Minneapolis Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1948-1949 Minneapolis Lakers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Mike Bloom F 6-6 190 1 Temple 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Don Carlson G 6-0 170 1 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Jack Dwan GF 6-4 200 0 Loyola (IL) 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Ray Ellefson FC 6-8 230 0 - 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Arnie Ferrin G 6-2 180 0 Utah 1948 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
Donnie Forman G 5-10 175 0 NYU 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Earl Gardner G 6-3 195 0 DePauw 1948 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
Tony Jaros G 6-3 185 1 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Johnny Jorgensen G 6-2 185 1 DePaul 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Whitey Kachan G 6-2 175 0 DePaul 1948 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
George Mikan C 6-10 245 0 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Jim Pollard F 6-4 185 0 Stanford 1947 Rnd 7 Pick 5 United States
Herm Schaefer GF 6-0 175 0 Indiana 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Don Smith G 6-2 190 0 Minnesota 1947 Rnd 8 Pick 4 United States
Gene Stump G 6-2 185 1 DePaul 1947 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
Jack Tingle GF 6-4 205 1 Kentucky 1947 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States

1948-1949 Minneapolis Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Carlson A. Ferrin H. Schaefer J. Pollard G. Mikan
Rotation   T. Jaros J. Dwan    
Rotation   D. Forman      
Rotation   E. Gardner      
Rotation   J. Jorgensen      
Lim PT   W. Kachan      

1948-1949 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Rochester Royals45-15-
2Minneapolis Lakers44-161
3Chicago Stags38-227
4St. Louis Bombers29-3116
5Fort Wayne Pistons22-3823
6Indianapolis Jets18-4227

1948-1949 Minneapolis Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
George Mikan All-NBA First Team (1949)
Jim Pollard All-NBA First Team (1949)

1948-1949 Minneapolis Season Stat Leaders

Player GP PTS AST
George Mikan 60 28.3 3.6
Jim Pollard 53 14.8 2.7
Herm Schaefer 58 10.4 3.2
Don Carlson 55 9.2 3.1
Arnie Ferrin 47 7.3 1.6
Tony Jaros 59 5.8 1.0
Jack Dwan 60 4.6 2.1
Donnie Forman 44 4.1 1.7
Johnny Jorgensen 48 2.2 0.7
Earl Gardner 50 1.8 0.4
Mike Bloom 24 2.3 0.6
Whitey Kachan 19 2.5 0.6
Don Smith 8 0.8 0.2
Ray Ellefson 3 0.7 0.0
Jack Tingle 2 1.0 0.5

1948-1949 Minneapolis Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Arnie Ferrin was selected as the #9 pick in the 3 Round of the 1948 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Arnie Ferrin signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1948.

Earl Gardner was selected as the #9 pick in the 4 Round of the 1948 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Earl Gardner signed a contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1948.

Acquired via Trade

Whitey Kachan was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Chicago Stags on February 7, 1949.

Acquired via Free Agency

Don Carlson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1948.

Jack Dwan signed a contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1948.

Donnie Forman signed a contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1948.

Tony Jaros signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1948.

Johnny Jorgensen signed a contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1948.

George Mikan as a free agent with the on May 10, 1948. George Mikan signed a contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on May 10, 1948.

Jim Pollard signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on May 10, 1948.

Herm Schaefer signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1948.