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1996-1997 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster
Schedule | Depth Chart

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Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
43 Corie Blount PF 6-9 240 3 Cincinnati 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
24 Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 205 0 Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
41 Elden Campbell FC 6-11 215 6 Clemson 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States
23 Cedric Ceballos SF 6-6 190 6 Cal State Fullerton 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
2 Derek Fisher G 6-1 210 0 Arkansas-Little Rock 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
5 Robert Horry PF 6-9 220 4 Alabama 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
6 Eddie Jones G-F 6-6 200 2 Temple 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
12 Jerome Kersey PF 6-7 215 12 Longwood 1984 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
35 Joe Kleine C 6-11 255 11 Arkansas 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
40 Travis Knight C 7-0 235 0 Connecticut 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 29 United States
42 Larry Krystkowiak PF 6-9 220 10 Montana 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
24 George McCloud SF 6-6 205 6 Florida State 1989 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
34 Shaquille O'Neal C 7-1 325 4 LSU 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
20 Rumeal Robinson PG 6-2 195 6 Michigan 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 10 Jamaica
45 Sean Rooks C 6-10 250 4 Arizona 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
4 Byron Scott SG 6-3 195 13 Arizona State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
9 Nick Van Exel PG 6-1 170 3 Cincinnati 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
24 Trevor Wilson F 6-7 210 4 UCLA 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States

L.A. Lakers Depth Chart Historical L.A. Lakers Depth Charts

  PG SG SF PF C
S Nick Van Exel
15.3p 2.9r 8.5a
Eddie Jones
17.2p 4.1r 3.4a
Jerome Kersey
6.8p 5.2r 1.3a
Elden Campbell
14.9p 8.0r 1.6a
S. O'Neal
26.2p 12.5r 3.1a
R Derek Fisher
3.9p 1.2r 1.5a
Byron Scott
6.7p 1.5r 1.3a
Robert Horry
9.2p 5.4r 2.5a
Corie Blount
4.2p 4.8r 0.6a
Travis Knight
4.8p 4.5r 0.5a
R  
 
Kobe Bryant
7.6p 1.9r 1.3a
George McCloud
4.1p 1.6r 0.7a
 
 
Sean Rooks
3.8p 2.4r 0.6a

* Depth Chart stats are based upon the last 5 games played.


Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Seattle SuperSonics57-25-
2Los Angeles Lakers56-261
3Portland Trail Blazers49-338
4Phoenix Suns40-4217
5Los Angeles Clippers36-4621
6Sacramento Kings34-4823
7Golden State Warriors30-5227

L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Shaquille O'Neal All-NBA Third Team (1997)
Shaquille O'Neal Player Of The Month (Dec 96)
Shaquille O'Neal Player Of The Week (12/15/96)
Travis Knight All-Rookie Second Team (1997)
Kobe Bryant All-Rookie Second Team (1997)
Shaquille O'Neal Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1997)
Eddie Jones Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1997)
Kobe Bryant Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1997)
Derek Fisher Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1997)
Travis Knight Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1997)
Kobe Bryant Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1997)
Kobe Bryant Slam Dunk Champion (1997)

L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders Full Team Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Shaquille O'Neal 51 38.1 26.2 12.5 3.1 0.9 2.9 2.9
Eddie Jones 80 37.5 17.2 4.1 3.4 2.4 0.6 2.1
Nick Van Exel 79 37.2 15.3 2.9 8.5 0.9 0.1 2.7
Elden Campbell 77 32.7 14.9 8.0 1.6 0.6 1.5 1.7
Cedric Ceballos 8 34.9 10.8 6.6 1.9 0.6 0.8 2.1
Robert Horry 22 30.7 9.2 5.4 2.5 1.7 1.3 1.2
Kobe Bryant 71 15.5 7.6 1.9 1.3 0.7 0.3 1.6
Jerome Kersey 70 25.2 6.8 5.2 1.3 1.7 0.7 1.1
Byron Scott 79 18.2 6.7 1.5 1.3 0.6 0.2 0.7
Travis Knight 71 16.3 4.8 4.5 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.7
Corie Blount 58 17.4 4.2 4.8 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.9
George McCloud 23 12.4 4.1 1.6 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.4
Derek Fisher 80 11.5 3.9 1.2 1.5 0.5 0.1 0.9
Sean Rooks 69 10.7 3.8 2.4 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.7
Rumeal Robinson 15 8.4 3.0 0.7 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.7
Larry Krystkowiak 3 3.7 1.0 1.7 1.0 0.7 0.0 0.3
Joe Kleine 8 3.8 0.8 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

L.A. Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Elden Campbell was selected as the #27 pick in the First Round of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Elden Campbell signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 23, 1990. Elden Campbell re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 29, 1993. Elden Campbell re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 19, 1996.

Derek Fisher was selected as the #24 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Derek Fisher signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 19, 1996.

Eddie Jones was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1994 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Eddie Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 26, 1994.

Nick Van Exel was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 1993 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Nick Van Exel signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 1, 1993. Nick Van Exel re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 22, 1994.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Kobe Bryant, the #13 pick in the First Round of the 1996 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Charlotte Hornets (1988) on July 11, 1996. Kobe Bryant signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 25, 1996.

Acquired via Trade

Corie Blount was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Chicago Bulls on June 30, 1995.

Robert Horry was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Phoenix Suns on January 10, 1997.

George McCloud was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the New Jersey Nets on February 20, 1997.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jerome Kersey signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 12, 1996.

Travis Knight signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 31, 1996.

Shaquille O'Neal signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 18, 1996.

Sean Rooks signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 16, 1996.

Byron Scott signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 30, 1996.

L.A. Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Dr. Jerry H. Buss Owner 1979-1980 N/A
Joe McCormack Chief Financial Officer 1989-1990 N/A
Tim Harris Senior VP of Business Operations 1996-1997 N/A
Magic Johnson VP 2011-2012 Co-Owner (Los Angeles Lakers, 1994 to 2011)
Jerry West General Manager 1982-1983 Scout (Los Angeles Lakers, 1979 to 1982)
Mitch Kupchak Assistant General Manager 1986-1987 N/A
Del Harris Head Coach 1994-1995 General Manager (Milwaukee Bucks, 1987 to 1992)
Bill Bertka Assistant Coach 1981-1982 General Manager (Utah Jazz, 1974 to 1976)
Kurt Rambis Assistant Coach 2013-2014 Head Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2009 to 2011)
Rudy Garciduenas Director of International Scouting 1984-1985 N/A
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Ronnie Lester Scout 1987-1988 N/A
Gary Vitti Athletic Trainer 1984-1985 N/A