Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1964-1965 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Mahdi Abdul-Rahman G 6-2 185 0 UCLA 1964 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dick Barnett SG 6-4 190 4 Tennessee State 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Elgin Baylor F 6-5 225 6 Seattle 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Leroy Ellis FC 6-10 210 2 St. John's 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Jerry Grote G 6-4 210 0 Loyola Marymount 1962 Rnd 4 Pick 3 United States
Darrall Imhoff C 6-10 220 4 California 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Jim King G 6-2 175 1 Tulsa 1963 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Rudy LaRusso FC 6-7 220 5 Dartmouth 1959 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Bill McGill FC 6-9 225 2 Utah 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Cotton Nash F 6-5 220 0 Kentucky 1964 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Don Nelson F 6-6 210 2 Iowa 1962 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Jerry West SG 6-2 185 4 West Virginia 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Gene Wiley FC 6-10 210 2 Wichita State 1962 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States

1964-1965 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. West D. Barnett L. Ellis G. Wiley R. LaRusso
Rotation   M. Abdul-Rahman D. Nelson   D. Imhoff
Rotation   J. King      
Lim PT   J. Grote E. Baylor B. McGill  

1964-1965 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers49-31-
2St. Louis Hawks45-354
3Baltimore Bullets37-4312
4Detroit Pistons31-4918
5San Francisco Warriors17-6332

1964-1965 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Elgin Baylor All-NBA First Team (1965)
Jerry West All-NBA First Team (1965)
Elgin Baylor Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1965)
Jerry West Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1965)

1964-1965 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Jerry West 74 41.4 31.0 6.0 4.9
Elgin Baylor 74 41.3 27.1 12.8 3.8
Rudy LaRusso 77 33.6 14.1 9.4 2.6
Dick Barnett 74 27.4 13.8 2.7 2.1
Leroy Ellis 80 25.3 10.2 8.2 0.6
Jim King 77 21.7 6.3 2.8 2.3
Gene Wiley 80 25.0 5.1 8.6 1.3
Darrall Imhoff 76 20.0 5.0 6.6 1.1
Mahdi Abdul-Rahman 66 13.9 4.2 1.7 2.1
Don Nelson 39 6.1 2.4 1.9 0.6
Cotton Nash 25 6.7 2.1 1.4 0.4
Bill McGill 8 4.6 1.9 1.5 0.4
Jerry Grote 11 3.0 1.3 0.4 0.4

1964-1965 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Elgin Baylor was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1958 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Elgin Baylor signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1958.

Leroy Ellis was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Leroy Ellis signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1962.

Jim King was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1963 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Jim King signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1963.

Rudy LaRusso was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Rudy LaRusso signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1959.

Jerry West was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Jerry West signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 20, 1960. Jerry West re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1962.

Gene Wiley was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Gene Wiley signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1962.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Jerry Grote, the #3 pick in the 4 Round of the 1962 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers from the St. Louis Hawks on August 26, 1964. Jerry Grote signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1964.

Acquired via Trade

Mahdi Abdul-Rahman was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Boston Celtics on October 18, 1962. Mahdi Abdul-Rahman signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1964.

Dick Barnett was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Syracuse Nationals on September 5, 1962.

Darrall Imhoff was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Detroit Pistons on May 15, 1964.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Don Nelson was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Washington Wizards on September 6, 1963.

Acquired via Free Agency

Bill McGill signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 28, 1965.

1964-1965 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Bob Short Owner 1957-1958 N/A
Fred Schaus Head Coach 1960-1961 N/A
Lou Mohs General Manager 1960-1961 N/A