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The 2015–16 New York Knicks season was the 70th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[3]

2015–16 New York Knicks season
Head coachDerek Fisher (through February 8, 2016)[1]
Kurt Rambis (after February 8, 2016)[2]
General managerSteve Mills
Owner(s)The Madison Square Garden Company
ArenaMadison Square Garden
Results
Record32–50 (.390)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 13th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionMSG TV
RadioWEPN-FM
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The season is notable when Kristaps Porzingis gained national attention when he was booed after being drafted fourth overall in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Derek Fisher in just his second season as Knicks head coach was fired on February 8, 2016 and assistant coach Kurt Rambis took over for the rest of the season.

Contents

DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club
1 4 Kristaps Porziņģis PF   Latvia Baloncesto Sevilla (Spain)

With their sole selection in the 2015 NBA Draft, the New York Knicks selected the originally labelled 7'1" (later revealed to actually be 7'3") power forward/center from Latvia named Kristaps Porziņģis. At the time of his selection, the crowd supporting the team had greeted him with boos and jeers against him, with Stephen A. Smith originally expressing doubts and concerns with this selection. However, months after his selection, Porziņģis became an immediate star player for the Knicks, growing a huge crowd of support for himself the further the season went on, with even Stephen A. Smith changing his original stance on his later on in the season. Porziņģis would end the season with winning each Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month Award, as well as earning easy support for an NBA All-Rookie First Team spot. He was also considered the runner-up for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, falling just short of that draft year's #1 pick, Karl-Anthony Towns.

RosterEdit

2015–16 New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 4 Afflalo, Arron 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1985–10–15 UCLA
F/C 17 Amundson, Lou 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1982–12–07 UNLV
F 7 Anthony, Carmelo (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1984–05–29 Syracuse
G 3 Calderón, José 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1981–09–28 Spain
F 11 Early, Cleanthony 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1991–04–17 Wichita State
G 2 Galloway, Langston 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1991–12–09 Saint Joseph's
G 13 Grant, Jerian 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1992–10–09 Notre Dame
C 8 Lopez, Robin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1988–04–01 Stanford
F/C 9 O'Quinn, Kyle 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1990–03–26 Norfolk State
F/C 6 Porziņģis, Kristaps 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1995–08–02 Latvia
F/C 1 Séraphin, Kevin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 278 lb (126 kg) 1989–12–07 France
F 42 Thomas, Lance 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1988–04–24 Duke
G 18 Vujačić, Sasha 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1984–03–08 Slovenia
F 23 Williams, Derrick 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1991–05–25 Arizona
G 5 Wroten, Tony 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1993–04–13 Washington
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: 2016–04–01

Preseason game logEdit

2015–16 game log
Total: 4–2 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–2)
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: 32–50 (Home: 18–23; Road: 14–27)
2015–16 season schedule

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 25, 2015 To Atlanta Hawks
Tim Hardaway Jr. (from New York)
Two future second-round picks (from Washington)
To New York Knicks
Draft rights to Jerian Grant (from Washington)
To Washington Wizards
Draft rights to Kelly Oubre, Jr. (from Atlanta)

Free agentsEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed Former Team
Lou Amundson[4] Signed 1-year contract worth $1.6 million New York Knicks

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former Team
Arron Afflalo[5] Signed 2-year contract worth $16 million Portland Trail Blazers
Robin Lopez[6] Signed 4-year contract worth $54 million Portland Trail Blazers
Kyle O'Quinn[7] Signed 4-year contract worth $16 million Orlando Magic
Derrick Williams[8] Signed 2-year contract worth $8.8 million Sacramento Kings
Sasha Vujacic[9] Signed 1-year contract worth $1.3 million İstanbul BB
Thanasis Antetokounmpo[10] Signed 2-year contract worth $1.4 million Westchester Knicks
Kevin Seraphin[11] Signed 1-year contract worth $2.8 million Washington Wizards

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason Left New Team
Shane Larkin[12] Signed 2-year contract worth $3 million Brooklyn Nets
Cole Aldrich[13] Signed 2-year contract worth $2.3 million Los Angeles Clippers
Jason Smith[14] Signed 1-year contract worth $4.5 million Orlando Magic
Alexey Shved[15] Signed 3-year contract Khimki
Andrea Bargnani[16] Signed 2-year contract worth $2.9 million Brooklyn Nets
Quincy Acy[17] Signed 2-year contract worth $2 million Sacramento Kings
Ricky Ledo[18] Waived Reno Bighorns

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Derek Fisher fired by Knicks in his second season
  2. ^ Knicks fire head coach Derek Fisher
  3. ^ "Rondo? Aldridge? 12 realistic Knicks free-agent targets". New York Post. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Knicks Re-Sign Lou Amundson". nba.com/knicks. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "Knicks Acquire Four Free Agents: Afflalo, R. Lopez, Williams, O'Quinn". nba.com/knicks. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Knicks Acquire Four Free Agents: Afflalo, R. Lopez, Williams, O'Quinn". nba.com/knicks. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "Knicks Acquire Four Free Agents: Afflalo, R. Lopez, Williams, O'Quinn". nba.com/knicks. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "Knicks Acquire Four Free Agents: Afflalo, R. Lopez, Williams, O'Quinn". nba.com/knicks. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "Knicks Sign Sasha Vujacic". nba.com/knicks. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  10. ^ "Knicks Sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo". nba.com/knicks. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  11. ^ "Knicks Sign Kevin Seraphin". nba.com/knicks. August 6, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  12. ^ "Player Signing Press Conference". nba.com/nets. July 9, 2015. Archived from the original on July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  13. ^ "CLIPPERS SIGN AUSTIN RIVERS AND COLE ALDRICH". nba.com/clippers. July 13, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  14. ^ "Magic Sign Jason Smith". nba.com/magic. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  15. ^ "Khimki lands high-flying guard Shved". euroleague.net. July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  16. ^ "BROOKLYN NETS SIGN ANDREA BARGNANI". nba.com/nets. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  17. ^ "Kings Sign Quincy Acy, Seth Curry and Duje Dukan". nba.com/kings. July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  18. ^ "Knicks Waive Ricky Ledo". insidehoops.com. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.