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2015–16 San Antonio Spurs season

The 2015–16 San Antonio Spurs season was the 49th season of the franchise, 40th in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 43rd in the San Antonio area.[1]

2015–16 San Antonio Spurs season
Division champions
Head coachGregg Popovich
General managerR. C. Buford
Owner(s)Peter Holt
ArenaAT&T Center
Results
Record67–15 (.817)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Southwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finishConference Semifinals
(Lost to Thunder 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Southwest, KENS HD, CW 35
Radio1200 WOAI
< 2014–15 2016–17 >

Kawhi Leonard was selected to play in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game as a starter. This marked the first All-Star appearance for Leonard. With the acquisitions of David West and LaMarcus Aldridge, the Spurs finished with a 67–15 record, their best winning percentage in franchise history,[2] earning them the Southwest Division title. The Spurs also set a franchise record for most wins in a season with 67 and tied the NBA record for most home wins in a season with 40 (tying the 1985–86 Boston Celtics 40–1 home record).[3][4] On April 10, the Spurs' home winning streak came to an end with a loss to the defending NBA Champions Golden State Warriors.

In the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs, the Spurs faced the injury depleted Memphis Grizzlies, and swept them in four games. However, in the Conference Semifinals, the team was defeated 2–4 by the Oklahoma City Thunder. They would become the first team to since the 2007 Dallas Mavericks to finish with 67 wins and be eliminated before the conference finals.[5]

After 19 years, this season marked the end of the Tim Duncan era as he retired from the NBA following this season. Believed by many as the greatest Spur of all time, Duncan led the Spurs to 5 championships, a playoff appearance in every season of his 19 years in the league, and after winning their 5th ring in 2014, became the second player, after John Salley, to win championships in 3 different decades. Duncan was also the last remaining active player to win a championship in the 1990s, as he led the Spurs to their first-ever championship title in 1999.

DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/club team
1 26 Nikola Milutinov C   Serbia Partizan (Serbia)
2 55[6] Cady Lalanne C   Haiti Massachusetts

RosterEdit

2015–16 San Antonio Spurs roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 12 Aldridge, LaMarcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1985–07–19 Texas
F 1 Anderson, Kyle 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1993–09–20 UCLA
C 15 Bonner, Matt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1980–04–05 Florida
F/C 33 Diaw, Boris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1982–04–16 INSEP (FRA)
F/C 21 Duncan, Tim (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1976–04–25 Wake Forest
G 20 Ginóbili, Manu (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1977–07–28 Argentina
G/F 14 Green, Danny 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1987–06–22 North Carolina
F 2 Leonard, Kawhi 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1991–06–29 San Diego State
C 40 Marjanović, Boban 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 290 lb (132 kg) 1988–08–15 Serbia
G 23 Martin, Kevin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 199 lb (90 kg) 1983–02–01 Western Carolina
G 24 Miller, Andre 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1976–03–19 Utah
G 8 Mills, Patty 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1988–08–11 Saint Mary's
G 9 Parker, Tony (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1982–05–17 INSEP (FRA)
G 17 Simmons, Jonathon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1989–09–14 Houston
F 30 West, David 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1980–08–29 Xavier
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: 2016–03–22

Pre-seasonEdit

2015 pre-season game log
Total: 2–4 (Home: 2-1; Road: 0–3)
2015–16 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
ySan Antonio Spurs 67 15 .817 0.0 40–1 27–14 15–1 82
xDallas Mavericks 42 40 .512 25.0 23–18 19–22 7–9 82
xMemphis Grizzlies 42 40 .512 25.0 26–15 16–25 7–9 82
xHouston Rockets 41 41 .500 26.0 23–18 18–23 8–8 82
New Orleans Pelicans 30 52 .366 37.0 21–20 9–32 4–12 82


ConferenceEdit

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

Game logEdit

2015–16 game log
Total: 67–15 (Home: 40–1; Road: 27–14)
2015–16 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

2016 playoff game log
Total: 6–4 (Home: 3–2; Road: 3–2)
2016 playoff 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  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
LaMarcus Aldridge 74 74 30.6 .513 .000 .858 8.5 1.5 .5 1.1 18.0
Kyle Anderson 78 11 16.0 .468 .324 .747 3.1 1.6 .8 .4 4.5
Matt Bonner 30 2 6.9 .509 .441 .750 .9 .3 .2 .0 2.5
Rasual Butler 46 0 9.4 .471 .306 .688 1.2 .5 .3 .5 2.7
Boris Diaw 76 4 18.2 .527 .362 .737 3.1 2.3 .3 .3 6.4
Tim Duncan 61 60 25.2 .488 .000 .702 7.3 2.7 .8 1.3 8.6
Manu Ginóbili 58 0 19.6 .453 .391 .813 2.5 3.1 1.1 .2 9.6
Danny Green 79 79 26.1 .376 .332 .739 3.8 1.8 1.0 .8 7.2
Kawhi Leonard 72 72 33.1 .506 .443 .874 6.8 2.6 1.8 1.0 21.2
Boban Marjanovic 54 4 9.4 .603 . .763 3.6 .4 .2 .4 5.5
Kevin Martin 16 1 16.3 .353 .333 .933 1.8 .8 .6 .1 6.2
Ray McCallum 31 3 8.3 .403 .313 .900 1.0 1.1 .2 .1 2.2
Andre Miller 13 4 13.9 .479 .250 .692 2.1 2.2 .5 .0 4.3
Patty Mills 81 3 20.5 .425 .384 .810 2.0 2.8 .7 .1 8.5
Tony Parker 72 72 27.5 .493 .415 .760 2.4 5.3 .8 .2 11.9
Jonathon Simmons 55 2 14.8 .504 .383 .750 1.7 1.1 .4 .1 6.0
David West 78 19 18.0 .545 .429 .788 4.0 1.8 .6 .7 7.1

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
LaMarcus Aldridge 10 10 33.7 .521 1.000 .891 8.3 1.0 .4 1.4 21.9
Kyle Anderson 10 0 12.9 .320 .333 .857 2.4 .7 .6 .3 2.3
Boris Diaw 9 0 17.7 .457 .333 .750 2.1 2.3 .2 .4 5.2
Tim Duncan 10 10 21.8 .423 . .714 4.8 1.4 .2 1.3 5.9
Manu Ginóbili 10 0 19.2 .426 .429 .783 2.7 2.5 .8 .3 6.7
Danny Green 10 10 26.7 .462 .500 .667 3.1 .7 2.1 .8 8.6
Kawhi Leonard 10 10 33.9 .500 .436 .824 6.3 2.8 2.6 1.4 22.5
Boban Marjanovic 7 0 6.0 .667 . .889 2.0 .4 .0 .3 3.4
Kevin Martin 5 0 9.8 .400 .500 .667 .8 .6 .2 .0 4.4
Andre Miller 5 0 7.0 .429 .333 1.000 1.0 1.4 .0 .0 1.8
Patty Mills 10 0 16.7 .434 .361 .636 1.4 2.0 .7 .0 6.6
Tony Parker 10 10 26.4 .449 .250 .857 2.2 5.3 .6 .2 10.4
Jonathon Simmons 3 0 8.7 .400 .667 .500 1.3 .7 .7 .0 3.7
David West 10 0 17.6 .455 .500 .556 3.7 1.3 .6 .7 5.8

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 9, 2015
To San Antonio Spurs[7]
Ray McCallum, Jr.
To Sacramento Kings
2016 Second Round Draft Pick
July 9, 2015
To San Antonio Spurs[8]
Georgios Printezis Draft Rights
2017 Draft Second Round Pick
To Atlanta Hawks
Tiago Splitter

Free agentsEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed
Tim Duncan[9] Signed 2-year contract worth $10.4 million
Danny Green[10] Signed 4-year contract worth $45 million
Matt Bonner[11] Signed 1-year contract worth $1.5 million
Kawhi Leonard[12] Signed 5-year contract worth $90 million
Manu Ginóbili[13] Signed 2-year contract worth $5.8 million

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former team
LaMarcus Aldridge[14] Signed 4-year contract worth $80 million Portland Trail Blazers
Boban Marjanović Signed 1-year contract worth $1.2 million   Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
David West[15] Signed 2-year contract worth $3 million Indiana Pacers
Jonathon Simmons[16] Signed 1-year contract worth $525K Austin Spurs

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason left New team
Aron Baynes[17] Signed 3-year contract worth $19.5 million Detroit Pistons
Marco Belinelli[18] Signed 3-year contract worth $19 million Sacramento Kings
Cory Joseph Signed 4-year contract worth $30 million Toronto Raptors
Jeff Ayres Unrestricted Free Agent / Waived[citation needed] Idaho Stampede (NBA D-League)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Season Tickets 2015–16 | San Antonio Spurs
  2. ^ Basketball Reference
  3. ^ Basketball Reference
  4. ^ Nathan, Alec. "Spurs Tie All-Time NBA Record for Most Home Wins in a Regular Season". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  5. ^ Casciaro, Joseph. "Spurs join 2007 Mavs to win 67 games and be eliminated before the conference finals". thescore.com. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "2015 Draft Board | NBA.com". Archived from the original on 2015-08-24. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  7. ^ "SAN ANTONIO ACQUIRES RAY McCALLUM SPURS TRADE 2016 SECOND ROUND PICK FOR THIRD-YEAR GUARD". nba.com/spurs. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  8. ^ "Hawks Acquire Tiago Splitter From San Antonio Spurs". nba.com/hawks. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "Spurs Re-Sign Tim Duncan". nba.com/spurs. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  10. ^ "Spurs Re-Sign Danny Green". nba.com/clippers. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  11. ^ "Spurs Re-sign Matt Bonner". nba.com/spurs. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  12. ^ "Spurs Re-Sign Kawhi Leonard". nba.com/spurs. July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  13. ^ "Spurs Re-Sign Manu Ginobli". nba.com/spurs. July 20, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  14. ^ "Spurs Sign LaMarcus Aldridge". nba.com/spurs. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  15. ^ "Spurs Sign David West". nba.com/spurs. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  16. ^ "Spurs Sign Jonathon Simmons". nba.com/spurs. July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  17. ^ "Detroit Pistons Sign Center Aron Baynes". NBA.com. July 12, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  18. ^ "Kings Sign Rondo, Belinelli, Koufos". nba.com/kings. July 13, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015.