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1997-1998 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
20 Jon Barry SG 6-4 195 5 Georgia Tech 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States
4 Tony Battie PF 6-11 230 0 Texas Tech 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
23 Mario Bennett C-F 6-6 235 1 Arizona State 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States
43 Corie Blount PF 6-9 240 4 Cincinnati 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
24 Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 205 1 Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
41 Elden Campbell FC 6-11 215 7 Clemson 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 27 United States
2 Derek Fisher G 6-1 210 1 Arkansas-Little Rock 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
17 Rick Fox SF 6-7 230 6 North Carolina 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 24 Canada / Bahamas
5 Robert Horry PF 6-9 220 5 Alabama 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
6 Eddie Jones G-F 6-6 200 3 Temple 1994 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
34 Shaquille O'Neal C 7-1 325 5 LSU 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
45 Sean Rooks C 6-10 250 5 Arizona 1992 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
24 Shea Seals G 6-5 210 0 Tulsa 1997 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
9 Nick Van Exel PG 6-1 170 4 Cincinnati 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States

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

  PG SG SF PF C
S Nick Van Exel
13.8p 3.0r 6.9a
Eddie Jones
16.9p 3.8r 3.1a
Rick Fox
12.0p 4.4r 3.4a
Robert Horry
7.4p 7.5r 2.3a
S. O'Neal
28.3p 11.4r 2.4a
R Derek Fisher
5.8p 2.4r 4.1a
Kobe Bryant
15.4p 3.1r 2.5a
 
 
Corie Blount
3.6p 4.3r 0.5a
Elden Campbell
10.1p 5.6r 1.0a
R  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sean Rooks
3.4p 2.9r 0.6a
L  
 
Jon Barry
2.5p 0.8r 1.0a
 
 
Mario Bennett
3.9p 2.8r 0.4a
 
 
L  
 
Shea Seals
1.0p 1.0r 0.0a
 
 
 
 
 
 

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


Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Seattle SuperSonics61-21-
2Los Angeles Lakers61-210
3Phoenix Suns56-265
4Portland Trail Blazers46-3615
5Sacramento Kings27-5534
6Golden State Warriors19-6342
7Los Angeles Clippers17-6544

L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Shaquille O'Neal All-NBA First Team (1998)
Eddie Jones Player Of The Month (Nov 97)
Shaquille O'Neal Player Of The Month (Jan 98, Apr 98)
Shaquille O'Neal Player Of The Week (11/16/97, 03/22/98)
Eddie Jones All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1998)
Shaquille O'Neal Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1998)
Kobe Bryant Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1998)
Eddie Jones Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1998)
Nick Van Exel Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1998)

L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders Full Team Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Shaquille O'Neal 60 36.2 28.3 11.3 2.4 0.7 2.4 2.9
Eddie Jones 80 36.4 16.9 3.8 3.1 2.0 0.7 1.8
Kobe Bryant 79 26.0 15.4 3.1 2.5 0.9 0.5 2.0
Nick Van Exel 64 32.1 13.8 3.0 6.9 1.0 0.1 1.6
Rick Fox 82 33.0 12.0 4.4 3.4 1.2 0.6 2.5
Elden Campbell 81 22.0 10.1 5.6 1.0 0.4 1.3 1.4
Robert Horry 72 30.4 7.4 7.5 2.3 1.6 1.3 1.4
Derek Fisher 82 21.5 5.8 2.4 4.1 0.9 0.1 1.5
Mario Bennett 45 7.9 3.9 2.8 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.5
Corie Blount 70 14.7 3.6 4.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.7
Sean Rooks 41 10.4 3.4 2.9 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.5
Jon Barry 49 7.6 2.5 0.8 1.0 0.5 0.1 0.4
Shea Seals 4 2.2 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.2 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. Robert Horry re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 29, 1997.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jon Barry signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 27, 1997.

Mario Bennett signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 22, 1997.

Rick Fox signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 28, 1997.

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.

Shea Seals signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 17, 1997.

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