2015–16 Los Angeles Lakers season

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2015–16 Los Angeles Lakers season
Head coach Byron Scott
General manager Mitch Kupchak
Owner(s) Jerry Buss family trust
Arena Staples Center
Results
Record 17–65 (.207)
Place Division: 5th (Pacific)
Conference: 15th (Western)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television TWC SportsNet and TWC Deportes
Radio 710 ESPN
< 2014–15 2016–17 >

The 2015–16 Los Angeles Lakers season was the franchise's 68th season, its 67th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and its 56th in Los Angeles. The Lakers looked to rebound following its worst season in franchise history in 2014–15. Unfortunately, the Lakers would finish with a franchise-worst 17–65 record, which included a season-high, 10-game losing streak in January. Jordan Hill, Jeremy Lin, Wesley Johnson, Wayne Ellington, Carlos Boozer, Ronnie Price and Ed Davis all departed respectively. The Lakers drafted D'Angelo Russell, Larry Nance, Jr., and Anthony Brown in the 2015 NBA Draft. Afterwards, the Lakers traded for former Pacers' center Roy Hibbert and signed for the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Lou Williams, and forward Brandon Bass. Former Lakers forward, Metta World Peace, was brought back to the team as well after the Lakers amnestied him in 2013. This was Kobe Bryant's final season with the team and in the NBA after he announced his retirement.[1] Following the season, Byron Scott was fired as head coach and replaced by Luke Walton.

Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 2 D'Angelo Russell PG  United States Ohio State
1 27 Larry Nance, Jr. PF  United States Wyoming
2 34 Anthony Brown SF  United States Stanford

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Los Angeles Lakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 2 Bass, Brandon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1985–04–30 LSU
F/C 28 Black, Tarik 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1991–11–22 Kansas
G/F 3 Brown, Anthony 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 211 lb (96 kg) 1992–10–10 Stanford
G/F 24 Bryant, Kobe (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1978–08–23 Lower Merion HS (PA)
G 6 Clarkson, Jordan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1992–06–07 Missouri
C 17 Hibbert, Roy 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 1986–12–11 Georgetown
G 9 Huertas, Marcelo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1983–05–25 Coppell HS (TX)
F 4 Kelly, Ryan 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1991–04–09 Duke
F 7 Nance Jr., Larry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1993–01–01 Wyoming
F 30 Randle, Julius 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1994–11–29 Kentucky
G 1 Russell, D'Angelo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996–02–23 Ohio State
C 50 Sacre, Robert 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (122 kg) 1989–06–06 Gonzaga
G 23 Williams, Lou 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1986–10–27 South Gwinnett HS (GA)
F 37 World Peace, Metta 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1979–11–13 St. John's
G/F 0 Young, Nick 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1985–06–01 Southern California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2016–04–13

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
zGolden State Warriors 73 9 .890 0.0 39–2 34–7 15–1 82
xLos Angeles Clippers 53 29 .646 20.0 29–12 24–17 9–7 82
Sacramento Kings 33 49 .402 40.0 18–23 15–26 8–8 82
Phoenix Suns 23 59 .280 50.0 14–27 9–32 6–10 82
Los Angeles Lakers 17 65 .207 56.0 12–29 5–36 2–14 82


Conference[edit]

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zGolden State Warriors * 73 9 .890 82
2 ySan Antonio Spurs * 67 15 .817 6.0 82
3 yOklahoma City Thunder * 55 27 .671 18.0 82
4 xLos Angeles Clippers 53 29 .646 20.0 82
5 xPortland Trail Blazers 44 38 .537 29.0 82
6 xDallas Mavericks 42 40 .512 31.0 82
7 xMemphis Grizzlies 42 40 .512 31.0 82
8 xHouston Rockets 41 41 .500 32.0 82
9 Utah Jazz 40 42 .488 33.0 82
10 Sacramento Kings 33 49 .402 40.0 82
11 Denver Nuggets 33 49 .402 40.0 82
12 New Orleans Pelicans 30 52 .366 43.0 82
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 29 53 .354 44.0 82
14 Phoenix Suns 23 59 .280 50.0 82
15 Los Angeles Lakers 17 65 .207 56.0 82

Preseason[edit]

2015 pre-season game log
Total: 3–5 (Home: 3–5; Road: 0–0)
2015–16 season schedule

Regular season game log[edit]

2015–16 game log
Total: 17–65 (Home: 12–29; Road: 5–36)
2015–16 season schedule

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 9, 2015
To Los Angeles Lakers[2]
Roy Hibbert
To Indiana Pacers
2019 Second Round Draft Pick

Free agents[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Brandon Bass[3] Signed 2-year contract worth $6 million Boston Celtics
Lou Williams[4] Signed 3-year contract worth $21 million Toronto Raptors
Metta World Peace Signed 1-year deal Italy Pallacanestro Cantù

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason Left New Team
Ed Davis[5] Signed 3-year contract worth $20 million Portland Trail Blazers
Jeremy Lin[6] Signed 2-year contract worth $4.3 million Charlotte Hornets
Wesley Johnson[7] Signed 2-year contract worth $2.3 million Los Angeles Clippers
Wayne Ellington[8] Signed 2-year contract worth $3 million Brooklyn Nets
Jordan Hill[9] Signed 1-year contract worth $4 million Indiana Pacers
Ronnie Price[10] Signed 1-year contract worth $1.5 million Phoenix Suns
Carlos Boozer Free Agency China Guangdong Southern Tigers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curtis, Charles. "Kobe Bryant's last season with Los Angeles Lakers will be 2015–16, Mitch Kupchak says". NJ.com. Advance Digital. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Lakers Acquire Roy Hibbert". nba.com/pacers. July 8, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "Lakers Sign Brandon Bass". nba.com/lakers. July 8, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Lakers Sign Lou Williams". nba.com/lakers. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "Trail Blazers Sign Forward Ed Davis". nba.com/blazers. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Hornets Sign Free Agent Guard Jeremy Lin". nba.com/hornets. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "CLIPPERS RE-SIGN JORDAN AND SIGN JOHNSON". nba.com/clippers. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "BROOKLYN NETS SIGN WAYNE ELLINGTON". nba.com/nets. July 10, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  9. ^ "Pacers Sign Free Agent Jordan Hill". nba.com/pacers. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  10. ^ "Suns Sign Teletovic, Weems, Price". nba.com/pacers. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.

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