Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1967-1968 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Cliff Anderson G 6-2 200 0 Saint Joseph's 1967 Rnd 4 Pick 4 United States
Jim Barnes FC 6-8 210 3 UTEP 1964 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Elgin Baylor F 6-5 225 9 Seattle 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Jay Carty FC 6-8 220 0 Oregon State 1962 Rnd 6 Pick 3 United States
Jerry Chambers SF 6-5 185 1 Utah 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Archie Clark G 6-2 175 1 Minnesota 1966 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
Mel Counts FC 7-0 230 3 Oregon State 1964 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Freddie Crawford SG 6-4 189 1 St. Bonaventure 1963 Rnd 8 Pick 1 United States
Gail Goodrich G 6-1 170 2 UCLA 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dennis Hamilton PF 6-8 210 0 Arizona State 1966 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Tom Hawkins F 6-5 210 8 Notre Dame 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Bill Hewitt SF 6-7 210 0 USC 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
Darrall Imhoff C 6-10 220 7 California 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Erwin Mueller FC 6-8 230 1 San Francisco 1966 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Jerry West SG 6-2 185 7 West Virginia 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
John Wetzel GF 6-5 190 0 Virginia Tech 1966 Rnd 8 Pick 7 United States

1967-1968 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Clark J. West T. Hawkins E. Baylor D. Imhoff
Rotation   G. Goodrich   M. Counts  
Rotation       D. Hamilton  
Lim PT   C. Anderson B. Hewitt E. Mueller  
Lim PT   F. Crawford J. Wetzel    
Lim PT     J. Chambers    

1967-1968 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1St. Louis Hawks56-26-
2Los Angeles Lakers52-304
3San Francisco Warriors43-3913
4Chicago Bulls29-5327
5Seattle SuperSonics23-5933
6San Diego Rockets15-6741

1967-1968 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Elgin Baylor All-NBA First Team (1968)
Jerry West All-NBA Second Team (1968)
Jerry West Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1968)
Elgin Baylor Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1968)
Archie Clark Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1968)

1967-1968 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Elgin Baylor 77 39.3 26.0 12.2 4.6
Archie Clark 81 37.5 19.9 4.2 4.4
Jerry West 51 37.6 26.3 5.8 6.1
Gail Goodrich 79 26.0 13.8 2.5 2.6
Mel Counts 82 21.2 11.7 8.9 1.7
Tom Hawkins 78 31.6 11.6 5.9 1.5
Darrall Imhoff 82 27.7 9.3 10.9 2.5
Freddie Crawford 38 19.9 10.3 2.9 2.5
Erwin Mueller 39 24.9 8.3 5.7 2.0
Jim Barnes 42 17.0 6.2 5.0 0.6
John Wetzel 38 11.4 3.7 2.2 1.3
Dennis Hamilton 44 8.6 2.8 1.6 0.7
Cliff Anderson 18 5.2 1.4 0.6 0.9

1967-1968 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Cliff Anderson was selected as the #4 pick in the 4 Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Cliff Anderson signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1967.

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.

Jerry Chambers was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Jerry Chambers signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1966.

Archie Clark was selected as the #7 pick in the 4 Round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Archie Clark signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1966.

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.

John Wetzel was selected as the #7 pick in the 8 Round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. John Wetzel signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1967.

Acquired via Trade

Mel Counts was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Washington Wizards on January 16, 1967.

Tom Hawkins was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Cincinnati Royals on September 14, 1966.

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

Erwin Mueller was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Chicago Bulls on January 10, 1968.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Freddie Crawford was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Los Angeles Lakers from the New York Knicks on January 12, 1968.

Gail Goodrich with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1967.

Acquired via Free Agency

Dennis Hamilton signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 17, 1967.

1967-1968 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jack Cooke Owner 1965-1966 N/A
Fred Schaus General Manager 1967-1968 Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1960 to 1967)
Butch Van Breda Kolff Head Coach 1967-1968 N/A
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Chick Hearn Television Play-By-Play 1965-1966 N/A