1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 40-26
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 9-4 Won NBA championship
Division Semifinals - Defeated Indianapolis Olympians 2-0
Division Finals - Defeated Rochester Royals 3-1
Finals - Defeated New York Knicks 4-3
Coach: John Kundla (40-26)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers Statistics
1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers Results

The Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1951-52 season with a record of 40 wins and 26 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 9-4.

The Lakers allowed 5,250 points, least in the league. Minneapolis netted 5,648 points. George Mikan scored a team-leading 1,523 points for the squad, while Vern Mikkelsen and Jim Pollard averaged 14 or more per game, too. George Mikan contributed 866 rebounds. Slater Martin dished out 249 assists for the team.

John Kundla coached the team. The 1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers won the NBA championship.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Bob HarrisonGAugust 12, 19276'1"190Michigan
Lew HitchF-CJuly 16, 19296'8"200Kansas StateGriggsville, IL USA
Joe HuttonGOctober 6, 19286'1"170HamlineExcelsior, MN USA
Slater MartinGOctober 22, 19255'10"170TexasEl Mina, TX USA
George MikanCJune 18, 19246'10"230DePaulJoliet, IL USA
Vern MikkelsenF-COctober 21, 19286'7"225HamlineParlier, CA USA
John PilchFAugust 11, 19256'3"185WyomingSheridan, WY USA
Jim PollardF-C-GJuly 9, 19226'3"185StanfordOakland, CA USA
Pep SaulG-FFebruary 16, 19246'2"185Seton Hall
Howie SchultzC-FJuly 3, 19226'6"200HamlineSt. Paul, MN USA
Whitey SkoogGNovember 2, 19265'11"180MinnesotaDuluth, MN USA