|1948–49 BAA season|
|League||Basketball Association of America|
|Top scorer||George Mikan (Minneapolis)|
|Eastern champions||Washington Capitols|
|Eastern runners-up||New York Knicks|
|Western champions||Minneapolis Lakers|
|Western runners-up||Rochester Royals|
|Finals champions||Minneapolis Lakers|
The 1948–49 BAA season was the third season of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), the league that would eventually become the National Basketball Association (NBA). The season ended with the Minneapolis Lakers winning the BAA Championship, beating the Washington Capitols 4 games to 2 in the BAA Finals.
Four National Basketball League teams (Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and Rochester) joined the BAA for the 1948-49 season.
|New York Knicks||32||28||.533||6|
|St. Louis Bombers||29||31||.483||16|
|Fort Wayne Pistons||22||38||.367||23|
|Points||George Mikan||Minneapolis Lakers||1,698|
|Assists||Bob Davies||Rochester Royals||321|
|FG%||Arnie Risen||Rochester Royals||42.3|
|FT%||Bob Feerick||Washington Capitols||85.9|
Note: Prior to the 1969-70 season, league leaders in points and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.
- All-BAA First Team:
Note: All information on this page were obtained on the History section on NBA.com