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Minneapolis Lakers

1956-57 Minneapolis Lakers Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 34-38
Finished 1st in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 2-4
Lost division finals

Division Tiebreaker - Lost to St. Louis Hawks 1-0

Division Semifinals - Defeated Fort Wayne Pistons 2-0

Division Finals - Lost to St. Louis Hawks 3-0

Coach: John Kundla (34-38)

1956-57 Statistics
1956-57 Game-by-Game Results

The Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1956-57 season with a record of 34 wins and 38 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 2-4. John Kundla coached the team. The 1956-57 Minneapolis Lakers lost in the division finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Walter DukesCJune 23, 19307'0"220Seton Hall
Dick GarmakerG-FOctober 29, 19326'3"200Minnesota
Lew HitchF-CJuly 16, 19296'8"200Kansas State
Ed KalafatC-FOctober 13, 19326'6"245Minnesota
Slick LeonardGJuly 17, 19326'3"185Indiana
Clyde LovelletteC-FSeptember 7, 19296'9"230Kansas
Chuck MencelGApril 21, 19335'11"168Minnesota
Vern MikkelsenF-COctober 21, 19286'7"225Hamline
Jim PaxsonF-GDecember 19, 19326'6"200Dayton
Dick SchnittkerFMay 27, 19286'5"200Ohio State
Whitey SkoogGNovember 2, 19265'11"180Minnesota
Bob WilliamsFMay 12, 19316'6"220Florida A&M