1995–96 Washington Bullets season

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1995–96 Washington Bullets season
Rasheed Wallace's rookie season
Head coach Jim Lynam
Arena US Airways Arena
Results
Record 39–43 (.476)
Place Division: 4th (Atlantic)
Conference: 10th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1995-96 NBA season was the Bullets' 35th season in the NBA.[1] In his second season, Juwan Howard emerged as a star on the court an in the community averaging 22.1 points per game while being selected to the 1996 NBA All-Star Game. However, his teammate Chris Webber would be limited to 15 games following the lingering effect to his injured shoulder. The Bullets finished fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 39–43 record, which was an impressive 18-game improvement over their previous season. However, they missed the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.

7'7" center Gheorghe Muresan was named Most Improved Player of The Year, and top draft pick Rasheed Wallace made the All-Rookie Second Team. Following the season, Wallace was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, Robert Pack was dealt to the New Jersey Nets, Mark Price signed as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors, and Jim McIlvaine signed with the Seattle SuperSonics.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1995 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 4 Rasheed Wallace Forward  United States North Carolina
2 32 Terrence Rencher Guard  United States Texas

Roster[edit]

Washington Bullets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SG 32 United States Butler, Mitchell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) UCLA
SG 40 United States Cheaney, Calbert 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Indiana
SG 21 United States Eackles, Ledell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) New Orleans
SF 5 United States Howard, Juwan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Michigan
SG 23 United States Legler, Tim 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) La Salle
C 42 United States Lewis, Cedric 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Maryland
PF 55 United States McCann, Bob 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Morehead State
C 22 United States McIlvaine, Jim 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Marquette
C 77 Romania Mureșan, Gheorghe 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) 303 lb (137 kg) Romania
PG 14 United States Pack, Robert Injured 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Southern California
PG 20 United States Price, Brent 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Oklahoma
PG 15 United States Price, Mark Injured 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Georgia Tech
PF 34 United States Thornton, Bob 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UC Irvine
PF 30 United States Wallace, Rasheed 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) North Carolina
PF 4 United States Webber, Chris Injured 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Michigan
PG 12 United States Whitney, Chris 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Clemson
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Orlando Magic 60 22 .732 37–4 23–18 21–3
x-New York Knicks 47 35 .573 13 26–15 21–20 16–8
x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 18 26–15 16–25 13–12
Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 21 25–16 14–27 10–14
Boston Celtics 33 49 .402 27 18–23 15–26 12–12
New Jersey Nets 30 52 .366 30 20–21 10–31 8–17
Philadelphia 76ers 18 64 .220 42 11–30 7–34 5–19
Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 72 10 .878
2 y-Orlando Magic 60 22 .732 12
3 x-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 20
4 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 47 35 .573 25
5 x-New York Knicks 47 35 .573 25
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 26
7 x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 26
8 x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 30
9 Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 31
10 Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 33
11 Boston Celtics 33 49 .402 39
12 New Jersey Nets 30 52 .366 42
13 Milwaukee Bucks 25 57 .305 47
14 Toronto Raptors 21 61 .256 51
15 Philadelphia 76ers 18 64 .220 54
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Season[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]