|2015–16 Atlanta Hawks season|
|Head coach||Mike Budenholzer|
|Place||Division: 2nd (Southeast)|
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
|Playoff finish||Conference Semifinals|
(Lost to Cavaliers 0–4)
|Television||Fox Sports South|
|Radio||92.9 FM "The Game"|
The 2015–16 Atlanta Hawks season was the 66th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the 48th in Atlanta.
The 2015–16 NBA season was the 70th season of the National Basketball Association. The regular season began on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls, with their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 2016 NBA All-Star Game was played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on February 14, 2016. The regular season ended on April 13, 2016. The playoffs started on April 16, 2016 and ended with the 2016 NBA Finals on June 19, 2016, with the Cleveland Cavaliers becoming NBA Champions for the first time in franchise history after defeating the Golden State Warriors in seven games.
The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The team plays its home games at State Farm Arena.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
In the off-season, the Hawks introduced a new logo and uniforms for the season.
In the regular season, the Hawks came 12 games short of tying their franchise-best 60–22 record from their previous season. They defeated the Boston Celtics in the opening round, but were swept in four games by the LeBron James-led and eventual NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the Semifinals, who had also swept them in last season's Eastern Conference Finals as well as the 2009 Eastern Conference Semi Finals.
LeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is often considered the best basketball player in the world and regarded by some as the greatest player of all time. His accomplishments include three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. James has appeared in fifteen NBA All-Star Games and been named NBA All-Star MVP three times. He won the 2008 NBA scoring title, is the all-time NBA playoffs scoring leader, and is fourth in all-time career points scored. He has been voted onto the All-NBA First Team twelve times and the All-Defensive First Team five times.
Also, this season was the end of the Al Horford era in Atlanta, as he joined the Celtics during the following offseason.
The 2015 NBA draft was held on June 25, 2015, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It was televised nationally in the U.S. by ESPN. National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The draft lottery took place on May 19, 2015.
Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The arena is part of a $4.9 billion future business and residential complex now known as Pacific Park. The site is at Atlantic Avenue, next to the renamed Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center subway station on the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R and W routes, as well as directly above the LIRR's Atlantic Terminal.
Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo is a Congolese American retired professional basketball player. Mutombo played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Outside basketball, he has become well known for his humanitarian work.
|1||15||Kelly Oubre Jr.||SF||Kansas|
|2015–16 Atlanta Hawks roster|
Kenneth Neil Atkinson is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously served as the Director of Player Development for the Houston Rockets in 2007–08. Born in Huntington, New York, Atkinson played college basketball for University of Richmond, where he led the Spiders to a Sweet Sixteen berth in 1988.
Darvin Ham is an American retired professional basketball player and is currently working as the top assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played eight seasons in the NBA from 1996 to 2005 and later for the Philippine Basketball Association and NBA Development League until 2008.
Charles Lee, is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. A 6'3" guard from Bucknell University, he has spent most of his professional career in Israel and Europe. Charles (Chuckles) is married to his college sweetheart Lindsey Lee. She also played basketball at Bucknell.
|2015 pre-season game log|
Total: 4–3 (Home: 1–2; Road: 3–1)
Pre-season: 4–3 (Home: 1–2; Road: 3–1)
|2015–16 season schedule|
|y – Miami Heat||48||34||.585||0.0||28–13||20–21||10–6||82|
|x – Atlanta Hawks||48||34||.585||0.0||27–14||21–20||8–8||82|
|x – Charlotte Hornets||48||34||.585||0.0||30–11||18–23||8–8||82|
|1||c – Cleveland Cavaliers *||57||25||.695||–||82|
|2||y – Toronto Raptors *||56||26||.683||1.0||82|
|3||y – Miami Heat *||48||34||.585||9.0||82|
|4||x – Atlanta Hawks||48||34||.585||9.0||82|
|5||x – Boston Celtics||48||34||.585||9.0||82|
|6||x – Charlotte Hornets||48||34||.585||9.0||82|
|7||x – Indiana Pacers||45||37||.549||12.0||82|
|8||x – Detroit Pistons||44||38||.537||13.0||82|
|13||New York Knicks||32||50||.390||25.0||82|
|2015–16 game log|
Total: 48–34 (Home: 27–14; Road: 21–20)
October: 2–1 (Home: 1–1; Road: 1–0)
November : 10–7 (Home: 6–2; Road: 4–5)
December : 9–5 (Home: 5–3; Road: 4–2)
January : 6–9 (Home: 3–2; Road: 3–7)
February : 6–5 (Home: 4–4; Road: 2–1)
March : 12–4 (Home: 5–1; Road: 7–3)
April : 3–3 (Home: 3–1; Road: 0–2)
|2015–16 season schedule|
|2016 playoff game log|
Total: 4–6 (Home: 3–2; Road: 1–4)
First Round: 4–2 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–2)
Conference Semifinals: 0–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–2)
|2016 playoff schedule|
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game|
|Tim Hardaway Jr.||51||1||16.9||.430||.338||.890||1.7||1.0||.4||.1||6.4|
|Kirk Hinrich *||11||0||6.9||.182||.167||.000||1.1||1.3||.2||.1||.5|
|Justin Holiday *||26||1||10.1||.329||.222||.504||1.0||.4||.5||.2||2.4|
|Kris Humphries *||21||0||14.0||.465||.258||.710||3.4||.6||.5||.3||6.4|
|Shelvin Mack *||24||0||7.5||.421||.148||.750||.9||1.6||.3||.0||3.9|
Via free agency
Via free agency
Pero Antić is a Macedonian basketball executive and former professional player. He curently serves as a president of the Basketball Federation of Macedonia.
DeMarre LaEdrick Carroll is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Carroll was selected 27th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA draft and has also played for the Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, and Toronto Raptors. Carroll formerly played for the University of Missouri and Vanderbilt University. He is the nephew of former Missouri and former Arkansas men's basketball coach Mike Anderson.
John Logan Jenkins III is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jenkins was a two-time TSSAA Class AA Mr. Basketball selection, and was the Gatorade Tennessee High School Player of the Year in 2008–09. He played college basketball at Vanderbilt.
|June 25, 2015||To Atlanta Hawks |
Tim Hardaway Jr. (from New York)
Two future second-round picks (from Washington)
|To New York Knicks |
Draft rights to Jerian Grant (from Washington)
|To Washington Wizards |
Draft rights to Kelly Oubre, Jr. (from Atlanta)
|July 9, 2015||To Atlanta Hawks |
|To San Antonio Spurs |
Rights to Georgios Printezis
Future second-round pick
|February 18, 2015||To Atlanta Hawks |
Kirk Hinrich (from Chicago)
|To Chicago Bulls |
Justin Holiday (from Atlanta)
2018 second-round pick (from Utah)
|To Utah Jazz |
Shelvin Mack (from Atlanta)
|Paul Millsap||Signed 3-year contract worth $59 Million||Atlanta Hawks|
|Walter Tavares||Signed 3-year contract worth $3 Million|
|Justin Holiday||Signed 2-year worth $2 Million||Golden State Warriors|
|Lamar Patterson||Signed 1-year contract worth $1.5 million|
|Terran Petteway *||Signed 2-year contract worth $1.4 million||Nebraska|
|Jason Richardson *||Signed 1-year contract worth $1.5 million||Philadelphia 76ers|
|DeQuan Jones *||Training Camp|
|Édgar Sosa *||Training Camp|
|Earl Barron *||Training Camp||Phoenix Suns|
|Arsalan Kazemi *||Training Camp|
|Kris Humphries||Signed 1-year contract worth $388 thousand||Phoenix Suns|
|Player||Reason left||New team|
|Pero Antić||Signed a 2-year contract|
|DeMarre Carroll||Signed 4-year contract worth $58 million||Toronto Raptors|
|Austin Daye||Waived||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|John Jenkins||Signed 3-year contract worth $3.2 million||Dallas Mavericks|
|Elton Brand||Retired / Unretired||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Jason Richardson||Retired due to injuries||N/A|
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Paul Millsap is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A power forward from Louisiana Tech University, Millsap was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round of the 2006 NBA draft and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. He played in Utah until 2013, when he became a member of the Hawks. He is a four-time NBA All-Star.
The 2007–08 Boston Celtics season was the 62nd season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). This marked the season powered by the acquisitions of perennial All-Stars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in the offseason, the Celtics finished with a record of 66–16 and posted the best single-season turnaround in NBA history. They finished first in both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference, and achieved the league's best record. The 66 wins were also the third-most in franchise history, behind the 1972–73 Celtics’ 68 wins and the famous 1985–86 Celtics’ 67 wins including 40 at home. Kevin Garnett was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year, while Danny Ainge, who executed "the most dramatic NBA turnaround ever", was named NBA Executive of the Year. The Celtics also sold out all 41 regular-season home games.
The 2007–08 Denver Nuggets season was the 41st season of the franchise, 32nd in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The season saw Allen Iverson play his only full season as a Nugget until he was traded to Detroit midway through the next year. Despite winning 50 games, the Nuggets entered the playoffs as the number 8 seed in the Western Conference. They failed to make it out of the first round once again as they were swept by the eventual Western Conference Champion Los Angeles Lakers, led by league MVP Kobe Bryant, in four straight games.
The 2008–09 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 39th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They finished the regular season with 66 wins and 16 losses, easily surpassing the previous franchise best of 57–25 from the 1988–89 and 1991–92 seasons.
The 2013–14 Indiana Pacers season was Indiana's 47th season as a franchise and 38th season in the NBA. The Pacers marked their best start in franchise history, 16–1.
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Damion Lee is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the three years with Drexel and transferred to Louisville for his final year of eligibility.
The 2015–16 Dallas Mavericks season was the 36th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Mavericks finished second in the Southwest division and sixth in the Western conference with a 42–40 record. The Mavs' season ended with a 1–4 first round playoff series loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The 2015–16 Boston Celtics season was the 70th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Celtics finished the year at 48–34, their best record since their 2011–12 season and their first winning season since 2013.
The 2015–16 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 46th season of the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA championship, which was the first NBA championship in franchise history.
The 2015–16 San Antonio Spurs season was the 49th season of the franchise, 40th in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 43rd in the San Antonio area.
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The 2016–17 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 47th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). For the first time in franchise history, the Cavaliers entered the season as the defending NBA champions, having defeated the Golden State Warriors in seven games in the NBA Finals where they came back from a 3–1 deficit, becoming the first team in NBA Finals history to do so. The Cavaliers also broke the record of most made three-pointers in a regular season game with 25 against the Atlanta Hawks.
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