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
|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
|1||Los Angeles Lakers||55-27||-|
|3||San Francisco Warriors||41-41||14|
|4||San Diego Rockets||37-45||18|
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)
|Jerry West||Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1969)
|Elgin Baylor||Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1969)
|Wilt Chamberlain||Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1969)
1968-1969 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders
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|
|Butch Van Breda Kolff||Head Coach||1967-1968||N/A|
|Fred Schaus||General Manager||1967-1968||Head Coach (Los Angeles Lakers, 1960 to 1967)|
|Chick Hearn||Television Play-By-Play||1965-1966||N/A|