Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1963-1964 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Dick Barnett SG 6-4 190 3 Tennessee State 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Elgin Baylor F 6-5 225 5 Seattle 1956 Rnd 14 Pick 2 United States
Leroy Ellis FC 6-10 210 1 St. John's 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Mel Gibson G 6-3 180 0 Western Carolina 1963 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Darrall Imhoff C 6-10 220 3 California 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Jim King G 6-2 175 0 Tulsa 1963 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Jim Krebs C 6-8 230 6 Southern Methodist 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Rudy LaRusso FC 6-7 220 4 Dartmouth 1959 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Don Nelson F 6-6 210 1 Iowa 1962 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Hub Reed C 6-9 215 5 Oklahoma City 1958 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Frank Selvy SG 6-3 180 8 Furman 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Jerry West SG 6-2 185 3 West Virginia 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Gene Wiley FC 6-10 210 1 Wichita State 1962 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States

1963-1964 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. West D. Barnett E. Baylor L. Ellis R. LaRusso
Rotation   F. Selvy D. Nelson G. Wiley J. Krebs
Rotation   J. King     H. Reed
Lim PT   M. Gibson      

1963-1964 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Francisco Warriors48-32-
2St. Louis Hawks46-342
3Los Angeles Lakers42-386
4Baltimore Bullets31-4917
5Detroit Pistons23-5725

1963-1964 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Elgin Baylor All-NBA First Team (1964)
Jerry West All-NBA First Team (1964)
Jerry West Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1964)
Elgin Baylor Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1964)

1963-1964 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Jerry West 72 40.4 28.7 6.0 5.6
Elgin Baylor 78 40.6 25.4 12.0 4.4
Dick Barnett 78 33.6 18.4 3.2 3.1
Rudy LaRusso 79 34.8 12.3 10.1 2.4
Leroy Ellis 78 18.7 6.6 6.4 0.5
Don Nelson 80 17.6 5.2 4.0 0.9
Frank Selvy 73 17.6 5.5 1.9 2.0
Gene Wiley 78 19.4 4.3 6.5 0.6
Jim Krebs 68 14.3 4.9 4.2 0.7
Jim King 60 12.7 3.9 1.9 1.8
Hub Reed 46 8.4 1.7 2.3 0.5
Mel Gibson 9 5.9 1.4 0.4 0.7

1963-1964 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.

Leroy Ellis was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Leroy Ellis signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1962.

Mel Gibson was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1963 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Mel Gibson signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1963.

Jim King was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1963 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Jim King signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1963.

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. Jerry West re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1962.

Gene Wiley was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Gene Wiley signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1962.

Acquired via Trade

Dick Barnett was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Syracuse Nationals on September 5, 1962.

Hub Reed was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Cincinnati Royals on September 24, 1963.

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

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Don Nelson was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Washington Wizards on September 6, 1963.

1963-1964 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