Los Angeles Lakers: 1948 to October 5, 1954 Draft Picks, Trades, and Free Agent Signings
Los Angeles Lakers Franchise
May 10, 1948: Selected Chuck Hanger (1st round, 9th pick), Cliff Crandall ( round, 21st pick), Arnie Ferrin ( round, 33rd pick), Earl Gardner ( round, 45th pick), Dee Gibson ( round, 57th pick), Ken Jastrow ( round, 68th pick), Bob Lowther ( round, 79th pick), Junior Skogland ( round, 89th pick), Quentin Stinson ( round, 98th pick) and Johnny Orr ( round, 106th pick) in the 1948 BAA Draft.
August 30, 1948: Purchased Mike Bloom from the Boston Celtics.
February 7, 1949: Purchased Whitey Kachan from the Chicago Stags. March 21, 1949: Selected Vern Mikkelsen (1st round, 11th pick), Bob Harrison (2nd round, 23rd pick), Unknown Player (3rd round, 35th pick) and Unknown Player (4th round, 47th pick) in the 1949 BAA Draft.
June 22, 1949: Purchased Gene Stump from the Boston Celtics.
December 7, 1949: Purchased Billy Hassett from the Tri-Cities Blackhawks.
December 21, 1949: Sold Paul Walther to the Indianapolis Olympians. April 25, 1950: Selected Kevin O'Shea (1st round, 11th pick), Hal Haskins (2nd round, 23rd pick), Howie Williams (3rd round, 35th pick), Bud Grant (4th round, 47th pick), Ed Beach (5th round, 59th pick), Wayne Glasgow (6th round, 71st pick), Joe Hutton (7th round, 83rd pick), Newt Benson (8th round, 95th pick), Jim Reilly (9th round, 107th pick) and Andy Butchko (10th round, 117th pick) in the 1950 NBA Draft.
December 11, 1950: Sold Ed Beach to the Tri-Cities Blackhawks. April 25, 1951: Selected Whitey Skoog (1st round, 10th pick), Lew Hitch (2nd round, 20th pick), Bob Payne (3rd round, 30th pick), Gale McArthur (4th round, 40th pick), Leo Vander Kuy (5th round, 50th pick), Deward Dopson (6th round, 60th pick) and Ed Head (7th round, 70th pick) in the 1951 NBA Draft.
September 25, 1951: Sold Kevin O'Shea to the Milwaukee Hawks.
October 10, 1951: Purchased Howie Schultz from the Fort Wayne Pistons. Schultz was traded to Tri-Cities on May 31, 1951 but evidently he was returned.
January 26, 1952: Purchased Pep Saul from the Baltimore Bullets. April 26, 1952: Selected Clyde Lovellette (1st round, 10th pick), Tom Ackerman ( round, 20th pick), Jim Bishop ( round, 30th pick), Rod Fletcher ( round, 40th pick), Cliff Haag ( round, 50th pick), Jim Holstein ( round, 60th pick), Bob Holt ( round, 70th pick), Tom Katsimpalis ( round, 79th pick), Dick Means ( round, 86th pick), Dwight Morrison ( round, 92nd pick), Carl McNulty ( round, 97th pick), Ed Ramiraz ( round, 100th pick), Don Schneider ( round, 102nd pick), Gene Smith ( round, 103rd pick), Gene Smith ( round, 104th pick), Homer Spain ( round, 105th pick), John Wallesea ( round, 106th pick) and Jim Fritsche (1st round, 9th pick) in the 1952 NBA Draft. April 24, 1953: Selected Ron Feiereisel (2nd round, 18th pick), Hartly Kruger (3rd round, 27th pick), Ken Flowers (4th round, 36th pick), Zippy Morocco (5th round, 45th pick), Pete Silas (6th round, 54th pick), Lloyd Olmstead (7th round, 63rd pick), Joe Richey (8th round, 72nd pick), Hank Budde (9th round, 81st pick), Walt Kearns (10th round, 89th pick), Bill Chambers (11th round, 96th pick), Harold Christensen (12th round, 103rd pick), Bob Gelle (13th round, 108th pick), Lloyd Thorgaard (14th round, 111th pick), Bob Gussner (15th round, 114th pick), Chuck Wolfe (16th round, 117th pick), Doug Atkins (17th round, 119th pick) and Roger Kuss (18th round, 121st pick) in the 1953 NBA Draft.
October 27, 1953: Sold Lew Hitch to the Milwaukee Hawks.
December 21, 1953: Traded Bobby Watson to the Milwaukee Hawks for Lew Hitch.
February 2, 1954: Sold Bob Harrison to the Milwaukee Hawks. April 24, 1954: Selected Ed Kalafat (1st round, 9th pick), Al Bianchi (2nd round, 18th pick), Don Lance (3rd round, 27th pick), Gene Schwinger (4th round, 36th pick), Buzz Bennett (5th round, 45th pick), Nick Revon (6th round, 54th pick), Dan Finch (7th round, 63rd pick), Bob Hopkins (8th round, 72nd pick), Dick Garmaker (9th round, 80th pick) and John Blever (10th round, 89th pick) in the 1954 NBA Draft.
September 18, 1954: Traded Pep Saul to the Milwaukee Hawks for Don Sunderlage.