Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters
1961-1962 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster
|Player||Pos||HT||WT||YOS||Pre-Draft Team||Draft Status||Nationality|
|Elgin Baylor||F||6-5||225||3||Seattle||1956 Rnd 14 Pick 2||United States|
|Ray Felix||C||6-11||220||8||Manchester (ABL) (United States)||1953 Rnd 1 Pick 1||United States|
|Tom Hawkins||F||6-5||210||2||Notre Dame||1959 Rnd 1 Pick 3||United States|
|Hot Rod Hundley||G||6-4||185||4||West Virginia||1957 Rnd 1 Pick 1||United States|
|Howie Jolliff||FC||6-7||218||1||Ohio||1960 Rnd 7 Pick 2||United States|
|Jim Krebs||C||6-8||230||4||Southern Methodist||1957 Rnd 1 Pick 3||United States|
|Rudy LaRusso||FC||6-7||220||2||Dartmouth||1959 Rnd 2 Pick 4||United States|
|Bob McNeill||G||6-1||186||1||Saint Joseph's||1960 Rnd 3 Pick 3||United States|
|Frank Selvy||SG||6-3||180||6||Furman||1954 Rnd 1 Pick 1||United States|
|Bob Sims||F||6-5||220||0||Pepperdine||1960 Rnd 7 Pick 6||United States|
|Bobby Smith||G||6-4||190||1||West Virginia||1959 Rnd 3 Pick 4||United States|
|Jerry West||SG||6-2||185||1||West Virginia||1960 Rnd 1 Pick 2||United States|
|Wayne Yates||C||6-8||235||0||Memphis||1961 Rnd 1 Pick 5||United States|
1961-1962 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart
|Starters||J. West||F. Selvy||E. Baylor||R. LaRusso||J. Krebs|
|Rotation||H. Hundley||T. Hawkins||H. Jolliff||R. Felix|
|Lim PT||B. Smith|
|Lim PT||B. McNeill|
1961-1962 Western Division Standings
|1||Los Angeles Lakers||54-26||-|
|4||St. Louis Hawks||29-51||25|
1961-1962 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors
|Player||Award / Honor|
|Jerry West||All-NBA First Team (1962)
|Elgin Baylor||All-NBA First Team (1962)
|Elgin Baylor||Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1962)
|Jerry West||Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1962)
|Frank Selvy||Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1962)
1961-1962 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders
|Hot Rod Hundley||78||19.1||5.5||2.6||3.7|
1961-1962 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.
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.
Bobby Smith was selected as the #4 pick in the 3 Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Bobby Smith signed a contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1959. Bobby Smith signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1961.
|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.
Bob McNeill was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Philadelphia Warriors on December 15, 1961.
Frank Selvy was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Syracuse Nationals on December 15, 1959.
1961-1962 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office
|Staff Member||Position||Start Season||Previous Job|
|Fred Schaus||Head Coach||1960-1961||N/A|
|Lou Mohs||General Manager||1960-1961||N/A|