1968-69 NBA season Finals, awards and best players

NBA Finals 1969

NBA Champion: Boston Celtics

NBA Finals:  Los Angeles Lakers (W)  3  Boston Celtics (E)  4

NBA Finals MVP: Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers)

Main players: Bill Russell, John Havlicek, Bailey Howell (Boston Celtics), Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor (Los Angeles Lakers).

Best players for the 1968-69 season

Regular Season MVP: Wes Unseld (Baltimore Bullets).

All-NBA first team: Earl Monroe (Baltimore Bullets), Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals), Elgin Baylor (Los Angeles Lakers), Billy Cunningham (Philadelphia 76ers), Wes Unseld (Baltimore Bullets).

All-NBA second team: Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers), Hal Greer (Philadelphia 76ers), John Havlicek (Boston Celtics), Dave DeBusschere (New York Knicks), Willis Reed (New York Knicks).

SEASON STATS LEADERS

CategoryPlayerPos.TeamValue
PointsElvin HayesC/PFSan Diego Rockets28.4
ReboundsWilt ChamberlainCLos Angeles Lakers21.1
AssistsOscar RobertsonPGCincinnati Royals9.8
EfficiencyJerry WestPG/SGLos Angeles Lakers22.3

PLAYERS WITH THE BEST STATS IN THE 1968-69 REGULAR SEASON

PLAYERGPMPFG(%)3P(%)FT(%)RBASSTTOBKPTS
Wilt Chamberlain810.67.91/13.5758.3--/----4.72/10.5844.60.30.1------0.3
Jerry Lucas740.67.50/13.6155.1--/----3.34/4.4275.60.20.1------0.2
Oscar Robertson790.68.30/17.1048.5--/----8.14/9.7183.80.10.1------0.3
Nate Thurmond710.68.04/19.6341.0--/----5.38/8.7561.50.30.1------0.3
Elvin Hayes820.511.34/25.3944.7--/----5.70/9.1062.60.20.0------0.3
Willis Reed820.58.59/16.4852.1--/----3.96/5.3074.70.20.0------0.3
Elgin Baylor760.59.61/21.4744.8--/----5.54/7.4674.30.10.1------0.3
Bill Russell770.63.62/8.3843.2--/----2.65/5.0452.60.30.1------0.1
Wes Unseld820.45.21/10.9447.6--/----3.38/5.5960.50.20.0------0.2
Billy Cunningham820.59.01/21.1742.6--/----6.78/9.2073.70.20.0------0.3

Best defensive players for the 1968-69 season

All-Defensive first team: Walt Frazier (New York Knicks), Jerry Sloan (Chicago Bulls), Dave DeBusschere (New York Knicks), Nate Thurmond (San Francisco Warriors), Bill Russell (Boston Celtics).

All-Defensive second team: Jerry West (Los Angeles Lakers), John Havlicek (Boston Celtics), Satch Sanders (Boston Celtics), Rudy LaRusso (San Francisco Warriors), Bill Bridges (Atlanta Hawks).

Players of the Month and Players of the Week for the 1968-69 season

Rookie of the Year: Wes Unseld (Baltimore Bullets).

All-Rookies first team: Art Harris (Seattle SuperSonics), Bill Hewitt (Los Angeles Lakers), Gary Gregor (Phoenix Suns), Elvin Hayes (San Diego Rockets), Wes Unseld (Baltimore Bullets).

1969 NBA All-Star Game players

WESTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Lenny WilkensPGSeattle SuperSonics
Gail GoodrichPG/SGPhoenix Suns
Jerry West*PG/SGLos Angeles Lakers
Dave BingSGDetroit Pistons
Jerry SloanSG/SFChicago Bulls
Jeff MullinsSG/SFSan Francisco Warriors
Dick Van ArsdaleSG/SFPhoenix Suns
Jon McGlocklinSG/SFMilwaukee Bucks
Don KojisSFSan Diego Rockets
Elgin BaylorSFLos Angeles Lakers
Rudy LaRussoPF/CSan Francisco Warriors
Elvin HayesC/PFSan Diego Rockets
Wilt ChamberlainCLos Angeles Lakers

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PlayerPos.Team
Earl MonroePGBaltimore Bullets
Oscar RobertsonPGCincinnati Royals
Lou HudsonSG/SFAtlanta Hawks
Hal GreerSG/SFPhiladelphia 76ers
Joe CaldwellSF/SGAtlanta Hawks
John HavlicekSF/SGBoston Celtics
Gus JohnsonSFBaltimore Bullets
Billy CunninghamPF/CPhiladelphia 76ers
Jerry LucasPF/CCincinnati Royals
Wes UnseldC/PFBaltimore Bullets
Willis ReedC/PFNew York Knicks
Bill RussellCBoston Celtics

* Player was selected but he could not play the game

All-Star Game MVP: Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals).