Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1985-1986 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 16 UCLA 1969 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
21 Michael Cooper SG 6-5 170 7 New Mexico 1978 Rnd 3 Pick 16 United States
45 A.C. Green PF 6-9 220 0 Oregon State 1985 Rnd 1 Pick 23 United States
34 Petur Gudmundsson C 7-2 260 2 Washington 1981 Rnd 3 Pick 15 Iceland
23 Jerome Henderson FC 6-11 230 1 New Mexico 1981 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
32 Magic Johnson PG 6-9 255 6 Michigan State 1979 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
25 Mitch Kupchak FC 6-9 230 9 North Carolina 1976 Rnd 1 Pick 13 United States
12 Ronnie Lester G 6-2 175 5 Iowa 1980 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
20 Maurice Lucas PF 6-9 215 9 Marquette 1974 Rnd 1 Pick 14 United States
40 Mike McGee GF 6-5 190 4 Michigan 1981 Rnd 1 Pick 19 United States
43 Chuck Nevitt C 7-5 217 3 NC State 1982 Rnd 3 Pick 17 United States
18 Kurt Rambis F 6-8 213 5 Santa Clara 1980 Rnd 3 Pick 12 United States
4 Byron Scott SG 6-3 195 2 Arizona State 1983 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
35 Larry Spriggs F 6-7 230 4 Howard 1981 Rnd 4 Pick 12 United States
42 James Worthy SF 6-9 225 3 North Carolina 1982 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States

1985-1986 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Johnson B. Scott J. Worthy K. Rambis K. Abdul-Jabbar
Rotation   M. Cooper L. Spriggs M. Lucas P. Gudmundsson
Rotation   M. McGee   A. Green  
Rotation       M. Kupchak  
Lim PT R. Lester        

1985-1986 Pacific Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers62-20-
2Portland Trail Blazers40-4222
3Phoenix Suns32-5030
4Los Angeles Clippers32-5030
5Seattle SuperSonics31-5131
6Golden State Warriors30-5232

1985-1986 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar All-NBA First Team (1986)
Magic Johnson All-NBA First Team (1986)
Magic Johnson Player Of The Week (03/09/86)
Michael Cooper All-NBA Defensive Second Team (1986)
Magic Johnson Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1986)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1986)
James Worthy Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1986)
Michael Cooper J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1986)

1985-1986 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 79 33.3 23.4 6.1 3.5 0.8 1.6 2.6
James Worthy 75 32.7 20.0 5.2 2.7 1.1 1.0 2.0
Magic Johnson 72 35.9 18.8 5.9 12.6 1.6 0.2 3.8
Byron Scott 76 28.7 15.4 2.5 2.2 1.1 0.2 1.4
Maurice Lucas 77 22.7 10.2 7.4 1.1 0.6 0.3 1.5
Michael Cooper 82 27.7 9.2 3.0 5.7 1.1 0.5 1.8
Mike McGee 71 17.1 8.3 2.0 1.2 0.8 0.1 1.0
A.C. Green 82 18.8 6.4 4.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 1.2
Kurt Rambis 74 21.3 5.5 7.0 0.9 0.9 0.4 1.3
Mitch Kupchak 55 14.2 6.0 3.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 1.2
Larry Spriggs 43 11.0 5.0 1.9 1.1 0.4 0.2 1.3
Ronnie Lester 27 8.2 2.5 0.4 2.0 0.3 0.1 1.6
Petur Gudmundsson 8 16.0 7.2 4.6 0.4 0.4 0.5 1.4
Chuck Nevitt 4 6.2 2.5 1.8 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.2
Jerome Henderson 1 3.0 4.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1985-1986 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.

A.C. Green was selected as the #23 pick in the First Round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. A.C. Green signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 25, 1985.

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. Magic Johnson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on August 1, 1984.

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. Mike McGee re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 23, 1985.

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. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signed a multi-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on April 1, 1985.

Maurice Lucas was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Phoenix Suns on August 19, 1985. Maurice Lucas signed an extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 6, 1985.

Acquired via Free Agency

Petur Gudmundsson signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on March 19, 1986. Petur Gudmundsson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on March 29, 1986. Petur Gudmundsson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on April 8, 1986.

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

Ronnie Lester signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on November 28, 1984.

Kurt Rambis signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 13, 1981. Kurt Rambis signed a multi-year extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 10, 1983. Kurt Rambis re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 23, 1985.

Larry Spriggs signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 7, 1983. Larry Spriggs re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 28, 1985.

1985-1986 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Dr. Jerry H. Buss Owner, Majority Owner 1979-1980 N/A
Jim Perzik General Counsel 1979-1980 N/A
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)
Jerry West General Manager 1982-1983 Scout (Los Angeles Lakers, 1979 to 1982)
Rudy Garciduenas Director of International Scouting 1984-1985 N/A
Bumper Tormohlen Scout 1967-1968 N/A
Gary Vitti Athletic Trainer 1984-1985 N/A
Lawrence Tanter Public Address Announcer 1981-1982 N/A