Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1988-1989 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 19 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
19 Tony Campbell GF 6-7 215 4 Ohio State 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
21 Michael Cooper SG 6-5 170 10 New Mexico 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States
45 A.C. Green PF 6-9 220 3 Oregon State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
32 Magic Johnson PG 6-9 255 9 Michigan State 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
3 Jeff Lamp GF 6-6 195 5 Virginia 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
1 Wes Matthews G 6-1 170 8 Wisconsin 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
31 Mark McNamara C 6-11 235 5 California 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 22 United States
14 David Rivers G 6-0 170 0 Notre Dame 1988 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
4 Byron Scott SG 6-3 195 5 Arizona State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
52 Mike Smrek C 7-0 250 3 Canisius 1985 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
43 Mychal Thompson FC 6-10 226 10 Minnesota 1978 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Bahamas
0 Orlando Woolridge PF 6-9 215 7 Notre Dame 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
42 James Worthy SF 6-9 225 6 North Carolina 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States

1988-1989 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Johnson B. Scott J. Worthy A. Green K. Abdul-Jabbar
Rotation D. Rivers M. Cooper T. Campbell O. Woolridge M. Thompson
Rotation     J. Lamp    
Lim PT   W. Matthews     M. McNamara

1988-1989 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers57-25-
2Phoenix Suns55-272
3Seattle SuperSonics47-3510
4Golden State Warriors43-3914
5Portland Trail Blazers39-4318
6Sacramento Kings27-5530
7Los Angeles Clippers21-6136

1988-1989 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Magic Johnson Most Valuable Player (1989)
Magic Johnson All-NBA First Team (1989)
Magic Johnson Player Of The Week (12/04/88, 01/01/89)
A.C. Green All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1989)
Magic Johnson Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1989)
James Worthy Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1989)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Western All-Star Replacement Selection (1989)

1988-1989 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Magic Johnson 77 37.5 22.5 7.9 12.8 1.8 0.3 4.1
James Worthy 81 36.5 20.5 6.0 3.6 1.3 0.7 2.2
Byron Scott 74 35.2 19.6 4.1 3.1 1.5 0.4 2.1
A.C. Green 82 30.6 13.3 9.0 1.3 1.1 0.7 1.5
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 74 22.9 10.1 4.5 1.0 0.5 1.1 1.3
Mychal Thompson 80 24.9 9.2 5.8 0.6 0.7 0.7 1.2
Orlando Woolridge 74 20.1 9.7 3.6 0.8 0.4 0.9 1.4
Michael Cooper 80 24.3 7.3 2.4 3.9 0.9 0.4 1.2
Tony Campbell 63 12.5 6.2 2.1 0.7 0.6 0.1 1.0
David Rivers 47 9.4 2.9 0.9 2.3 0.5 0.2 1.3
Mark McNamara 39 8.2 2.9 2.6 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.6
Jeff Lamp 37 4.8 1.6 0.9 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.4

1988-1989 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.

David Rivers was selected as the #25 pick in the First Round of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. David Rivers signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 2, 1988.

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. Byron Scott re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 3, 1988.

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 with the Los Angeles Lakers on March 30, 1988. Tony Campbell re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 6, 1988.

Jeff Lamp signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 7, 1987. Jeff Lamp re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 5, 1988.

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.

Mark McNamara signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 3, 1988.

Orlando Woolridge signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 10, 1988.

1988-1989 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