2011–12 Cleveland Cavaliers season

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2011–12 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coach Byron Scott
Arena Quicken Loans Arena
Results
Record 21–45 (.318)
Place Division: 5th (Central)
Conference: 13th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Ohio, WUAB
Radio WTAM
< 2010–11 2012–13 >

The 2011–12 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 42nd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2011 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Club Team
1 1 Kyrie Irving G  United States Duke
1 4 Tristan Thompson F  Canada Texas
2 32 Justin Harper F  United States Richmond
2 54 Milan Mačvan PF  Serbia Maccabi Tel Aviv

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Cleveland Cavaliers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 36 Casspi, Omri 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1988–06–22 Israel
C 9 Erden, Semih 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1986–07–28 Turkey
G/F 33 Gee, Alonzo 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 219 lb (99 kg) 1987–05–29 Alabama
G 1 Gibson, Daniel 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1986–02–27 Texas
F 44 Harangody, Luke 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1986–01–02 Notre Dame
G 6 Harris, Manny 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1989–09–21 Michigan
G 2 Irving, Kyrie (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 1992–03–23 Duke
F 4 Jamison, Antawn 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1976–06–12 North Carolina
G/F 12 Kennedy, D. J. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 1989-11-05 St. John's
G/F 18 Parker, Anthony 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1975–06–19 Bradley
F/C 24 Samuels, Samardo 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1989–01–09 Louisville
G 15 Sloan, Donald 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1988–01–15 Texas A&M
F/C 13 Thompson, Tristan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 227 lb (103 kg) 1991–03–13 Texas
C 17 Varejão, Anderson 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1982–09–28 Brazil
F 32 Walton, Luke 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1980–03–28 Arizona
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Max Benton
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
  • Stan Kellers

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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Anderson Varejão Ryan Hollins Semih Erden
PF Antawn Jamison Tristan Thompson Samardo Samuels
SF Omri Casspi Alonzo Gee Luke Walton
SG Anthony Parker Luke Harangody Jason Kapono
PG Kyrie Irving Daniel Gibson

Pre-season[edit]

2011 pre-season game log
2011–12 season schedule

The original 2011 NBA Pre-season was canceled due to the 2011 NBA Lockout. After the lockout, the NBA created a new two game Pre-Season.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
z-Chicago Bulls 50 16 .758 26–7 24–9 13–1
x-Indiana Pacers 42 24 .636 8 23–10 19–14 9–4
Milwaukee Bucks 31 35 .470 19 17–16 14–19 7–8
Detroit Pistons 25 41 .379 25 18–15 7–26 4–11
Cleveland Cavaliers 21 45 .318 29 11–22 10–23 3–12
# 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: 21–45 (Home: 11–22; Road: 10–23)
2011–12 season schedule

All the games through December 24 were canceled due to the 2011 NBA Lockout. A new schedule was created starting in December 25.

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
Irving, KyrieKyrie Irving 51 51 30.5 .469 .399 .872 3.7 5.4 1.1 .4 18.5
Jamison, AntawnAntawn Jamison 65 65 33.1 .403 .341 .683 6.3 2.0 .8 .7 17.2
Hudson, Lester Lester Hudson 13 0 24.2 .391 .246 .842 3.5 2.7 1.1 .2 12.7
Varejão, AndersonAnderson Varejão 25 25 31.4 .514 .000 .672 11.5 1.7 1.4 .7 10.8
Gee, AlonzoAlonzo Gee 63 31 29.0 .412 .321 .788 5.1 1.8 1.3 .3 10.6
Sessions, RamonRamon Sessions 41 4 24.5 .398 .419 .830 3.1 5.2 .7 .0 10.5
Thompson, TristanTristan Thompson 60 25 23.7 .439 .000 .552 6.5 .5 .5 1.0 8.2
Gibson, DanielDaniel Gibson 35 7 26.2 .351 .396 .791 2.9 2.2 .7 .5 7.5
Parker, AnthonyAnthony Parker 51 51 25.1 .433 .362 .625 2.7 2.4 .7 .1 7.2
Casspi, OmriOmri Casspi 65 35 20.6 .403 .315 .685 3.5 1.0 .6 .3 7.1
Harris, MannyManny Harris 26 5 17.5 .400 .333 .695 2.7 1.2 .5 .2 6.7
Sloan, DonaldDonald Sloan 25 11 24.3 .403 .091 .808 2.4 3.7 .4 .1 6.6
Kennedy, D. J.D. J. Kennedy 2 0 29.5 .417 .500 .000 3.5 1.5 1.0 .0 6.0
Samuels, SamardoSamardo Samuels 54 0 15.3 .455 .701 3.3 .4 .4 .4 5.4
Hollins, RyanRyan Hollins 24 7 15.1 .500 .600 2.3 .3 .2 .5 3.7
Thompson, MychelMychel Thompson 5 3 19.0 .292 .364 1.0 1.4 .4 .2 3.6
Erden, SemihSemih Erden 28 9 11.9 .527 .512 2.6 .3 .4 .2 3.5
Harangody, LukeLuke Harangody 21 1 11.0 .354 .238 .750 2.5 .3 .3 .1 2.9
Uzoh, BenBen Uzoh 2 0 6.5 .400 2.0 1.0 .5 .0 2.0
Walton, LukeLuke Walton 21 0 14.2 .353 .438 1.7 1.4 .1 .0 2.0
Eyenga, ChristianChristian Eyenga 6 0 13.8 .158 .500 .333 2.0 .7 .5 .7 1.5

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Injuries, surgeries and absences[edit]

  • Semih Erden had a fracture in his right thumb and missed the first seven games of the regular season.[6] In April, he sprained his right ankle and missed the remainder of the season.[7]

Transactions[edit]

Free agents[edit]

Additions[edit]

Date Player Signed Former team
February 10, 2012 Ben Uzoh NBA D-League Rio Grande Valley Vipers
February 21, 2012 Manny Harris NBA D-League Canton Charge

Subtractions[edit]

Date Player Reason left New team
December 9, 2011 Joey Graham Waived Free Agent
December 14, 2011 Baron Davis Waived New York Knicks
December 22, 2011 Manny Harris Waived Canton Charge

Trades[edit]

June 23, 2011
To Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2013 second-round pick
  • 2014 second-round pick
To Orlando Magic
June 30, 2011
To Cleveland Cavaliers
To Sacramento Kings

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cavaliers win NBA draft lottery, will pick first, USA Today. May 18, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "Irving, Rubio take Rookie of the Month honors for January". NBA.com. February 1, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Irving, Thomas take Rookie of the Month honors for February". NBA.com. March 1, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Irving, Thomas named Rookies of the Month". NBA.com. April 1, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving named Kia Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 15, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ Semih Erden (thumb) cleared to return, NBC Sports. January 2, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  7. ^ Semih Erden Injury Update, nba.com/cavaliers. April 12, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012
  8. ^ Kyrie Irving to miss 2 more games, ESPN.com. February 11, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  9. ^ Season over for Cavs C Anderson Varejao, Yahoo! Sports. April 2, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.

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