Minneapolis Lakers Regular Season Rosters
1953-1954 Minneapolis Lakers Regular Season Roster
|Player||Pos||HT||WT||YOS||Pre-Draft Team||Draft Status||Nationality|
|Jim Fritsche||FC||6-8||210||0||Hamline||1953 Rnd 1 Pick 7||United States|
|Bob Harrison||G||6-1||190||4||Michigan||1949 Rnd 2 Pick 11||United States|
|Jim Holstein||SF||6-3||180||1||Cincinnati||1952 Rnd 2 Pick 10||United States|
|Clyde Lovellette||FC||6-10||234||0||Kansas||1952 Rnd 1 Pick 10||United States|
|Slater Martin||PG||5-10||170||4||Texas||1949 Rnd 3 Pick 11||United States|
|George Mikan||C||6-10||245||5||NBA Draft, Undrafted||United States|
|Vern Mikkelsen||F||6-7||230||4||Hamline||1949 Rnd 1 Pick 11||United States|
|Jim Pollard||F||6-4||185||5||Stanford||1947 Rnd 7 Pick 5||United States|
|Pep Saul||GF||6-2||185||4||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|
|Whitey Skoog||G||5-11||180||2||Minnesota||1951 Rnd 1 Pick 10||United States|
1953-1954 Minneapolis Depth Chart
|Starters||S. Martin||W. Skoog||J. Pollard||V. Mikkelsen||G. Mikan|
|Rotation||P. Saul||C. Lovellette|
|Rotation||J. Holstein||D. Schnittker|
1953-1954 Western Division Standings
|3||Fort Wayne Pistons||40-32||6|
1953-1954 Minneapolis Awards & Honors
|Player||Award / Honor|
|George Mikan||All-NBA First Team (1954)
|Jim Pollard||All-NBA Second Team (1954)
|Jim Pollard||Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1954)
|George Mikan||Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1954)
|Slater Martin||Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1954)
1953-1954 Minneapolis Season Stat Leaders
1953-1954 Minneapolis Lakers Roster Composition
|Selected via Draft
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.
Clyde Lovellette was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Clyde Lovellette signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on October 7, 1953.
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
George Mikan was acquired in a trade by the from the Fort Wayne Pistons on December 21, 1953.
Pep Saul was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on January 27, 1952.
|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.