2008–09 New Jersey Nets season

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2008–09 New Jersey Nets season
Head coach Lawrence Frank
Arena Izod Center
Results
Record 34–48 (.415)
Place Division: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 9th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television YES Network, WWOR
Radio WFAN
< 2007–08 2009–10 >

The 2008–09 New Jersey Nets season was the 42nd season of the franchise, 33rd in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates[edit]

Offseason[edit]

On June 26 it was announced the Nets had officially traded Richard Jefferson in exchange for Milwaukee Bucks players Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons.[1] After missing the playoffs last season and going no further than the Eastern Conference Semifinals the past five years, the Nets needed to change. Jefferson left after seven years at New Jersey where he ended up as the Nets second all time leading scorer in franchise history. On July 21 the Nets acquired Orlando Magic guard Keyon Dooling in exchange for cash considerations.[2]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2008 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 10 Brook Lopez Center  United States Stanford
1 21 Ryan Anderson Forward  United States California
2 40 Chris Douglas-Roberts Shooting Guard  United States Memphis

Roster[edit]

New Jersey Nets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 13 United States Ager, Maurice 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Michigan State
F 20 United States Anderson, Ryan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) California
F/C 2 United States Boone, Josh 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Connecticut
SG 15 United States Carter, Vince (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) North Carolina
G 55 United States Dooling, Keyon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Missouri
G/F 17 United States Douglas-Roberts, Chris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Memphis
PG 34 United States Harris, Devin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Wisconsin
G/F 44 United States Hassell, Trenton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 233 lb (106 kg) Austin Peay
F 22 United States Hayes, Jarvis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Georgia
C 11 United States Lopez, Brook 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Stanford
F 14 Mexico Nájera, Eduardo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oklahoma
G/F 21 United States Simmons, Bobby 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) DePaul
PF 51 United States Williams, Sean 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Boston College
F/C 9 China Yi Jianlian 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 238 lb (108 kg) People's Republic of China
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 62 20 .756 35–6 27–14 15–1
x-Philadelphia 76ers 41 41 .500 21 24–17 17–24 6–10
New Jersey Nets 34 48 .415 28 19–22 15–26 8–8
Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 29 18–23 15–26 6–10
New York Knicks 32 50 .390 30 20–21 12–29 5–11
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Cleveland Cavaliers 66 16 .805
2 y-Boston Celtics 62 20 .756 4
3 y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 7
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 47 35 .573 19
5 x-Miami Heat 43 39 .524 23
6 x-Philadelphia 76ers 41 41 .500 25
7 x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 25
8 x-Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 27
9 Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 30
10 Charlotte Bobcats 35 47 .427 31
11 New Jersey Nets 34 48 .415 32
12 Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 32
13 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 33
14 New York Knicks 32 50 .390 34
15 Washington Wizards 19 63 .232 47

Game log[edit]

2008–09 game log
2012–13 season schedule

Player statistics[edit]

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 Source: [3]

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Maurice Ager 20 0 4.9 .349 .000 .500 0.5 0.2 0.05 0.10 1.7
Ryan Anderson 66 30 19.9 .393 .365 .845 4.7 0.8 0.67 0.30 7.4
Josh Boone 62 7 16.0 .528 .000 .376 4.2 0.5 0.35 0.77 4.2
Vince Carter 80 80 36.8 .437 .385 .817 5.1 4.7 1.03 0.48 20.8
Keyon Dooling 77 18 26.9 .436 .421 .825 2.0 3.5 0.92 0.10 9.7
Chris Douglas-Roberts 44 3 13.3 .460 .250 .823 1.1 1.2 0.27 0.16 4.9
Devin Harris 69 69 36.1 .438 .291 .820 3.3 6.9 1.65 0.19 21.3
Trenton Hassell 53 31 20.6 .450 .250 .800 2.8 1.0 0.40 0.30 3.7
Jarvis Hayes 74 1 24.8 .445 .385 .692 3.6 0.7 0.70 0.09 8.7
Brook Lopez 82 75 30.5 .531 .000 .793 8.1 1.0 0.54 1.84 13.0
Eduardo Nájera 27 0 11.8 .446 .200 .364 2.5 0.7 0.37 0.15 2.9
Bobby Simmons 71 44 24.4 .449 .447 .741 3.9 1.3 0.70 0.14 7.8
Stromile Swift* 6 0 10.7 .600 .000 .455 2.2 0.2 0.00 0.33 3.8
Sean Williams 33 0 11.1 .417 .000 .625 2.4 0.4 0.21 0.88 2.4
Yi Jianlian 61 52 23.3 .382 .343 .772 5.3 1.0 0.48 0.59 8.6

*Statistics with the New Jersey Nets

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 28, 2008 To New Jersey Nets

Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons

To Milwaukee Bucks

Richard Jefferson

July 11, 2008 To New Jersey Nets

Keyon Dooling[4]

To Orlando Magic

Cash considerations

July 22, 2008 To New Jersey Nets

Conditional 1st Round Pick[5]

To Golden State Warriors

Marcus Williams

Free Agents[edit]