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The 2015–16 Boston Celtics season was the 70th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Celtics finished the year at 48–34, their best record since their 2011–12 season and their first winning season since 2013.

2015–16 Boston Celtics season
Head coachBrad Stevens
General managerDanny Ainge
Owner(s)Boston Basketball Partners
ArenaTD Garden
Results
Record48–34 (.585)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Hawks 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionComcast SportsNet New England
RadioWBZ-FM
< 2014–15 2016–17 >

For the first time in his career, Isaiah Thomas was voted to play in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. For the second straight season under Brad Stevens, the Celtics qualified for the playoffs, this time as the number 5 seed. However, the Celtics once again did not make it out of the first round as they were stopped by the Atlanta Hawks in six games.

Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/School
1 16 Terry Rozier PG   United States Louisville
1 28 R. J. Hunter SG   United States Georgia State
2 33 Jordan Mickey PF   United States LSU
2 45 Marcus Thornton PG   United States William & Mary

Game logEdit

Preseason game logEdit

2015–16 game log
Total: 6–1 (Home: 3–0; Road: 3–1)
2015–16 season schedule

StandingEdit

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

Regular season game logEdit

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

RosterEdit

2015–16 Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 0 Bradley, Avery   6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1990–11–26 Texas
SF 99 Crowder, Jae 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1990–07–06 Marquette
SG 30 Holland, John 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1988–11–06 Boston University
SG 28 Hunter, R. J. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1993–10–24 Georgia State
PF 8 Jerebko, Jonas 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 231 lb (105 kg) 1987–03–02 Sweden
PF 90 Johnson, Amir 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1987–05–01 Westchester HS (CA)
PF 55 Mickey, Jordan 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1994–07–09 LSU
C 41 Olynyk, Kelly 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 238 lb (108 kg) 1991–04–19 Gonzaga
PG 12 Rozier, Terry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1994–03–17 Louisville
PG 36 Smart, Marcus 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 227 lb (103 kg) 1994–03–06 Oklahoma State
PF 7 Sullinger, Jared 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1992–03–04 Ohio State
PG 4 Thomas, Isaiah 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1989–02–07 Washington
SF 11 Turner, Evan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1988–10–27 Ohio State
SG 13 Young, James 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1995–08–16 Kentucky
C 44 Zeller, Tyler 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 253 lb (115 kg) 1990–01–17 North Carolina
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

Roster
Last transaction: 2016–04–11

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

2016 playoff game log
Total: 2–4 (Home: 2–1; Road: 0–3)
2016 playoff schedule

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 14, 2015
To Boston Celtics[2]
Perry Jones
To Oklahoma City Thunder
2018 Second Round Draft Pick
July 27, 2015
To Boston Celtics[3]
Zoran Dragić
Future Second Round Draft Pick
To Miami Heat
Conditional Future Second Round Draft Pick
July 27, 2015
To Boston Celtics[4]
David Lee
To Golden State Warriors
Gerald Wallace
Chris Babb

Free agentsEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed Former team
Jonas Jerebko[5] Signed 2-year contract worth $10 million Boston Celtics
Jae Crowder[6] Signed 5-year contract worth $35 million Boston Celtics

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Amir Johnson[7] Signed 2-year contract worth $24 million Toronto Raptors

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason Current team
Phil Pressey[8] Waived Phoenix Suns
Zoran Dragić[9] Waived Khimki
David Lee[10] Waived Dallas Mavericks

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Season Ticket Membership". Boston Celtics. National Basketball Association. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Boston Celtics Complete Trade with Oklahoma City Thunder". nba.com/celtics. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "Boston Celtics Complete Trade with Miami Heat". nba.com/celtics. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Boston Celtics Acquire David Lee". nba.com/celtics. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Boston Celtics Resign Jonas Jerebko". nba.com/celtics. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Boston Celtics Re-Sign Jae Crowder". nba.com/celtics. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  7. ^ "Boston Celtics Sign Amir Johnson". nba.com/celtics. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "Celtics Waive Phil Pressey". nba.com/celtics. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "Celtics Waive Zoran Dragic". nba.com/celtics. August 10, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  10. ^ "Mavericks sign free agent David Lee". mavs.com. February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.