2015–16 Miami Heat season

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2015–16 Miami Heat season
Division champions
Head coach Erik Spoelstra
General manager Pat Riley
Owner(s) Micky Arison
Arena American Airlines Arena
Results
Record 48–34 (.585)
Place Division: 1st (Southeast)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish Conference Semifinals
(Lost to Raptors 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Sun
Radio 790 AM, "The Ticket"
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The 2015–16 Miami Heat season was the 28th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1]

During the season, the Heat dealt fan favorites and recent champions Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen to the Memphis Grizzlies and picked up seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson after Johnson and the Brooklyn Nets agreed to a buyout-waiver near the end of the regular season. They also shot a franchise-high FG% of 67.5% in a game versus the Chicago Bulls on March 1. Center Hassan Whiteside would also lead the NBA in blocks this season. The Heat ended the year as the 3rd seed in the east and as the Southeast Division champions for the 12th time in franchise history, with both the overall playoff spot and division title coming after a disappointing, lottery-bound 2014–15 season in the aftermath of LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent, thus defeating the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the playoffs. The Heat finished their 2015–16 run in a Game 7 (89-116) loss against the Toronto Raptors in the conference semifinals.

After 13 years, it marked the end of the Dwyane Wade era as he signed with his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls, in the offseason. Wade would eventually return to Miami during the 2017-18 season, two years later. He also played briefly for the Cleveland Cavaliers, reuniting with former teammate LeBron James prior to his 2nd stint in Miami.

This season was also Chris Bosh’s last as a Heat and in the NBA as of 2018. Bosh has not played since February 2016 due to suffering from potentially-life threatening blood clots. On July 4, 2017, the Heat waived Bosh and announced they might retire his No. 1 jersey.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
1 10 Justise Winslow SF  United States Duke
2 40 Josh Richardson SG  United States Tennessee

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Miami Heat roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 1 Bosh, Chris Injured (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1984–03–24 Georgia Tech
F 9 Deng, Luol 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1985–04–16 Duke
G 7 Dragić, Goran 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1986–05–06 Slovenia
G/F 14 Green, Gerald 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1986–01–26 Gulf Shores Academy (TX)
F 40 Haslem, Udonis (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1980–06–09 Florida
G/F 2 Johnson, Joe 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1981–06–29 Arkansas
G 8 Johnson, Tyler 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1992–05–07 Fresno State
F 4 McRoberts, Josh 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1987–02–28 Duke
G 0 Richardson, Josh 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993–09–15 Tennessee
C 5 Stoudemire, Amar'e 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1982–11–16 Cypress Creek HS (FL)
G 3 Wade, Dwyane (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1982–01–17 Marquette
G 12 Weber, Brianté 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 1992-12-23 Virginia Commonwealth
C 21 Whiteside, Hassan 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1989–06–13 Marshall
F 20 Winslow, Justise 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1996–03–26 Duke
F 11 Wright, Dorell 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1985–12–02 South Kent HS (CT)
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: 2016–04–12

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yMiami Heat 48 34 .585 0.0 28–13 20–21 10–6 82
xAtlanta Hawks 48 34 .585 0.0 27–14 21–20 8–8 82
xCharlotte Hornets 48 34 .585 0.0 30–11 18–23 8–8 82
Washington Wizards 41 41 .500 7.0 22–19 19–22 10–6 82
Orlando Magic 35 47 .427 13.0 23–18 12–29 4–12 82


Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cCleveland Cavaliers * 57 25 .695 82
2 yToronto Raptors * 56 26 .683 1.0 82
3 yMiami Heat * 48 34 .585 9.0 82
4 xAtlanta Hawks 48 34 .585 9.0 82
5 xBoston Celtics 48 34 .585 9.0 82
6 xCharlotte Hornets 48 34 .585 9.0 82
7 xIndiana Pacers 45 37 .549 12.0 82
8 xDetroit Pistons 44 38 .537 13.0 82
9 Chicago Bulls 42 40 .512 15.0 82
10 Washington Wizards 41 41 .500 16.0 82
11 Orlando Magic 35 47 .427 22.0 82
12 Milwaukee Bucks 33 49 .402 24.0 82
13 New York Knicks 32 50 .390 25.0 82
14 Brooklyn Nets 21 61 .256 36.0 82
15 Philadelphia 76ers 10 72 .122 47.0 82

Preseason[edit]

2015 pre-season game log
Total: 4–4 (Home: 2–2; Road: 2–2)
2015–16 season schedule

Regular season game log[edit]

2015–16 game log
Total: 48–34 (Home: 28–13; Road: 20–21)
2015–16 season schedule

Stats[edit]

2015–16 Miami Heat Stats
Players GP GS MIN PPP RPG APG BPG PER
Dwyane Wade 25 25 29.80 18.5 4.5 3.8 0.52 21.1
Chris Bosh 26 26 32.70 17.5 8.1 2.2 0.92 21.6
Hassan Whiteside 26 26 28.20 12.7 10.7 0.2 4.00 24.8
Goran Dragic 26 26 31.40 11.3 3.3 5.3 0.31 13.2
Luol Deng 20 19 30.20 10.5 4.6 1.3 0.90 13.6
Tyler Johnson 20 7 20.90 9.1 2.3 1.8 0.70 18.1
Justise Winslow 26 0 27.50 6.0 4.9 1.3 0.69 6.8
Gerald Green 20 7 26.20 12.0 2.3 0.8 0.35 12.4
Amar'e Stoudemire 3 0 9.00 4.3 2.0 0.3 0.00 21.0
Josh Richardson 12 1 8.80 1.5 1.0 0.4 0.17 3.0
Josh McRoberts 20 0 15.60 3.3 3.0 1.8 0.15 9.8
Udonis Haslem 12 0 9.20 1.7 2.0 0.8 0.08 8.9
      • Stats did not include traded players
      • Stats Date December 21

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2016 playoff game log
Total: 7–7 (Home: 5–2; Road: 2–5)
2016 playoff schedule

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 27, 2015
To Miami Heat[2]
Conditional Future Second Round Draft Pick
To Boston Celtics
Zoran Dragić
Future Second Round Draft Pick
July 27, 2015
To Miami Heat[3]
Conditional 2016 Second Round Draft Pick
To Orlando Magic
Shabazz Napier
Nov 10, 2015
To Miami Heat[4]
Beno Udrih
Jarnell Stokes
To Memphis Grizzlies
Mario Chalmers
James Ennis
Feb 16 & 18, 2016
To Miami Heat[5]
Brian Roberts.
To Memphis Grizzlies[6]
Chris Andersen.

Free agents[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Goran Dragić[7] Signed 5-year contract worth $90 million Miami Heat
Dwyane Wade[8] Signed 1-year contract worth $20 million Miami Heat

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Amar'e Stoudemire[9] Signed 1-year contract worth $1.5 million Dallas Mavericks
Gerald Green[10] Signed 1-year contract worth $1 million Phoenix Suns
Joe Johnson[11] Claimed off waivers Brooklyn Nets

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason Left New Team
Henry Walker[12] Waived Cedevita Zagreb
Beno Udrih[13] Waived Free Agent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HEAT Announce 2015-16 Preseason Home Schedule". Miami Heat. National Basketball Association. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Boston Celtics Complete Trade with Miami Heat". nba.com/celtics. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "Orlando Magic Acquire Guard Shabazz Napier From Heat". nba.com/magic. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Heat send Chalmers to Grizzlies in multi-player deal". nba.com/grizzlies. November 10, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  5. ^ "HEAT acquire Brian Roberts". February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "HEAT trade Chris Andersen". February 18, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "HEAT Re-Signs Goran Dragic". nba.com/heat. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "HEAT Re-Signs Dwyane Wade". nba.com/heat. July 10, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  9. ^ "HEAT Signs Amar'e Stoudemire". nba.com/heat. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  10. ^ "HEAT Signs Gerald Green". nba.com/heat. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  11. ^ "HEAT Signs Joe Johson". February 27, 2016. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  12. ^ "HEAT Waive Henry Walker". nba.com/heat. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  13. ^ "HEAT Waive Beno Udrih". February 29, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.