Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1960-1961 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Gary Alcorn C 6-8 225 1 Fresno State 1959 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Elgin Baylor F 6-5 225 2 Seattle 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Ray Felix C 6-11 220 7 Manchester (ABL) (United States) 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Tom Hawkins F 6-5 210 1 Notre Dame 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Hot Rod Hundley G 6-4 185 3 West Virginia 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Ron Johnson F 6-8 215 0 Minnesota 1960 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Howie Jolliff FC 6-7 218 0 Ohio 1960 Rnd 7 Pick 2 United States
Jim Krebs C 6-8 230 3 Southern Methodist 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Rudy LaRusso FC 6-7 220 1 Dartmouth 1959 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Slick Leonard G 6-3 185 4 Indiana 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Frank Selvy SG 6-3 180 5 Furman 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Jerry West SG 6-2 185 0 West Virginia 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Wayne Yates C 6-8 235 0 Memphis 1961 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States

1960-1961 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. West F. Selvy E. Baylor R. LaRusso R. Felix
Rotation   H. Hundley T. Hawkins H. Jolliff J. Krebs
Rotation   S. Leonard      
Lim PT     R. Johnson    

1960-1961 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1St. Louis Hawks51-28-
2Los Angeles Lakers36-4315
3Detroit Pistons34-4517
4Cincinnati Royals33-4618

1960-1961 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Elgin Baylor All-NBA First Team (1961)
Elgin Baylor Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1961)
Jerry West Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1961)
Hot Rod Hundley Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1961)

1960-1961 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Elgin Baylor 73 42.9 34.8 19.8 5.1
Jerry West 79 35.4 17.6 7.7 4.2
Rudy LaRusso 79 32.8 14.6 9.9 1.7
Hot Rod Hundley 79 27.6 11.0 3.7 4.4
Frank Selvy 77 28.0 10.8 3.9 3.2
Tom Hawkins 78 23.7 9.7 6.1 1.1
Jim Krebs 75 22.1 8.2 6.1 0.9
Ray Felix 78 19.4 6.6 6.9 0.5
Slick Leonard 55 10.9 3.5 1.3 1.5
Howie Jolliff 46 7.7 2.2 3.1 0.3
Gary Alcorn 20 8.7 1.6 2.5 0.1
Ron Johnson 8 5.4 0.8 1.9 0.1

1960-1961 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Elgin Baylor was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1958 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Elgin Baylor signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1958.

Tom Hawkins was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Tom Hawkins signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1959.

Howie Jolliff was selected as the #2 pick in the 7 Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Howie Jolliff signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1960.

Jim Krebs was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1957 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Jim Krebs signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1957.

Rudy LaRusso was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Rudy LaRusso signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1959.

Jerry West was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Jerry West signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 20, 1960.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Hot Rod Hundley, the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1957 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Rochester Royals on April 17, 1957. Hot Rod Hundley signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1957.

Acquired via Trade

Ray Felix was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the New York Knicks on January 24, 1960.

Ron Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Detroit Pistons on December 17, 1960.

Frank Selvy was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Syracuse Nationals on December 15, 1959.

Acquired via Free Agency

Slick Leonard signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1956.

1960-1961 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Bob Short Owner 1957-1958 N/A
Lou Mohs General Manager 1960-1961 N/A
Fred Schaus Head Coach 1960-1961 N/A