1970-71 (#5) 81 8.4 4.1
1971-72 80 18.8 6.5
1972-73 81 18.9 5.5

Jim McMillian

Forward, #5


McMillian was drafted in the first round by the Lakers and was also a first-round pick of the New York Nets of the ABA. He signed with the Lakers and replaced Elgin Baylor at forward during the 1971-72 season, becoming a key member of a team that won 33 games in a row and the NBA title.

After the retirement of Wilt Chamberlain, the Lakers needed a center, so they traded McMillian to the Buffalo Braves after the 1972-73 season for Elmore Smith.

— Houston Mitchell
Feb. 12, 2011

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