Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1965-1966 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Mahdi Abdul-Rahman G 6-2 185 1 UCLA 1964 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Elgin Baylor F 6-5 225 7 Seattle 1956 Rnd 14 Pick 2 United States
Bob Boozer PF 6-8 215 5 Kansas State 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Leroy Ellis FC 6-10 210 3 St. John's 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
John Fairchild FC 6-8 205 0 Brigham Young 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Gail Goodrich G 6-1 170 0 UCLA 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Tom Hoover FC 6-9 230 2 Camden Bullets (United States) 1963 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Darrall Imhoff C 6-10 220 5 California 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Jim King G 6-2 175 2 Tulsa 1963 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Rudy LaRusso FC 6-7 220 6 Dartmouth 1959 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Jerry West SG 6-2 185 5 West Virginia 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Gene Wiley FC 6-10 210 3 Wichita State 1962 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States

1965-1966 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. Goodrich J. West E. Baylor L. Ellis R. LaRusso
Rotation   M. Abdul-Rahman   B. Boozer D. Imhoff
Rotation   J. King      
Lim PT       G. Wiley  
Lim PT       J. Fairchild  
Lim PT       T. Hoover  

1965-1966 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers45-35-
2Baltimore Bullets38-427
3St. Louis Hawks36-449
4San Francisco Warriors35-4510
5Detroit Pistons22-5823

1965-1966 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jerry West All-NBA First Team (1966)
Jerry West Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1966)
Rudy LaRusso Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1966)

1965-1966 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Jerry West 79 40.7 31.3 7.1 6.1
Rudy LaRusso 76 30.5 15.4 8.7 2.2
Mahdi Abdul-Rahman 80 27.5 13.7 2.7 4.9
Elgin Baylor 65 30.4 16.6 9.6 3.4
Leroy Ellis 80 27.7 12.2 9.2 0.9
Bob Boozer 78 23.7 12.2 7.0 1.1
Jim King 76 19.7 7.5 2.7 2.9
Gail Goodrich 65 15.5 7.8 2.0 1.6
Darrall Imhoff 77 18.4 4.9 6.6 1.5
Gene Wiley 67 20.7 4.3 7.3 0.9
John Fairchild 30 5.7 2.0 1.5 0.4

1965-1966 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.

John Fairchild was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1965 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. John Fairchild signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1965.

Gail Goodrich with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1962. Gail Goodrich signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1965.

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.

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

Mahdi Abdul-Rahman was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the New York Knicks on October 15, 1965.

Bob Boozer was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the New York Knicks on October 15, 1965.

Darrall Imhoff was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Detroit Pistons on May 15, 1964.

Acquired via Free Agency

Tom Hoover signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on February 1, 1966.

1965-1966 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jack Cooke Owner 1965-1966 N/A
Fred Schaus Head Coach 1960-1961 N/A
Lou Mohs General Manager 1960-1961 N/A
Chick Hearn Television Play-By-Play 1965-1966 N/A