New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1954-1955 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Don Anielak C 6-7 195 0 Missouri State 1954 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Jim Baechtold F 6-4 205 2 Eastern Kentucky 1952 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Carl Braun SG 6-5 180 5 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Fred Christ GF 6-4 210 0 Fordham 1954 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Nat Clifton PF 6-6 220 4 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bertram Cook SG 6-3 185 0 Utah State 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Ray Felix C 6-11 220 1 Manchester (ABL) (United States) 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Harry Gallatin FC 6-6 210 6 Truman State 1947 Rnd 4 Pick 10 United States
Chuck Grigsby SF 6-6 190 0 Dayton 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Herm Hedderick SG 6-5 170 0 Canisius 1952 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
Paul Hoffman GF 6-2 195 5 Purdue 1947 Rnd 5 Pick 2 United States
Bobby Knight G 6-2 185 0 - 1954 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dick McGuire G 6-0 180 5 St. John's 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Bob Peterson F 6-5 210 1 Oregon 1952 Rnd 11 Pick 2 United States
Gene Shue G 6-2 170 0 Maryland 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Jack Turner G 6-4 170 0 Western Kentucky 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States

1954-1955 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. McGuire C. Braun J. Baechtold H. Gallatin N. Clifton
Rotation   B. Cook B. Peterson   R. Felix
Rotation   J. Turner      
Lim PT   G. Shue C. Grigsby   D. Anielak
Lim PT   B. Knight F. Christ    
Lim PT   H. Hedderick      

1954-1955 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Syracuse Nationals43-29-
2New York Knicks38-345
3Boston Celtics36-367
4San Francisco Warriors33-3910

1954-1955 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Harry Gallatin All-NBA Second Team (1955)
Harry Gallatin Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1955)
Carl Braun Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1955)
Dick McGuire Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1955)

1954-1955 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Carl Braun 71 34.9 15.1 4.2 3.9
Harry Gallatin 72 35.4 14.6 13.8 2.4
Ray Felix 72 28.1 14.4 11.4 0.9
Jim Baechtold 72 35.2 13.9 4.3 3.0
Nat Clifton 72 33.2 13.1 8.5 2.8
Dick McGuire 71 32.5 9.1 4.5 7.6
Jack Turner 65 14.2 4.3 2.4 1.2
Gene Shue 56 15.8 4.4 2.6 1.4
Bob Peterson 37 13.6 4.2 4.2 0.8
Bertram Cook 37 11.5 3.2 1.9 0.9
Fred Christ 6 8.0 3.3 1.3 1.2
Chuck Grigsby 7 6.4 2.3 1.6 1.0
Bobby Knight 2 14.5 3.5 0.5 4.0
Herm Hedderick 5 4.6 0.8 0.8 0.4
Don Anielak 1 10.0 3.0 2.0 0.0

1954-1955 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Don Anielak was selected as the #8 pick in the 3 Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Don Anielak signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1954.

Bertram Cook was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Bertram Cook signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1954.

Harry Gallatin was selected as the #10 pick in the 4 Round of the 1947 NBA Draft by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA). Harry Gallatin signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1948.

Dick McGuire was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1949 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Dick McGuire signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1949.

Jack Turner was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Jack Turner signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1954.

Acquired via Trade

Jim Baechtold was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on August 24, 1953.

Nat Clifton was acquired in a trade by the from the Rochester Royals on January 1, 1955.

Ray Felix was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on June 30, 1954.

Chuck Grigsby was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on September 17, 1954.

Herm Hedderick was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Rochester Royals on January 1, 1955.

Gene Shue was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Philadelphia Warriors on November 29, 1954.

Acquired via Free Agency

Carl Braun as a free agent with the on January 10, 1955.

Fred Christ signed a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1954.

Bobby Knight signed a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1954.

Bob Peterson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on January 10, 1955.

1954-1955 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Ned Irish General Manager 1946-1947 N/A