Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1987-1988 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 18 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
24 Adrian Branch GF 6-7 185 2 Maryland 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
19 Tony Campbell GF 6-7 215 3 Ohio State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
21 Michael Cooper SG 6-5 170 9 New Mexico 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States
45 A.C. Green PF 6-9 220 2 Oregon State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
32 Magic Johnson PG 6-9 255 8 Michigan State 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
3 Jeff Lamp GF 6-6 195 4 Virginia 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
1 Wes Matthews G 6-1 170 7 Wisconsin 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
18 Kurt Rambis F 6-8 213 7 Santa Clara 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
4 Byron Scott SG 6-3 195 4 Arizona State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
52 Mike Smrek C 7-0 250 2 Canisius 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
55 Billy Thompson F 6-7 195 1 Louisville 1986 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
43 Mychal Thompson FC 6-10 226 9 Minnesota 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Bahamas
34 Ray Tolbert F 6-9 225 3 Indiana 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
20 Milt Wagner F 6-5 185 1 Louisville 1986 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
42 James Worthy SF 6-9 225 5 North Carolina 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States

1987-1988 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 T. Campbell K. Rambis M. Thompson
Rotation   M. Wagner     M. Smrek
Lim PT     B. Thompson    
Lim PT     J. Lamp    

1987-1988 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers62-20-
2Portland Trail Blazers53-299
3Seattle SuperSonics44-3818
4Phoenix Suns28-5434
5Golden State Warriors20-6242
6Los Angeles Clippers17-6545

1987-1988 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
James Worthy Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1988)
Magic Johnson All-NBA First Team (1988)
Byron Scott Player Of The Week (01/10/88)
Magic Johnson Player Of The Week (12/13/87)
Michael Cooper All-NBA Defensive First Team (1988)
Magic Johnson Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1988)
James Worthy Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1988)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1988)
Byron Scott Three Point Shootout Participant (1988)

1987-1988 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Byron Scott 81 37.6 21.7 4.1 4.1 1.9 0.3 2.0
James Worthy 75 35.4 19.7 5.0 3.9 1.0 0.7 2.1
Magic Johnson 72 36.6 19.6 6.2 11.9 1.6 0.2 3.7
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 80 28.9 14.6 6.0 1.7 0.6 1.1 2.0
A.C. Green 82 32.1 11.4 8.7 1.1 1.1 0.5 1.5
Mychal Thompson 77 25.2 11.6 6.2 0.8 0.5 1.0 1.4
Michael Cooper 61 29.4 8.7 3.7 4.7 1.1 0.4 1.7
Wes Matthews 51 13.8 5.7 1.3 2.7 0.5 0.1 1.4
Kurt Rambis 70 12.1 4.0 3.8 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.8
Milt Wagner 40 9.5 3.8 0.7 1.5 0.1 0.1 0.6
Tony Campbell 13 18.6 11.0 2.1 1.2 0.8 0.2 2.0
Mike Smrek 48 8.8 2.8 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.9 0.6
Billy Thompson 12 8.8 3.9 1.8 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.8
Ray Tolbert 14 5.9 3.0 1.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.8
Jeff Lamp 3 2.3 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1987-1988 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. James Worthy re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 20, 1987.

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. Byron Scott re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 9, 1987.

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. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signed a multi-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on June 17, 1987.

Mychal Thompson was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the San Antonio Spurs on February 13, 1987. Mychal Thompson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 1, 1987.

Acquired via Free Agency

Tony Campbell signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on March 30, 1988.

Jeff Lamp signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 7, 1987.

Wes Matthews signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 13, 1986. Wes Matthews re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 5, 1987.

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 with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 7, 1986. Mike Smrek re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 1, 1987.

Milt Wagner signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 2, 1987.

1987-1988 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Dr. Jerry H. Buss Owner, Majority Owner 1979-1980 N/A
Francis R. Mariani Chief Executive Officer 1987-1988 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
Ronnie Lester Scout 1987-1988 N/A
Gary Vitti Athletic Trainer 1984-1985 N/A
Stu Lantz Television Analyst 1987-1988 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