New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1955-1956 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Dick Atha PG 6-2 190 0 Indiana State 1953 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Jim Baechtold F 6-4 205 3 Eastern Kentucky 1952 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Carl Braun SG 6-5 180 6 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Nat Clifton PF 6-6 220 5 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Walter Dukes C 7-0 220 0 Seton Hall 1953 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Ray Felix C 6-11 220 2 Manchester (ABL) (United States) 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Harry Gallatin FC 6-6 210 7 Truman State 1947 Rnd 4 Pick 10 United States
Dick McGuire G 6-0 180 6 St. John's 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Bob Peterson F 6-5 210 2 Oregon 1952 Rnd 11 Pick 2 United States
Bob Santini F 6-5 190 0 Iona 1953 Rnd 5 Pick 8 United States
Kenny Sears F 6-9 198 0 Santa Clara 1953 Rnd 15 Pick 2 United States
Gene Shue G 6-2 170 1 Maryland 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Ernie Vandeweghe G 6-3 195 5 Colgate 1949 Rnd 3 Pick 8 Canada

1955-1956 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Lim PT D. Atha D. McGuire K. Sears N. Clifton R. Felix
Lim PT   C. Braun J. Baechtold H. Gallatin W. Dukes
Lim PT   G. Shue B. Santini    
Lim PT   E. Vandeweghe B. Peterson    

1955-1956 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Francisco Warriors45-27-
2Boston Celtics39-336
3Syracuse Nationals35-3710
4New York Knicks35-3710

1955-1956 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dick McGuire Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1956)
Harry Gallatin Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1956)
Carl Braun Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1956)

1955-1956 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Carl Braun 72 32.2 15.4 3.6 4.1
Harry Gallatin 72 33.0 13.9 10.3 2.3
Kenny Sears 70 29.6 12.8 8.8 1.6
Ray Felix 72 23.6 12.3 8.7 0.7
Jim Baechtold 70 24.8 11.0 3.1 2.3
Gene Shue 72 24.3 9.2 2.9 2.5
Nat Clifton 64 24.0 8.8 6.0 2.4
Walter Dukes 60 21.5 7.8 7.4 0.7
Dick McGuire 62 27.2 6.9 3.5 5.8
Bob Peterson 58 13.4 5.3 3.8 0.8
Dick Atha 25 11.5 3.7 1.7 1.3
Ernie Vandeweghe 5 15.4 4.4 2.6 2.4
Bob Santini 4 5.8 2.8 0.8 0.2

1955-1956 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Dick Atha was selected as the #8 pick in the 3 Round of the 1953 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Dick Atha signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1955.

Harry Gallatin was selected as the #1 pick in the Second 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 #7 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.

Bob Santini was selected as the #1 pick in the 5 Round of the 1953 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Bob Santini signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1955.

Kenny Sears was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Kenny Sears signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1955.

Ernie Vandeweghe was selected as the #1 pick in the 3 Round of the 1949 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Ernie Vandeweghe signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1949. Ernie Vandeweghe re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1955.

Acquired via Trade

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

Carl Braun was acquired in a trade by the from the Philadelphia Warriors on November 29, 1954.

Nat Clifton with the on September 1, 1955.

Walter Dukes was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on June 30, 1954. Walter Dukes signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1955.

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

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

Acquired via Free Agency

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

1955-1956 New York Knicks Front Office

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