The 2015–16 Atlanta Hawks season was the 66th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the 48th in Atlanta.

2015–16 Atlanta Hawks season
Head coachMike Budenholzer
Owner(s)Tony Ressler
ArenaPhilips Arena
Results
Record48–34 (.585)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Southeast)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finishConference Semifinals
(Lost to Cavaliers 0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports South
Radio92.9 FM "The Game"
< 2014–15 2016–17 >

In the off-season, the Hawks introduced a new logo and uniforms for the season.

In the regular season, the Hawks came 12 games short of tying their franchise-best 60–22 record from their previous season. They defeated the Boston Celtics in the opening round, but were swept in four games by the LeBron James-led and eventual NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the Semifinals, who had also swept them in last season's Eastern Conference Finals as well as the 2009 Eastern Conference Semi Finals.

Also, this season was the end of the Al Horford era in Atlanta, as he joined the Celtics during the following offseason.

Key datesEdit

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club team
1 15 Kelly Oubre Jr. SF   United States Kansas
2 50 Marcus Eriksson SG   Sweden Barcelona
2 59 Dimitrios Agravanis PF   Greece Olympiacos

RosterEdit

2015–16 Atlanta Hawks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 24 Bazemore, Kent 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1989–07–01 Old Dominion
G 10 Hardaway Jr., Tim 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1992–03–16 Michigan
G 12 Hinrich, Kirk 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1981–01–02 Kansas
F/C 15 Horford, Al (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1986–06–03 Florida
F/C 43 Humphries, Kris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1985–02–06 Minnesota
G/F 26 Korver, Kyle 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1981–03–17 Creighton
F 4 Millsap, Paul (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 246 lb (112 kg) 1985–02–10 Louisiana Tech
F/C 31 Muscala, Mike 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1991–07–01 Bucknell
G/F 13 Patterson, Lamar 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1991–08–12 Pittsburgh
G 17 Schröder, Dennis 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 1993–09–15 Germany
F 32 Scott, Mike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1988–07–16 Virginia
G/F 25 Sefolosha, Thabo 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1984–05–02 Switzerland
C 11 Splitter, Tiago 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1985–01–01 Brazil
C 22 Tavares, Walter 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1992–03–22 Cape Verde
G 0 Teague, Jeff (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1988–06–10 Wake Forest
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: 2016–04–21

Game logEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

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

StandingEdit

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: 48–34 (Home: 27–14; Road: 21–20)
2015–16 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

2016 playoff game log
Total: 4–6 (Home: 3–2; Road: 1–4)
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

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kent Bazemore 75 68 27.8 .441 .357 .810 5.1 2.3 1.3 .5 11.6
Tim Hardaway Jr. 51 1 16.9 .430 .338 .890 1.7 1.0 .4 .1 6.4
Kirk Hinrich* 11 0 6.9 .182 .167 .000 1.1 1.3 .2 .1 .5
Justin Holiday* 26 1 10.1 .329 .222 .504 1.0 .4 .5 .2 2.4
Al Horford 82 82 32.1 .505 .344 .802 7.3 3.2 .8 1.5 15.2
Kris Humphries* 21 0 14.0 .465 .258 .710 3.4 .6 .5 .3 6.4
Kyle Korver 80 80 30.0 .435 .399 .830 3.3 2.1 .8 .4 9.2
Shelvin Mack* 24 0 7.5 .421 .148 .750 .9 1.6 .3 .0 3.9
Paul Millsap 81 81 32.7 .470 .319 .760 9.0 3.3 1.8 1.7 17.1
Mike Muscala 60 0 9.4 .500 .308 .790 2.0 .6 .2 .5 3.3
Lamar Patterson 35 0 11.3 .350 .245 .730 1.4 1.1 .3 .1 2.4
Dennis Schröder 80 6 20.3 .421 .322 .790 2.6 4.4 .9 .1 11.0
Mike Scott 75 0 15.3 .468 .392 .790 2.7 1.0 .3 .2 6.2
Thabo Sefolosha 75 11 23.4 .505 .339 .630 4.5 1.4 1.1 .5 6.4
Tiago Splitter 36 2 16.1 .523 .000 .810 3.3 .8 .6 .3 5.6
Walter Tavares 11 0 6.6 .579 .000 .380 1.9 .3 .1 .6 2.3
Jeff Teague 79 78 28.5 .439 .400 .840 2.7 5.9 1.2 .3 15.7

TransactionsEdit

OverviewEdit

Players Added

Via draft

Via free agency

Via trade

Players Lost

Via free agency

Waived

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 Atlanta Hawks
Tiago Splitter
To San Antonio Spurs
Rights to Georgios Printezis
Future second-round pick
February 18, 2015 To Atlanta Hawks
Kirk Hinrich (from Chicago)
To Chicago Bulls
Justin Holiday (from Atlanta)
2018 second-round pick (from Utah)
To Utah Jazz
Shelvin Mack (from Atlanta)

Free agentsEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed Former Team
Paul Millsap[1] Signed 3-year contract worth $59 Million Atlanta Hawks

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Walter Tavares[2] Signed 3-year contract worth $3 Million   Gran Canaria (DP)
Justin Holiday[3] Signed 2-year worth $2 Million Golden State Warriors
Lamar Patterson[4] Signed 1-year contract worth $1.5 million   Tofaş (DP)
Terran Petteway[5]* Signed 2-year contract worth $1.4 million Nebraska
Jason Richardson[6]* Signed 1-year contract worth $1.5 million Philadelphia 76ers
DeQuan Jones[7]* Training Camp   Pallacanestro Cantù
Édgar Sosa[8]* Training Camp   Dinamo Sassari
Earl Barron[9]* Training Camp Phoenix Suns
Arsalan Kazemi[10]* Training Camp   Chongqing Soaring Dragons
Kris Humphries[11] Signed 1-year contract worth $388 thousand Phoenix Suns
* = Did not make 15-man roster

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason left New team
Pero Antić[12] Signed a 2-year contract   Fenerbahçe
DeMarre Carroll[13] Signed 4-year contract worth $58 million Toronto Raptors
Austin Daye[14] Waived Cleveland Cavaliers
John Jenkins[15] Signed 3-year contract worth $3.2 million Dallas Mavericks
Elton Brand Retired / Unretired Philadelphia 76ers
Jason Richardson Retired due to injuries N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hawks reach agreement to resign Millsap". nba.com/hawks. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Hawks sign Walter "Edy" Tavares".
  3. ^ "Hawks sign Justin Holiday to multi-year contract".
  4. ^ "Hawks sign Patterson and Petteway".
  5. ^ "Patterson and Petteway".
  6. ^ "Patterson and Petteway".
  7. ^ "Hawks Finalize Training Camp Roster".
  8. ^ "Hawks Finalize Training Camp Roster".
  9. ^ "Hawks Finalize Training Camp Roster".
  10. ^ "Hawks Add Kazemi to Training Camp Roster".
  11. ^ "Hawks Sign Kris Humphries".
  12. ^ "Pero Antic leaving Atlanta to play in Europe".
  13. ^ "DeMarre Carroll signs north of the border".
  14. ^ "Hawks request waivers on Austin Daye".
  15. ^ "Mavs sign John Jenkins and Jarrid Famous". mavs.com. July 24, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2015.