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1955-56 Minneapolis Lakers Roster and Stats

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Record: 33-39, Finished 2nd in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John Kundla (33-39)

PTS/G: 99.3 (4th of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 100.2 (6th of 8)
SRS: -0.92 (6th of 8) ▪ Pace: 108.0 (6th of 8)
Off Rtg: 91.5 (4th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 92.4 (7th of 8)
Expected W-L: 34-38 (6th of 8)

Arena: Minneapolis Auditorium ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1956 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Division Semifinals (1-2) versus St. Louis Hawks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Second Place Tiebreaker (0-1) versus St. Louis Hawks  (Series Stats)

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
22 Ron Feiereisel G 6-3 185 August 6, 1931 R DePaul University
16 Dick Garmaker SG 6-3 200 October 29, 1932 R University of Minnesota
11 Lew Hitch PF 6-8 200 July 16, 1929 4 Kansas State University
Jim Holstein SF 6-3 180 September 24, 1930 3 University of Cincinnati
Johnny Horan F 6-8 190 November 24, 1932 R University of Dayton
23 Ed Kalafat SF 6-6 245 October 13, 1932 1 University of Minnesota
34 Clyde Lovellette C 6-9 234 September 7, 1929 2 University of Kansas
22 Slater Martin PG 5-10 170 October 22, 1925 6 University of Texas at Austin
18 Chuck Mencel PG 6-0 168 April 21, 1933 R University of Minnesota
99 George Mikan C 6-10 245 June 18, 1924 6 DePaul University
19 Vern Mikkelsen PF 6-7 230 October 21, 1928 6 Hamline University
15 Dick Schnittker SF 6-5 200 May 27, 1928 3 Ohio State University
20 Whitey Skoog SG 5-11 180 November 2, 1926 4 University of Minnesota
33 Bob Williams F 6-6 230 May 12, 1931 R Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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 2541 6543 .388 2541 6543 .388 2066 2627 .786 4133 1689 1978 7148
Team/G 35.3 90.9 .388 35.3 90.9 .388 28.7 36.5 .786 57.4 23.5 27.5 99.3
Lg Rank 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 7 1 6 7 7 4
Year/Year 1.4% 1.2% +0.001 1.4% 1.2% +0.001 10.3% 4.4% +0.042 6.9% 15.1% 2.2% 3.8%
Opponent 72 7212
Opponent/G 100.2
Lg Rank 6
Year/Year 6.0%

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 34 38 -0.89 -0.03 -0.92 91.5 92.4 108.0 .401 .388 .316 Minneapolis Auditorium
Lg Rank 6 6 6 6 6 4 7 6 7 4 4

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 30 72 2838 309 863 .358 309 863 .358 329 395 .833 260 445 202 947
2 Clyde Lovellette 26 71 2518 594 1370 .434 594 1370 .434 338 469 .721 992 164 245 1526
3 Whitey Skoog 29 72 2311 340 854 .398 340 854 .398 155 193 .803 291 255 232 835
4 Vern Mikkelsen 27 72 2100 317 821 .386 317 821 .386 328 408 .804 608 173 319 962
5 Dick Schnittker 27 72 1930 254 647 .393 254 647 .393 304 355 .856 296 142 253 812
6 Ed Kalafat 23 72 1639 194 540 .359 194 540 .359 186 252 .738 440 130 236 574
7 Lew Hitch 26 69 1129 94 235 .400 94 235 .400 100 132 .758 283 77 85 288
8 Chuck Mencel 22 69 973 120 375 .320 120 375 .320 78 96 .813 110 132 74 318
9 Dick Garmaker 23 68 870 138 373 .370 138 373 .370 112 139 .806 132 104 127 388
10 George Mikan 31 37 765 148 375 .395 148 375 .395 94 122 .770 308 53 153 390
11 Bob Williams 24 20 173 21 46 .457 21 46 .457 24 45 .533 54 7 36 66
12 Ron Feiereisel 24 10 59 8 28 .286 8 28 .286 14 16 .875 6 6 9 30
13 Johnny Horan 23 12 50 4 16 .250 4 16 .250 4 5 .800 6 1 7 12
14 Jim Holstein 25

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 30 72 39.4 4.3 12.0 .358 4.3 12.0 .358 4.6 5.5 .833 3.6 6.2 2.8 13.2
2 Clyde Lovellette 26 71 35.5 8.4 19.3 .434 8.4 19.3 .434 4.8 6.6 .721 14.0 2.3 3.5 21.5
3 Whitey Skoog 29 72 32.1 4.7 11.9 .398 4.7 11.9 .398 2.2 2.7 .803 4.0 3.5 3.2 11.6
4 Vern Mikkelsen 27 72 29.2 4.4 11.4 .386 4.4 11.4 .386 4.6 5.7 .804 8.4 2.4 4.4 13.4
5 Dick Schnittker 27 72 26.8 3.5 9.0 .393 3.5 9.0 .393 4.2 4.9 .856 4.1 2.0 3.5 11.3
6 Ed Kalafat 23 72 22.8 2.7 7.5 .359 2.7 7.5 .359 2.6 3.5 .738 6.1 1.8 3.3 8.0
7 George Mikan 31 37 20.7 4.0 10.1 .395 4.0 10.1 .395 2.5 3.3 .770 8.3 1.4 4.1 10.5
8 Lew Hitch 26 69 16.4 1.4 3.4 .400 1.4 3.4 .400 1.4 1.9 .758 4.1 1.1 1.2 4.2
9 Chuck Mencel 22 69 14.1 1.7 5.4 .320 1.7 5.4 .320 1.1 1.4 .813 1.6 1.9 1.1 4.6
10 Dick Garmaker 23 68 12.8 2.0 5.5 .370 2.0 5.5 .370 1.6 2.0 .806 1.9 1.5 1.9 5.7
11 Bob Williams 24 20 8.7 1.1 2.3 .457 1.1 2.3 .457 1.2 2.3 .533 2.7 0.4 1.8 3.3
12 Ron Feiereisel 24 10 5.9 0.8 2.8 .286 0.8 2.8 .286 1.4 1.6 .875 0.6 0.6 0.9 3.0
13 Johnny Horan 23 12 4.2 0.3 1.3 .250 0.3 1.3 .250 0.3 0.4 .800 0.5 0.1 0.6 1.0
14 Jim Holstein 25

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 30 72 2838 3.9 10.9 .358 3.9 10.9 .358 4.2 5.0 .833 3.3 5.6 2.6 12.0
2 Clyde Lovellette 26 71 2518 8.5 19.6 .434 8.5 19.6 .434 4.8 6.7 .721 14.2 2.3 3.5 21.8
3 Whitey Skoog 29 72 2311 5.3 13.3 .398 5.3 13.3 .398 2.4 3.0 .803 4.5 4.0 3.6 13.0
4 Vern Mikkelsen 27 72 2100 5.4 14.1 .386 5.4 14.1 .386 5.6 7.0 .804 10.4 3.0 5.5 16.5
5 Dick Schnittker 27 72 1930 4.7 12.1 .393 4.7 12.1 .393 5.7 6.6 .856 5.5 2.6 4.7 15.1
6 Ed Kalafat 23 72 1639 4.3 11.9 .359 4.3 11.9 .359 4.1 5.5 .738 9.7 2.9 5.2 12.6
7 Lew Hitch 26 69 1129 3.0 7.5 .400 3.0 7.5 .400 3.2 4.2 .758 9.0 2.5 2.7 9.2
8 Chuck Mencel 22 69 973 4.4 13.9 .320 4.4 13.9 .320 2.9 3.6 .813 4.1 4.9 2.7 11.8
9 Dick Garmaker 23 68 870 5.7 15.4 .370 5.7 15.4 .370 4.6 5.8 .806 5.5 4.3 5.3 16.1
10 George Mikan 31 37 765 7.0 17.6 .395 7.0 17.6 .395 4.4 5.7 .770 14.5 2.5 7.2 18.4
11 Bob Williams 24 20 173 4.4 9.6 .457 4.4 9.6 .457 5.0 9.4 .533 11.2 1.5 7.5 13.7
12 Ron Feiereisel 24 10 59 4.9 17.1 .286 4.9 17.1 .286 8.5 9.8 .875 3.7 3.7 5.5 18.3
13 Johnny Horan 23 12 50 2.9 11.5 .250 2.9 11.5 .250 2.9 3.6 .800 4.3 0.7 5.0 8.6
14 Jim Holstein 25

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 30 72 2838 .358 .358 .833
2 Clyde Lovellette 26 71 2518 .434 .434 .721
3 Whitey Skoog 29 72 2311 .398 .398 .803
4 Vern Mikkelsen 27 72 2100 .386 .386 .804
5 Dick Schnittker 27 72 1930 .393 .393 .856
6 Ed Kalafat 23 72 1639 .359 .359 .738
7 Lew Hitch 26 69 1129 .400 .400 .758
8 Chuck Mencel 22 69 973 .320 .320 .813
9 Dick Garmaker 23 68 870 .370 .370 .806
10 George Mikan 31 37 765 .395 .395 .770
11 Bob Williams 24 20 173 .457 .457 .533
12 Ron Feiereisel 24 10 59 .286 .286 .875
13 Johnny Horan 23 12 50 .250 .250 .800
14 Jim Holstein 25

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 30 72 2838 13.3 .457 .358 .458 2.9 1.8 4.7 .079
2 Clyde Lovellette 26 71 2518 23.5 .484 .434 .342 5.6 2.5 8.1 .155
3 Whitey Skoog 29 72 2311 11.9 .445 .398 .226 1.4 1.4 2.9 .059
4 Vern Mikkelsen 27 72 2100 16.8 .481 .386 .497 3.6 1.8 5.4 .123
5 Dick Schnittker 27 72 1930 13.9 .505 .393 .549 4.2 1.1 5.3 .132
6 Ed Kalafat 23 72 1639 12.6 .441 .359 .467 0.8 1.3 2.1 .062
7 Lew Hitch 26 69 1129 12.6 .491 .400 .562 1.3 0.8 2.2 .092
8 Chuck Mencel 22 69 973 10.1 .381 .320 .256 -0.9 0.6 -0.3 -0.015
9 Dick Garmaker 23 68 870 13.6 .447 .370 .373 0.7 0.6 1.3 .072
10 George Mikan 31 37 765 17.8 .455 .395 .325 0.8 0.8 1.6 .098
11 Bob Williams 24 20 173 13.0 .502 .457 .978 0.3 0.1 0.5 .126
12 Ron Feiereisel 24 10 59 12.2 .428 .286 .571 0.0 0.0 0.0 .040
13 Johnny Horan 23 12 50 1.6 .330 .250 .313 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.084
14 Jim Holstein 25

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 30 3 121 17 37 .459 17 37 .459 20 24 .833 7 15 9 54
2 Whitey Skoog 29 3 90 13 31 .419 13 31 .419 3 11 .273 18 18 11 29
3 Vern Mikkelsen 27 3 90 11 26 .423 11 26 .423 18 20 .900 17 2 14 40
4 Dick Schnittker 27 3 87 13 23 .565 13 23 .565 17 20 .850 15 5 14 43
5 Clyde Lovellette 26 3 69 19 39 .487 19 39 .487 19 32 .594 25 6 13 57
6 George Mikan 31 3 60 13 35 .371 13 35 .371 10 13 .769 28 5 14 36
7 Ed Kalafat 23 3 55 9 21 .429 9 21 .429 15 19 .789 21 2 13 33
8 Lew Hitch 26 3 54 4 13 .308 4 13 .308 7 10 .700 15 2 7 15
9 Chuck Mencel 22 3 52 10 19 .526 10 19 .526 6 7 .857 5 8 4 26
10 Dick Garmaker 23 3 42 7 19 .368 7 19 .368 16 17 .941 8 11 8 30

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 30 3 40.3 5.7 12.3 .459 5.7 12.3 .459 6.7 8.0 .833 2.3 5.0 3.0 18.0
2 Whitey Skoog 29 3 30.0 4.3 10.3 .419 4.3 10.3 .419 1.0 3.7 .273 6.0 6.0 3.7 9.7
3 Vern Mikkelsen 27 3 30.0 3.7 8.7 .423 3.7 8.7 .423 6.0 6.7 .900 5.7 0.7 4.7 13.3
4 Dick Schnittker 27 3 29.0 4.3 7.7 .565 4.3 7.7 .565 5.7 6.7 .850 5.0 1.7 4.7 14.3
5 Clyde Lovellette 26 3 23.0 6.3 13.0 .487 6.3 13.0 .487 6.3 10.7 .594 8.3 2.0 4.3 19.0
6 George Mikan 31 3 20.0 4.3 11.7 .371 4.3 11.7 .371 3.3 4.3 .769 9.3 1.7 4.7 12.0
7 Ed Kalafat 23 3 18.3 3.0 7.0 .429 3.0 7.0 .429 5.0 6.3 .789 7.0 0.7 4.3 11.0
8 Lew Hitch 26 3 18.0 1.3 4.3 .308 1.3 4.3 .308 2.3 3.3 .700 5.0 0.7 2.3 5.0
9 Chuck Mencel 22 3 17.3 3.3 6.3 .526 3.3 6.3 .526 2.0 2.3 .857 1.7 2.7 1.3 8.7
10 Dick Garmaker 23 3 14.0 2.3 6.3 .368 2.3 6.3 .368 5.3 5.7 .941 2.7 3.7 2.7 10.0

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 Slater Martin 30 3 121 5.1 11.0 .459 5.1 11.0 .459 6.0 7.1 .833 2.1 4.5 2.7 16.1
2 Whitey Skoog 29 3 90 5.2 12.4 .419 5.2 12.4 .419 1.2 4.4 .273 7.2 7.2 4.4 11.6
3 Vern Mikkelsen 27 3 90 4.4 10.4 .423 4.4 10.4 .423 7.2 8.0 .900 6.8 0.8 5.6 16.0
4 Dick Schnittker 27 3 87 5.4 9.5 .565 5.4 9.5 .565 7.0 8.3 .850 6.2 2.1 5.8 17.8
5 Clyde Lovellette 26 3 69 9.9 20.3 .487 9.9 20.3 .487 9.9 16.7 .594 13.0 3.1 6.8 29.7
6 George Mikan 31 3 60 7.8 21.0 .371 7.8 21.0 .371 6.0 7.8 .769 16.8 3.0 8.4 21.6
7 Ed Kalafat 23 3 55 5.9 13.7 .429 5.9 13.7 .429 9.8 12.4 .789 13.7 1.3 8.5 21.6
8 Lew Hitch 26 3 54 2.7 8.7 .308 2.7 8.7 .308 4.7 6.7 .700 10.0 1.3 4.7 10.0
9 Chuck Mencel 22 3 52 6.9 13.2 .526 6.9 13.2 .526 4.2 4.8 .857 3.5 5.5 2.8 18.0
10 Dick Garmaker 23 3 42 6.0 16.3 .368 6.0 16.3 .368 13.7 14.6 .941 6.9 9.4 6.9 25.7

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 30 3 121 .459 .459 .833
2 Whitey Skoog 29 3 90 .419 .419 .273
3 Vern Mikkelsen 27 3 90 .423 .423 .900
4 Dick Schnittker 27 3 87 .565 .565 .850
5 Clyde Lovellette 26 3 69 .487 .487 .594
6 George Mikan 31 3 60 .371 .371 .769
7 Ed Kalafat 23 3 55 .429 .429 .789
8 Lew Hitch 26 3 54 .308 .308 .700
9 Chuck Mencel 22 3 52 .526 .526 .857
10 Dick Garmaker 23 3 42 .368 .368 .941

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 30 3 121 15.7 .568 .459 .649 18.6 0.4 0.1 0.5 .195
2 Whitey Skoog 29 3 90 12.5 .405 .419 .355 30.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 .057
3 Vern Mikkelsen 27 3 90 13.5 .575 .423 .769 3.3 0.3 0.1 0.4 .193
4 Dick Schnittker 27 3 87 17.7 .676 .565 .870 8.8 0.4 0.1 0.5 .288
5 Clyde Lovellette 26 3 69 26.7 .537 .487 .821 16.4 0.3 0.1 0.4 .299
6 George Mikan 31 3 60 18.3 .442 .371 .371 14.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 .114
7 Ed Kalafat 23 3 55 19.9 .562 .429 .905 5.7 0.2 0.1 0.3 .260
8 Lew Hitch 26 3 54 8.9 .431 .308 .769 5.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 .060
9 Chuck Mencel 22 3 52 19.3 .589 .526 .368 25.1 0.2 0.0 0.3 .239
10 Dick Garmaker 23 3 42 27.7 .566 .368 .895 41.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 .333