2011–12 Charlotte Bobcats season

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2011–12 Charlotte Bobcats season
Head coach Paul Silas
Owner(s) Michael Jordan
Arena Time Warner Cable Arena
Results
Record 7–59 (.106)
Place Division: 5th (Southeast)
Conference: 15th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Carolinas, SportSouth
Radio WFNZ
< 2010–11 2012–13 >

The 2011–12 Charlotte Bobcats season was the 22nd season of the Charlotte Bobcats in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and their 8th as the Bobcats. The Bobcats set the record for worst winning percentage in a season with a .106 winning percentage, surpassing the 1972–73 Philadelphia 76ers (.110) for worst winning percentage. They were eliminated from playoff contention on March 28, 2012, after an 88–83 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, with a record of 7–41. The Bobcats clinched the worst record in the NBA for the season by losing 75–67 to the New Orleans Hornets on April 16, 2012, in a shortened season or otherwise.

Guard-forward Gerald Henderson led the team in scoring, with an average of 15.1 points per game. Forward-center Bismack Biyombo led in rebounds per game (5.8), and point guard D.J. Augustin recorded a team-high 6.4 assists per game.

Key dates[edit]

  • December 26: The Bobcats started the regular season with a win against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2011 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Nationality Position School/Club Team
1 7 Biyombo, BismackBismack Biyombo  DR Congo PF Fuenlabrada (Spain)
1 9 Walker, KembaKemba Walker  United States PG Connecticut (Jr.)

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Charlotte Bobcats roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 14 Augustin, D. J. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) November 10, 1987 Texas
F/C 0 Biyombo, Bismack 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) August 28, 1992 DR Congo
F 4 Brown, Derrick 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 233 lb (106 kg) September 7, 1987 Xavier
G 33 Carroll, Matt 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) August 28, 1980 Notre Dame
C 7 Diop, DeSagana 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 280 lb (127 kg) January 30, 1982 Oak Hill Academy (VA)
G 15 Henderson, Gerald 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) December 9, 1987 Duke
G 11 Higgins, Cory 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) June 14, 1989 Colorado
G/F 50 Maggette, Corey 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) November 12, 1979 Duke
F 9 Moon, Jamario 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) June 13, 1980 Meridian CC
F/C 22 Mullens, Byron 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 275 lb (125 kg) February 14, 1989 Ohio State
F 21 Nájera, Eduardo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) July 11, 1976 Oklahoma
F 12 Thomas, Tyrus 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) August 17, 1986 LSU
G 1 Walker, Kemba 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 184 lb (83 kg) May 8, 1990 Connecticut
F 8 White, D. J. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) August 31, 1986 Indiana
G/F 55 Williams, Reggie 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) September 14, 1986 VMI
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Steve Stricker
  • Dennis Williams

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

Pre-season[edit]

Due to the 2011 NBA lockout negotiations, the programmed pre-season schedule, along with the first two weeks of the regular season were scrapped, and a two-game pre-season was set for each team once the lockout concluded.

2011 pre-season game log
2011–12 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Miami Heat 46 20 .697 28–5 18–15 9–5
x-Atlanta Hawks 40 26 .606 6 23–10 17–16 11–3
x-Orlando Magic 37 29 .561 9 21–12 16–17 8–7
Washington Wizards 20 46 .303 26 11–22 9–24 7–7
Charlotte Bobcats 7 59 .106 39 4–29 3–30 1–14


# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 50 16 .758
2 y-Miami Heat 46 20 .697 4
3 x-Indiana Pacers 42 24 .636 8
4 y-Boston Celtics 39 27 .591 11
5 x-Atlanta Hawks 40 26 .606 10
6 x-Orlando Magic 37 29 .561 13
7 x-New York Knicks 36 30 .545 14
8 x-Philadelphia 76ers 35 31 .530 15
9 Milwaukee Bucks 31 35 .470 19
10 Detroit Pistons 25 41 .379 25
11 Toronto Raptors 23 43 .348 27
12 New Jersey Nets 22 44 .333 28
13 Cleveland Cavaliers 21 45 .318 29
14 Washington Wizards 20 46 .303 30
15 Charlotte Bobcats 7 59 .106 43

Game log[edit]

2011–12 game log
Total: 7–59 (Home: 4–29; Road: 3–30)
2011–12 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

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Augustin, D. J.D. J. Augustin 48 46 29.3 .376 .341 .875 2.3 6.4 .8 .0 11.1
Biyombo, BismackBismack Biyombo 63 41 23.1 .464 .483 5.8 .4 .3 1.8 5.2
Brown, DerrickDerrick Brown 65 17 22.2 .518 .250 .667 3.6 1.0 .7 .2 8.1
Carroll, MattMatt Carroll 53 2 11.2 .331 .186 .789 1.1 .7 .3 .1 2.7
Diaw, BorisBoris Diaw [a] 37 28 27.5 .410 .267 .630 5.3 4.3 .5 .5 7.4
Diop, DeSaganaDeSagana Diop 27 9 12.0 .357 .167 3.1 .9 .2 .5 1.1
Henderson, GeraldGerald Henderson 55 55 33.3 .459 .234 .760 4.1 2.3 .9 .4 15.1
Higgins, CoryCory Higgins 38 0 11.1 .325 .200 .700 .9 .9 .1 .2 3.9
Maggette, CoreyCorey Maggette 32 28 27.5 .373 .364 .856 3.9 1.2 .7 .0 15.0
Moon, JamarioJamario Moon [a] 8 0 15.4 .292 .200 1.000 2.8 .6 .1 .6 2.3
Mullens, ByronByron Mullens 65 25 22.5 .425 .235 .821 5.0 .9 .3 .8 9.3
Nájera, EduardoEduardo Nájera 22 0 12.3 .375 .276 .500 2.3 .5 .9 .2 2.6
Thomas, TyrusTyrus Thomas 54 30 18.8 .367 .333 .759 3.7 .6 .7 1.1 5.6
Walker, KembaKemba Walker 66 25 27.2 .366 .305 .789 3.5 4.4 .9 .3 12.1
White, D. J.D. J. White 58 11 18.9 .493 1.000 .705 3.6 .8 .3 .4 6.8
Williams, ReggieReggie Williams 33 13 22.6 .416 .308 .725 2.8 1.8 .6 .1 8.3
  • a Statistics with the Charlotte Bobcats.

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added

Via draft

Via trade

Via free agency

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency

Waived

Trades[edit]

June 23, 2011 To Charlotte Bobcats
Corey Maggette
Draft rights to Bismack Biyombo
To Milwaukee Bucks
Stephen Jackson
Shaun Livingston
Beno Udrih
Draft rights to Tobias Harris
To Sacramento Kings
John Salmons
Draft rights to Jimmer Fredette
June 23, 2011 To Charlotte Bobcats
Cash considerations
To Milwaukee Bucks
Draft rights to Jeremy Tyler
December 19, 2011 To Charlotte Bobcats
Byron Mullens
To Oklahoma City Thunder
Conditional 2012 second round pick

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Derrick Brown December 9 New York Knicks
Melvin Ely December 14 Denver Nuggets
Reggie Williams December 15 Golden State Warriors
Ben Uzoh December 19 New Jersey Nets
Cory Higgins December 25 Denver Nuggets
Jamario Moon April 15 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League
Subtractions
Player Date signed New team
Kwame Brown December 14 Golden State Warriors
Dante Cunningham December 24 Memphis Grizzlies
Joel Przybilla February 27 Portland Trail Blazers

Many players signed with teams from other leagues due to the 2011 NBA lockout. FIBA allows players under NBA contracts to sign and play for teams from other leagues if the contracts have opt-out clauses that allow the players to return to the NBA if the lockout ends.[2] The Chinese Basketball Association, however, only allows its clubs to sign foreign free agents who could play for at least the entire season.[3]

Played in other leagues during lockout
Player Date signed New team Opt-out clause
Garrett Temple July 27 Fastweb Casale (Italy) No
Boris Diaw September 27 JSA Bordeaux Basket (France) Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report: NBA draft moving to Newark". ESPN.com. October 27, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "FIBA: NBA stars can play overseas". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. July 30, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Sun Xiaochen (August 21, 2011). "New rule shuts door on NBA stars". China Daily. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011. 

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