Minneapolis Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1958-1959 Minneapolis Lakers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Elgin Baylor F 6-5 225 0 Seattle 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Boo Ellis F 6-5 195 0 Niagara 1958 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Ed Fleming G 6-2 180 3 Niagara 1955 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Larry Foust FC 6-9 215 8 La Salle 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Dick Garmaker GF 6-3 200 3 Minnesota 1955 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Steve Hamilton F 6-6 190 0 Morehead State 1957 Rnd 9 Pick 5 United States
Hot Rod Hundley G 6-4 185 1 West Virginia 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Jim Krebs C 6-8 230 1 Southern Methodist 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Slick Leonard G 6-3 185 2 Indiana 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Vern Mikkelsen F 6-7 230 9 Hamline 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States

1958-1959 Minneapolis Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Leonard D. Garmaker E. Baylor V. Mikkelsen L. Foust
Rotation   E. Fleming B. Ellis   J. Krebs
Rotation   H. Hundley S. Hamilton    

1958-1959 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1St. Louis Hawks49-23-
2Minneapolis Lakers33-3916
3Detroit Pistons28-4421
4Cincinnati Royals19-5330

1958-1959 Minneapolis Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Elgin Baylor All-NBA First Team (1959)
Elgin Baylor Rookie Of The Year (1959)
Elgin Baylor Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1959)
Larry Foust Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1959)
Dick Garmaker Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1959)
Elgin Baylor All-Star MVP (1959)

1958-1959 Minneapolis Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Elgin Baylor 70 40.8 24.9 15.0 4.1
Vern Mikkelsen 72 29.7 13.8 7.9 2.2
Dick Garmaker 72 34.6 13.7 4.5 2.9
Larry Foust 72 26.8 12.2 8.7 1.3
Hot Rod Hundley 71 23.4 9.6 3.5 2.9
Jim Krebs 72 21.9 8.8 6.8 0.7
Slick Leonard 58 27.6 9.2 3.1 3.2
Ed Fleming 71 15.9 6.5 4.0 1.3
Boo Ellis 72 16.7 5.9 5.3 0.8
Steve Hamilton 67 12.6 4.4 3.3 0.5

1958-1959 Minneapolis Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Elgin Baylor was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1958 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Elgin Baylor signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1958.

Boo Ellis was selected as the #1 pick in the 3 Round of the 1958 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Boo Ellis signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1958.

Dick Garmaker was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Dick Garmaker signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1955.

Steve Hamilton was selected as the #5 pick in the 9 Round of the 1957 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Steve Hamilton signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1958.

Jim Krebs was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1957 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Jim Krebs signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1957.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Hot Rod Hundley, the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1957 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Rochester Royals on April 17, 1957. Hot Rod Hundley signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1957.

Acquired via Trade

Ed Fleming was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Rochester Royals on April 18, 1957.

Larry Foust was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Detroit Pistons on September 12, 1957.

Vern Mikkelsen was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Detroit Pistons on September 12, 1957.

Acquired via Free Agency

Slick Leonard signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1956.