2015–16 Toronto Raptors season

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2015–16 Toronto Raptors season
Division champions
Head coach Dwane Casey
General manager Masai Ujiri
Owner(s) Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Arena Air Canada Centre
Results
Record 56–26 (.683)
Place Division: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Finals
(Lost to Cavaliers 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television TSN, Sportsnet
< 2014–15 2016–17 >

The 2015–16 Toronto Raptors season was the 21st season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] This season marked the Raptors' first 50-win season since their inception in the league, a franchise-best, besting their record (49–33) last season.[2] On May 1, 2016 the Raptors defeated the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 of the first round of the NBA playoffs. This was the second playoff victory in Raptors franchise history, and the first in a seven-game series. In the semifinals, the Raptors survived the third-seeded Miami Heat in a tough seven-game series, marking the first time the team advanced into the Eastern Conference Finals. However, they fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the eventual NBA champions, in six games.

Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Club team
1 20 Delon Wright PG  United States Utah

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Toronto Raptors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 8 Biyombo, Bismack 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1992–08–28 DR Congo
F 20 Caboclo, Bruno 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1995–09–21 Brazil
F 5 Carroll, DeMarre 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1986–07–27 Missouri
G 10 Derozan, Demar (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1989–08–07 Southern California
F 3 Johnson, James 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1987–02–20 Wake Forest
G 6 Joseph, Cory 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1991–08–20 Texas
G 7 Lowry, Kyle (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1986–03–25 Villanova
C 92 Nogueira, Lucas 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1992–07–26 Brazil
F/C 54 Patterson, Patrick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1989–03–14 Kentucky
G 24 Powell, Norman 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1993–05–25 UCLA
G/F 31 Ross, Terrence 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1991–02–05 Washington
F 4 Scola, Luis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1980–04–30 Argentina
F/C 1 Thompson, Jason 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1986–07–21 Rider
C 17 Valančiūnas, Jonas 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1992–05–06 Lithuania
G 55 Wright, Delon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1992–04–26 Utah
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: 2016–04–02

All-Star Game[edit]

The Raptors were the hosts for the NBA All-Star game in 2016. Kyle Lowry was selected by fan voting to the starting back court for the game, and DeMar DeRozan was also chosen to play in the game as a bench player.

Standings[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2015 pre-season game log
Total: 5–2 (Home: 4–0; Road: 1–2)
2015–16 season schedule

Regular season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yToronto Raptors 56 26 .683 0.0 32–9 24–17 14–2 82
xBoston Celtics 48 34 .585 8.0 28–13 20–21 10–6 82
New York Knicks 32 50 .390 24.0 18–23 14–27 8–8 82
Brooklyn Nets 21 61 .256 35.0 14–27 7–34 6–10 82
Philadelphia 76ers 10 72 .122 46.0 7–34 3–38 2–14 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

Record vs opponents[edit]

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Atlantic Division Northwest Division
Team Home Away Team Home Away
Boston 115–109 105–91 113–103 79–91 Denver 105–106 93–112
Brooklyn 112–100 104–99 91–74 103–96 Minnesota 114–105 112–117
New York 109–111 103–93 122–95 93–89 Oklahoma City 100–119 103–98
Philadelphia 96–76 122–98 119–103 108–95 Portland 117–115 110–103
Utah 104–94 89–93
7–1 7–1 3–2 2–3
Division 14–2 Division 5–5
Central Division Pacific Division
Team Home Away Team Home Away
Chicago 113–115 107–109 97–104 106–116 Golden State 109–112 110–115
Cleveland 103–99 99–97 100–122 L.A. Clippers 112–94 91–80
Detroit 111–107 103–89 101–114 L.A. Lakers 102–93 102–91
Indiana 106–99 111–98 90–106 101–94* Phoenix 102–107 104–97
Milwaukee 106–87 90–83 111–90 107–89 Sacramento 94–104 101–107
7–2 4–5 2–3 3–2
Division 11–7 Division 5–5
Southeast Division Southwest Division
Team Home Away Team Home Away
Atlanta 104–96 105–97 96–86 87–95 Dallas 103–99 102–91
Charlotte 104–94 96–90 99–109* Houston 107–113 109–112
Miami 101–81 112–104* 76–96 108–94 Memphis 98–85 99–95
Orlando 105–100 87–92 106–103* New Orleans 100–81 115–91
Washington 94–91 106–89 84–82 97–88 San Antonio 97–94 95–102
9–0 5–4 4–1 3–2
Division 14–4 Division 7–3
Conference 39–13 (Home: 23–3; Away: 16–10) Conference 17–13 (Home: 9–6; Away: 8–7)
Overall 56–26 (Home: 32–9; Away: 24–17)

(* game decided in overtime)

Regular season[edit]

2015–16 game log
Total: 56–26 (Home: 32–9; Road: 24–17)
2015–16 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2016 playoff game log
Total: 10–10 (Home: 8–3; Road: 2–7)
2016 playoff schedule

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added

Via trade to Toronto

Players Lost

Via trade to Milwaukee[3]

Trades[edit]

June 25, 2015 To Toronto Raptors
2017 First Round Draft Pick
Norman Powell
To Milwaukee Bucks
Greivis Vásquez

Free agents[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
DeMarre Carroll[4] Signed 4-year contract worth $60 million Atlanta Hawks
Cory Joseph[5] Signed 4-year contract worth $30 million San Antonio Spurs
Luis Scola[6] Signed 1-year contract worth $2.9 million Indiana Pacers
Bismack Biyombo[7] Signed 1-year contract worth $5.7 million Charlotte Hornets
Ronald Roberts[8] Signed 2-year contract worth $1.4 million San Miguel Beermen
Michale Kyser[9] Signed 1-year contract worth $525K Louisiana Tech
Axel Toupane[10] Signed 1-year contract worth $525K Strasbourg IG
Anthony Bennett Signed 1-year deal worth $1.3 million Minnesota Timberwolves

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason Left New Team
Amir Johnson[11] Signed 2-year contract worth $24 million Boston Celtics
Louis Williams[12] Signed 3-year contract worth $21 million Los Angeles Lakers
Tyler Hansbrough[13] Signed 1-year contract worth $1.1 million Charlotte Hornets
Anthony Bennett Waived Brooklyn Nets

References[edit]

  1. ^ Koreen, Eric. "Toronto Raptors to bring back Dwane Casey as head coach: reports". National Post. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  2. ^ Smith, Doug. "Raptors beat Hawks for franchise-record 50th win". Toronto Star. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  3. ^ "Bucks to Trade Picks for Raptors' Greivis Vasquez". ESPN. June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "Raptors Sign DeMarre Carroll". nba.com/raptors. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "Raptors Sign Cory Joseph". nba.com/raptors. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Raptors Sign Luis Scola". nba.com/raptors. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "Raptors Sign Bismack Biyombo". nba.com/raptors. July 18, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  8. ^ "Raptors Sign Ronald Roberts". nba.com/raptors. July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  9. ^ "Raptors Sign Michale Kyser & Axel Toupane". nba.com/raptors. July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  10. ^ "Raptors Sign Michale Kyser & Axel Toupane". nba.com/raptors. July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  11. ^ "Boston Celtics Sign Amir Johnson". nba.com/celtics. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  12. ^ "Lakers Sign Lou Williams". nba.com/lakers. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  13. ^ "Hornets Sign Free Agent Forward Tyler Hansbrough". nba.com/timberwolves. July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015.