2015–16 New Orleans Pelicans season

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2015–16 New Orleans Pelicans season
Head coachAlvin Gentry
General managerDell Demps
Owner(s)Tom Benson
ArenaSmoothie King Center
Results
Record30–52 (.366)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Southwest)
Conference: 12th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports New Orleans
RadioWWL-FM
< 2014–15 2016–17 >

The 2015–16 New Orleans Pelicans season was the 14th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). It was also the first season since 2014, that the Pelicans did not reach the playoffs under the "Pelicans" name. Following the season, tragedy struck as Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot dead while shouting for his girlfriend for his daughter's first birthday at the Dallas apartment. Dejean-Jones death was the first for active NBA player since Eddie Griffin, who died in a car accident in 2007.

Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team
2 56 Branden Dawson SF / PF  United States Michigan State

Roster[edit]

2015–16 New Orleans Pelicans roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 42 Ajinça, Alexis 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 248 lb (112 kg) 1988–05–06 INSEP (FRA)
F 33 Anderson, Ryan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1988–05–06 California
C 3 Aşık, Ömer 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1986–07–04 Turkey
F 8 Babbitt, Luke 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1989–06–20 Nevada
G 30 Cole, Norris 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1988–10–13 Cleveland State
F 44 Cunningham, Dante 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1987–04–22 Villanova
F/C 23 Davis, Anthony Injured (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 253 lb (115 kg) 1993–03–11 Kentucky
G 31 Dejean-Jones, Bryce Injured 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 203 lb (92 kg) 1992–08–21 Iowa State
G 16 Douglas, Toney 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1986–03–16 Florida State
F 4 Ennis, James 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1990–07–01 Long Beach State
G/F 1 Evans, Tyreke Injured 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1989–09–19 Memphis
G 2 Frazier, Tim 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1990–11–01 Penn State
G/F 15 Gee, Alonzo Injured 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1987–05–29 Alabama
G 10 Gordon, Eric Injured 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1988–12–25 Indiana
G/F 25 Hamilton, Jordan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1990–10–06 Texas
G 11 Holiday, Jrue Injured 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1990–06–12 UCLA
C 5 Perkins, Kendrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) 1984–11–10 Clifton J. Ozen HS (TX)
G/F 20 Pondexter, Quincy Injured 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1988–03–10 Washington
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: 2016–04–09

Notes

Standing[edit]

By Division[edit]

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


By Conference[edit]

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

Pre-season[edit]

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

Regular season game log[edit]

2015–16 game log
Total: 30–52 (Home: 21–20; Road: 9–32)
2015–16 season schedule

References[edit]