Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1975-1976 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 6 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Lucius Allen PG 6-2 175 6 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
  Corky Calhoun F 6-7 210 3 Pennsylvania 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
  Mack Calvin PG 6-0 165 0 USC 1969 Rnd 14 Pick 8 United States
  Don Ford F 6-9 215 0 UC Santa Barbara 1975 Rnd 6 Pick 2 United States
  Donnie Freeman G 6-3 185 1 Illinois 1966 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
  Gail Goodrich G 6-1 170 10 UCLA 1965 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
  C.J. Kupec FC 6-6 220 0 Michigan 1975 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
  Stu Lantz G 6-3 175 7 Nebraska 1968 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
  Jim McDaniels FC 6-11 228 3 Western Kentucky 1971 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
  Cliff Meely PF 6-8 215 4 Colorado 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  Pat Riley SG 6-4 205 8 Kentucky 1967 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
  John Roche PG 6-3 170 0 South Carolina 1971 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
  Cazzie Russell GF 6-5 218 9 Michigan 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Cornell Warner FC 6-9 220 5 Jackson State 1970 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
  Kermit Washington FC 6-8 230 2 American University 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
  Walt Wesley C 6-11 220 9 Kansas 1966 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
  Ron Williams G 6-3 188 7 West Virginia 1968 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States

1975-1976 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Allen G. Goodrich D. Ford C. Warner K. Abdul-Jabbar
Rotation J. Roche D. Freeman C. Calhoun K. Washington  
Rotation   S. Lantz C. Russell C. Kupec  
Lim PT       C. Meely  

1975-1976 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Golden State Warriors59-23-
2Seattle SuperSonics43-3916
3Phoenix Suns42-4017
4Los Angeles Lakers40-4219
5Portland Trail Blazers37-4522

1975-1976 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Most Valuable Player (1976)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar All-NBA First Team (1976)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1976)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1976)

1975-1976 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 82 41.2 27.7 16.9 5.0 1.5 4.1
Gail Goodrich 75 35.3 19.5 2.9 5.6 1.6 0.2
Lucius Allen 76 31.4 14.7 2.8 4.7 1.3 0.3
Cazzie Russell 74 22.0 11.8 2.5 1.6 0.7 0.0
Don Ford 76 24.2 9.6 4.4 1.5 0.7 0.2
Donnie Freeman 64 23.1 10.8 2.8 2.7 0.9 0.2
Cornell Warner 81 31.0 7.3 8.9 1.3 0.7 0.6
Corky Calhoun 76 23.9 5.4 4.5 1.1 0.8 0.5
Stu Lantz 53 16.1 4.7 1.9 1.4 0.5 0.1
Kermit Washington 36 13.7 3.4 4.6 0.6 0.3 0.7
Jim McDaniels 35 6.9 2.6 2.1 0.4 0.1 0.3
Cliff Meely 20 7.0 3.2 2.2 0.5 0.2 0.2
Ron Williams 9 17.6 4.9 2.1 2.3 0.3 0.0
C.J. Kupec 16 3.4 1.7 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.0
Pat Riley 2 11.5 5.5 1.5 0.0 0.5 0.5
John Roche 15 3.5 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0
Walt Wesley 1 7.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0

1975-1976 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Don Ford was selected as the #2 pick in the 6 Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Don Ford signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 20, 1975.

C.J. Kupec was selected as the #2 pick in the 4 Round of the 1975 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. C.J. Kupec signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 10, 1975.

Kermit Washington was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1973 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Kermit Washington signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1973.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to John Roche, the #14 pick in the First Round of the 1971 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Phoenix Suns on January 20, 1976. John Roche signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 21, 1976.

Acquired via Trade

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Milwaukee Bucks on June 16, 1975.

Lucius Allen was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Milwaukee Bucks on November 9, 1974.

Corky Calhoun was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Phoenix Suns on November 27, 1974.

Gail Goodrich was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Phoenix Suns on May 20, 1970.

Stu Lantz was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the New Orleans Jazz on December 5, 1974.

Cornell Warner was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Milwaukee Bucks on October 22, 1975.

Acquired via Free Agency

Donnie Freeman signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on October 1, 1975.

Cliff Meely signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 20, 1976.

Cazzie Russell signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 6, 1974.

1975-1976 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jack Cooke Owner 1965-1966 N/A
Bill Sharman Head Coach 1971-1972 Head Coach (Golden State Warriors, 1966 to 1968)
Pete Newell General Manager 1972-1973 General Manager (Houston Rockets, 1968 to 1972)
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A