2011–12 New York Knicks season

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2011–12 New York Knicks season
Head coach Mike D'Antoni, Mike Woodson
Owner(s) Madison Square Garden, Inc.
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 36–30 (.545)
Place Division: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Lost in First Round to Miami (1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television MSG Network, MSG Plus, WWOR
Radio WEPN
< 2010–11 2012–13 >

The 2011–12 New York Knicks season was the 66th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Knicks finished the regular season with a 36–30 record and a seventh place in the Eastern Conference to reach the 2012 NBA Playoffs where they lost in the first round against the Miami Heat in five games. Notable events of the season included coach Mike D'Antoni's resignation,[1] the surge in popularity of 23-year-old point guard Jeremy Lin during a seven-game winning streak (Linsanity), and the Knicks winning their first playoff game since 2001 against the Miami Heat, snapping an NBA-record 13-game playoff losing streak.

Key dates[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2011 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 17 Shumpert, ImanIman Shumpert Guard  United States Georgia Tech

Roster[edit]

2011–12 New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 7 Anthony, Carmelo (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1984–05–29 Syracuse
G 20 Bibby, Mike 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1978–05–13 Arizona
C 6 Chandler, Tyson 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1982–10–02 Dominguez HS (CA)
G 85 Davis, Baron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1979–04–13 UCLA
G 23 Douglas, Toney 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1986–06–16 Florida State
G 2 Fields, Landry 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1988–06–27 Stanford
C 50 Gadzuric, Dan 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1978–02–22 UCLA
C 55 Harrellson, Josh 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 1989–02–12 Kentucky
F 9 Jeffries, Jared 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1981–11–25 Indiana
C 44 Jordan, Jerome 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1986–09–29 Tulsa
G 17 Lin, Jeremy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–08–23 Harvard
F 16 Novak, Steve 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1983–06–13 Marquette
G 21 Shumpert, Iman 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1990–06–26 Georgia Tech
G 8 Smith, J. R. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1985–09–09 St. Benedict's Prep (NJ)
F/C 1 Stoudemire, Amar'e (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1982–11–16 Cypress Creek HS (FL)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Roger Hinds
  • Anthony Goenaga

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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Tyson Chandler Jared Jeffries Jerome Jordan Josh Harrelson
PF Amare Stoudemire Steve Novak Dan Gadzuric
SF Carmelo Anthony J.R. Smith
SG Landry Fields Iman Shumpert Toney Douglas
PG Mike Bibby Baron Davis Jeremy Lin

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 scraped, and a two-game pre-season was set for each team once the lockout concluded.

Game log[edit]

2011 pre-season game log
2011–12 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

The Knicks playing against the Dallas Mavericks during the season

After a lack-luster start to the season where the Knicks had 8 wins and 13 losses in their first 21 games, Jeremy Lin burst on the scene. Injuries forced coach Mike D'Antoni to name Lin as the starting point guard, and Lin responded with averages of 27.3 points, 8.3 assists and 2.0 steals in his first four starts. Lin closed the February 14th game against Toronto with a game-winning three-pointer that left 0.5 seconds on the clock.

However, when Carmelo Anthony returned from injury in late February, the Knicks hot streak ended. After a 6-game losing streak to start the month of March, Mike D'Antoni resigned as coach, and was replaced by his assistant Mike Woodson.[5] The Knicks ended the season strong under Mike Woodson, going 18-6.

Game log[edit]

2011–12 game log
Total: 36–30 (Home: 22–11; Road: 14–19)
2011–12 season schedule

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 39 27 .591 24–9 15–18 8–6
x-New York Knicks 36 30 .545 3 22–11 14–19 8–6
x-Philadelphia 76ers 35 31 .530 4 19–14 16–17 7–6
Toronto Raptors 23 43 .348 16 13–20 10–23 7–8
New Jersey Nets 22 44 .333 17 9–24 13–20 5–9
# 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

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
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Carmelo Anthony 55 55 34.1 .430 .335 .804 6.3 3.6 1.1 0.4 22.6
Renaldo Balkman 14 0 8.2 .500 .222 .727 1.9 0.4 0.3 0.2 3.0
Mike Bibby 39 4 14.3 .282 .318 .750 1.5 2.1 0.5 0.1 2.6
Tyson Chandler 62 62 33.2 .679 .000 .689 9.9 0.9 0.9 1.4 11.3
Baron Davis 29 14 20.5 .370 .306 .667 1.9 4.7 1.2 0.1 6.1
Toney Douglas 38 9 17.3 .324 .231 .846 1.9 2.0 0.8 0.0 6.2
Landry Fields 66 62 28.7 .460 .256 .562 4.2 2.6 1.2 0.3 8.8
Dan Gadzuric 2 0 6.5 .000 .000 .000 2.5 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0
Josh Harrellson 37 4 14.6 .423 .339 .615 3.9 0.3 0.6 0.5 4.4
Jared Jeffries 39 4 18.7 .410 .188 .681 3.9 0.7 0.7 0.6 4.4
Jerome Jordan 21 0 5.1 .515 .000 .800 1.3 0.2 0.0 0.3 2.0
Jeremy Lin 35 25 26.9 .446 .320 .798 3.1 6.2 1.6 0.3 14.6
Steve Novak 54 0 18.9 .478 .472 .846 1.9 0.2 0.3 0.2 8.8
Iman Shumpert 59 35 28.9 .401 .306 .798 3.2 2.8 1.7 0.1 9.5
J.R. Smith 35 1 27.6 .407 .347 .709 3.9 2.4 1.5 0.2 12.5
Amar'e Stoudemire 47 47 32.8 .483 .238 .765 7.8 1.1 0.8 1.0 17.5
Bill Walker 32 8 19.4 .398 .319 .850 2.5 1.2 0.6 0.2 5.9

Playoffs[edit]

The Knicks finished in seventh place on the year with a record of 36-30 after an up and down season. Knicks rookie guard, Iman Shumpert, tore his ACL and will be out for an estimated 7 months. Landry Fields took his position at Shooting guard in the starting lineup. On May 6, The Knicks snapped the 13 consecutive playoff losses streak, which was an NBA record. During the game, Baron Davis injured his right knee and missed the rest of the playoffs.[6] The Knicks were eliminated in Game 5 of the first round to the Miami Heat.

Game log[edit]

2012 playoff game log Total: 1–4 (Home: 1–1; Road: 0–3)
2012 playoff schedule

Awards, records, and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • On February 13, Jeremy Lin was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (February 6 though February 12).[8]
  • On April 27, Carmelo Anthony was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for April.[9]
  • On June 21, Jeremy Lin was awarded The Epic Award due to the performance he had against the Lakers in this year's first annual NBA Social Media Awards.
  • On June 21, Jeremy Lin was awarded The Social Breakout Award due to the highest increase of fan across Facebook and Twitter in this year's first annual NBA Social Media Awards.
  • On June 21, Landry Fields was awarded The Snap Shot Award with the photo he took of his couch where Jeremy Lin slept during the season in this year's first annual NBA Social Media Awards.

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

  • On January 18, Carmelo Anthony scored his 15,000th career point in an 88–91 loss to the Phoenix Suns.[13]
  • On April 26, Steve Novak finished the season shooting a league-leading 47% from three-point range.
  • On April 26, Tyson Chandler finished the season shooting a league-leading 68% from the field.

Injuries, surgeries and disciplinary actions[edit]

  • On January 21, Josh Harrellson injured broke his right wrist against the Denver Nuggets after falling on it in the first of 2 overtimes. He would have successful surgery 3 days later. He had to be sidelined for 6 weeks.[14]
  • On February 23, it was announced Iman Shumpert could not participate in the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest due to left patella tendonitis. He had sat out the 2 games following up the announcement and one game after the announcement. He returned the first game after the All-Star break.
  • On March 4, Bill Walker underwent left elbow surgery to remove tissue. He missed the next 5 weeks after the surgery.[15]
  • On March 21, Jared Jeffries left a game against the Philadelphia 76ers. A MRI later showed that his surgically repaired right knee had been inflamed. Following the MRI, the Knicks announced that he would be out for 2 weeks.[16]
  • On April 1, Jeremy Lin underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus and was out for the season.[17]
  • After a Game 2 loss in the same playoff series against Miami, Amar'e Stoudemire cut his hand as a result of punching the glass casing of a fire extinguisher in the locker room area.[19] As a result, he missed the third game of the series after having surgery on his hand.[20]

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added

Via draft

Via free agency

Via trade

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency

Waived

Trades[edit]

June 23, 2011 To New York Knicks
Draft rights to Josh Harrelson
To New Orleans Hornets
Cash considerations
December 10, 2011 To New York Knicks
Tyson Chandler (sign and trade)
Draft rights to Ahmad Nivins (from Dallas)
Draft rights to Georgios Printezis (from Dallas)
To Dallas Mavericks
Andy Rautins
Future second round pick (from Washington)
To Washington Wizards
Ronny Turiaf
2013 second round pick (from New York)
Cash considerations (from New York)
2012 second round pick (from Dallas)

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Jared Jeffries December 6 Re-sign
Mike Bibby December 11 Miami Heat
Jerome Jordan December 15 BC Krka
Baron Davis December 19 Cleveland Cavaliers
Steve Novak December 21 San Antonio Spurs
Jeremy Lin December 27 Houston Rockets
J. R. Smith February 17 Denver Nuggets
Dan Gadzuric April 20 Texas Legends
Subtractions
Player Date signed New team
Derrick Brown December 9 Charlotte Bobcats
Roger Mason, Jr. December 9 Washington Wizards
Anthony Carter December 12 Toronto Raptors
Shelden Williams December 13 New Jersey Nets
Shawne Williams December 15 New Jersey Nets

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.[23] The Chinese Basketball Association, however, only allows its clubs to sign foreign free agents who could play for at least the entire season.[24]

Played in other leagues during lockout
Player Date signed New team Opt-out clause
Ronny Turiaf October 17 ASVEL Basket (France) Yes[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni resigns, ESPN.com. March 15, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "Report: NBA draft moving to Newark". ESPN.com. October 27, 2010. Archived from the original on 30 October 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d "NBA lockout timeline". NBA.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  4. ^ Knicks secure playoff berth with Bucks loss, ESPN.com, April 19, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012
  5. ^ "D'Antoni resigns. Woodson takes over.". ESPN.com. March 15, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Baron Davis dislocates right kneecap, ESPN.com. May 7, 2012.
  7. ^ Knicks' Melo named to All-Star team, Daily News. February 3, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  8. ^ Knicks' Lin, Thunder's Westbrook named Players of the Week, NBA.com. February 13, 2012.
  9. ^ Knicks' Anthony, Clippers' Paul win monthly honors for April, NBA.com. April 27, 2012.
  10. ^ Knicks' Chandler wins Kia Defensive Player of Year, NBA.com. May 2, 2012.
  11. ^ a b Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images. "Knicks Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler named to All-NBA Third Team". NJ.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  12. ^ Knicks set NBA mark with 13th straight playoff loss, NBA.com. May 4, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  13. ^ Phoenix Suns 91, New York Knicks 88 — Suns win battle of the exes, Valleyofthesuns.com. January 18, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  14. ^ "Knicks Harrellson Has Wrist Surgery". ZagsBlog.com. 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  15. ^ Valentine, Ed. "Bill Walker Injury Update: Forward Out 4-6 Weeks Due To Elbow Surgery - SB Nation New York". Newyork.sbnation.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  16. ^ By Seth on Mar 22, 8:48a. "Jared Jeffries will rest his knee again.". Posting and Toasting. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  17. ^ New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin to miss rest of season, FoxNews.com. April 1, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  18. ^ Knicks rookie Shumpert suffers torn ACL in loss to Heat, New York Post. April 29, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  19. ^ Amar'e Stoudemire hurts himself, Knicks after punching fire extinguisher case, Yahoo! Sports, May 1, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  20. ^ Stoudemire has hand surgery, to miss Game 3, NBA.com. May 1, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  21. ^ Baron Davis has partially torn patella tendon, completely torn ACL and MCL, CBS Sports, May 7, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  22. ^ NBA fines J.R. Smith for tweeting Tahiry photo, Yahoo! Sports. March 10, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  23. ^ "FIBA: NBA stars can play overseas". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. July 30, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  24. ^ Sun Xiaochen (August 21, 2011). "New rule shuts door on NBA stars". China Daily. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Knicks centre Turiaf joins French club during lock-out". FOX News. OX News Network, LLC. October 17, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 

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