Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

2008-2009 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
3 Trevor Ariza SF 6-8 220 4 UCLA 2004 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
12 Shannon Brown G 6-3 205 2 Michigan State 2006 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
24 Kobe Bryant SG 6-6 205 12 Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania) 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
17 Andrew Bynum C 7-0 285 3 St. Joseph High School (New Jersey) 2005 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
1 Jordan Farmar PG 6-2 180 2 UCLA 2006 Rnd 1 Pick 26 United States
2 Derek Fisher G 6-1 210 12 Arkansas-Little Rock 1996 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
16 Pau Gasol FC 7-0 250 7 FC Barcelona Regal (Spain) 2001 Rnd 1 Pick 3 Spain
28 D.J. Mbenga FC 7-0 255 4 OpenJobMetis Varese (Italy) 2002 NBA Draft, Undrafted Democratic Republic of the Congo / Belgium
31 Chris Mihm C 7-0 265 8 Texas 2000 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
6 Adam Morrison SF 6-8 198 2 Gonzaga 2006 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
7 Lamar Odom PF 6-10 230 9 Rhode Island 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
21 Josh Powell FC 6-9 225 4 North Carolina State 2003 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
10 Vladimir Radmanovic PF 6-10 235 7 KK FMP (Serbia) 2001 Rnd 1 Pick 12 Serbia
9 Yue Sun G 6-8 205 0 Beijing Olympians (United States) 2007 Rnd 2 Pick 10 China
18 Sasha Vujacic G 6-7 193 4 Pallalcesto Amatori Udine (Italy) 2004 Rnd 1 Pick 27 Slovenia
4 Luke Walton F 6-8 235 5 Arizona 2003 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States

2008-2009 Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Fisher K. Bryant L. Walton P. Gasol A. Bynum
Rotation J. Farmar S. Vujacic T. Ariza L. Odom  
Rotation       J. Powell  
Lim PT   S. Brown A. Morrison   D. Mbenga
Lim PT   Y. Sun      

2008-2009 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers65-17-
2Phoenix Suns46-3619
3Golden State Warriors29-5336
4Los Angeles Clippers19-6346
5Sacramento Kings17-6548

2008-2009 Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kobe Bryant Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (2009)
Kobe Bryant All-NBA First Team (2009)
Pau Gasol All-NBA Third Team (2009)
Kobe Bryant Player Of The Month (Dec 08, Jan 09)
Pau Gasol Player Of The Month (Feb 09)
Kobe Bryant Player Of The Week (12/29/08, 01/12/09, 03/16/09)
Pau Gasol Player Of The Week (02/09/09, 02/23/09)
Andrew Bynum Player Of The Week (01/26/09)
Kobe Bryant All-NBA Defensive First Team (2009)
Kobe Bryant Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (2009)
Pau Gasol Western All-Star Coaches Selection (2009)
Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP (2009)

2008-2009 Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kobe Bryant 82 36.1 26.8 5.2 4.9 1.5 0.5 2.6
Pau Gasol 81 37.0 18.9 9.6 3.5 0.6 1.0 1.9
Lamar Odom 78 29.7 11.3 8.2 2.6 1.0 1.3 1.8
Derek Fisher 82 29.8 9.9 2.3 3.2 1.2 0.1 0.9
Trevor Ariza 82 24.4 8.9 4.3 1.8 1.7 0.3 1.1
Andrew Bynum 50 28.9 14.3 8.0 1.4 0.4 1.8 1.7
Sasha Vujacic 80 16.2 5.8 1.7 1.4 1.0 0.1 0.4
Jordan Farmar 65 18.3 6.4 1.8 2.4 0.9 0.2 1.3
Luke Walton 65 17.9 5.0 2.8 2.7 0.5 0.2 1.1
Vladimir Radmanovic 46 16.8 5.9 2.5 0.8 0.6 0.2 1.0
Josh Powell 60 11.7 4.2 2.9 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.8
D.J. Mbenga 23 7.9 2.7 1.3 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.6
Shannon Brown 18 7.6 3.2 1.1 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.5
Chris Mihm 18 5.8 2.0 1.9 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.6
Adam Morrison 8 5.5 1.2 1.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4
Yue Sun 10 2.8 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3

2008-2009 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Andrew Bynum was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Andrew Bynum signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 6, 2005. Andrew Bynum signed a multi-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 30, 2008.

Jordan Farmar was selected as the #26 pick in the First Round of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Jordan Farmar signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 5, 2006.

Yue Sun was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 2007 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Yue Sun signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 5, 2008.

Sasha Vujacic was selected as the #27 pick in the First Round of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Sasha Vujacic signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 20, 2004. Sasha Vujacic re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 28, 2008.

Luke Walton was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Luke Walton signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 8, 2003. Luke Walton re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 8, 2005. Luke Walton re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 12, 2007.

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. Kobe Bryant signed a multi-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 29, 1999. Kobe Bryant re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 15, 2004.

Acquired via Trade

Trevor Ariza was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Orlando Magic on November 20, 2007.

Shannon Brown was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Charlotte Hornets on February 7, 2009.

Pau Gasol was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Memphis Grizzlies on February 1, 2008.

Adam Morrison was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Charlotte Hornets on February 7, 2009.

Lamar Odom was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Miami Heat on July 14, 2004.

Acquired via Free Agency

Derek Fisher signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 20, 2007.

D.J. Mbenga signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 21, 2008. D.J. Mbenga re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on February 1, 2008. D.J. Mbenga re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on February 11, 2008. D.J. Mbenga re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 24, 2008.

Josh Powell signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 14, 2008.

2008-2009 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Dr. Jerry H. Buss Owner, Majority Owner 1979-1980 N/A
Magic Johnson Co-Owner, VP 1994-1995 Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1993 to 1994)
Edward P. Roski, Jr. Co-Owner 1998-1999 N/A
Philip F. Anschutz Co-Owner 1998-1999 N/A
Francis R. Mariani Chief Executive Officer 1987-1988 N/A
Joe McCormack Chief Financial Officer 1989-1990 N/A
Johnny Buss Executive VP of Strategic Development 2006-2007 N/A
Jeanie Buss Executive VP of Business Operations 1999-2000 N/A
Tim Harris Chief Operating Officer, Senior VP of Business Operations 1996-1997 N/A
Phil Jackson Head Coach 2005-2006 Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1999 to 2004)
Frank Hamblen Assistant Coach 1999-2000 Head Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1991 to 1992)
Brian Shaw Assistant Coach 2004-2005 Scout (Los Angeles Lakers, 2003 to 2004)
Kurt Rambis Assistant Coach 2013-2014 Head Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2009 to 2011)
Jim Cleamons Assistant Coach 2006-2007 Assistant Coach (New Orleans Pelicans, 2004 to 2006)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Assistant Coach 2008-2009 Assistant Coach (Los Angeles Clippers, 1999 to 2000)
Jim Buss Executive VP of Basketball Operations 2005-2006 Assistant General Manager (Los Angeles Lakers, 1998 to 2005)
Ronnie Lester Assistant General Manager 2001-2002 Scout (Los Angeles Lakers, 1987 to 2001)
Rudy Garciduenas Director of International Scouting 1984-1985 N/A
Adam Filippi Director of International Scouting 2001-2002 N/A
Alex McKechnie Athletic Performance Coordinator 2003-2004 N/A
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Kevin Grevey Scout 2001-2002 N/A
Bonnie-Jill Laflin Scout 2006-2007 N/A
Rasheed Hazzard Scout 2006-2007 N/A
Gary Vitti Athletic Trainer 1984-1985 N/A
Marco Nunez Assistant Athletic Trainer 2008-2009 N/A
Lawrence Tanter Public Address Announcer 1981-1982 N/A