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1948-49 Minneapolis Lakers Roster and Stats

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Record: 44-16, Finished 2nd in BAA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John Kundla (44-16)

PTS/G: 84.0 (2nd of 12) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 76.7 (1st of 12)
SRS: 6.81 (1st of 12)
Expected W-L: 47-13 (1st of 12)

Arena: Minneapolis Auditorium ▪ Attendance: NA

BAA 1949 Playoffs:
Won BAA Finals (2-4) versus Washington Capitols
Won BAA Western Division Finals (0-2) versus Rochester Royals
Won BAA Western Division Semifinals (0-2) versus Chicago Stags

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
11 Mike Bloom F-C 6-6 190 January 14, 1915 1 Temple University
15 Don Carlson G-F 6-0 170 March 22, 1919 1 University of Minnesota
19 Jack Dwan F-G 6-4 200 May 3, 1921 R Loyola University of Chicago
18 Ray Ellefson C 6-8 230 November 18, 1922 R West Texas A&M University
18 Arnie Ferrin F-G 6-2 180 July 29, 1925 R University of Utah
22 Donnie Forman G 5-10 175 January 17, 1926 R New York University
14 Earl Gardner F 6-3 195 September 18, 1923 R DePauw University
13 Tony Jaros F-G 6-3 185 February 22, 1920 1 University of Minnesota
16 Johnny Jorgensen G-F 6-2 185 December 28, 1921 1 DePaul University
20 Whitey Kachan G 6-2 175 September 15, 1925 R DePaul University
99 George Mikan C 6-10 245 June 18, 1924 R DePaul University
17 Jim Pollard SF 6-4 185 July 9, 1922 R Stanford University
24 Herm Schaefer G-F 6-0 175 December 20, 1918 R Indiana University
12 Don Smith G-F 6-2 190 July 27, 1920 R University of Minnesota
Jack Tingle F 6-4 205 December 30, 1924 1 University of Kentucky

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 60 1885 5146 .366 1885 5146 .366 1272 1759 .723 1134 1386 5042
Team/G 31.4 85.8 .366 31.4 85.8 .366 21.2 29.3 .723 18.9 23.1 84.0
Lg Rank 2 10 2 2 10 2 7 11 3 6 3 1
Opponent 60 4599
Opponent/G 76.7
Lg Rank 1

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 47 13 7.38 -0.58 6.81 .342 .366 .247 Minneapolis Auditorium
Lg Rank 1 1 1 12 1 7 2 7

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Jack Tingle 24 2 1 6 .167 1 6 .167 .167 0 0 1 2 2
2 Don Carlson 29 55 211 632 .334 211 632 .334 .334 86 130 .662 170 180 508
3 Jack Dwan 27 60 121 380 .318 121 380 .318 .318 34 69 .493 129 157 276
4 Ray Ellefson 26 3 1 5 .200 1 5 .200 .200 0 0 0 2 2
5 Arnie Ferrin 23 47 130 378 .344 130 378 .344 .344 85 128 .664 76 142 345
6 Donnie Forman 23 44 68 231 .294 68 231 .294 .294 43 67 .642 74 94 179
7 Earl Gardner 25 50 38 101 .376 38 101 .376 .376 13 28 .464 19 50 89
8 Tony Jaros 28 59 132 385 .343 132 385 .343 .343 79 110 .718 58 114 343
9 Whitey Kachan 23 19 16 42 .381 16 42 .381 .381 15 22 .682 12 24 47
10 Johnny Jorgensen 27 48 41 114 .360 41 114 .360 .360 24 33 .727 33 68 106
11 George Mikan 24 60 583 1403 .416 583 1403 .416 .416 532 689 .772 218 260 1698
12 Jim Pollard 26 53 314 792 .396 314 792 .396 .396 156 227 .687 142 144 784
13 Herm Schaefer 30 58 214 572 .374 214 572 .374 .374 174 213 .817 185 121 602
14 Don Smith 28 8 2 13 .154 2 13 .154 .154 2 3 .667 2 6 6
15 Mike Bloom 34 24 13 92 .141 13 92 .141 .141 29 40 .725 15 22 55

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Jack Tingle 24 2 0.5 3.0 .167 0.5 3.0 .167 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.0
2 Don Carlson 29 55 3.8 11.5 .334 3.8 11.5 .334 1.6 2.4 .662 3.1 3.3 9.2
3 Jack Dwan 27 60 2.0 6.3 .318 2.0 6.3 .318 0.6 1.2 .493 2.2 2.6 4.6
4 Ray Ellefson 26 3 0.3 1.7 .200 0.3 1.7 .200 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.7
5 Arnie Ferrin 23 47 2.8 8.0 .344 2.8 8.0 .344 1.8 2.7 .664 1.6 3.0 7.3
6 Donnie Forman 23 44 1.5 5.3 .294 1.5 5.3 .294 1.0 1.5 .642 1.7 2.1 4.1
7 Earl Gardner 25 50 0.8 2.0 .376 0.8 2.0 .376 0.3 0.6 .464 0.4 1.0 1.8
8 Tony Jaros 28 59 2.2 6.5 .343 2.2 6.5 .343 1.3 1.9 .718 1.0 1.9 5.8
9 Whitey Kachan 23 19 0.8 2.2 .381 0.8 2.2 .381 0.8 1.2 .682 0.6 1.3 2.5
10 Johnny Jorgensen 27 48 0.9 2.4 .360 0.9 2.4 .360 0.5 0.7 .727 0.7 1.4 2.2
11 George Mikan 24 60 9.7 23.4 .416 9.7 23.4 .416 8.9 11.5 .772 3.6 4.3 28.3
12 Jim Pollard 26 53 5.9 14.9 .396 5.9 14.9 .396 2.9 4.3 .687 2.7 2.7 14.8
13 Herm Schaefer 30 58 3.7 9.9 .374 3.7 9.9 .374 3.0 3.7 .817 3.2 2.1 10.4
14 Don Smith 28 8 0.3 1.6 .154 0.3 1.6 .154 0.3 0.4 .667 0.3 0.8 0.8
15 Mike Bloom 34 24 0.5 3.8 .141 0.5 3.8 .141 1.2 1.7 .725 0.6 0.9 2.3

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Jack Tingle 24 2 .167 .167
2 Don Carlson 29 55 .334 .334 .662
3 Jack Dwan 27 60 .318 .318 .493
4 Ray Ellefson 26 3 .200 .200
5 Arnie Ferrin 23 47 .344 .344 .664
6 Donnie Forman 23 44 .294 .294 .642
7 Earl Gardner 25 50 .376 .376 .464
8 Tony Jaros 28 59 .343 .343 .718
9 Whitey Kachan 23 19 .381 .381 .682
10 Johnny Jorgensen 27 48 .360 .360 .727
11 George Mikan 24 60 .416 .416 .772
12 Jim Pollard 26 53 .396 .396 .687
13 Herm Schaefer 30 58 .374 .374 .817
14 Don Smith 28 8 .154 .154 .667
15 Mike Bloom 34 24 .141 .141 .725

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS ORtg DRtg
1 Jack Tingle 24 2 .167 .167
2 Don Carlson 29 55 .334 .334 .662
3 Jack Dwan 27 60 .318 .318 .493
4 Ray Ellefson 26 3 .200 .200
5 Arnie Ferrin 23 47 .344 .344 .664
6 Donnie Forman 23 44 .294 .294 .642
7 Earl Gardner 25 50 .376 .376 .464
8 Tony Jaros 28 59 .343 .343 .718
9 Whitey Kachan 23 19 .381 .381 .682
10 Johnny Jorgensen 27 48 .360 .360 .727
11 George Mikan 24 60 .416 .416 .772
12 Jim Pollard 26 53 .396 .396 .687
13 Herm Schaefer 30 58 .374 .374 .817
14 Don Smith 28 8 .154 .154 .667
15 Mike Bloom 34 24 .141 .141 .725

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1 Jack Tingle 24 2 .167 .000 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2 Don Carlson 29 55 .369 .206 0.7 2.0 2.8
3 Jack Dwan 27 60 .336 .182 -0.4 1.6 1.2
4 Ray Ellefson 26 3 .200 .000 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
5 Arnie Ferrin 23 47 .397 .339 1.3 1.3 2.6
6 Donnie Forman 23 44 .344 .290 -0.1 0.9 0.8
7 Earl Gardner 25 50 .393 .277 0.3 0.4 0.7
8 Tony Jaros 28 59 .396 .286 1.1 1.1 2.2
9 Whitey Kachan 23 19 .455 .524 0.4 0.2 0.6
10 Johnny Jorgensen 27 48 .412 .289 0.6 0.6 1.1
11 George Mikan 24 60 .498 .491 17.6 3.2 20.9
12 Jim Pollard 26 53 .440 .287 5.3 1.9 7.2
13 Herm Schaefer 30 58 .452 .372 5.1 1.7 6.8
14 Don Smith 28 8 .209 .231 -0.2 0.0 -0.1
15 Mike Bloom 34 24 .251 .435 -0.9 0.2 -0.6

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Herm Schaefer 30 10 48 104 .462 48 104 .462 .462 28 32 .875 31 22 124
2 Jack Dwan 27 10 7 29 .241 7 29 .241 .241 4 9 .444 9 22 18
3 Donnie Forman 23 9 3 20 .150 3 20 .150 .150 7 11 .636 7 15 13
4 Arnie Ferrin 23 10 26 77 .338 26 77 .338 .338 30 45 .667 21 41 82
5 Earl Gardner 25 7 1 9 .111 1 9 .111 .111 2 4 .500 1 3 4
6 Tony Jaros 28 10 20 56 .357 20 56 .357 .357 18 23 .783 11 28 58
7 Whitey Kachan 23 8 2 5 .400 2 5 .400 .400 0 0 2 3 4
8 Johnny Jorgensen 27 6 3 7 .429 3 7 .429 .429 1 1 1.000 0 4 7
9 George Mikan 24 10 103 227 .454 103 227 .454 .454 97 121 .802 21 44 303
10 Jim Pollard 26 10 43 147 .293 43 147 .293 .293 44 62 .710 39 31 130
11 Don Carlson 29 10 23 95 .242 23 95 .242 .242 14 25 .560 28 30 60

Playoffs Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Herm Schaefer 30 10 4.8 10.4 .462 4.8 10.4 .462 2.8 3.2 .875 3.1 2.2 12.4
2 Jack Dwan 27 10 0.7 2.9 .241 0.7 2.9 .241 0.4 0.9 .444 0.9 2.2 1.8
3 Donnie Forman 23 9 0.3 2.2 .150 0.3 2.2 .150 0.8 1.2 .636 0.8 1.7 1.4
4 Arnie Ferrin 23 10 2.6 7.7 .338 2.6 7.7 .338 3.0 4.5 .667 2.1 4.1 8.2
5 Earl Gardner 25 7 0.1 1.3 .111 0.1 1.3 .111 0.3 0.6 .500 0.1 0.4 0.6
6 Tony Jaros 28 10 2.0 5.6 .357 2.0 5.6 .357 1.8 2.3 .783 1.1 2.8 5.8
7 Whitey Kachan 23 8 0.3 0.6 .400 0.3 0.6 .400 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.5
8 Johnny Jorgensen 27 6 0.5 1.2 .429 0.5 1.2 .429 0.2 0.2 1.000 0.0 0.7 1.2
9 George Mikan 24 10 10.3 22.7 .454 10.3 22.7 .454 9.7 12.1 .802 2.1 4.4 30.3
10 Jim Pollard 26 10 4.3 14.7 .293 4.3 14.7 .293 4.4 6.2 .710 3.9 3.1 13.0
11 Don Carlson 29 10 2.3 9.5 .242 2.3 9.5 .242 1.4 2.5 .560 2.8 3.0 6.0

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Herm Schaefer 30 10 .462 .462 .875
2 Jack Dwan 27 10 .241 .241 .444
3 Donnie Forman 23 9 .150 .150 .636
4 Arnie Ferrin 23 10 .338 .338 .667
5 Earl Gardner 25 7 .111 .111 .500
6 Tony Jaros 28 10 .357 .357 .783
7 Whitey Kachan 23 8 .400 .400
8 Johnny Jorgensen 27 6 .429 .429 1.000
9 George Mikan 24 10 .454 .454 .802
10 Jim Pollard 26 10 .293 .293 .710
11 Don Carlson 29 10 .242 .242 .560

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS ORtg DRtg
1 Herm Schaefer 30 10 .462 .462 .875
2 Jack Dwan 27 10 .241 .241 .444
3 Donnie Forman 23 9 .150 .150 .636
4 Arnie Ferrin 23 10 .338 .338 .667
5 Earl Gardner 25 7 .111 .111 .500
6 Tony Jaros 28 10 .357 .357 .783
7 Whitey Kachan 23 8 .400 .400
8 Johnny Jorgensen 27 6 .429 .429 1.000
9 George Mikan 24 10 .454 .454 .802
10 Jim Pollard 26 10 .293 .293 .710
11 Don Carlson 29 10 .242 .242 .560

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Herm Schaefer 30 10 .525 .308 1.5 0.4 1.9
2 Jack Dwan 27 10 .273 .310 -0.2 0.2 0.0
3 Donnie Forman 23 9 .262 .550 -0.2 0.2 0.0
4 Arnie Ferrin 23 10 .424 .584 0.4 0.5 0.9
5 Earl Gardner 25 7 .186 .444 -0.2 0.0 -0.1
6 Tony Jaros 28 10 .439 .411 0.3 0.3 0.6
7 Whitey Kachan 23 8 .400 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
8 Johnny Jorgensen 27 6 .470 .143 0.0 0.0 0.1
9 George Mikan 24 10 .541 .533 3.6 0.6 4.2
10 Jim Pollard 26 10 .373 .422 0.1 0.5 0.6
11 Don Carlson 29 10 .283 .263 -0.7 0.4 -0.3