1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 46-26
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 9-4 Won NBA championship
Division Finals - Defeated Rochester Royals 2-1
Finals - Defeated Syracuse Nationals 4-3
Coach: John Kundla (46-26)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers Statistics
1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers Results

The Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1953-54 season with a record of 46 wins and 26 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 9-4.

Minneapolis scored 5,880 points and allowed 5,660. George Mikan scored a team-leading 1,306 points for the Lakers and contributed 1,028 rebounds. Slater Martin dished out 253 assists for the squad.

John Kundla coached the team. The 1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers won the NBA championship.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Jim FritscheF-CDecember 10, 19316'8"210Hamline
Bob HarrisonGAugust 12, 19276'1"190Michigan
Jim HolsteinF-GSeptember 24, 19306'2"180Cincinnati
Clyde LovelletteC-FSeptember 7, 19296'9"230KansasPetersburg, IN 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
Jim PollardF-C-GJuly 9, 19226'3"185StanfordOakland, CA USA
Pep SaulG-FFebruary 16, 19246'2"185Seton Hall
Dick SchnittkerFMay 27, 19286'5"200Ohio StateKelleys Island, OH USA
Whitey SkoogGNovember 2, 19265'11"180MinnesotaDuluth, MN USA