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Kenny Sears

  • Height: 6-9
  • School: Santa Clara
  • How acquired: Draft
  • Years with team: 7
  • Jersey number: 12, 20
  • Knicks earnings: *
  • * denotes incomplete earnings

The Knicks drafted Kenny Sears, a 6-9 forward from Santa Clara University, with the fourth overall pick in 1955.

Sears spent 6 1/2 seasons in New York. He averaged at least 18 points per game three times, including a career high 21.0 points per game during the 1958-59 season, and averaged at least 10 rebounds per game twice (1957-58 and 1959-60). Sears was named to a pair of All-Star Games with the Knicks -- in 1958 and 1959 -- and led the NBA in field-goal percentage during the 1959-60 and 1960-61 seasons.

The Knicks made the playoffs just once with Sears on the roster, and by the 1960-61 season, New York was one of the worst teams in the league. Injuries had also begun to slow Sears, and at 29 years old, he was a shell of his former self.

He was traded with Willie Naulls to the San Francisco Warriors during the 1962-63 season.

Statistics with Knicks

  • Points: 6,854
  • Games: 424
  • Minutes: 13,622
  • PPG: 16.2
  • RPG: 9.2
  • APG: 1.8
  • Rebounds: 3,909
  • Assists: 746
  • Steals: 0
  • Blocks: 0
  • Field goals: 2,299
  • 3-pointers: 0
  • Free throws: 2256
  • FG%: 0.452
  • 3P%: 0.000

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