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1958-59 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: 106.0 (5th of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 107.3 (4th of 8)
SRS: -1.42 (6th of 8) ▪ Pace: 115.5 (8th of 8)
Off Rtg: 90.8 (4th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 91.9 (6th of 8)
Expected W-L: 33-39 (6th of 8)

Arena: Minneapolis Auditorium ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1959 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (0-4) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Finals (2-4) versus St. Louis Hawks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Semifinals (1-2) versus Detroit Pistons  (Series Stats)

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
22 Elgin Baylor SF 6-5 225 September 16, 1934 R Seattle University
12-23 Boo Ellis PF 6-5 185 February 11, 1936 R Niagara University
50 Ed Fleming SG 6-3 189 July 25, 1933 3 Niagara University
14 Larry Foust C 6-9 215 June 24, 1928 8 La Salle University
16 Dick Garmaker SG 6-3 200 October 29, 1932 3 University of Minnesota
30 Steve Hamilton SF 6-6 190 November 30, 1935 R Morehead State University
33 Hot Rod Hundley PG 6-4 185 October 26, 1934 1 West Virginia University
32 Jim Krebs C 6-8 230 September 8, 1935 1 Southern Methodist University
21 Slick Leonard PG 6-3 185 July 17, 1932 2 Indiana University
19 Vern Mikkelsen PF 6-7 230 October 21, 1928 9 Hamline 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 2779 7084 .392 2779 7084 .392 2071 2718 .762 5149 1373 1874 7629
Team/G 38.6 98.4 .392 38.6 98.4 .392 28.8 37.8 .762 71.5 19.1 26.0 106.0
Lg Rank 8 7 5 8 7 5 3 3 4 2 5 4 5
Year/Year 4.5% -1.5% +0.022 4.5% -1.5% +0.022 -7.8% -9.6% +0.015 -0.8% 3.9% -5.4% 0.8%
Opponent 72 7725
Opponent/G 107.3
Lg Rank 4
Year/Year -3.7%

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 33 39 -1.33 -0.09 -1.42 90.8 91.9 115.5 .384 .392 .292 Minneapolis Auditorium
Lg Rank 6 6 6 4 6 4 6 8 3 5 3

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 Elgin Baylor 24 70 2855 605 1482 .408 605 1482 .408 532 685 .777 1050 287 270 1742
2 Dick Garmaker 26 72 2493 350 885 .395 350 885 .395 284 368 .772 325 211 226 984
3 Vern Mikkelsen 30 72 2139 353 904 .390 353 904 .390 286 355 .806 570 159 246 992
4 Larry Foust 30 72 1933 301 771 .390 301 771 .390 280 366 .765 627 91 233 882
5 Hot Rod Hundley 24 71 1664 259 719 .360 259 719 .360 164 218 .752 250 205 139 682
6 Slick Leonard 26 58 1598 206 552 .373 206 552 .373 120 160 .750 178 186 119 532
7 Jim Krebs 23 72 1578 271 679 .399 271 679 .399 92 123 .748 491 50 212 634
8 Boo Ellis 22 72 1202 163 379 .430 163 379 .430 102 144 .708 380 59 137 428
9 Ed Fleming 25 71 1132 162 419 .387 162 419 .387 137 190 .721 281 89 148 461
10 Steve Hamilton 23 67 847 109 294 .371 109 294 .371 74 109 .679 220 36 144 292

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 Elgin Baylor 24 70 40.8 8.6 21.2 .408 8.6 21.2 .408 7.6 9.8 .777 15.0 4.1 3.9 24.9
2 Dick Garmaker 26 72 34.6 4.9 12.3 .395 4.9 12.3 .395 3.9 5.1 .772 4.5 2.9 3.1 13.7
3 Vern Mikkelsen 30 72 29.7 4.9 12.6 .390 4.9 12.6 .390 4.0 4.9 .806 7.9 2.2 3.4 13.8
4 Slick Leonard 26 58 27.6 3.6 9.5 .373 3.6 9.5 .373 2.1 2.8 .750 3.1 3.2 2.1 9.2
5 Larry Foust 30 72 26.8 4.2 10.7 .390 4.2 10.7 .390 3.9 5.1 .765 8.7 1.3 3.2 12.3
6 Hot Rod Hundley 24 71 23.4 3.6 10.1 .360 3.6 10.1 .360 2.3 3.1 .752 3.5 2.9 2.0 9.6
7 Jim Krebs 23 72 21.9 3.8 9.4 .399 3.8 9.4 .399 1.3 1.7 .748 6.8 0.7 2.9 8.8
8 Boo Ellis 22 72 16.7 2.3 5.3 .430 2.3 5.3 .430 1.4 2.0 .708 5.3 0.8 1.9 5.9
9 Ed Fleming 25 71 15.9 2.3 5.9 .387 2.3 5.9 .387 1.9 2.7 .721 4.0 1.3 2.1 6.5
10 Steve Hamilton 23 67 12.6 1.6 4.4 .371 1.6 4.4 .371 1.1 1.6 .679 3.3 0.5 2.1 4.4

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 Elgin Baylor 24 70 2855 7.6 18.7 .408 7.6 18.7 .408 6.7 8.6 .777 13.2 3.6 3.4 22.0
2 Dick Garmaker 26 72 2493 5.1 12.8 .395 5.1 12.8 .395 4.1 5.3 .772 4.7 3.0 3.3 14.2
3 Vern Mikkelsen 30 72 2139 5.9 15.2 .390 5.9 15.2 .390 4.8 6.0 .806 9.6 2.7 4.1 16.7
4 Larry Foust 30 72 1933 5.6 14.4 .390 5.6 14.4 .390 5.2 6.8 .765 11.7 1.7 4.3 16.4
5 Hot Rod Hundley 24 71 1664 5.6 15.6 .360 5.6 15.6 .360 3.5 4.7 .752 5.4 4.4 3.0 14.8
6 Slick Leonard 26 58 1598 4.6 12.4 .373 4.6 12.4 .373 2.7 3.6 .750 4.0 4.2 2.7 12.0
7 Jim Krebs 23 72 1578 6.2 15.5 .399 6.2 15.5 .399 2.1 2.8 .748 11.2 1.1 4.8 14.5
8 Boo Ellis 22 72 1202 4.9 11.4 .430 4.9 11.4 .430 3.1 4.3 .708 11.4 1.8 4.1 12.8
9 Ed Fleming 25 71 1132 5.2 13.3 .387 5.2 13.3 .387 4.4 6.0 .721 8.9 2.8 4.7 14.7
10 Steve Hamilton 23 67 847 4.6 12.5 .371 4.6 12.5 .371 3.1 4.6 .679 9.4 1.5 6.1 12.4

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 Elgin Baylor 24 70 2855 .408 18.7 .408 .777
2 Dick Garmaker 26 72 2493 .395 12.8 .395 .772
3 Vern Mikkelsen 30 72 2139 .390 15.2 .390 .806
4 Larry Foust 30 72 1933 .390 14.4 .390 .765
5 Hot Rod Hundley 24 71 1664 .360 15.6 .360 .752
6 Slick Leonard 26 58 1598 .373 12.4 .373 .750
7 Jim Krebs 23 72 1578 .399 15.5 .399 .748
8 Boo Ellis 22 72 1202 .430 11.4 .430 .708
9 Ed Fleming 25 71 1132 .387 13.3 .387 .721
10 Steve Hamilton 23 67 847 .371 12.5 .371 .679

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 Elgin Baylor 24 70 2855 23.6 .488 .408 .462 7.0 2.8 9.8 .165
2 Dick Garmaker 26 72 2493 12.5 .470 .395 .416 3.1 1.5 4.6 .088
3 Vern Mikkelsen 30 72 2139 15.9 .468 .390 .393 2.9 1.6 4.5 .102
4 Larry Foust 30 72 1933 16.1 .473 .390 .475 2.7 1.5 4.2 .105
5 Hot Rod Hundley 24 71 1664 12.8 .418 .360 .303 0.1 1.2 1.3 .036
6 Slick Leonard 26 58 1598 10.9 .427 .373 .290 0.4 1.0 1.5 .044
7 Jim Krebs 23 72 1578 12.4 .432 .399 .181 0.3 1.2 1.5 .044
8 Boo Ellis 22 72 1202 14.1 .484 .430 .380 1.6 0.9 2.5 .101
9 Ed Fleming 25 71 1132 13.7 .459 .387 .453 1.1 0.9 2.0 .084
10 Steve Hamilton 23 67 847 9.6 .427 .371 .371 0.1 0.6 0.7 .037

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 Elgin Baylor 24 13 556 122 303 .403 122 303 .403 87 113 .770 156 43 52 331
2 Slick Leonard 26 13 467 63 173 .364 63 173 .364 32 40 .800 44 70 38 158
3 Dick Garmaker 26 13 439 70 165 .424 70 165 .424 49 63 .778 55 39 44 189
4 Larry Foust 30 13 404 56 134 .418 56 134 .418 41 50 .820 136 12 47 153
5 Vern Mikkelsen 30 13 371 73 177 .412 73 177 .412 56 73 .767 93 24 54 202
6 Boo Ellis 22 13 255 35 80 .438 35 80 .438 18 31 .581 93 16 34 88
7 Jim Krebs 23 13 213 36 103 .350 36 103 .350 22 23 .957 77 5 36 94
8 Ed Fleming 25 13 178 27 77 .351 27 77 .351 22 25 .880 39 18 32 76
9 Hot Rod Hundley 24 13 175 20 58 .345 20 58 .345 12 14 .857 23 20 15 52
10 Steve Hamilton 23 10 87 12 43 .279 12 43 .279 8 10 .800 35 5 14 32

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 Elgin Baylor 24 13 42.8 9.4 23.3 .403 9.4 23.3 .403 6.7 8.7 .770 12.0 3.3 4.0 25.5
2 Slick Leonard 26 13 35.9 4.8 13.3 .364 4.8 13.3 .364 2.5 3.1 .800 3.4 5.4 2.9 12.2
3 Dick Garmaker 26 13 33.8 5.4 12.7 .424 5.4 12.7 .424 3.8 4.8 .778 4.2 3.0 3.4 14.5
4 Larry Foust 30 13 31.1 4.3 10.3 .418 4.3 10.3 .418 3.2 3.8 .820 10.5 0.9 3.6 11.8
5 Vern Mikkelsen 30 13 28.5 5.6 13.6 .412 5.6 13.6 .412 4.3 5.6 .767 7.2 1.8 4.2 15.5
6 Boo Ellis 22 13 19.6 2.7 6.2 .438 2.7 6.2 .438 1.4 2.4 .581 7.2 1.2 2.6 6.8
7 Jim Krebs 23 13 16.4 2.8 7.9 .350 2.8 7.9 .350 1.7 1.8 .957 5.9 0.4 2.8 7.2
8 Ed Fleming 25 13 13.7 2.1 5.9 .351 2.1 5.9 .351 1.7 1.9 .880 3.0 1.4 2.5 5.8
9 Hot Rod Hundley 24 13 13.5 1.5 4.5 .345 1.5 4.5 .345 0.9 1.1 .857 1.8 1.5 1.2 4.0
10 Steve Hamilton 23 10 8.7 1.2 4.3 .279 1.2 4.3 .279 0.8 1.0 .800 3.5 0.5 1.4 3.2

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 Elgin Baylor 24 13 556 7.9 19.6 .403 7.9 19.6 .403 5.6 7.3 .770 10.1 2.8 3.4 21.4
2 Slick Leonard 26 13 467 4.9 13.3 .364 4.9 13.3 .364 2.5 3.1 .800 3.4 5.4 2.9 12.2
3 Dick Garmaker 26 13 439 5.7 13.5 .424 5.7 13.5 .424 4.0 5.2 .778 4.5 3.2 3.6 15.5
4 Larry Foust 30 13 404 5.0 11.9 .418 5.0 11.9 .418 3.7 4.5 .820 12.1 1.1 4.2 13.6
5 Vern Mikkelsen 30 13 371 7.1 17.2 .412 7.1 17.2 .412 5.4 7.1 .767 9.0 2.3 5.2 19.6
6 Boo Ellis 22 13 255 4.9 11.3 .438 4.9 11.3 .438 2.5 4.4 .581 13.1 2.3 4.8 12.4
7 Jim Krebs 23 13 213 6.1 17.4 .350 6.1 17.4 .350 3.7 3.9 .957 13.0 0.8 6.1 15.9
8 Ed Fleming 25 13 178 5.5 15.6 .351 5.5 15.6 .351 4.4 5.1 .880 7.9 3.6 6.5 15.4
9 Hot Rod Hundley 24 13 175 4.1 11.9 .345 4.1 11.9 .345 2.5 2.9 .857 4.7 4.1 3.1 10.7
10 Steve Hamilton 23 10 87 5.0 17.8 .279 5.0 17.8 .279 3.3 4.1 .800 14.5 2.1 5.8 13.2

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 Elgin Baylor 24 13 556 .403 19.6 .403 .770
2 Slick Leonard 26 13 467 .364 13.3 .364 .800
3 Dick Garmaker 26 13 439 .424 13.5 .424 .778
4 Larry Foust 30 13 404 .418 11.9 .418 .820
5 Vern Mikkelsen 30 13 371 .412 17.2 .412 .767
6 Boo Ellis 22 13 255 .438 11.3 .438 .581
7 Jim Krebs 23 13 213 .350 17.4 .350 .957
8 Ed Fleming 25 13 178 .351 15.6 .351 .880
9 Hot Rod Hundley 24 13 175 .345 11.9 .345 .857
10 Steve Hamilton 23 10 87 .279 17.8 .279 .800

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 Elgin Baylor 24 13 556 19.3 .469 .403 .373 12.9 0.8 0.4 1.2 .104
2 Slick Leonard 26 13 467 10.8 .414 .364 .231 22.0 -0.1 0.3 0.2 .022
3 Dick Garmaker 26 13 439 13.4 .490 .424 .382 13.5 0.7 0.2 0.9 .102
4 Larry Foust 30 13 404 14.2 .490 .418 .373 4.4 0.5 0.3 0.8 .097
5 Vern Mikkelsen 30 13 371 16.6 .483 .412 .412 10.4 0.6 0.3 0.9 .114
6 Boo Ellis 22 13 255 14.0 .470 .438 .388 9.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 .082
7 Jim Krebs 23 13 213 12.1 .415 .350 .223 3.6 -0.1 0.2 0.0 .011
8 Ed Fleming 25 13 178 11.9 .432 .351 .325 15.2 0.0 0.1 0.2 .041
9 Hot Rod Hundley 24 13 175 9.4 .405 .345 .241 16.3 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .011
10 Steve Hamilton 23 10 87 9.4 .338 .279 .233 8.5 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.096