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2015–16 Washington Wizards season

The 2015–16 Washington Wizards season was the 55th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 43rd in the Washington, D.C. area. Coach Randy Wittman was fired and relieved of his duties after missing the playoffs and replaced by former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks the following season.

2015–16 Washington Wizards season
Head coachRandy Wittman
General managerErnie Grunfeld
Owner(s)Ted Leonsis
ArenaVerizon Center
Results
Record41–41 (.500)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Southeast)
Conference: 10th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 19 Jerian Grant PG / SG   United States Notre Dame
2 49 Aaron White PF   United States Iowa

RosterEdit

2015–16 Washington Wizards roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 6 Anderson, Alan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1982–10–16 Michigan State
G 3 Beal, Bradley 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1993–06–28 Florida
G/F 1 Dudley, Jared 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1985–07–10 Boston College
F 8 Eddie, Jarell 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1991–10–30 Virginia Tech
F/C 90 Gooden, Drew 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1981–09–24 Kansas
C 13 Gortat, Marcin (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1984–02–17 Poland
F/C 21 Hickson, JJ 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 242 lb (110 kg) 1988–09–04 North Carolina State
F 5 Morris, Markieff 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1989–09–02 Kansas
F/C 42 Nenê (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1982–09–13 Brazil
G/F 12 Oubre Jr., Kelly 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1995–12–09 Kansas
F 22 Porter, Otto 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1993–06–03 Georgetown
G 7 Sessions, Ramon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1986–04–11 Nevada
G 17 Temple, Garrett 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1986–05–08 LSU
G 15 Thornton, Marcus 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1987–06–05 LSU
G 2 Wall, John (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1990–09–06 Kentucky
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: 2015–04–14

Pre-seasonEdit

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


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

Regular season game logEdit

2015–16 game log
Total: 41–41 (Home: 22–19; Road: 19–22)
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)
July 9, 2015
To Washington Wizards
Jared Dudley
To Milwaukee Bucks
Protected Future second-round draft pick
February 18, 2016
To Washington Wizards
Markieff Morris
To Phoenix Suns
DeJuan Blair
Kris Humphries
2016 Top-9 Protected first-round pick

Free agentsEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Date Signed Contract Ref.
Drew Gooden July 13, 2015 Signed 2-year contract worth $6.8 million [1]

AdditionsEdit

Player Date Signed Contract Former Team Ref.
Gary Neal July 9, 2015 Signed 1-year contract worth $2.1 million Minnesota Timberwolves [2]
Alan Anderson July 12, 2015 Signed 1-year contract worth $4 million Brooklyn Nets [3]
Jarell Eddie December 23, 2015 (non-guaranteed) 2-year contract worth $1.5 million Austin Spurs [4]
J.J. Hickson February 25, 2016 Signed for remainder of 2015–16 season at $366,337 Denver Nuggets [5]
Marcus Thornton March 9, 2016 Signed for remainder of 2015–16 season at $251,107 Houston Rockets [6]

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason Left Date Signed Contract New Team Ref.
Paul Pierce Opted out of final year July 10, 2015 Signed 3-year contract worth $10 million Los Angeles Clippers [7]
Kevin Seraphin Accepted Qualifying Offer August 6, 2015 Signed 1-year contract worth $2.8 million New York Knicks [8]
Martell Webster Waived [9]
Gary Neal Waived [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WIZARDS RE-SIGN DREW GOODEN". wizardsmysticstoday.monumentalnetwork.com. July 13, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015.
  2. ^ "WIZARDS SIGN GARY NEAL". wizardsmysticstoday.monumentalnetwork.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  3. ^ "WIZARDS SIGN ALAN ANDERSON". wizardsmysticstoday.monumentalnetwork.com. July 12, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  4. ^ "Wizards to sign Jarell Eddie and waive Ryan Hollins". Washington Post. December 22, 2015.
  5. ^ "Wizards sign forward J.J. Hickson for remainder of season". Associated Press. February 25, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "WIZARDS SIGN MARCUS THORNTON". Monumental Network. March 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "CLIPPERS SIGN PAUL PIERCE". nba.com/clippers. July 10, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
  8. ^ "Knicks Sign Kevin Seraphin". nba.com/knicks. August 6, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "Wizards Waive Webster, Sign Hollins". Monumental Networkknicks. August 6, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2015.