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

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. West F. Selvy E. Baylor R. LaRusso J. Krebs
Rotation   H. Hundley T. Hawkins H. Jolliff R. Felix
Rotation         W. Yates
Lim PT   B. Smith      
Lim PT   B. McNeill      

1961-1962 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers54-26-
2Cincinnati Royals43-3711
3Detroit Pistons37-4317
4St. Louis Hawks29-5125
5Chicago Packers18-6236

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

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Jerry West 75 41.2 30.8 7.9 5.4
Elgin Baylor 48 44.4 38.2 18.6 4.6
Rudy LaRusso 80 34.4 17.2 10.3 2.2
Frank Selvy 79 35.5 14.7 5.2 4.8
Jim Krebs 78 25.8 10.0 7.9 1.4
Tom Hawkins 79 24.1 9.1 6.5 1.2
Ray Felix 80 18.5 5.4 5.9 0.7
Hot Rod Hundley 78 19.1 5.5 2.6 3.7
Howie Jolliff 64 17.1 3.9 6.0 1.2
Wayne Yates 37 7.1 1.9 2.5 0.4
Bob Sims 19 9.0 3.3 1.4 0.6
Bob McNeill 29 7.9 1.8 0.8 1.4
Bobby Smith 3 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wayne Yates was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1961 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Wayne Yates signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on April 17, 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
Bob Short Owner 1957-1958 N/A
Fred Schaus Head Coach 1960-1961 N/A
Lou Mohs General Manager 1960-1961 N/A