 17.6
9 Mike Glenn 23 75 1171 10.3 19.0 .541 10.3 19.0 .541 2.2 2.5 .905 1.1 2.1 3.2 5.3 1.4 0.2 2.5 4.4 22.8
10 Joe Meriweather 25 41 1053 6.9 13.6 .505 6.9 13.6 .505 3.3 4.7 .688 3.5 6.3 9.8 2.1 1.0 2.3 3.7 7.7 17.0
11 Spencer Haywood 29 34 1023 11.1 22.8 .489 11.1 22.8 .489 4.8 6.5 .733 3.0 6.3 9.2 2.5 0.4 1.3 3.9 4.8 27.1
12 John Rudd 23 58 723 3.7 8.4 .444 3.7 8.4 .444 4.2 5.9 .710 4.4 6.2 10.6 2.2 1.1 0.5 3.7 6.0 11.6
13 Tom Barker 23 22 329 6.1 14.2 .431 6.1 14.2 .431 1.9 2.8 .700 4.3 7.2 11.5 1.3 0.8 1.0 2.8 6.3 14.2
14 Greg Bunch 22 12 97 4.2 12.3 .346 4.2 12.3 .346 4.7 5.7 .833 4.2 3.8 8.0 1.9 1.4 1.4 2.4 4.7 13.2
15 Butch Beard 31 7 85 5.9 14.0 .423 5.9 14.0 .423 0.0 0.0 0.5 4.8 5.4 10.2 3.8 0.0 5.4 7.0 11.8
16 Ron Behagen 28 5 38 6.0 14.5 .417 6.0 14.5 .417 2.4 2.4 1.000 2.4 10.8 13.2 2.4 2.4 0.0 4.8 9.6 14.5

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 Toby Knight 23 82 2667 15.3 .539 .519 .175 8.1 14.1 11.1 6.6 1.0 1.2 11.4 21.0 107 106 3.7 2.0 5.7 .102
2 Jim Cleamons 29 79 2390 11.8 .513 .473 .260 2.9 7.2 5.1 19.7 1.4 0.2 16.2 14.3 106 108 2.3 1.1 3.4 .068
3 Ray Williams 24 81 2370 17.7 .502 .457 .249 4.7 8.5 6.6 31.0 2.5 0.4 17.0 27.8 100 106 1.9 1.9 3.9 .078
4 Marvin Webster 26 60 2027 13.4 .504 .473 .470 10.5 24.4 17.4 10.6 0.5 2.9 20.2 16.3 98 103 0.5 2.3 2.8 .066
5 Glen Gondrezick 23 75 1602 11.0 .511 .494 .298 9.8 18.7 14.3 8.0 2.8 0.6 20.5 11.4 101 102 0.6 2.1 2.7 .082
6 Bob McAdoo 27 40 1594 21.5 .572 .541 .422 6.3 19.4 12.8 12.2 1.8 1.6 14.0 26.9 107 103 3.0 1.8 4.8 .146
7 Earl Monroe 34 64 1393 15.4 .513 .471 .220 2.0 3.7 2.9 19.6 1.6 0.2 11.3 24.3 105 109 1.9 0.5 2.5 .085
8 Micheal Ray Richardson 23 72 1218 12.4 .435 .414 .265 6.9 13.8 10.3 22.9 3.8 0.8 20.7 21.9 88 101 -1.4 1.7 0.3 .013
9 Mike Glenn 23 75 1171 15.5 .567 .541 .130 2.6 5.0 3.8 16.5 1.4 0.3 11.1 19.3 113 109 2.4 0.5 2.8 .117
10 Joe Meriweather 25 41 1053 11.2 .542 .505 .348 8.2 14.8 11.5 5.9 1.0 2.7 19.1 16.6 100 105 0.4 0.9 1.4 .063
11 Spencer Haywood 29 34 1023 15.6 .528 .489 .287 6.9 14.8 10.8 8.0 0.4 1.5 13.2 25.3 102 107 1.0 0.7 1.6 .077
12 John Rudd 23 58 723 8.2 .529 .444 .699 10.2 14.7 12.4 5.7 1.1 0.6 25.3 12.6 97 106 0.1 0.5 0.6 .040
13 Tom Barker 23 22 329 8.8 .460 .431 .196 10.1 17.1 13.6 3.4 0.8 1.1 15.3 15.6 94 106 -0.1 0.3 0.2 .031
14 Greg Bunch 22 12 97 9.2 .448 .346 .462 9.9 8.9 9.4 4.9 1.4 1.6 13.8 14.7 99 107 0.0 0.1 0.1 .046
15 Butch Beard 31 7 85 9.0 .423 .423 .000 1.3 11.5 6.3 27.9 3.8 0.0 27.8 16.6 82 102 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.012
16 Ron Behagen 28 5 38 7.5 .466 .417 .167 5.6 25.6 15.6 6.6 2.4 0.0 23.7 17.4 83 101 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .004