Minneapolis Lakers Regular Season Rosters
1952-1953 Minneapolis Lakers Regular Season Roster
|Player||Pos||HT||WT||YOS||Pre-Draft Team||Draft Status||Nationality|
|Bob Harrison||G||6-1||190||3||Michigan||1949 Rnd 2 Pick 11||United States|
|Lew Hitch||FC||6-8||200||1||Kansas State||1951 Rnd 2 Pick 10||United States|
|Jim Holstein||SF||6-3||180||0||Cincinnati||1952 Rnd 2 Pick 10||United States|
|Slater Martin||PG||5-10||170||3||Texas||1949 Rnd 3 Pick 11||United States|
|George Mikan||C||6-10||245||4||NBA Draft, Undrafted||United States|
|Vern Mikkelsen||F||6-7||230||3||Hamline||1949 Rnd 1 Pick 11||United States|
|Jim Pollard||F||6-4||185||4||Stanford||1947 Rnd 7 Pick 5||United States|
|Pep Saul||GF||6-2||185||3||Seton Hall||1949 Rnd 1 Pick 12||United States|
|Dick Schnittker||PF||6-5||200||1||Ohio State||1950 Rnd 1 Pick 5||United States|
|Howie Schultz||GF||6-6||190||2||Hamline||1949 NBA Draft, Undrafted||United States|
|Whitey Skoog||G||5-11||180||1||Minnesota||1951 Rnd 1 Pick 10||United States|
1952-1953 Minneapolis Depth Chart
|Starters||S. Martin||P. Saul||J. Pollard||V. Mikkelsen||G. Mikan|
|Rotation||W. Skoog||J. Holstein||L. Hitch|
|Rotation||B. Harrison||D. Schnittker|
|Lim PT||H. Schultz|
1952-1953 Western Division Standings
|3||Fort Wayne Pistons||36-33||12.5|
1952-1953 Minneapolis Awards & Honors
|Player||Award / Honor|
|George Mikan||All-NBA First Team (1953)
|Vern Mikkelsen||All-NBA Second Team (1953)
|Vern Mikkelsen||Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1953)
|George Mikan||Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1953)
|Slater Martin||Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1953)
|George Mikan||Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP (1953)
1952-1953 Minneapolis Season Stat Leaders
1952-1953 Minneapolis Lakers Roster Composition
|Selected via Draft
Bob Harrison was selected as the #11 pick in the Second Round of the 1949 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Bob Harrison signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on August 22, 1949.
Jim Holstein was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Jim Holstein signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1952.
George Mikan with the on September 1, 1949. George Mikan re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 28, 1949. George Mikan re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on August 17, 1952.
Vern Mikkelsen was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1949 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Vern Mikkelsen signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1949.
|Acquired via Trade
Pep Saul was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on January 27, 1952.
Howie Schultz was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Fort Wayne Pistons on October 10, 1951.
|Acquired via Free Agency
Jim Pollard signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on May 10, 1948.
Dick Schnittker signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on March 1, 1953.