New York Knicks Playoff Rosters

1953-1954 New York Knicks Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Don Ackerman PG 6-0 183 Sep 4, 1930 23 Long Island 0 1953 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 2, Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
Jim Baechtold SF 6-4 205 Dec 9, 1927 26 Eastern Kentucky 1 1952 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 2, Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
Vince Boryla SF 6-5 210 Mar 11, 1927 27 Denver 4 1949 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Carl Braun SG 6-5 180 Sep 25, 1927 26 Colgate 4 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Nat Clifton PF 6-6 220 Oct 13, 1922 31 Xavier-Louisiana 3 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Harry Gallatin FC 6-6 210 Apr 26, 1927 26 Truman State 5 1947 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 10, Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
Al McGuire PG 6-2 180 Sep 7, 1928 25 St. John's 2 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 6, Pick 6, New York Knicks
Dick McGuire PG 6-0 180 Jan 25, 1926 28 St. John's 4 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 8, New York Knicks
Fred Schaus GF 6-5 205 Jun 30, 1925 28 West Virginia 4 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 3, Fort Wayne Pistons
Connie Simmons PF 6-8 222 Mar 15, 1925 29   7 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Ed Smith SF 6-6 180 Jul 5, 1929 24 Harvard 0 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 6, New York Knicks
Ernie Vandeweghe PG 6-3 195 Sep 12, 1928 25 Colgate 4 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 8, New York Knicks

1953-1954 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Conference Finals #2 Syracuse Nationals #3 Boston Celtics SYR in 2
Conference Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers W2 Rochester Royals MIN in 3
NBA Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers #2 Syracuse Nationals MIN in 7
Round Robin #1 New York Knicks W3 Fort Wayne Pistons -

1953-1954 New York Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Carl Braun 4 31.2 17.8 3.0 2.2
Harry Gallatin 4 37.8 13.5 15.2 1.5
Connie Simmons 4 27.8 11.2 8.2 2.5
Jim Baechtold 4 26.5 8.8 2.5 2.8
Fred Schaus 4 29.8 7.0 3.0 2.0
Vince Boryla 3 22.0 9.0 0.7 0.3
Nat Clifton 4 31.2 6.2 9.8 1.5
Al McGuire 4 17.2 4.5 1.0 1.8
Dick McGuire 4 17.0 2.8 1.0 1.2
Don Ackerman 4 5.0 0.5 1.0 0.2

1953-1954 New York Knicks Round Robin Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record New York Leaders Leaders
* Nov 19, 1954
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Fort Wayne
N/A
Round Robin
- N/A N/A