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1956-57 Minneapolis Lakers Roster and Stats

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Record: 34-38, Finished 2nd in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John Kundla (34-38)

PTS/G: 102.3 (2nd of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 103.1 (8th of 8)
SRS: -0.88 (5th of 8) ▪ Pace: 114.8 (2nd of 8)
Off Rtg: 88.5 (6th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 89.2 (4th of 8)
Expected W-L: 34-38 (5th of 8)

Arena: Minneapolis Auditorium ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1957 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Division Finals (0-3) versus St. Louis Hawks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Semifinals (0-2) versus Fort Wayne Pistons  (Series Stats)
Lost NBA Western Division 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
24 Walter Dukes C 7-0 220 June 23, 1930 1 Seton Hall University
16 Dick Garmaker SG 6-3 200 October 29, 1932 1 University of Minnesota
23 Ed Kalafat SF 6-6 245 October 13, 1932 2 University of Minnesota
21 Slick Leonard PG 6-3 185 July 17, 1932 R Indiana University
34 Clyde Lovellette C 6-9 234 September 7, 1929 3 University of Kansas
18 Chuck Mencel PG 6-0 168 April 21, 1933 1 University of Minnesota
19 Vern Mikkelsen PF 6-7 230 October 21, 1928 7 Hamline University
11 Jim Paxson SF 6-6 200 December 19, 1932 R University of Dayton
15 Dick Schnittker SF 6-5 200 May 27, 1928 4 Ohio State University
20 Whitey Skoog SG 5-11 180 November 2, 1926 5 University of Minnesota
33 Bob Williams F 6-6 230 May 12, 1931 1 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 2584 6965 .371 2584 6965 .371 2195 2899 .757 4581 1195 1887 7363
Team/G 35.9 96.7 .371 35.9 96.7 .371 30.5 40.3 .757 63.6 16.6 26.2 102.3
Lg Rank 2 2 6 2 2 6 1 1 3 3 8 8 2
Year/Year 1.7% 6.4% -0.017 1.7% 6.4% -0.017 6.2% 10.4% -0.029 10.8% -29.2% -4.6% 3.0%
Opponent 72 7421
Opponent/G 103.1
Lg Rank 8
Year/Year 2.9%

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 -0.81 -0.08 -0.88 88.5 89.2 114.8 .416 .371 .315 Minneapolis Auditorium
Lg Rank 5 5 5 6 5 6 4 2 2 6 3

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 Clyde Lovellette 27 69 2492 574 1348 .426 574 1348 .426 .426 286 399 .717 932 139 251 1434
2 Dick Garmaker 24 72 2406 406 1015 .400 406 1015 .400 .400 365 435 .839 336 190 199 1177
3 Vern Mikkelsen 28 72 2198 322 854 .377 322 854 .377 .377 342 424 .807 630 121 312 986
4 Slick Leonard 24 72 1943 303 867 .349 303 867 .349 .349 186 241 .772 220 169 140 792
5 Walter Dukes 26 71 1866 228 626 .364 228 626 .364 .364 264 383 .689 794 54 273 720
6 Chuck Mencel 23 72 1848 243 688 .353 243 688 .353 .353 179 240 .746 237 201 95 665
7 Ed Kalafat 24 65 1617 178 507 .351 178 507 .351 .351 197 298 .661 425 105 243 553
8 Jim Paxson 24 71 1274 138 485 .285 138 485 .285 .285 170 236 .720 266 86 163 446
9 Dick Schnittker 28 70 997 113 351 .322 113 351 .322 .322 160 193 .829 185 52 144 386
10 Whitey Skoog 30 23 656 78 220 .355 78 220 .355 .355 44 47 .936 72 76 65 200
11 Bob Williams 25 4 20 1 4 .250 1 4 .250 .250 2 3 .667 5 0 2 4

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 Clyde Lovellette 27 69 36.1 8.3 19.5 .426 8.3 19.5 .426 4.1 5.8 .717 13.5 2.0 3.6 20.8
2 Dick Garmaker 24 72 33.4 5.6 14.1 .400 5.6 14.1 .400 5.1 6.0 .839 4.7 2.6 2.8 16.3
3 Vern Mikkelsen 28 72 30.5 4.5 11.9 .377 4.5 11.9 .377 4.8 5.9 .807 8.8 1.7 4.3 13.7
4 Whitey Skoog 30 23 28.5 3.4 9.6 .355 3.4 9.6 .355 1.9 2.0 .936 3.1 3.3 2.8 8.7
5 Slick Leonard 24 72 27.0 4.2 12.0 .349 4.2 12.0 .349 2.6 3.3 .772 3.1 2.3 1.9 11.0
6 Walter Dukes 26 71 26.3 3.2 8.8 .364 3.2 8.8 .364 3.7 5.4 .689 11.2 0.8 3.8 10.1
7 Chuck Mencel 23 72 25.7 3.4 9.6 .353 3.4 9.6 .353 2.5 3.3 .746 3.3 2.8 1.3 9.2
8 Ed Kalafat 24 65 24.9 2.7 7.8 .351 2.7 7.8 .351 3.0 4.6 .661 6.5 1.6 3.7 8.5
9 Jim Paxson 24 71 17.9 1.9 6.8 .285 1.9 6.8 .285 2.4 3.3 .720 3.7 1.2 2.3 6.3
10 Dick Schnittker 28 70 14.2 1.6 5.0 .322 1.6 5.0 .322 2.3 2.8 .829 2.6 0.7 2.1 5.5
11 Bob Williams 25 4 5.0 0.3 1.0 .250 0.3 1.0 .250 0.5 0.8 .667 1.3 0.0 0.5 1.0

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 Clyde Lovellette 27 69 2492 8.3 19.5 .426 8.3 19.5 .426 4.1 5.8 .717 13.5 2.0 3.6 20.7
2 Dick Garmaker 24 72 2406 6.1 15.2 .400 6.1 15.2 .400 5.5 6.5 .839 5.0 2.8 3.0 17.6
3 Vern Mikkelsen 28 72 2198 5.3 14.0 .377 5.3 14.0 .377 5.6 6.9 .807 10.3 2.0 5.1 16.1
4 Slick Leonard 24 72 1943 5.6 16.1 .349 5.6 16.1 .349 3.4 4.5 .772 4.1 3.1 2.6 14.7
5 Walter Dukes 26 71 1866 4.4 12.1 .364 4.4 12.1 .364 5.1 7.4 .689 15.3 1.0 5.3 13.9
6 Chuck Mencel 23 72 1848 4.7 13.4 .353 4.7 13.4 .353 3.5 4.7 .746 4.6 3.9 1.9 13.0
7 Ed Kalafat 24 65 1617 4.0 11.3 .351 4.0 11.3 .351 4.4 6.6 .661 9.5 2.3 5.4 12.3
8 Jim Paxson 24 71 1274 3.9 13.7 .285 3.9 13.7 .285 4.8 6.7 .720 7.5 2.4 4.6 12.6
9 Dick Schnittker 28 70 997 4.1 12.7 .322 4.1 12.7 .322 5.8 7.0 .829 6.7 1.9 5.2 13.9
10 Whitey Skoog 30 23 656 4.3 12.1 .355 4.3 12.1 .355 2.4 2.6 .936 4.0 4.2 3.6 11.0
11 Bob Williams 25 4 20 1.8 7.2 .250 1.8 7.2 .250 3.6 5.4 .667 9.0 0.0 3.6 7.2

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 Clyde Lovellette 27 69 2492 .426 .426 .717
2 Dick Garmaker 24 72 2406 .400 .400 .839
3 Vern Mikkelsen 28 72 2198 .377 .377 .807
4 Slick Leonard 24 72 1943 .349 .349 .772
5 Walter Dukes 26 71 1866 .364 .364 .689
6 Chuck Mencel 23 72 1848 .353 .353 .746
7 Ed Kalafat 24 65 1617 .351 .351 .661
8 Jim Paxson 24 71 1274 .285 .285 .720
9 Dick Schnittker 28 70 997 .322 .322 .829
10 Whitey Skoog 30 23 656 .355 .355 .936
11 Bob Williams 25 4 20 .250 .250 .667

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 Clyde Lovellette 27 69 2492 21.9 .471 .296 5.0 3.2 8.2 .157
2 Dick Garmaker 24 72 2406 16.6 .488 .429 5.5 2.0 7.5 .150
3 Vern Mikkelsen 28 72 2198 16.0 .474 .496 3.7 2.4 6.1 .134
4 Slick Leonard 24 72 1943 11.4 .407 .278 -0.3 1.6 1.3 .032
5 Walter Dukes 26 71 1866 15.7 .453 .612 1.8 2.4 4.2 .108
6 Chuck Mencel 23 72 1848 12.5 .419 .349 0.5 1.7 2.2 .058
7 Ed Kalafat 24 65 1617 11.6 .433 .588 0.8 1.7 2.6 .076
8 Jim Paxson 24 71 1274 9.2 .379 .487 -1.2 1.2 0.0 .001
9 Dick Schnittker 28 70 997 11.1 .443 .550 0.8 0.9 1.6 .078
10 Whitey Skoog 30 23 656 10.1 .415 .214 0.1 0.6 0.7 .054
11 Bob Williams 25 4 20 6.0 .376 .750 0.0 0.0 0.0 .006

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 Slick Leonard 24 5 204 42 100 .420 42 100 .420 .420 23 26 .885 30 38 15 107
2 Dick Garmaker 24 5 187 19 69 .275 19 69 .275 .275 27 32 .844 35 17 19 65
3 Clyde Lovellette 27 5 181 51 118 .432 51 118 .432 .432 19 26 .731 47 11 21 121
4 Walter Dukes 26 5 177 24 57 .421 24 57 .421 .421 20 27 .741 74 5 26 68
5 Vern Mikkelsen 28 5 162 33 83 .398 33 83 .398 .398 22 34 .647 43 17 29 88
6 Ed Kalafat 24 5 104 21 36 .583 21 36 .583 .583 21 31 .677 24 9 20 63
7 Chuck Mencel 23 5 98 9 36 .250 9 36 .250 .250 7 9 .778 13 6 7 25
8 Dick Schnittker 28 5 83 6 21 .286 6 21 .286 .286 15 17 .882 12 8 6 27
9 Jim Paxson 24 5 54 9 27 .333 9 27 .333 .333 7 14 .500 14 3 4 25

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 Slick Leonard 24 5 40.8 8.4 20.0 .420 8.4 20.0 .420 4.6 5.2 .885 6.0 7.6 3.0 21.4
2 Dick Garmaker 24 5 37.4 3.8 13.8 .275 3.8 13.8 .275 5.4 6.4 .844 7.0 3.4 3.8 13.0
3 Clyde Lovellette 27 5 36.2 10.2 23.6 .432 10.2 23.6 .432 3.8 5.2 .731 9.4 2.2 4.2 24.2
4 Walter Dukes 26 5 35.4 4.8 11.4 .421 4.8 11.4 .421 4.0 5.4 .741 14.8 1.0 5.2 13.6
5 Vern Mikkelsen 28 5 32.4 6.6 16.6 .398 6.6 16.6 .398 4.4 6.8 .647 8.6 3.4 5.8 17.6
6 Ed Kalafat 24 5 20.8 4.2 7.2 .583 4.2 7.2 .583 4.2 6.2 .677 4.8 1.8 4.0 12.6
7 Chuck Mencel 23 5 19.6 1.8 7.2 .250 1.8 7.2 .250 1.4 1.8 .778 2.6 1.2 1.4 5.0
8 Dick Schnittker 28 5 16.6 1.2 4.2 .286 1.2 4.2 .286 3.0 3.4 .882 2.4 1.6 1.2 5.4
9 Jim Paxson 24 5 10.8 1.8 5.4 .333 1.8 5.4 .333 1.4 2.8 .500 2.8 0.6 0.8 5.0

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 Slick Leonard 24 5 204 7.4 17.6 .420 7.4 17.6 .420 4.1 4.6 .885 5.3 6.7 2.6 18.9
2 Dick Garmaker 24 5 187 3.7 13.3 .275 3.7 13.3 .275 5.2 6.2 .844 6.7 3.3 3.7 12.5
3 Clyde Lovellette 27 5 181 10.1 23.5 .432 10.1 23.5 .432 3.8 5.2 .731 9.3 2.2 4.2 24.1
4 Walter Dukes 26 5 177 4.9 11.6 .421 4.9 11.6 .421 4.1 5.5 .741 15.1 1.0 5.3 13.8
5 Vern Mikkelsen 28 5 162 7.3 18.4 .398 7.3 18.4 .398 4.9 7.6 .647 9.6 3.8 6.4 19.6
6 Ed Kalafat 24 5 104 7.3 12.5 .583 7.3 12.5 .583 7.3 10.7 .677 8.3 3.1 6.9 21.8
7 Chuck Mencel 23 5 98 3.3 13.2 .250 3.3 13.2 .250 2.6 3.3 .778 4.8 2.2 2.6 9.2
8 Dick Schnittker 28 5 83 2.6 9.1 .286 2.6 9.1 .286 6.5 7.4 .882 5.2 3.5 2.6 11.7
9 Jim Paxson 24 5 54 6.0 18.0 .333 6.0 18.0 .333 4.7 9.3 .500 9.3 2.0 2.7 16.7

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 ORtg DRtg
1 Slick Leonard 24 5 204 .420 .420 .885
2 Dick Garmaker 24 5 187 .275 .275 .844
3 Clyde Lovellette 27 5 181 .432 .432 .731
4 Walter Dukes 26 5 177 .421 .421 .741
5 Vern Mikkelsen 28 5 162 .398 .398 .647
6 Ed Kalafat 24 5 104 .583 .583 .677
7 Chuck Mencel 23 5 98 .250 .250 .778
8 Dick Schnittker 28 5 83 .286 .286 .882
9 Jim Paxson 24 5 54 .333 .333 .500

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 Slick Leonard 24 5 204 19.0 .480 .260 28.7 0.5 0.1 0.5 .122
2 Dick Garmaker 24 5 187 9.6 .391 .464 12.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.003
3 Clyde Lovellette 27 5 181 19.0 .467 .220 10.6 0.4 0.0 0.4 .109
4 Walter Dukes 26 5 177 15.1 .494 .474 3.9 0.3 0.1 0.3 .095
5 Vern Mikkelsen 28 5 162 15.7 .449 .410 16.1 0.2 0.0 0.3 .077
6 Ed Kalafat 24 5 104 21.9 .635 .861 13.2 0.6 0.0 0.6 .283
7 Chuck Mencel 23 5 98 4.1 .313 .250 8.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.087
8 Dick Schnittker 28 5 83 11.6 .474 .810 12.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 .075
9 Jim Paxson 24 5 54 11.1 .377 .519 8.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.039