Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1977-1978 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 8 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Tom Abernethy PF 6-7 220 1 Indiana 1976 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  Ron Boone GF 6-2 200 1 Idaho State 1968 Rnd 11 Pick 13 United States
  Kenny Carr GF 6-7 220 0 NC State 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Don Chaney G 6-5 210 8 Houston 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
  Adrian Dantley SF 6-5 208 1 Notre Dame 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Brad Davis G 6-3 180 0 Maryland 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
  Ernie DiGregorio PG 6-0 180 4 Providence 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
53 James Edwards C 7-0 225 0 Washington 1977 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
  Don Ford F 6-9 215 2 UC Santa Barbara 1975 Rnd 6 Pick 2 United States
  Lou Hudson GF 6-5 210 11 Minnesota 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Norm Nixon G 6-2 170 0 Duquesne 1977 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
  Dave Robisch FC 6-10 235 1 Kansas 1971 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  Charlie Scott SG 6-5 175 6 North Carolina 1970 Rnd 7 Pick 4 United States
  Earl Tatum SG 6-5 185 1 Marquette 1976 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
  Kermit Washington FC 6-8 230 4 American University 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
52 Jamaal Wilkes GF 6-6 190 3 UCLA 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States

1977-1978 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters N. Nixon L. Hudson J. Wilkes D. Ford K. Abdul-Jabbar
Rotation     K. Carr T. Abernethy  
Lim PT   B. Davis A. Dantley D. Robisch  
Lim PT   C. Scott      

1977-1978 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Portland Trail Blazers58-24-
2Phoenix Suns49-339
3Seattle SuperSonics47-3511
4Los Angeles Lakers45-3713
5Golden State Warriors43-3915

1977-1978 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar All-NBA Second Team (1978)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1978)
Norm Nixon All-Rookie First Team (1978)

1977-1978 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 62 36.5 25.8 12.9 4.3 1.7 3.0 3.4
Lou Hudson 82 27.8 13.7 2.3 2.4 1.1 0.2 1.8
Norm Nixon 81 34.3 13.7 3.0 6.8 1.7 0.1 3.1
Adrian Dantley 56 35.4 19.4 7.2 3.4 1.2 0.1 2.9
Jamaal Wilkes 51 29.2 12.9 7.5 3.6 1.5 0.4 2.1
Don Ford 79 24.6 7.7 4.5 1.8 0.9 0.6 1.1
Charlie Scott 48 29.0 11.7 3.1 4.9 1.2 0.2 2.8
Tom Abernethy 73 18.0 6.8 3.6 1.4 0.8 0.3 0.7
James Edwards 25 28.9 14.8 7.2 1.2 0.6 1.1 2.3
Earl Tatum 25 26.5 14.0 3.6 2.8 1.5 0.4 2.1
Kenny Carr 52 14.1 6.2 4.0 0.5 0.3 0.3 1.7
Kermit Washington 25 30.0 11.5 11.2 1.2 0.8 1.0 2.1
Dave Robisch 55 12.3 4.7 3.3 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.7
Ernie DiGregorio 25 13.3 3.9 0.9 2.8 0.2 0.0 1.8
Brad Davis 33 10.1 2.5 1.1 2.5 0.5 0.1 1.1
Don Chaney 9 14.8 3.4 1.2 1.9 0.9 0.3 1.2

1977-1978 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Tom Abernethy was selected as the #9 pick in the 3 Round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Tom Abernethy signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 20, 1976.

Kenny Carr was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Kenny Carr signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 2, 1977.

Brad Davis was selected as the #15 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Brad Davis signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on June 16, 1977.

Don Ford was selected as the #2 pick in the 6 Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Don Ford signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 20, 1975.

Norm Nixon was selected as the #22 pick in the First Round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Norm Nixon signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 2, 1977.

Acquired via Trade

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 16, 1975.

Adrian Dantley was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Indiana Pacers on December 13, 1977.

Lou Hudson was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Atlanta Hawks on September 30, 1977.

Dave Robisch was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Indiana Pacers on December 13, 1977.

Charlie Scott was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Boston Celtics on December 27, 1977.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jamaal Wilkes signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 11, 1977.

1977-1978 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jack Cooke Owner 1965-1966 N/A
Jerry West Head Coach 1976-1977 N/A
Bill Sharman General Manager 1976-1977 Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1971 to 1976)
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Pat Riley Television Analyst 1977-1978 N/A
Chick Hearn Television Play-By-Play 1965-1966 N/A