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The 2015–16 Orlando Magic season was the 27th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] They began the season hoping to improve upon their 25–57 output the previous season. They managed to improve by 10 games, finishing 35–47, but had missed the playoffs for a fourth straight year.

2015–16 Orlando Magic season
Head coachScott Skiles
General managerRob Hennigan
Owner(s)RDV Sports, Inc.
ArenaAmway Center
Results
Record35–47 (.427)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Southeast)
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Florida, Sun Sports
RadioWDBO
< 2014–15 2016–17 >

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 5 Mario Hezonja SG / SF   Croatia Barcelona
2 51 Tyler Harvey PG / SG   United States Eastern Washington

Pre-seasonEdit

2015 pre-season game log
Total: 6–2 (Home: 3–1; Road: 3–1)
2015–16 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yMiami Heat 48 34 .585 0.0 28–13 20–21 10–6 82
xAtlanta Hawks 48 34 .585 0.0 27–14 21–20 8–8 82
xCharlotte Hornets 48 34 .585 0.0 30–11 18–23 8–8 82
Washington Wizards 41 41 .500 7.0 22–19 19–22 10–6 82
Orlando Magic 35 47 .427 13.0 23–18 12–29 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

Regular seasonEdit

2015–16 game log
Total: 35–47 (Home: 23–18; Road: 12–29)
2015–16 season schedule

RosterEdit

2015–16 Orlando Magic roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 3 Dedmon, Dewayne 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1989–08–12 Southern California
G/F 10 Fournier, Evan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1992–10–29 France
F 00 Gordon, Aaron 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1995–09–16 Arizona
G/F 23 Hezonja, Mario 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1995–02–25 Croatia
F 7 İlyasova, Ersan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1987–05–15 Turkey
G 55 Jennings, Brandon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 169 lb (77 kg) 1989–09–23 Oak Hill Academy (VA)
G/F 11 Marble, Devyn 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1992–09–21 Iowa
G 13 Napier, Shabazz 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1991–07–14 Connecticut
F 44 Nicholson, Andrew 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1989–12–08 St. Bonaventure
G 5 Oladipo, Victor (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1992–05–04 Indiana
G 4 Payton, Elfrid 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994–02–22 Louisiana
F/C 14 Smith, Jason 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1986–03–02 Colorado State
C 9 Vučević, Nikola 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1990–10–24 Southern California
G 32 Watson, C. J. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1984–04–17 Tennessee
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: 2016–03–07

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 24, 2015
To Orlando Magic[2]
Janis Timma Draft Rights
To Memphis Grizzlies
Luke Ridnour
July 14, 2015
To Orlando Magic[3]
2020 Second Round Draft Pick
To Portland Trail Blazers
Maurice Harkless
July 27, 2015
To Orlando Magic
Shabazz Napier[4]
To Miami Heat
Conditional 2016 Second Round Draft Pick

Free agentsEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed Former Team
Tobias Harris[5] Signed 4-year contract worth $64 million Orlando Magic

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former Team
C.J. Watson[6] Signed 3-year contract worth $15 million Indiana Pacers
Jason Smith[7] Signed 1-year contract worth $4.5 million New York Knicks

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason Current Team
Ben Gordon[8] Waived Free Agent
Kyle O'Quinn[9] Signed 4-year contract worth $16 million New York Knicks

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ranking Categories Magic Hope to Improve in 2015-16". Orlando Magic. NBA. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Grizzlies acquire Luke Ridnour from Orlando Magic". nba.com/grizzlies. June 24, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Trail Blazers Acquire Maurice Harkless from Orlando". nba.com/blazers. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "Orlando Magic Acquire Guard Shabazz Napier From Heat". nba.com/magic. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Harris Thrilled to Be Back With Magic". nba.com/celtics. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "Magic Sign C.J. Watson". nba.com/magic. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "Magic Sign Jason Smith". nba.com/magic. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  8. ^ "Magic Waive Ben Gordon". nba.com/magic. June 29, 2015. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  9. ^ "Knicks Acquire Four Free Agents: Afflalo, R. Lopez, Williams, O'Quinn". nba.com/magic. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.