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1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers Transactions

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Record: 46-26, Finished 1st in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John Kundla (46-26)

PTS/G: 81.7 (3rd of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 78.6 (4th of 9)
SRS: 2.70 (2nd of 9) ▪ Pace: 93.5 (2nd of 9)
Off Rtg: 86.8 (5th of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 83.5 (2nd of 9)
Expected W-L: 45-27 (2nd of 9)

Arena: Minneapolis Auditorium ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1954 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (3-4) versus Syracuse Nationals  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Finals (1-2) versus Rochester Royals  (Series Stats)
Advanced from Western Division Round Robin

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1953 to June 30, 1954.
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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

Drafted Ed Kalafat in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Al Bianchi in the 2nd round (18th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Don Lance in the 3rd round (27th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Gene Schwinger in the 4th round (36th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Buzz Bennett in the 5th round (45th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Nick Revon in the 6th round (54th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dan Finch in the 7th round (63rd pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bob Hopkins in the 8th round (72nd pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dick Garmaker in the 9th round (80th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Blever in the 10th round (89th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.