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2015–16 Indiana Pacers season

The 2015–16 Indiana Pacers season was Indiana's 49th season as a franchise and 40th season in the NBA.

2015–16 Indiana Pacers season
Head coachFrank Vogel
General managerKevin Pritchard
Owner(s)Herb Simon
ArenaBankers Life Fieldhouse
Results
Record45–37 (.549)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Raptors 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Indiana
Radio1070 The Fan
< 2014–15 2016–17 >

With a healthy Paul George returning to form, the Pacers clinched a playoff spot after defeating the Brooklyn Nets on April 10. The victory eliminated the Chicago Bulls from playoff contention. The Pacers finished the regular season with a record of 45–37, which would earn them the seventh seed in the East. They would be matched up against the second seeded Toronto Raptors in the first round but in the end would be eliminated in a decisive seven-game series.

2015 NBA draftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/club team
1 11 Myles Turner Center   United States Texas
2 43 Joseph Young Point guard   United States Oregon

RosterEdit

2015–16 Indiana Pacers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 5 Allen, Lavoy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1989–02–04 Temple
F 25 Christmas, Rakeem 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1991–12–01 Syracuse
G 11 Ellis, Monta 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1985–10–26 Lanier HS (MS)
F 13 George, Paul (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1990–05–02 Fresno State
G 3 Hill, George 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1986–05–04 IUPUI
F 27 Hill, Jordan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1987–07–27 Arizona
F 44 Hill, Solomon 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1991–03–18 Arizona
G 10 Lawson, Ty 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1987–11–03 North Carolina
C 28 Mahinmi, Ian 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1986–11–05 France
G 0 Miles, C. J. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 231 lb (105 kg) 1987–03–18 Skyline HS (TX)
F 40 Robinson III, Glenn 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 1994–01–08 Michigan
G 2 Stuckey, Rodney 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1986–04–21 Eastern Washington
C 33 Turner, Myles 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 243 lb (110 kg) 1996–03–24 Texas
F 42 Whittington, Shayne 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1991–03–27 Western Michigan
G 1 Young, Joseph 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1992–06–27 Oregon
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: 2016–04–04

StandingEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
cCleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 0.0 33–8 24–17 8–8 82
xIndiana Pacers 45 37 .549 12.0 26–15 19–22 8–8 82
xDetroit Pistons 44 38 .537 13.0 26–15 18–23 10–6 82
Chicago Bulls 42 40 .512 15.0 26–15 16–25 10–6 82
Milwaukee Bucks 33 49 .402 24.0 23–18 10–31 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

Game logEdit

PreseasonEdit

2015 pre-season game log
Total: 5–2 (Home: 3–1; Road: 2–1)
2015–16 season schedule

Regular season game logEdit

2015–16 game log
Total: 45–37 (Home: 26–15; Road: 19–22)
2015–16 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

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

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 9, 2015
To Indiana Pacers[1]
2019 Second Round Draft Pick
To Los Angeles Lakers
Roy Hibbert
July 12, 2015
To Indiana Pacers[2]
Chase Budinger
To Minnesota Timberwolves
Damjan Rudež
July 23, 2015
To Indiana Pacers[3]
Rakeem Christmas
To Cleveland Cavaliers
2019 Second Round Draft Pick

Free agentsEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed Former Team
Rodney Stuckey[4] Signed 3-year contract worth $21 million Indiana Pacers
Shayne Whittington[5] Signed 2-year contract worth $1.8 million Indiana Pacers

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former Team
Monta Ellis[6] Signed 4-year contract worth $44 million Dallas Mavericks
Jordan Hill[7] Signed 1-year contract worth $4 million Los Angeles Lakers
Glenn Robinson III[5] Signed 3-year contract worth $3.2 million Philadelphia 76ers
Ty Lawson Houston Rockets

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason Left New Team
David West[8] Signed 2-year contract worth $3 million San Antonio Spurs
Luis Scola[9] Signed 1-year contract worth $2.9 million Toronto Raptors
C.J. Watson[10] Signed 3-year contract worth $15 million Orlando Magic
Chris Copeland[11] Signed 1-year contract worth $1.1 million Milwaukee Bucks

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pacers Trade Hibbert to Lakers; Acquire Future Draft Pick". nba.com/pacers. July 12, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Pacers Acquire Budinger From Minnesota In Exchange For Rudez". nba.com/pacers. July 12, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "Pacers Acquire Rakeem Christmas From Cleveland in Exchange for Draft Pick". nba.com/pacers. July 23, 2015. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "Pacers Re-Sign Veteran Free Agent Rodney Stuckey". nba.com/pacers. July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Pacers Re-Sign Whittington and Sign Christmas and Robinson". nba.com/pacers. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "Pacers Sign Veteran Free Agent Monta Ellis". nba.com/pacers. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "Pacers Sign Free Agent Jordan Hill". nba.com/pacers. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  8. ^ "Spurs Sign David West". nba.com/spurs. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "Raptors Sign Luis Scola". nba.com/raptors. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "Magic Sign C.J. Watson". nba.com/magic. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  11. ^ "BUCKS SIGN CHRIS COPELAND". nba.com/bucks. July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.