Bargain Day for Lakers

April 08, 1969

Willie McCarter of Drake, Rick Robertson of Cincinnati and Dick Garrett of Southern Illinois were the Lakers’ selections in the annual NBA player draft’s first two rounds.

Roberson was the Lakers’ bonus pick. He was selected at the conclusion of the first round as the league indemnified Los Angles for its loss in the Rudy LaRusso transaction two years ago. LaRusso, Now with San Francisco but then with the Lakers was involved in a trade between Los Angeles, Baltimore and Detroit but he refused to report to Detroit.

Source: Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times