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The 2015–16 Denver Nuggets season was the 40th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The season saw the team change their uniforms.

2015–16 Denver Nuggets season
Head coachMichael Malone
General managerTim Connelly
Owner(s)Ann Walton Kroenke
ArenaPepsi Center
Results
Record33–49 (.402)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Northwest)
Conference: 11th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club/Team
1 7 Emmanuel Mudiay PG   United States Guangdong Southern Tigers
2 57 Nikola Radičević PG   Serbia Baloncesto Sevilla

Pre-seasonEdit

2015 pre-season game log
Total: 4–3 (Home: 2–0; Road: 2–3)
2015–16 season schedule

Regular season game logEdit

2015–16 game log
Total: 33–49 (Home: 18–23; Road: 15–26)
2015–16 season schedule

Player statisticsEdit

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

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Darrell Arthur 70 16 21.7 .452 .385 .755 4.2 1.4 .8 .7 7.5
D.J. Augustina 28 0 23.5 .445 .411 .819 1.9 4.7 .9 .1 11.6
Will Barton 82 1 28.7 .432 .345 .806 5.8 2.5 .9 .5 14.4
Kenneth Faried 67 64 25.3 .558 .500 .613 8.7 1.2 .5 .9 12.5
Randy Foyea 54 7 19.8 .351 .296 .830 1.9 2.1 .5 .3 6.0
Danilo Gallinari 53 53 34.7 .410 .364 .868 5.3 2.5 .8 .4 19.5
Erick Greena 3 0 2.3 .000 .000 .000 .3 .3 .00 .00 .00
Gary Harris 76 76 32.1 .469 .354 .820 2.9 1.9 1.3 .2 12.3
JJ Hicksona 20 9 15.3 .505 .000 .458 4.4 .8 .5 .6 6.9
Nikola Jokic 80 55 21.7 .512 .333 .811 7.0 2.4 1.0 .6 10.0
Sean Kilpatricka 8 0 10.3 .381 .235 .875 .8 .4 .3 .00 3.4
Joffrey Lauvergne 59 15 17.6 .513 .245 .899 4.9 .9 .2 .3 7.9
Mike Miller 47 2 7.9 .355 .365 .000 1.1 .9 .3 .1 1.3
Emmanuel Mudiay 68 66 30.4 .364 .319 .670 3.4 5.5 1.0 .5 12.8
Jameer Nelson 39 15 26.6 .368 .299 .857 2.9 4.9 .6 .1 7.7
Jusuf Nurkic 32 3 17.1 .417 .000 .616 5.5 1.3 .8 1.4 8.2
Kostas Papanikolaoua 26 6 11.3 .364 .313 .643 1.5 .6 .5 .2 2.6
JaKarr Sampsona 26 22 18.0 .470 .276 .720 2.3 .6 .5 .7 5.2
Axel Toupane 21 0 14.5 .357 .325 .765 1.5 .7 .3 .3 3.6

a Statistics with the Denver Nuggets.

StandingsEdit

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yOklahoma City Thunder 55 27 .671 0.0 32–9 23–18 13–3 82
xPortland Trail Blazers 44 38 .537 11.0 28–13 16–25 11–5 82
Utah Jazz 40 42 .488 15.0 24–17 16–25 8–8 82
Denver Nuggets 33 49 .402 22.0 18–23 15–26 4–12 82
Minnesota Timberwolves 29 53 .354 26.0 14–27 15–26 4–12 82


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

RosterEdit

2015–16 Denver Nuggets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 00 Arthur, Darrell 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1988–03–25 Kansas
G 12 Augustin, D. J. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 1987–11–10 Texas
G 5 Barton, Will 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1991–01–06 Memphis
F 21 Chandler, Wilson   6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1987–05–10 DePaul
F 35 Faried, Kenneth 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 1989–11–19 Morehead State
F 8 Gallinari, Danilo   6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1988–08–08 Italy
G 14 Harris, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994–09–14 Michigan State
C 15 Jokić, Nikola 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1995–02–19 Serbia
F/C 77 Lauvergne, Joffrey 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1991–09–30 France
G/F 3 Miller, Mike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1980–02–19 Florida
G 0 Mudiay, Emmanuel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996–03–05 Prime Prep Academy (TX)
G 1 Nelson, Jameer 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1982–02–09 Saint Joseph's
C 23 Nurkić, Jusuf 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 280 lb (127 kg) 1994–08–23 Bosnia and Herzegovina
F 9 Sampson, JaKarr 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 1993–03–20 St. John's
G/F 6 Toupane, Axel 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1992–07–23 France
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: 2016–03–25

Awards & HonorsEdit

  • Dikembe Mutombo would have his number 55 retired by the team around the start of the Denver Nuggets' season.

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 20, 2015[1] To Denver Nuggets
  Joey Dorsey
  Nick Johnson
  Kostas Papanikolaou
 /  Pablo Prigioni
Protected 1st-round pick in 2016 NBA draft
Cash considerations
To Houston Rockets
  Ty Lawson
2nd-round pick in 2017 NBA draft
February 18, 2016[2] To Denver Nuggets
  D. J. Augustin
  Steve Novak
Two 2nd–round picks in 2016 NBA draft
Cash consideration
To Oklahoma City Thunder
  Randy Foye

Free agentsEdit

SigningsEdit

Player Signed Contract Ref.
Wilson Chandler July 11, 2015 Multi–year extension
4 years, $46.5 million
[3]
Nikola Jokic July 12, 2015 4 years, $5.5 million [4]
Jameer Nelson July 12, 2015 3 years, $13.5 million [5]
Will Barton July 23, 2015 3 years, $10.98 million [5]
Emmanuel Mudiay July 27, 2015 Rookie Contract
4 years, $14.02 million
Team Option in 2017–18 & 2018–19
[6]
Danilo Gallinari August 2, 2015 Multi–year extension
3 years, $45.5 million
Player Option for 2017–18
[7]
Darrell Arthur August 7, 2015 2 years, $5.75 million
Player Option for 2016–17
[5]
Devin Sweetney September 15, 2015 1 year, $525,000
Non–guaranteed
[8]
Matt Janning September 15, 2015 1 year, $845,000
Non–guaranteed
[8]
Oleksiy Pecherov September 15, 2015 1 year, $981,000
Non–guaranteed
[8]
Mike Miller September 30, 2015 1 year, $1.5 million [9]
Kostas Papanikolaou November 5, 2015 2 years, $1.78 million
$350K guaranteed
[10]
Sean Kilpatrick January 12, 2016 10 days, $49,709 [11]
Sean Kilpatrick January 23, 2016 10 days, $49,709 [12]
JaKarr Sampson February 22, 2016 2 years, $1.27 million
2016–17 Non–guaranteed
[13]
Axel Toupane March 3, 2016 10 days, $30,888 [14]
Axel Toupane March 14, 2016 10 days, $30,888 [15]
Axel Toupane March 25, 2016 2 years, $939,500
2016–17 Non–guaranteed
[16]

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason left Date New team Ref.
Ian Clark Free Agency July 11, 2015 Golden State Warriors [17]
Jamaal Franklin Waived July 12, 2015   Guangdong Southern Tigers [18]
Pablo Prigioni Waived July 20, 2015 Los Angeles Clippers [1]
Joey Dorsey Waived August 18, 2015   Galatasaray [19]
Kostas Papanikolaou Waived September 25, 2015 Denver Nuggets [20]
Matt Janning Waived October 15, 2015   Hapoel Jerusalem B.C. [21]
Devin Sweetney Waived October 23, 2015   Halcones Rojos Veracruz [22]
Oleksiy Pecherov Waived October 23, 2015   Hekmeh BC [22]
Nick Johnson Waived October 24, 2015 Austin Spurs [22]
Erick Green Waived November 5, 2015 Reno Bighorns [10]
Kostas Papanikolaou Waived January 7, 2016   Olympiacos B.C. [23]
Sean Kilpatrick Free Agency February 2, 2016 Delaware 87ers [24]
JJ Hickson Waived February 19, 2016 Washington Wizards [25]
Steve Novak Waived February 19, 2016 Milwaukee Bucks [25]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Nuggets Acquire D. J. Augustin, Steve Novak, Second Round Picks, and Cash Consideration". NBA.com. February 18, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
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  13. ^ "Nuggets Sign JaKarr Sampson". NBA.com. February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
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  20. ^ "Sources: Kostas Papanikolaou, part of Ty Lawson deal, waived by Nuggets". ESPN.com. September 25, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  21. ^ "Matt Janning waived by Denver Nuggets; signs with Israeli team". The Denver Post. October 15, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
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  24. ^ "NBA D-League Transactions". Dleague.NBA.com. February 2, 2016. Archived from the original on February 3, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  25. ^ a b "Nuggets Waive J.J. Hickson and Steve Novak". NBA.com. February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2016.