New York Knicks Regular Season Rosters

1957-1958 New York Knicks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Carl Braun SG 6-5 180 8 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bo Erias SF 6-3 220 0 Niagara 1954 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
Ray Felix C 6-11 220 4 Manchester (ABL) (United States) 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Larry Friend GF 6-4 195 0 California 1957 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Richie Guerin SG 6-4 195 1 Iona 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Mel Hutchins FC 6-6 200 6 Brigham Young 1951 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Phil Jordon C 6-10 205 1 Whitworth University 1956 Rnd 6 Pick 3 United States
Brendan McCann G 6-2 178 0 St. Bonaventure 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Willie Naulls F 6-6 225 1 UCLA 1956 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Kenny Sears F 6-9 198 2 Santa Clara 1953 Rnd 15 Pick 2 United States
Ronnie Shavlik PF 6-8 200 1 NC State 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Ron Sobiezczyk G 6-3 185 1 DePaul 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Guy Sparrow F 6-5 200 0 Detroit-Mercy 1955 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
Art Spoelstra C 6-10 205 3 Western Kentucky 1954 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
Charlie Tyra FC 6-8 230 0 Louisville 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States

1957-1958 New York Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Sobiezczyk R. Guerin C. Braun W. Naulls K. Sears
Rotation   B. McCann G. Sparrow M. Hutchins R. Felix
Rotation     L. Friend C. Tyra  
Lim PT       R. Shavlik A. Spoelstra

1957-1958 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics49-23-
2Syracuse Nationals41-318
3San Francisco Warriors37-3512
4New York Knicks35-3714

1957-1958 New York Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Willie Naulls Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1958)
Kenny Sears Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1958)
Richie Guerin Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1958)

1957-1958 New York Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Kenny Sears 72 37.3 18.6 10.9 1.8
Willie Naulls 68 34.8 18.1 11.8 1.4
Carl Braun 71 34.9 16.5 4.6 5.5
Richie Guerin 63 37.6 16.5 7.8 5.0
Ray Felix 72 23.7 12.2 10.4 0.7
Guy Sparrow 72 23.1 11.1 6.4 1.0
Ron Sobiezczyk 55 25.4 11.5 4.8 2.3
Charlie Tyra 68 17.4 7.4 7.1 0.5
Larry Friend 44 12.9 4.0 2.4 1.1
Mel Hutchins 18 21.3 7.0 4.8 1.9
Brendan McCann 36 8.2 1.9 1.2 1.5
Art Spoelstra 17 12.2 3.9 3.0 0.4
Phil Jordon 12 6.2 3.1 2.0 0.4
Ronnie Shavlik 1 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0

1957-1958 New York Knicks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Larry Friend was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1957 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Larry Friend signed a contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1957.

Richie Guerin was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Richie Guerin signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1956.

Brendan McCann was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1957 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Brendan McCann signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1957.

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.

Ronnie Shavlik was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1956 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Ronnie Shavlik signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1956.

Ron Sobiezczyk was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1956 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Ron Sobiezczyk signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1956.

Guy Sparrow was selected as the #5 pick in the 3 Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Guy Sparrow signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1957.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Charlie Tyra, the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1957 NBA Draft, were acquired by the New York Knicks from the Detroit Pistons on August 1, 1957. Charlie Tyra signed a multi-year contract with the New York Knicks on September 1, 1957.

Acquired via Trade

Carl Braun was acquired in a trade by the from the St. Louis Hawks on December 10, 1956.

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

Mel Hutchins was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Fort Wayne Pistons on April 3, 1957.

Willie Naulls was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the St. Louis Hawks on December 10, 1956.

Art Spoelstra was acquired in a trade by the New York Knicks from the Minneapolis Lakers on February 5, 1958.

1957-1958 New York Knicks Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Fred Podesta General Manager 1961-1962 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1957 to 1960)