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1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers Transactions

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Record: 48-22, Finished 1st in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John Kundla (48-22)

PTS/G: 85.3 (5th of 10) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 79.2 (3rd of 10)
SRS: 5.53 (1st of 10) ▪ Pace: 93.7 (5th of 10)
Off Rtg: 90.1 (4th of 10) ▪ Def Rtg: 83.6 (1st of 10)
Expected W-L: 52-18 (1st of 10)

Arena: Minneapolis Auditorium ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1953 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (4-1) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Finals (3-2) versus Fort Wayne Pistons  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Semifinals (2-0) versus Indianapolis Olympians  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1952 to June 30, 1953.
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April 24, 1953

Drafted Jim Fritsche in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ron Feiereisel in the 2nd round (18th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Hartly Kruger in the 3rd round (27th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ken Flowers in the 4th round (36th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Zippy Morocco in the 5th round (45th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Pete Silas in the 6th round (54th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Lloyd Olmstead in the 7th round (63rd pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Joe Richey in the 8th round (72nd pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Hank Budde in the 9th round (81st pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Walt Kearns in the 10th round (89th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bill Chambers in the 11th round (96th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Harold Christensen in the 12th round (103rd pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bob Gelle in the 13th round (108th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Lloyd Thorgaard in the 14th round (111th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bob Gussner in the 15th round (114th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Chuck Wolfe in the 16th round (117th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Doug Atkins in the 17th round (119th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

Drafted Roger Kuss in the 18th round (121st pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.