Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1974-1975 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
33 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C 7-2 225 5 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Lucius Allen PG 6-2 175 5 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Zelmo Beaty FC 6-9 225 7 Prairie View A&M 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Bill Bridges FC 6-6 228 12 Kansas 1961 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  Corky Calhoun F 6-7 210 2 Pennsylvania 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Gail Goodrich G 6-1 170 9 UCLA 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Happy Hairston F 6-7 225 10 NYU 1964 Rnd 4 Pick 8 United States
  Connie Hawkins PF 6-8 210 6 - 1964 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  Stu Lantz G 6-3 175 6 Nebraska 1968 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
  Stan Love PF 6-9 215 3 Oregon 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
  Dave Meyers PF 6-8 215 0 UCLA 1975 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
  Jim Price G 6-3 195 2 Louisville 1972 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
  Pat Riley SG 6-4 205 7 Kentucky 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Cazzie Russell GF 6-5 218 8 Michigan 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Elmore Smith C 7-0 250 3 Kentucky State 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Kermit Washington FC 6-8 230 1 American University 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Walt Wesley C 6-11 220 8 Kansas 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Brian Winters GF 6-4 185 0 South Carolina 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States

1974-1975 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. Goodrich C. Russell H. Hairston C. Hawkins E. Smith
Rotation   P. Riley B. Winters Z. Beaty  
Rotation       K. Washington  
Lim PT L. Allen S. Lantz C. Calhoun    

1974-1975 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Golden State Warriors48-34-
2Seattle SuperSonics43-395
3Portland Trail Blazers38-4410
4Phoenix Suns32-5016
5Los Angeles Lakers30-5218

1974-1975 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Brian Winters All-Rookie First Team (1975)
Gail Goodrich Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1975)

1974-1975 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Gail Goodrich 72 37.1 22.6 3.0 5.8 1.4 0.1
Lucius Allen 56 35.9 19.5 4.4 5.7 2.2 0.5
Elmore Smith 74 31.6 10.9 10.9 2.0 1.1 2.9
Brian Winters 68 22.3 11.7 2.0 2.9 1.1 0.3
Happy Hairston 74 30.9 10.3 12.8 2.3 0.7 0.1
Cazzie Russell 40 26.4 15.7 2.9 2.7 0.7 0.1
Stu Lantz 56 25.5 9.3 3.0 2.8 0.8 0.2
Pat Riley 46 22.1 11.0 1.8 2.6 0.8 0.1
Zelmo Beaty 69 17.6 5.5 4.7 1.1 0.7 0.4
Connie Hawkins 43 23.9 8.0 4.6 2.8 1.2 0.5
Corky Calhoun 57 22.3 5.0 4.1 1.3 0.9 0.4
Kermit Washington 55 17.3 4.5 6.4 1.2 0.5 0.6
Stan Love 30 14.4 7.2 3.2 0.9 0.5 0.4
Jim Price 9 37.7 21.2 4.8 7.0 2.3 0.3
Bill Bridges 17 18.1 3.3 5.5 1.6 0.4 0.3

1974-1975 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

Brian Winters was selected as the #12 pick in the First Round of the 1974 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Brian Winters signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on June 25, 1974.

Acquired via Trade

Lucius Allen was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Milwaukee Bucks on November 9, 1974.

Zelmo Beaty was acquired in a sign and trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Golden State Warriors on September 24, 1974.

Corky Calhoun was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Phoenix Suns on November 27, 1974.

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.

Stu Lantz was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the New Orleans Jazz on December 5, 1974.

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.

Acquired via Free Agency

Cazzie Russell signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 6, 1974.

1974-1975 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
Chick Hearn Television Play-By-Play 1965-1966 N/A