2015–16 Golden State Warriors season

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2015–16 Golden State Warriors season
Conference champions
Division champions
Head coachSteve Kerr
Luke Walton[a] (interim)
General managerBob Myers
Owner(s)Peter Guber
Joe Lacob
ArenaOracle Arena
Results
Record73–9 (.890)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finishNBA Finals
(Lost to Cavaliers 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionComcast SportsNet Bay Area
RadioKNBR
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The 2015-16 Golden State Warriors season was the 70th season for the team as well as the National Basketball Association, and its 54th in San Francisco, California. They entered the season as defending champions and made history as the first 73 win 9 loss team, only behind the Michael Jordan-led 72-10 Bulls.

In the playoffs, they defeated the dysfunctional Houston Rockets (41 wins 41 losses), who they played last year in the WCF'S in 5 games, the Portland Trail Blazers (44 wins 38 losses), also in 5 games, and the Kevin Durant/Russell Westbrook lead Oklahoma City Thunder (55 wins 27 losses) in 7 games. The Warriors however trailed the Thunder 3-1, looking like they were going to be eliminated but however, the Warriors won game 5 120-111, game 6 108-101, and in game 7 96-88. The Warriors became the 10th team to win the series when down 3-1, after last year's Houston Rockets. They would meet the Cleveland Cavaliers again in the NBA Finals. The Warriors were up 3-1 in the series following a game 4 97-108 victory at Quicken Loans Arena. However, they lost game 5 at home 97-112, game 6 101-115, and a game 7 champion decider 89-93. They would become the 11th team to lose while up 3-1 and the first to do it in the NBA Finals. They also became the first playoff team to overcome a 3-1 deficit and blow a 3-1 lead in the same playoff year.

Draft[change | change source]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 30 Kevon Looney PF  United States UCLA

Pre-season[change | change source]

2015 pre-season game log
2015–16 season schedule

Regular season[change | change source]

Standings[change | change source]

Division[change | change source]

Conference[change | change source]

Game log[change | change source]

2015–16 game log
2015–16 season schedule

Playoffs[change | change source]

Game log[change | change source]

2016 playoff game log
2016 playoff schedule

Player statistics[change | change source]

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 season[change | change source]

* – Recorded statistics when playing for Golden State

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Stephen Curry 79 79 34.2 50.4 45.4 90.8 5.4 6.7 2.1 0.2 30.1
Klay Thompson 80 80 33.3 47.0 42.5 87.3 3.8 2.1 0.8 0.6 22.1
Draymond Green 81 81 34.7 49.0 38.8 69.6 9.5 7.4 1.5 1.4 14.0
Harrison Barnes 66 59 30.9 46.6 38.3 76.1 4.9 1.8 0.6 0.2 11.7
Andre Iguodala 65 1 26.6 47.8 35.1 61.4 4.0 3.4 1.1 0.3 7.0
Andrew Bogut 70 66 20.7 62.7 100.0 48.0 7.0 2.3 0.5 1.6 5.4
Festus Ezeli 46 13 16.7 54.8 0.0 53.0 5.6 0.7 0.4 1.1 7.0
Shaun Livingston 78 3 19.5 53.6 16.7 86.0 2.2 3.0 0.7 0.3 6.3
Marreese Speights 72 0 11.6 43.2 38.7 82.5 3.3 0.8 0.3 0.5 7.1
Leandro Barbosa 68 0 15.9 46.2 35.5 83.9 1.7 1.2 0.6 0.1 6.4
Brandon Rush 72 25 14.7 42.7 41.4 64.3 2.5 0.8 0.3 0.3 4.2
Ian Clark 66 1 8.8 44.1 35.7 82.4 1.0 1.0 0.3 0.2 3.6
James Michael McAdoo 41 1 6.4 53.6 50.0 53.1 1.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 2.9
Kevon Looney 5 0 4.2 57.1 50.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8
Anderson Varejão* 22 0 8.5 43.8 0.0 55.2 2.3 0.7 0.2 0.2 2.6
Jason Thompson* 28 1 6.4 47.6 0.0 62.5 1.9 0.7 0.1 0.3 2.1

Playoffs[change | change source]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Stephen Curry 18 17 34.1 43.8 40.4 91.6 5.5 5.2 1.4 0.3 25.1
Klay Thompson 24 24 35.4 44.4 42.4 85.4 3.7 2.3 1.1 0.4 24.3
Draymond Green 23 23 38.2 43.1 36.5 73.8 9.9 6.0 1.6 1.8 15.4
Harrison Barnes 24 23 31.0 38.5 34.2 76.5 4.7 1.3 0.7 0.2 9.0
Andre Iguodala 24 3 32.0 47.6 38.5 56.1 4.4 3.8 1.2 0.4 8.9
Andrew Bogut 22 22 16.6 62.3 0.0 35.7 5.7 1.4 0.6 1.6 4.6
Festus Ezeli 23 1 8.8 53.6 0.0 43.2 2.7 0.3 0.0 0.3 4.0
Shaun Livingston 24 7 21.4 48.8 0.0 86.5 3.2 3.3 0.5 0.2 8.2
Marreese Speights 24 0 8.4 39.0 41.9 77.4 2.0 0.5 0.1 0.3 5.6
Leandro Barbosa 23 0 11.0 58.0 39.3 76.2 1.2 0.7 0.5 0.0 5.6
Brandon Rush 14 0 7.9 45.0 33.3 50.0 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 1.6
Ian Clark 16 0 9.6 49.1 33.3 80.0 1.1 1.0 0.5 0.0 4.1
James Michael McAdoo 8 0 4.8 50.0 0.0 25.0 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.6
Anderson Varejão 17 0 5.5 35.7 0.0 52.6 1.2 0.8 0.1 0.1 1.2

Roster[change | change source]

2015–16 Golden State Warriors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 19 Barbosa, Leandro 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Brazil
F 40 Barnes, Harrison 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) North Carolina
C 12 Bogut, Andrew 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Utah
G 21 Clark, Ian 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Belmont*
G 30 Curry, Stephen (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Davidson*
C 31 Ezeli, Festus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Vanderbilt
F 23 Green, Draymond 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Michigan State
G/F 9 Iguodala, Andre (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Arizona
G 34 Livingston, Shaun 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Peoria Central HS (IL)*
F 36 Looney, Kevon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UCLA
F 20 McAdoo, James Michael 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) North Carolina
G/F 4 Rush, Brandon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Kansas
F/C 5 Speights, Marreese 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Florida
G 11 Thompson, Klay 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Washington State
F/C 18 Varejão, Anderson 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 273 lb (124 kg) Brazil
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 Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2016–06–14

Transactions[change | change source]

Trades[change | change source]

July 27, 2015
To Golden State Warriors
Gerald Wallace[2]
Chris Babb
To Boston Celtics
David Lee
July 31, 2015
To Golden State Warriors
Jason Thompson[3]
To Philadelphia 76ers
Gerald Wallace
Cash and draft consideration

Free agency[change | change source]

Additions[change | change source]

Player Signed Former team
Ian Clark[4] 1-year contract Denver Nuggets
Anderson Varejão[5] 1-year contract Portland Trail Blazers
(never officially played for Portland and was waived on February 18)

Subtractions[change | change source]

Player Reason left New team
Justin Holiday[6] 2-year contract worth $1.9 million Atlanta Hawks
Ognjen Kuzmić[7] Panathinaikos B.C.
Jason Thompson[8] Waived Toronto Raptors

Awards[change | change source]

Recipient Award Date awarded Ref.
Stephen Curry Western Conference Player of the Week November 2, 2015 [9]
Stephen Curry Western Conference Player of the Week November 23, 2015 [10]
Luke Walton Western Conference Coach of the Month
(October/November)
December 1, 2015 [11]
Stephen Curry Western Conference Player of the Month
(October/November)
December 3, 2015 [12]
Stephen Curry Western Conference Player of the Week December 7, 2015 [13]
Draymond Green Western Conference Player of the Week January 4, 2016 [14]
Stephen Curry Western Conference Player of the Week February 29, 2016 [15]
Stephen Curry Western Conference Player of the Month
(February)
March 3, 2016 [16]
Stephen Curry Western Conference Player of the Week March 14, 2016 [17]
Klay Thompson Western Conference Player of the Week March 28, 2016 [18]
Steve Kerr Western Conference Coach of the Month
(March)
April 1, 2016 [19]
Steve Kerr Coach of the Year April 26, 2016 [1]
Stephen Curry Most Valuable Player May 10, 2016 [20]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Luke Walton served as interim head coach from October 27, 2015 to January 20, 2016 while Steve Kerr recovered from back surgery complications. He led Golden State to a 39–4 start.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Steve Kerr Named 2015-16 NBA Coach of the Year". Warriors.com. April 1, 2016.
  2. "Warriors trade David Lee to Boston in exchange for Gerald Wallace & Chris Babb". nba.com/warriors. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  3. "Warriors acquire Jason Thompson from Philadelphia in exchange for Gerald Wallace". nba.com/warriors. July 31, 2015. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  4. "Warriors sign Ian Clark, Jarell Eddie, Tony Mitchell & Juwan Staten". nba.com/warriors. September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  5. "Warriors sign free agent center Anderson Varejao". nba.com/warriors. February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  6. "Hawks sign Justin Holiday to multi-year contract". nba.com/hawks. July 9, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  7. "Deal with Kuzmic". paobc.gr. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  8. "Warriors waive Jason Thompson". nba.com/warriors. February 22, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  9. Drummond, Curry named Players of the Week
  10. LeBron, Curry named Players of the Week
  11. Cavs' Blatt, Warriors' Walton named Coaches of Month
  12. Stephen Curry named Player of the Month
  13. Stephen Curry Named Western Conference Player of the Week
  14. Draymond Green Named Western Conference Player of the Week
  15. Stephen Curry Named Western Conference Player of the Week
  16. Stephen Curry Named Kia Western Conference Player of the Month
  17. Stephen Curry Named Western Conference Player of the Week
  18. Klay Thompson Named Kia Western Conference Player of the Week
  19. Steve Kerr Named Western Conference Coach of the Month
  20. "Stephen Curry Named 2015-16 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player". Warriors.com. May 10, 2016.

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