Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1973-1974 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Bill Bridges FC 6-6 228 11 Kansas 1961 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
Mel Counts FC 7-0 230 9 Oregon State 1964 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Keith Erickson GF 6-5 195 8 UCLA 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Gail Goodrich G 6-1 170 8 UCLA 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Travis Grant SF 6-7 215 1 Kentucky State 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
Happy Hairston F 6-7 225 9 NYU 1964 Rnd 4 Pick 8 United States
Connie Hawkins PF 6-8 210 5 - 1964 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Nate Hawthorne SG 6-4 190 0 Southern Illinois 1973 Rnd 7 Pick 15 United States
Stan Love PF 6-9 215 2 Oregon 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Jim Price G 6-3 195 1 Louisville 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Pat Riley SG 6-4 205 6 Kentucky 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Elmore Smith C 7-0 250 2 Kentucky State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Kermit Washington FC 6-8 230 0 American University 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Jerry West SG 6-2 185 13 West Virginia 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Brian Winters GF 6-4 185 0 South Carolina 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States

1973-1974 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. Goodrich J. Price H. Hairston B. Bridges E. Smith
Rotation   P. Riley   M. Counts  
Rotation   J. West   K. Washington  
Rotation   N. Hawthorne      
Lim PT       S. Love  
Lim PT       C. Hawkins  

1973-1974 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers47-35-
2Golden State Warriors44-383
3Seattle SuperSonics36-4611
4Phoenix Suns30-5217
5Portland Trail Blazers27-5520

1973-1974 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Gail Goodrich All-NBA First Team (1974)
Jim Price All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1974)
Gail Goodrich Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1974)
Jerry West Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1974)

1973-1974 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Gail Goodrich 82 37.3 25.3 3.0 5.2 1.5 0.1
Jim Price 82 32.0 15.4 4.6 4.5 1.9 0.4
Happy Hairston 77 34.2 14.5 13.5 2.7 0.8 0.2
Elmore Smith 81 36.1 12.5 11.2 1.9 0.9 4.9
Connie Hawkins 71 35.7 12.8 7.4 5.3 1.5 1.1
Pat Riley 72 18.9 9.5 1.8 2.1 0.8 0.0
Jerry West 31 31.2 20.3 3.7 6.6 2.6 0.7
Bill Bridges 65 27.9 8.4 7.7 2.3 0.9 0.5
Stan Love 51 13.7 5.6 3.3 0.9 0.5 0.4
Kermit Washington 45 8.9 3.8 3.3 0.4 0.5 0.4
Mel Counts 45 11.1 3.2 3.2 1.2 0.4 0.5
Nate Hawthorne 33 6.9 3.2 1.0 0.7 0.3 0.2
Travis Grant 3 2.0 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

1973-1974 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Nate Hawthorne was selected as the #15 pick in the 7 Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Nate Hawthorne signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1973.

Jim Price was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1972 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Jim Price signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on May 18, 1972.

Kermit Washington was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Kermit Washington signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1973.

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

Bill Bridges was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Philadelphia Sixers on November 2, 1972.

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

Gail Goodrich was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Phoenix Suns on May 20, 1970.

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

Connie Hawkins was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Phoenix Suns on October 30, 1973.

Stan Love was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Washington Wizards on August 23, 1973.

Pat Riley was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Portland Trail Blazers on October 7, 1970.

Elmore Smith was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Buffalo Braves on September 17, 1973.

1973-1974 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jack Cooke Owner 1965-1966 N/A
Bill Sharman Head Coach 1971-1972 Head Coach (Golden State Warriors, 1966 to 1968)
Pete Newell General Manager 1972-1973 General Manager (Houston Rockets, 1968 to 1972)
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Bill Bertka Scout 1968-1969 N/A
Chick Hearn Television Play-By-Play 1965-1966 N/A