Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1968-1969 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Cliff Anderson G 6-2 200 1 Saint Joseph's 1967 Rnd 4 Pick 4 United States
Elgin Baylor F 6-5 225 10 Seattle 1956 Rnd 14 Pick 2 United States
Jay Carty FC 6-8 220 0 Oregon State 1962 Rnd 6 Pick 3 United States
Wilt Chamberlain C 7-1 265 9 Kansas 1959 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Mel Counts FC 7-0 230 4 Oregon State 1964 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Freddie Crawford SG 6-4 189 2 St. Bonaventure 1963 Rnd 8 Pick 1 United States
Johnny Egan PG 5-11 180 7 Providence 1961 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Keith Erickson GF 6-5 195 3 UCLA 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Tom Hawkins F 6-5 210 9 Notre Dame 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Bill Hewitt SF 6-7 210 0 USC 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
Rick Roberson FC 6-9 231 0 Cincinnati 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
Jerry West SG 6-2 185 8 West Virginia 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States

1968-1969 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Egan J. West E. Baylor B. Hewitt W. Chamberlain
Rotation   F. Crawford K. Erickson M. Counts  
Rotation   C. Anderson T. Hawkins J. Carty  
Lim PT       R. Roberson  

1968-1969 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers55-27-
2Atlanta Hawks48-347
3San Francisco Warriors41-4114
4San Diego Rockets37-4518
5Chicago Bulls33-4922
6Seattle SuperSonics30-5225
7Phoenix Suns16-6639

1968-1969 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jerry West Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1969)
Elgin Baylor All-NBA First Team (1969)
Jerry West All-NBA Second Team (1969)
Jerry West All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1969)
Bill Hewitt All-Rookie First Team (1969)
Elgin Baylor Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1969)
Jerry West Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1969)
Wilt Chamberlain Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1969)

1968-1969 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Elgin Baylor 76 40.3 24.8 10.6 5.4
Wilt Chamberlain 81 45.3 20.5 21.1 4.5
Jerry West 61 39.2 25.9 4.3 6.9
Mel Counts 77 24.2 12.4 7.8 1.4
Johnny Egan 82 22.0 8.5 1.8 2.6
Keith Erickson 77 25.6 8.4 4.0 2.5
Bill Hewitt 75 19.4 7.2 4.4 1.0
Tom Hawkins 74 20.4 7.1 3.6 1.1
Freddie Crawford 81 20.9 6.2 2.7 1.9
Cliff Anderson 35 8.3 3.9 1.3 0.9
Jay Carty 28 6.9 2.7 2.1 0.4

1968-1969 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Cliff Anderson was selected as the #4 pick in the 4 Round of the 1967 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Cliff Anderson signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1967.

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.

Bill Hewitt was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1968 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.

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.

Acquired via Trade

Wilt Chamberlain was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Philadelphia Sixers on July 9, 1968.

Mel Counts was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Washington Wizards on January 16, 1967.

Johnny Egan was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Milwaukee Bucks on October 8, 1968.

Keith Erickson was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Chicago Bulls on September 23, 1968.

Tom Hawkins was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Cincinnati Royals on September 14, 1966.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Freddie Crawford was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Los Angeles Lakers from the New York Knicks on January 12, 1968.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jay Carty signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on May 4, 1968.

1968-1969 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jack Cooke Owner 1965-1966 N/A
Butch Van Breda Kolff Head Coach 1967-1968 N/A
Fred Schaus General Manager 1967-1968 Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1960 to 1967)
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Bill Bertka Scout 1968-1969 N/A
Chick Hearn Television Play-By-Play 1965-1966 N/A