Minneapolis Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1959-1960 Minneapolis Lakers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Elgin Baylor F 6-5 225 1 Seattle 1956 Rnd 14 Pick 2 United States
Boo Ellis F 6-5 195 1 Niagara 1958 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Ray Felix C 6-11 220 6 Manchester (ABL) (United States) 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Ed Fleming G 6-2 180 4 Niagara 1955 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Larry Foust FC 6-9 215 9 La Salle 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dick Garmaker GF 6-3 200 4 Minnesota 1954 Rnd 9 Pick 8 United States
Steve Hamilton F 6-6 190 1 Morehead State 1957 Rnd 9 Pick 5 United States
Tom Hawkins F 6-5 210 0 Notre Dame 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Hot Rod Hundley G 6-4 185 2 West Virginia 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Jim Krebs C 6-8 230 2 Southern Methodist 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Rudy LaRusso FC 6-7 220 0 Dartmouth 1959 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Slick Leonard G 6-3 185 3 Indiana 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Nick Mantis SG 6-3 190 0 Northwestern 1959 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
Frank Selvy SG 6-3 180 4 Furman 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Charlie Share C 6-11 235 8 Bowling Green 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Bobby Smith G 6-4 190 0 West Virginia 1959 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
Ron Sobiezczyk G 6-3 185 3 DePaul 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1959-1960 Minneapolis Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Leonard H. Hundley E. Baylor R. LaRusso J. Krebs
Rotation     T. Hawkins    
Rotation     B. Ellis    
Lim PT   E. Fleming S. Hamilton   C. Share
Lim PT   R. Sobiezczyk     R. Felix
Lim PT   B. Smith      
Lim PT   N. Mantis      

1959-1960 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1St. Louis Hawks46-29-
2Detroit Pistons30-4516
3Minneapolis Lakers25-5021
4Cincinnati Royals19-5627

1959-1960 Minneapolis Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Elgin Baylor All-NBA First Team (1960)
Dick Garmaker Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1960)
Hot Rod Hundley Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1960)
Elgin Baylor Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1960)

1959-1960 Minneapolis Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Elgin Baylor 70 41.0 29.6 16.4 3.5
Rudy LaRusso 71 29.5 13.7 9.6 1.2
Hot Rod Hundley 73 31.2 12.8 5.3 4.6
Larry Foust 72 27.3 12.2 8.6 1.3
Slick Leonard 73 28.4 8.2 3.4 3.5
Jim Krebs 75 16.9 7.6 4.4 0.5
Tom Hawkins 69 21.3 7.9 6.2 0.8
Dick Garmaker 44 27.0 11.7 4.3 3.0
Frank Selvy 43 25.4 10.7 3.0 1.9
Ray Felix 31 22.5 8.4 8.3 0.9
Boo Ellis 46 14.6 3.9 5.1 0.6
Ed Fleming 27 15.3 6.3 3.2 1.4
Steve Hamilton 15 16.5 5.1 3.9 0.5
Bobby Smith 10 13.0 3.7 3.3 1.4
Nick Mantis 10 7.1 2.1 0.6 0.9
Ron Sobiezczyk 1 13.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

1959-1960 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.

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.

Tom Hawkins was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Tom Hawkins signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1959.

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.

Rudy LaRusso was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Rudy LaRusso signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1959.

Bobby Smith was selected as the #4 pick in the 3 Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Bobby Smith signed a contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1959.

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.

Draft Rights to Nick Mantis, the #7 pick in the 5 Round of the 1959 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Minneapolis Lakers from the St. Louis Hawks on February 1, 1960. Nick Mantis signed a contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on February 1, 1960.

Acquired via Trade

Ray Felix was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the New York Knicks on January 24, 1960.

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

Frank Selvy was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Syracuse Nationals on December 15, 1959.

Charlie Share was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the St. Louis Hawks on February 1, 1960.

Ron Sobiezczyk was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the New York Knicks on December 1, 1959.

Acquired via Free Agency

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