Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1986-1987 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 17 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Dale Blaney SG 6-5 185 0 West Virginia 1986 Rnd 4 Pick 22 United States
24 Adrian Branch GF 6-7 185 1 Maryland 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
43 Frank Brickowski PF 6-9 240 2 Penn State 1981 Rnd 3 Pick 11 United States
21 Michael Cooper SG 6-5 170 8 New Mexico 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States
45 A.C. Green PF 6-9 220 1 Oregon State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
34 Petur Gudmundsson C 7-2 260 3 Washington 1981 Rnd 3 Pick 15 Iceland
32 Magic Johnson PG 6-9 255 7 Michigan State 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
1 Wes Matthews G 6-1 170 6 Wisconsin 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
18 Kurt Rambis F 6-8 213 6 Santa Clara 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
4 Byron Scott SG 6-3 195 3 Arizona State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
52 Mike Smrek C 7-0 250 1 Canisius 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
55 Billy Thompson F 6-7 195 0 Louisville 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
43 Mychal Thompson FC 6-10 226 8 Minnesota 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Bahamas
42 James Worthy SF 6-9 225 4 North Carolina 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States

1986-1987 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Johnson B. Scott J. Worthy A. Green K. Abdul-Jabbar
Rotation W. Matthews M. Cooper B. Thompson K. Rambis M. Thompson
Rotation     A. Branch   M. Smrek

1986-1987 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers65-17-
2Portland Trail Blazers49-3316
3Golden State Warriors42-4023
4Seattle SuperSonics39-4326
5Phoenix Suns36-4629
6Los Angeles Clippers12-7053

1986-1987 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Magic Johnson Most Valuable Player (1987)
Magic Johnson Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1987)
Magic Johnson All-NBA First Team (1987)
Magic Johnson Player Of The Month (Dec 86, Mar 87)
Magic Johnson Player Of The Week (12/21/86, 02/15/87, 03/08/87, 03/22/87, 04/05/87)
Michael Cooper Defensive Player Of The Year (1987)
Michael Cooper All-NBA Defensive First Team (1987)
Magic Johnson Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1987)
James Worthy Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1987)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1987)
Michael Cooper Three Point Shootout Participant (1987)
Byron Scott Three Point Shootout Participant (1987)

1986-1987 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Magic Johnson 80 36.3 23.9 6.3 12.2 1.7 0.5 3.8
James Worthy 82 34.4 19.4 5.7 2.8 1.3 1.0 2.0
Byron Scott 82 33.3 17.0 3.5 3.4 1.5 0.2 1.8
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 78 31.3 17.5 6.7 2.6 0.6 1.2 2.4
Michael Cooper 82 27.5 10.5 3.1 4.5 1.0 0.5 1.2
A.C. Green 79 28.4 10.8 7.8 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.3
Kurt Rambis 78 19.4 5.7 5.8 0.8 0.9 0.5 1.3
Mychal Thompson 33 20.6 10.1 4.1 0.8 0.4 0.7 1.7
Billy Thompson 59 12.9 5.6 2.9 1.0 0.3 0.5 1.0
Wes Matthews 50 10.6 4.2 0.9 2.0 0.5 0.1 1.0
Frank Brickowski 37 10.9 3.9 2.6 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.7
Adrian Branch 32 6.8 4.3 1.7 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.8
Mike Smrek 35 6.7 2.2 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.5

1986-1987 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Michael Cooper was selected as the #16 pick in the 3 Round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Michael Cooper signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1978. Michael Cooper re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1980. Michael Cooper signed a multi-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 1, 1982. Michael Cooper re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 24, 1986.

A.C. Green was selected as the #23 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. A.C. Green signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 25, 1985.

Magic Johnson was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1979 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 1, 1979. Magic Johnson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 1, 1984.

James Worthy was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1982 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. James Worthy signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 1, 1982.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Byron Scott, the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1983 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers from the San Diego Clippers on October 10, 1983. Byron Scott signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 16, 1983.

Draft Rights to Billy Thompson, the #19 pick in the First Round of the 1986 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Atlanta Hawks on June 17, 1986. Billy Thompson signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 7, 1986.

Acquired via Trade

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 16, 1975. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 1, 1983. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signed a multi-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on April 1, 1985.

Mychal Thompson was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the San Antonio Spurs on February 13, 1987.

Acquired via Free Agency

Adrian Branch signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 18, 1986.

Wes Matthews signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 13, 1986.

Kurt Rambis signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 13, 1981. Kurt Rambis signed a multi-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 10, 1983. Kurt Rambis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 23, 1985.

Mike Smrek signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 7, 1986.

1986-1987 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Dr. Jerry H. Buss Owner, Majority Owner 1979-1980 N/A
Jim Perzik General Counsel 1979-1980 N/A
Pat Riley Head Coach 1981-1982 Assistant Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1979 to 1982)
Bill Bertka Assistant Coach 1981-1982 General Manager (Utah Jazz, 1974 to 1976)
Jerry West General Manager 1982-1983 Scout (Los Angeles Lakers, 1979 to 1982)
Mitch Kupchak Assistant General Manager 1986-1987 N/A
Rudy Garciduenas Director of International Scouting 1984-1985 N/A
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Gary Vitti Athletic Trainer 1984-1985 N/A
Chick Hearn Television Play-By-Play 1965-1966 N/A
Bill Macdonald Television Play-By-Play 1985-1986 N/A
Lawrence Tanter Public Address Announcer 1981-1982 N/A