Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1983-1984 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 14 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
21 Michael Cooper SG 6-5 170 5 New Mexico 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States
  Calvin Garrett PF 6-7 190 3 Oral Roberts 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
  Clay Johnson SG 6-4 175 3 Missouri 1978 Rnd 5 Pick 22 United States
32 Magic Johnson PG 6-9 255 4 Michigan State 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
  Eddie Jordan PG 6-1 170 6 Rutgers 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
25 Mitch Kupchak FC 6-9 230 7 North Carolina 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
  Mark Landsberger FC 6-8 215 6 Arizona State 1977 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States
11 Bob McAdoo FC 6-9 210 11 North Carolina 1972 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
40 Mike McGee GF 6-5 190 2 Michigan 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
  Swen Nater C 6-11 240 7 UCLA 1973 Rnd 1 Pick 16 Netherlands
18 Kurt Rambis F 6-8 213 3 Santa Clara 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
4 Byron Scott SG 6-3 195 0 Arizona State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
35 Larry Spriggs F 6-7 230 2 Howard 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 12 United States
52 Jamaal Wilkes GF 6-6 190 9 UCLA 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
42 James Worthy SF 6-9 225 1 North Carolina 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States

1983-1984 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Johnson M. Cooper J. Worthy B. McAdoo K. Abdul-Jabbar
Rotation   B. Scott M. McGee M. Kupchak S. Nater
Rotation     K. Rambis    
Rotation     J. Wilkes    
Rotation     L. Spriggs    
Lim PT E. Jordan     C. Garrett  

1983-1984 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers54-28-
2Portland Trail Blazers48-346
3Seattle SuperSonics42-4012
4Phoenix Suns41-4113
5Golden State Warriors37-4517
6San Diego Clippers30-5224

1983-1984 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Magic Johnson All-NBA First Team (1984)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar All-NBA First Team (1984)
Magic Johnson Player Of The Month (Nov 83)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Player Of The Month (Mar 84)
Magic Johnson Player Of The Week (11/13/83, 02/26/84)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Player Of The Week (02/12/84, 04/08/84)
Michael Cooper All-NBA Defensive First Team (1984)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1984)
Byron Scott All-Rookie First Team (1984)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1984)
Magic Johnson Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1984)
Michael Cooper Slam Dunk Contest Participant (1984)
Magic Johnson IBM Award (1984)

1983-1984 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 80 32.8 21.5 7.3 2.6 0.7 1.8 2.8
Jamaal Wilkes 75 33.4 17.3 4.5 2.9 1.0 0.5 1.8
James Worthy 82 29.5 14.5 6.3 2.5 0.9 0.9 2.2
Magic Johnson 67 38.3 17.6 7.3 13.1 2.2 0.7 4.6
Bob McAdoo 70 20.8 13.1 4.1 1.1 0.6 0.7 1.8
Byron Scott 74 22.1 10.6 2.2 2.4 1.1 0.3 1.6
Mike McGee 77 18.5 9.8 2.5 1.1 0.6 0.1 1.4
Michael Cooper 82 29.1 9.0 3.2 5.9 1.4 0.8 1.8
Swen Nater 69 12.0 4.5 3.8 0.4 0.4 0.1 1.0
Calvin Garrett 41 11.7 4.6 1.7 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.8
Kurt Rambis 47 15.8 3.6 5.7 0.7 0.6 0.3 1.2
Larry Spriggs 38 9.6 3.3 1.6 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.9
Mitch Kupchak 34 9.5 3.1 2.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.6
Eddie Jordan 3 9.0 3.0 1.3 1.7 1.3 0.0 2.7

1983-1984 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.

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.

Mike McGee was selected as the #19 pick in the First Round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Mike McGee signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1981.

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.

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.

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.

Bob McAdoo was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the New Jersey Nets on December 24, 1981. Bob McAdoo re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 2, 1982.

Swen Nater was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the San Diego Clippers on October 10, 1983.

Acquired via Free Agency

Calvin Garrett signed a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 25, 1983.

Eddie Jordan signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on April 11, 1984.

Mitch Kupchak signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 23, 1981.

Kurt Rambis signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 13, 1981. Kurt Rambis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 10, 1983.

Larry Spriggs signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 7, 1983.

Jamaal Wilkes signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 11, 1977.

1983-1984 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Dr. Jerry H. Buss Owner, Majority Owner 1979-1980 N/A
Jerry West General Manager 1982-1983 Scout (Los Angeles Lakers, 1979 to 1982)
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)
Dave Wohl Assistant Coach 1982-1983 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee Bucks, 1979 to 1982)
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Jim Perzik General Counsel 1979-1980 N/A
Chick Hearn Television Play-By-Play 1965-1966 N/A
Lawrence Tanter Public Address Announcer 1981-1982 N/A