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Minneapolis Lakers

1956-57 Minneapolis Lakers Statistics

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 Minneapolis Lakers Roster
1956-57 Minneapolis Lakers 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.


Player Totals:

ShootingRebounds
PlayerPosGPGSMinFGAFGM3PA3PMFTAFTMOffDefTotAstStlBlkTOPFPts
Clyde LovelletteC-F6924921348574399286009321390002511434
Dick GarmakerG-F7224061015406435365003361900001991177
Vern MikkelsenF-C72219885432242434200630121000312986
Slick LeonardG72194386730324118600220169000140792
Walter DukesC7118666262283832640079454000273720
Chuck MencelG7218486882432401790023720100095665
Ed KalafatC-F65161750717829819700425105000243553
Jim PaxsonF-G7112744851382361700026686000163446
Dick SchnittkerF709973511131931600018552000144386
Whitey SkoogG2365622078474400727600065200
Lew HitchF-C30531138525137001161200055141
Bob WilliamsF4204132005000024
Totals691017848710326360029502232004218120500019427504

Player Averages Per Game:

ShootingRebounds
PlayerPosGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%OffDefTotAstStlBlkTOPFPts
Clyde LovelletteC-F6936.1.426.000.7170.00.013.52.00.00.00.03.620.8
Dick GarmakerG-F7233.4.400.000.8390.00.04.72.60.00.00.02.816.3
Vern MikkelsenF-C7230.5.377.000.8070.00.08.81.70.00.00.04.313.7
Slick LeonardG7227.0.350.000.7720.00.03.12.30.00.00.01.911.0
Walter DukesC7126.3.364.000.6890.00.011.20.80.00.00.03.810.1
Chuck MencelG7225.7.353.000.7460.00.03.32.80.00.00.01.39.2
Whitey SkoogG2328.5.355.000.9360.00.03.13.30.00.00.02.88.7
Ed KalafatC-F6524.9.351.000.6610.00.06.51.60.00.00.03.78.5
Jim PaxsonF-G7117.9.285.000.7200.00.03.71.20.00.00.02.36.3
Dick SchnittkerF7014.2.322.000.8290.00.02.60.70.00.00.02.15.5
Lew HitchF-C3017.7.377.000.7260.00.03.90.40.00.00.01.84.7
Bob WilliamsF45.0.250.000.6670.00.01.30.00.00.00.00.51.0
Totals691025.8.371.000.7570.00.058.616.70.00.00.027.0104.2

Postseason - Player Totals:

ShootingRebounds
PlayerPosGPGSMinFGAFGM3PA3PMFTAFTMOffDefTotAstStlBlkTOPFPts
Clyde LovelletteC-F518111851261900471100021121
Slick LeonardG520410042262300303800015107
Vern MikkelsenF-C5162833334220043170002988
Walter DukesC517757242720007450002668
Dick GarmakerG-F5187691932270035170001965
Ed KalafatC-F510436213121002490002063
Dick SchnittkerF583216171500128000627
Jim PaxsonF-G55427914700143000425
Chuck MencelG5983699700136000725
Totals45012505472140021616100292114000147589

Postseason - Player Averages Per Game:

ShootingRebounds
PlayerPosGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%OffDefTotAstStlBlkTOPFPts
Clyde LovelletteC-F536.2.432.000.7310.00.09.42.20.00.00.04.224.2
Slick LeonardG540.8.420.000.8850.00.06.07.60.00.00.03.021.4
Vern MikkelsenF-C532.4.398.000.6470.00.08.63.40.00.00.05.817.6
Walter DukesC535.4.421.000.7410.00.014.81.00.00.00.05.213.6
Dick GarmakerG-F537.4.275.000.8440.00.07.03.40.00.00.03.813.0
Ed KalafatC-F520.8.583.000.6770.00.04.81.80.00.00.04.012.6
Dick SchnittkerF516.6.286.000.8820.00.02.41.60.00.00.01.25.4
Jim PaxsonF-G510.8.333.000.5000.00.02.80.60.00.00.00.85.0
Chuck MencelG519.6.250.000.7780.00.02.61.20.00.00.01.45.0
Totals45027.8.391.000.7450.00.048.719.00.00.00.024.598.2