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1954-55 Minneapolis Lakers Roster and Stats

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Record: 40-32, Finished 2nd in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John Kundla (40-32)

PTS/G: 95.6 (2nd of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 94.5 (7th of 8)
SRS: 0.96 (3rd of 8) ▪ Pace: 105.5 (2nd of 8)
Off Rtg: 89.7 (5th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 88.6 (2nd of 8)
Expected W-L: 39-33 (3rd of 8)

Arena: Minneapolis Auditorium ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1955 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Division Finals (1-3) versus Fort Wayne Pistons  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Semifinals (1-2) versus Rochester Royals  (Series Stats)

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
18 Bob Carney SG 6-3 170 August 3, 1932 R Bradley University
11 Lew Hitch PF 6-8 200 July 16, 1929 3 Kansas State University
12 Jim Holstein SF 6-3 180 September 24, 1930 2 University of Cincinnati
23 Ed Kalafat PF 6-6 245 October 13, 1932 R University of Minnesota
34 Clyde Lovellette C 6-9 234 September 7, 1929 1 University of Kansas
22 Slater Martin PG 5-10 170 October 22, 1925 5 University of Texas at Austin
19 Vern Mikkelsen PF 6-7 230 October 21, 1928 5 Hamline University
17 Jim Pollard SF 6-4 185 July 9, 1922 6 Stanford University
15 Dick Schnittker SF 6-5 200 May 27, 1928 2 Ohio State University
20 Whitey Skoog SG 5-11 180 November 2, 1926 3 University of Minnesota
18 Don Sunderlage SG 6-1 180 December 20, 1929 1 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bobby Watson PG 6-0 160 March 22, 1930 R 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 72 2506 6465 .388 2506 6465 .388 1873 2517 .744 3865 1468 1935 6885
Team/G 34.8 89.8 .388 34.8 89.8 .388 26.0 35.0 .744 53.7 20.4 26.9 95.6
Lg Rank 2 2 5 2 2 5 6 6 3 6 8 8 2
Year/Year 14.7% 11.4% +0.011 14.7% 11.4% +0.011 23.9% 21.8% +0.013 3.0% 11.0% 0.9% 17.1%
Opponent 72 6801
Opponent/G 94.5
Lg Rank 7
Year/Year 20.2%

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 39 33 1.17 -0.21 0.96 89.7 88.6 105.5 .389 .388 .290 Minneapolis Auditorium
Lg Rank 3 3 3 7 3 5 2 2 7 5 6

Totals

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 Slater Martin 29 72 2784 350 919 .381 350 919 .381 276 359 .769 260 427 221 976
2 Vern Mikkelsen 26 71 2559 440 1043 .422 440 1043 .422 447 598 .747 722 145 319 1327
3 Whitey Skoog 28 72 2365 330 836 .395 330 836 .395 125 155 .806 303 251 265 785
4 Clyde Lovellette 25 70 2361 519 1192 .435 519 1192 .435 273 398 .686 802 100 262 1311
5 Jim Pollard 32 63 1960 265 749 .354 265 749 .354 151 186 .812 458 160 147 681
6 Dick Schnittker 26 72 1798 226 583 .388 226 583 .388 298 362 .823 349 114 231 750
7 Ed Kalafat 22 72 1102 118 375 .315 118 375 .315 111 168 .661 317 75 205 347
8 Jim Holstein 24 62 980 107 330 .324 107 330 .324 67 94 .713 206 58 107 281
9 Don Sunderlage 25 45 404 33 133 .248 33 133 .248 48 73 .658 56 37 57 114
10 Bob Carney 22 19 244 24 64 .375 24 64 .375 21 40 .525 45 16 36 69
11 Lew Hitch 25
12 Bobby Watson 24

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 Slater Martin 29 72 38.7 4.9 12.8 .381 4.9 12.8 .381 3.8 5.0 .769 3.6 5.9 3.1 13.6
2 Vern Mikkelsen 26 71 36.0 6.2 14.7 .422 6.2 14.7 .422 6.3 8.4 .747 10.2 2.0 4.5 18.7
3 Clyde Lovellette 25 70 33.7 7.4 17.0 .435 7.4 17.0 .435 3.9 5.7 .686 11.5 1.4 3.7 18.7
4 Whitey Skoog 28 72 32.8 4.6 11.6 .395 4.6 11.6 .395 1.7 2.2 .806 4.2 3.5 3.7 10.9
5 Jim Pollard 32 63 31.1 4.2 11.9 .354 4.2 11.9 .354 2.4 3.0 .812 7.3 2.5 2.3 10.8
6 Dick Schnittker 26 72 25.0 3.1 8.1 .388 3.1 8.1 .388 4.1 5.0 .823 4.8 1.6 3.2 10.4
7 Jim Holstein 24 62 15.8 1.7 5.3 .324 1.7 5.3 .324 1.1 1.5 .713 3.3 0.9 1.7 4.5
8 Ed Kalafat 22 72 15.3 1.6 5.2 .315 1.6 5.2 .315 1.5 2.3 .661 4.4 1.0 2.8 4.8
9 Bob Carney 22 19 12.8 1.3 3.4 .375 1.3 3.4 .375 1.1 2.1 .525 2.4 0.8 1.9 3.6
10 Don Sunderlage 25 45 9.0 0.7 3.0 .248 0.7 3.0 .248 1.1 1.6 .658 1.2 0.8 1.3 2.5
11 Lew Hitch 25
12 Bobby Watson 24

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 Slater Martin 29 72 2784 4.5 11.9 .381 4.5 11.9 .381 3.6 4.6 .769 3.4 5.5 2.9 12.6
2 Vern Mikkelsen 26 71 2559 6.2 14.7 .422 6.2 14.7 .422 6.3 8.4 .747 10.2 2.0 4.5 18.7
3 Whitey Skoog 28 72 2365 5.0 12.7 .395 5.0 12.7 .395 1.9 2.4 .806 4.6 3.8 4.0 11.9
4 Clyde Lovellette 25 70 2361 7.9 18.2 .435 7.9 18.2 .435 4.2 6.1 .686 12.2 1.5 4.0 20.0
5 Jim Pollard 32 63 1960 4.9 13.8 .354 4.9 13.8 .354 2.8 3.4 .812 8.4 2.9 2.7 12.5
6 Dick Schnittker 26 72 1798 4.5 11.7 .388 4.5 11.7 .388 6.0 7.2 .823 7.0 2.3 4.6 15.0
7 Ed Kalafat 22 72 1102 3.9 12.3 .315 3.9 12.3 .315 3.6 5.5 .661 10.4 2.5 6.7 11.3
8 Jim Holstein 24 62 980 3.9 12.1 .324 3.9 12.1 .324 2.5 3.5 .713 7.6 2.1 3.9 10.3
9 Don Sunderlage 25 45 404 2.9 11.9 .248 2.9 11.9 .248 4.3 6.5 .658 5.0 3.3 5.1 10.2
10 Bob Carney 22 19 244 3.5 9.4 .375 3.5 9.4 .375 3.1 5.9 .525 6.6 2.4 5.3 10.2
11 Lew Hitch 25
12 Bobby Watson 24

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
1 Slater Martin 29 72 2784 .381 .381 .769
2 Vern Mikkelsen 26 71 2559 .422 .422 .747
3 Whitey Skoog 28 72 2365 .395 .395 .806
4 Clyde Lovellette 25 70 2361 .435 .435 .686
5 Jim Pollard 32 63 1960 .354 .354 .812
6 Dick Schnittker 26 72 1798 .388 .388 .823
7 Ed Kalafat 22 72 1102 .315 .315 .661
8 Jim Holstein 24 62 980 .324 .324 .713
9 Don Sunderlage 25 45 404 .248 .248 .658
10 Bob Carney 22 19 244 .375 .375 .525
11 Lew Hitch 25
12 Bobby Watson 24

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Slater Martin 29 72 2784 14.1 .453 .381 .391 3.0 3.2 6.2 .107
2 Vern Mikkelsen 26 71 2559 20.1 .508 .422 .573 7.4 3.6 10.9 .205
3 Whitey Skoog 28 72 2365 11.4 .434 .395 .185 1.1 2.6 3.6 .074
4 Clyde Lovellette 25 70 2361 21.0 .479 .435 .334 4.9 3.6 8.5 .173
5 Jim Pollard 32 63 1960 13.2 .410 .354 .248 -0.5 2.6 2.1 .052
6 Dick Schnittker 26 72 1798 15.4 .505 .388 .621 4.2 2.1 6.2 .166
7 Ed Kalafat 22 72 1102 9.7 .386 .315 .448 -0.9 1.6 0.7 .029
8 Jim Holstein 24 62 980 8.7 .378 .324 .285 -1.0 1.2 0.2 .008
9 Don Sunderlage 25 45 404 6.0 .345 .248 .549 -0.8 0.4 -0.3 -0.038
10 Bob Carney 22 19 244 8.7 .423 .375 .625 0.0 0.3 0.3 .059
11 Lew Hitch 25
12 Bobby Watson 24

Playoffs Totals

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 Slater Martin 29 7 315 28 94 .298 28 94 .298 40 49 .816 28 31 23 96
2 Jim Pollard 32 7 257 33 104 .317 33 104 .317 33 46 .717 78 14 13 99
3 Whitey Skoog 28 7 241 36 92 .391 36 92 .391 19 21 .905 37 16 30 91
4 Vern Mikkelsen 26 7 209 30 85 .353 30 85 .353 36 46 .783 78 13 36 96
5 Clyde Lovellette 25 7 197 44 98 .449 44 98 .449 29 40 .725 64 3 32 117
6 Dick Schnittker 26 7 140 14 51 .275 14 51 .275 25 36 .694 31 7 23 53
7 Lew Hitch 25 7 137 16 40 .400 16 40 .400 23 29 .793 42 10 9 55
8 Jim Holstein 24 7 117 16 38 .421 16 38 .421 8 9 .889 30 6 8 40
9 Ed Kalafat 22 7 76 2 22 .091 2 22 .091 3 10 .300 18 0 16 7
10 Bob Carney 22 7 41 1 8 .125 1 8 .125 8 9 .889 5 3 7 10

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 Slater Martin 29 7 45.0 4.0 13.4 .298 4.0 13.4 .298 5.7 7.0 .816 4.0 4.4 3.3 13.7
2 Jim Pollard 32 7 36.7 4.7 14.9 .317 4.7 14.9 .317 4.7 6.6 .717 11.1 2.0 1.9 14.1
3 Whitey Skoog 28 7 34.4 5.1 13.1 .391 5.1 13.1 .391 2.7 3.0 .905 5.3 2.3 4.3 13.0
4 Vern Mikkelsen 26 7 29.9 4.3 12.1 .353 4.3 12.1 .353 5.1 6.6 .783 11.1 1.9 5.1 13.7
5 Clyde Lovellette 25 7 28.1 6.3 14.0 .449 6.3 14.0 .449 4.1 5.7 .725 9.1 0.4 4.6 16.7
6 Dick Schnittker 26 7 20.0 2.0 7.3 .275 2.0 7.3 .275 3.6 5.1 .694 4.4 1.0 3.3 7.6
7 Lew Hitch 25 7 19.6 2.3 5.7 .400 2.3 5.7 .400 3.3 4.1 .793 6.0 1.4 1.3 7.9
8 Jim Holstein 24 7 16.7 2.3 5.4 .421 2.3 5.4 .421 1.1 1.3 .889 4.3 0.9 1.1 5.7
9 Ed Kalafat 22 7 10.9 0.3 3.1 .091 0.3 3.1 .091 0.4 1.4 .300 2.6 0.0 2.3 1.0
10 Bob Carney 22 7 5.9 0.1 1.1 .125 0.1 1.1 .125 1.1 1.3 .889 0.7 0.4 1.0 1.4

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 Slater Martin 29 7 315 3.2 10.7 .298 3.2 10.7 .298 4.6 5.6 .816 3.2 3.5 2.6 11.0
2 Jim Pollard 32 7 257 4.6 14.6 .317 4.6 14.6 .317 4.6 6.4 .717 10.9 2.0 1.8 13.9
3 Whitey Skoog 28 7 241 5.4 13.7 .391 5.4 13.7 .391 2.8 3.1 .905 5.5 2.4 4.5 13.6
4 Vern Mikkelsen 26 7 209 5.2 14.6 .353 5.2 14.6 .353 6.2 7.9 .783 13.4 2.2 6.2 16.5
5 Clyde Lovellette 25 7 197 8.0 17.9 .449 8.0 17.9 .449 5.3 7.3 .725 11.7 0.5 5.8 21.4
6 Dick Schnittker 26 7 140 3.6 13.1 .275 3.6 13.1 .275 6.4 9.3 .694 8.0 1.8 5.9 13.6
7 Lew Hitch 25 7 137 4.2 10.5 .400 4.2 10.5 .400 6.0 7.6 .793 11.0 2.6 2.4 14.5
8 Jim Holstein 24 7 117 4.9 11.7 .421 4.9 11.7 .421 2.5 2.8 .889 9.2 1.8 2.5 12.3
9 Ed Kalafat 22 7 76 0.9 10.4 .091 0.9 10.4 .091 1.4 4.7 .300 8.5 0.0 7.6 3.3
10 Bob Carney 22 7 41 0.9 7.0 .125 0.9 7.0 .125 7.0 7.9 .889 4.4 2.6 6.1 8.8

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
1 Slater Martin 29 7 315 .298 .298 .816
2 Jim Pollard 32 7 257 .317 .317 .717
3 Whitey Skoog 28 7 241 .391 .391 .905
4 Vern Mikkelsen 26 7 209 .353 .353 .783
5 Clyde Lovellette 25 7 197 .449 .449 .725
6 Dick Schnittker 26 7 140 .275 .275 .694
7 Lew Hitch 25 7 137 .400 .400 .793
8 Jim Holstein 24 7 117 .421 .421 .889
9 Ed Kalafat 22 7 76 .091 .091 .300
10 Bob Carney 22 7 41 .125 .125 .889

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Slater Martin 29 7 315 10.6 .415 .298 .521 18.0 0.0 0.5 0.4 .066
2 Jim Pollard 32 7 257 15.6 .398 .317 .442 10.7 -0.2 0.5 0.3 .056
3 Whitey Skoog 28 7 241 12.7 .449 .391 .228 13.6 0.2 0.4 0.5 .104
4 Vern Mikkelsen 26 7 209 18.8 .456 .353 .541 12.6 0.2 0.5 0.7 .161
5 Clyde Lovellette 25 7 197 22.2 .506 .449 .408 3.7 0.6 0.4 0.9 .227
6 Dick Schnittker 26 7 140 10.2 .396 .275 .706 9.3 -0.1 0.2 0.1 .037
7 Lew Hitch 25 7 137 21.0 .521 .400 .725 14.1 0.3 0.3 0.6 .222
8 Jim Holstein 24 7 117 15.9 .477 .421 .237 10.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 .143
9 Ed Kalafat 22 7 76 -7.5 .133 .091 .455 0.0 -0.5 0.1 -0.4 -0.255
10 Bob Carney 22 7 41 6.6 .418 .125 1.125 12.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 .069