Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1969-1970 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Elgin Baylor F 6-5 225 11 Seattle 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Wilt Chamberlain C 7-1 265 10 Kansas 1959 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Mel Counts FC 7-0 230 5 Oregon State 1964 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Johnny Egan PG 5-11 180 8 Providence 1961 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Keith Erickson GF 6-5 195 4 UCLA 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Dick Garrett G 6-3 185 0 Southern Illinois 1969 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
Gail Goodrich G 6-1 170 4 UCLA 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Happy Hairston F 6-7 225 5 NYU 1964 Rnd 4 Pick 8 United States
Bill Hewitt SF 6-7 210 1 USC 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
Earnie Killum SG 6-3 180 0 Stetson 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
Mike Lynn F 6-7 215 0 UCLA 1967 Rnd 5 Pick 8 United States
Willie McCarter SG 6-3 175 0 Drake 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Larry Mikan SF 6-7 210 0 Minnesota 1970 Rnd 4 Pick 13 United States
Rick Roberson FC 6-9 231 0 Cincinnati 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
John Tresvant PF 6-7 215 5 Seattle 1964 Rnd 5 Pick 6 United States
Jerry West SG 6-2 185 9 West Virginia 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States

1969-1970 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. West D. Garrett K. Erickson E. Baylor W. Chamberlain
Rotation J. Egan W. McCarter   M. Counts  
Rotation       R. Roberson  
Lim PT   E. Killum M. Lynn J. Tresvant  
Lim PT     H. Hairston    

1969-1970 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Atlanta Hawks48-34-
2Los Angeles Lakers46-362
3Chicago Bulls39-439
4Phoenix Suns39-439
5Seattle SuperSonics36-4612
6San Francisco Warriors30-5218
7San Diego Rockets27-5521

1969-1970 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jerry West All-NBA First Team (1970)
Jerry West All-NBA Defensive First Team (1970)
Dick Garrett All-Rookie First Team (1970)
Jerry West Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1970)
Elgin Baylor Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1970)

1969-1970 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Jerry West 74 42.0 31.2 4.6 7.5
Elgin Baylor 54 41.0 24.0 10.4 5.4
Happy Hairston 55 39.0 20.6 12.5 2.0
Mel Counts 81 27.1 12.6 8.4 2.0
Dick Garrett 73 31.8 11.6 3.2 2.5
Rick Roberson 74 27.1 8.7 9.1 1.2
Keith Erickson 68 25.8 8.9 4.5 3.1
Johnny Egan 72 22.6 7.3 1.4 3.0
Wilt Chamberlain 12 42.1 27.3 18.4 4.1
Willie McCarter 40 21.5 7.7 2.1 2.3
Mike Lynn 44 9.2 2.7 1.5 0.7
John Tresvant 20 11.1 5.8 3.1 0.8
Bill Hewitt 20 23.9 3.3 7.0 1.4

1969-1970 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.

Dick Garrett was selected as the #12 pick in the Second Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Dick Garrett signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1969.

Willie McCarter was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Willie McCarter signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1969.

Rick Roberson was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Rick Roberson signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on May 5, 1969.

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.

Acquired via Trade

Wilt Chamberlain was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Philadelphia Sixers on July 9, 1968.

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

Johnny Egan was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Milwaukee Bucks on October 8, 1968.

Keith Erickson was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Chicago Bulls on September 23, 1968.

Happy Hairston was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Detroit Pistons on November 27, 1969.

Mike Lynn was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Chicago Bulls on September 9, 1969.

John Tresvant was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Seattle SuperSonics on January 21, 1970.

1969-1970 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jack Cooke Owner 1965-1966 N/A
Joe Mullaney Head Coach 1969-1970 N/A
Fred Schaus General Manager 1967-1968 Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1960 to 1967)
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Bill Bertka Scout 1968-1969 N/A
Chick Hearn Television Play-By-Play 1965-1966 N/A