2011–12 NBA Development League season

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2011–12 NBA Development League season
League NBA Development League
Sport Basketball
Duration November 25, 2011 – April 28, 2012
Total attendance 1,055,239
TV partner(s) Versus/NBC Sports Network, NBA TV
Draft
Top draft pick Jamaal Tinsley
Picked by Los Angeles D-Fenders
Regular season
Top seed Los Angeles D-Fenders
Season MVP Justin Dentmon (Austin Toros)
Top scorer Blake Ahearn (Reno Bighorns)
Playoffs
Finals
Champions Austin Toros
  Runners-up Los Angeles D-Fenders
NBA Development League seasons

The 2011–12 NBA Development League season is the 11th season of the NBA Development League (NBA D-League). The NBA D-League is the official minor league basketball organization owned and run by the National Basketball Association (NBA). The league was formed in 2001 as the National Basketball Development League (NBDL). The league adopted its current name in 2005 to reflect its close affiliation with the NBA. The 2011–12 season will be competed by 16 teams. The Los Angeles D-Fenders, after spending one season inactive, joined the 15 returning teams from the previous season. The Utah Flash ceased operation at the end of the previous season and would not be playing in the 2011–12 season. The New Mexico Thunderbirds relocated to Canton, Ohio and were renamed as the Canton Charge.

This season, an all-time high nine teams will have single-affiliation partnerships with NBA teams, up from four in the previous season.[1][2] Five of them, the Austin Toros, the Canton Charge, the Dakota Wizards, the Los Angeles D-Fenders and the Tulsa 66ers, are owned by their NBA affiliates. Four teams, the Erie BayHawks, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Springfield Armor and the Texas Legends, have a hybrid single-affiliation partnership with NBA teams, where their basketball operations are controlled by their NBA affiliates. The other seven teams are affiliated with three NBA teams each.[1][2]

Teams and coaches[edit]

Team City Arena Head coach NBA affiliate(s)
Eastern Conference
Canton Charge Canton, Ohio Canton Memorial Civic Center Alex Jensen Cleveland Cavaliers
Dakota Wizards Bismarck, North Dakota Bismarck Civic Center Nate Bjorkgren Golden State Warriors
Erie BayHawks Erie, Pennsylvania Tullio Arena Jay Larranaga New York Knicks
Fort Wayne Mad Ants Fort Wayne, Indiana Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Joey Meyer (until January 6)
Steve Gansey (from January 6)[b]
Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks
Iowa Energy Des Moines, Iowa Wells Fargo Arena Kevin Young Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Hornets, Washington Wizards
Maine Red Claws Portland, Maine Portland Expo Building Dave Leitao Boston Celtics, Charlotte Bobcats, Philadelphia 76ers
Sioux Falls Skyforce Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls Arena Morris McHone Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic
Springfield Armor Springfield, Massachusetts MassMutual Center Bob MacKinnon, Jr. New Jersey Nets
Western Conference
Austin Toros Cedar Park, Texas Cedar Park Center Brad Jones San Antonio Spurs
Bakersfield Jam Bakersfield, California Jam Events Center Will Voigt Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors
Idaho Stampede Boise, Idaho CenturyLink Arena Boise Randy Livingston Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz
Los Angeles D-Fenders El Segundo, California Toyota Sports Center Eric Musselman Los Angeles Lakers
Reno Bighorns Reno, Nevada Reno Events Center Paul Mokeski Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings
Rio Grande Valley Vipers Hidalgo, Texas State Farm Arena Nick Nurse Houston Rockets
Texas Legends Frisco, Texas Dr Pepper Arena Del Harris Dallas Mavericks
Tulsa 66ers Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa Convention Center Nate Tibbetts (until December 5)
Dale Osbourne (from December 5)[a]
Oklahoma City Thunder

Team changes[edit]

  • On May 1, 2011, the Springfield Armor began a single-affiliation partnership with the New Jersey Nets. The Armor's basketball operation will be controlled by the Nets, who also became their sole NBA affiliate.[3]
  • On June 8, 2011, the Erie BayHawks began a single-affiliation partnership with the New York Knicks. The BayHawks' basketball operation will be controlled by the Knicks, who also became their sole NBA affiliate.[4]
  • On June 18, 2011, the Utah Flash announced that they would not play in the 2011–12 season as the team is up for sale.[6]

Affiliation changes[edit]

On July 7, 2011, the league announced the affiliation system for the season. Five teams, the Austin Toros, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Texas Legends and the Tulsa 66ers, continued their single-affiliation partnerships with their parent teams. The Los Angeles D-Fenders, who returned after one year hiatus, resumed their single-affiliation partnership with the Los Angeles Lakers. Four teams, the Canton Charge, the Dakota Wizards and the Erie BayHawks, each began a single-affiliation partnership with an NBA team. The Springfield Armor also began a single-affiliation partnership with the New Jersey Nets, their NBA affiliate for last two seasons. The other seven teams are affiliated with three NBA teams each. Only one team, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, retained the same affiliates from the previous season. Due to several team changes above and other circumstances, some affiliation changes occurred.[2]

^ Denotes a single-affiliation partnership
Team NBA team Previous affiliate Note(s)
Bakersfield Jam Phoenix Suns Iowa Energy (2008–2011)
Bakersfield Jam Toronto Raptors Erie BayHawks (2009–2011)  • The BayHawks began a single-affiliation partnership with the New York Knicks.
Canton Charge^ Cleveland Cavaliers^ Erie BayHawks (2008–2011)  • The Cavaliers purchased the New Mexico Thunderbirds and relocated them to Canton, Ohio as the Canton Charge.
 • The BayHawks began a single-affiliation partnership with the New York Knicks.
Dakota Wizards^ Golden State Warriors^ Reno Bighorns (2010–2011)  • The Warriors purchased the Dakota Wizards.
Erie BayHawks^ New York Knicks^ Springfield Armor (2009–2011)  • The BayHawks began a single-affiliation partnership with the Knicks.
 • The Armor began a single-affiliation partnership with the New Jersey Nets.
Idaho Stampede Utah Jazz Utah Flash (2007–2011)  • The Flash ceased operations.
Iowa Energy New Orleans Hornets New Mexico / Albuquerque Thunderbirds (2009–2011)  • The Cleveland Cavaliers purchased the Thunderbirds and relocated them to Canton, Ohio as the Canton Charge.
Iowa Energy Washington Wizards Dakota Wizards (2006–2011)  • The Golden State Warriors purchased the Dakota Wizards.
Los Angeles D-Fenders^ Los Angeles Lakers^ Bakersfield Jam (2010–2011)  • The D-Fenders, who are owned and controlled by the Lakers, returned after a one-year hiatus.
Maine Red Claws Philadelphia 76ers Springfield Armor (2009–2011)  • The Armor began a single-affiliation partnership with the New Jersey Nets.
Reno Bighorns Atlanta Hawks Utah Flash (2009–2011)  • The Flash ceased operations.
Reno Bighorns Memphis Grizzlies Dakota Wizards (2007–2011)  • The Golden State Warriors purchased the Dakota Wizards.
Sioux Falls Skyforce Orlando Magic New Mexico Thunderbirds (2010–2011)  • The Cleveland Cavaliers purchased the Thunderbirds and relocated them to Canton, Ohio as the Canton Charge.

Coaching changes[edit]

Coaching changes
Offseason
Team 2010–11 coach 2011–12 coach
Canton Charge Darvin Ham
(with New Mexico Thunderbirds)
Alex Jensen
Dakota Wizards Rory White Nate Bjorkgren
Iowa Energy Nick Nurse Kevin Young
Los Angeles D-Fenders Franchise inactive Eric Musselman
Maine Red Claws Austin Ainge Dave Leitao
Reno Bighorns Eric Musselman Paul Mokeski
Rio Grande Valley Vipers Chris Finch Nick Nurse
Springfield Armor Dee Brown Bob MacKinnon, Jr.
Texas Legends Nancy Lieberman Del Harris
Utah Flash Kevin Young Franchise inactive
In-season
Team Outgoing coach New coach
Tulsa 66ers Nate Tibbets Dale Osbourne
Fort Wayne Mad Ants Joey Meyer Steve Gansey

Offseason[edit]

  • On September 29, 2011, the Reno Bighorns hired Rio Grande Valley Vipers assistant coach Paul Mokeski as the team's head coach,[18] replacing Eric Musselman who was hired as the head coach for the Los Angeles D-Fenders on August 18, 2011.[13]
  • On October 4, 2011, the Texas Legends hired former NBA head coach Del Harris as the team's head coach,[19] replacing Nancy Lieberman who was promoted to the front office as the Assistant General Manager for the Legends on July 18, 2011.[20]
  • On October 5, 2011, the Iowa Energy hired former Utah Flash head coach Kevin Young as the team's head coach,[21] replacing Nick Nurse who was hired as the head coach for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on September 19.[16]

In-season[edit]

Players[edit]

An NBA D-League team roster consists of draftees, returning, allocation and tryout players. In addition, NBA teams can assign players who are on their first or second NBA season to their D-League affiliates. The roster must consist of 10 D-League players, but the maximum roster size is 12 players, including NBA assignees. If a team had more than two NBA assignees, the team must reduce its roster to avoid having more than 12 players. In the D-League, all players sign a one-year NBA D-League Standard Player Contract with the league, not with the specific D-League teams.[25]

Returning players are players who played in the league during the previous season and are retained by their respective teams. The D-League teams are allowed to invite a limited number of returning players. Players who signed a D-League contract but are not retained by their previous teams are placed on the draft pool, along with new players who also sign with the league.[26] Tryout players are the players who are invited to join the D-League team from the open tryouts which are held by each teams in October, before the season began.[25]

Draft[edit]

The eleventh annual NBA Development League Draft was held on November 3, 2011. In this draft, all 16 teams took turns selecting eligible players for their roster. Former NBA first-round draft pick and eight-year NBA veteran Jamaal Tinsley was selected first by the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Another former NBA first-round pick Alando Tucker was selected second by the Texas Legends. Former NBA second-round pick Gabe Pruitt was also selected in the first-round. Other notable picks in the later rounds are former NBA players Cedric Bozeman and Chris Taft who were selected in the second and fourth round respectively. 18 players selected in the draft were participants of the NBA D-League National Tryouts that were held in June. A total of 127 players were selected in the eight-round draft.[27]

Assignments[edit]

Each NBA team can assign players with two years or less of experience to its affiliated NBA Development League team. Players with more than two years of experience may be assigned to the D-League with the players' consent.[28]

Call-ups[edit]

Nine-year NBA veteran Mike James was called up from the Erie BayHawks to the Chicago Bulls four times during the season.
Nine-year NBA veteran Bobby Simmons was called up from the Reno Bighorns to the Los Angeles Clippers two times during the season.

A call-up occurs when a player is signed by an NBA team. An NBA team is allowed to sign any D-League player as long as they are eligible to play in the NBA under the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). However, an NBA team could not call-up a player whose draft rights are still held by other NBA teams. A D-League player is usually signed to a 10-day contracts, a short term contract which lasted ten days and are available to be used starting February 6. A player can only sign two 10-day contracts with the same team in one season. If the team want to retain the player after the second 10-day contract expired, the team has to sign the player for the remainder of the season.[29]

Due to the 2011 NBA lockout, the D-League season started earlier than the NBA season. Therefore, the NBA training camps, which are usually attended by a number of D-League players to compete for a spot on NBA roster, started on December 9, three weeks after the D-League season started. A total of 62 D-League players left their teams to attend NBA training camps.[30] Eleven of them made the NBA opening day roster on December 25 and therefore they are considered as NBA call-ups.[31]

As of April 6, 2012, there has been 49 call-ups, involving 33 different players. 22 of them are still on the NBA roster, although 6 of them are currently on 10-day contracts. The Los Angeles D-Fenders and the Austin Toros have the most players called up with five players, while the Erie BayHawks each has four players called up. Mike James received the most call-ups with four, all of them to the Chicago Bulls. Two players, Mickell Gladness and Donald Sloan, has been called up three times. Gladness was called up by the Miami Heat (twice) and the Golden State Warriors, while Sloan was called up to three different NBA teams, the Atlanta Hawks, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New Orleans Hornets.

^ Denotes player who is currently in the NBA
Player Team NBA team Date(s) called up and contract(s) signed Ref
Horner, DennisDennis Horner Springfield Armor New Jersey Nets* December 9, 2011: Signed for training camp
December 25, 2011: Named in the opening day roster
January 18, 2012: Waived
[31][32]
Johnson, CarldellCarldell Johnson Austin Toros New Orleans Hornets December 9, 2011: Signed for training camp
December 25, 2011: Named in the opening day roster
February 7, 2012: Waived
[31][33]
Sloan, DonaldDonald Sloan Erie BayHawks Atlanta Hawks December 9, 2011: Signed for training camp
December 25, 2011: Named in the opening day roster
January 26, 2012: Waived
[31][34]
Stiemsma, GregGreg Stiemsma^ Sioux Falls Skyforce Boston Celtics December 9, 2011: Signed for training camp
December 25, 2011: Named in the opening day roster
[31][35]
Thomas, LanceLance Thomas Austin Toros New Orleans Hornets December 9, 2011: Signed for training camp
December 25, 2011: Named in the opening day roster
December 31, 2011: Waived
[31][33]
Thompson, MychelMychel Thompson Erie BayHawks Cleveland Cavaliers December 9, 2011: Signed for training camp
December 25, 2011: Named in the opening day roster
February 6, 2012: Waived
[31][36]
Wright, ChrisChris Wright^ Maine Red Claws Golden State Warriors December 10, 2011: Signed for training camp
December 25, 2011: Named in the opening day roster
[31][37]
Gladness, MickellMickell Gladness Dakota Wizards Miami Heat December 10, 2011: Signed for training camp
December 25, 2011: Named in the opening day roster
February 7, 2012: Waived
[31][38]
Harris, TerrelTerrel Harris^ Rio Grande Valley Vipers Miami Heat December 10, 2011: Signed for training camp
December 25, 2011: Named in the opening day roster
[31][39]
Tinsley, JamaalJamaal Tinsley^ Los Angeles D-Fenders Utah Jazz December 10, 2011: Signed for training camp
December 25, 2011: Named in the opening day roster
[31][40]
Reid, RyanRyan Reid Tulsa 66ers Oklahoma City Thunder* December 13, 2011: Signed for training camp
December 25, 2011: Named in the opening day roster
March 21, 2012: Waived
[31][41]
Higgins, CoryCory Higgins^ Erie BayHawks Charlotte Bobcats December 26, 2011: Claimed off waivers from the Denver Nuggets (previously signed for training camp on December 9) [42]
James, MikeMike James Erie BayHawks Chicago Bulls January 11, 2012: Signed
January 28, 2012: Waived
[43]
Thomas, MalcolmMalcolm Thomas Los Angeles D-Fenders San Antonio Spurs January 11, 2012: Signed
February 7, 2012: Waived
[44]
Fortson, CourtneyCourtney Fortson Los Angeles D-Fenders Los Angeles Clippers January 11, 2012: Signed
January 27, 2012: Waived
[45]
Owens, LarryLarry Owens Tulsa 66ers New Jersey Nets January 18, 2012: Signed
January 31, 2012: Waived
[46]
Russell, Jr., WalkerWalker Russell, Jr.^ Fort Wayne Mad Ants Detroit Pistons* January 20, 2012: Signed [47]
Smith, IshIsh Smith^ Los Angeles D-Fenders Orlando Magic February 2, 2012: Signed [48]
Thomas, LanceLance Thomas^ (2) Austin Toros New Orleans Hornets February 6, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract
February 16, 2012: Signed a second 10-day contract
February 27, 2012: Signed for the remainder of the season
[49][50][51]
Sloan, DonaldDonald Sloan (2) Erie BayHawks New Orleans Hornets February 8, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract
February 20, 2012: Signed a second 10-day contract
[52][53]
Smith, GregGreg Smith^ Rio Grande Valley Vipers Houston Rockets* February 8, 2012: Signed [54]
Uzoh, BenBen Uzoh Rio Grande Valley Vipers Cleveland Cavaliers February 10, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [55]
Gladness, MickellMickell Gladness (2) Dakota Wizards Miami Heat February 12, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract
February 28, 2012: Signed a second 10-day contract
[56][57]
Emmett, AndreAndre Emmett Reno Bighorns New Jersey Nets February 14, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [58]
James, MikeMike James (2) Erie BayHawks Chicago Bulls February 14, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [59]
Dawson, EricEric Dawson Austin Toros San Antonio Spurs* February 20, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [60]
Harris, MannyManny Harris Canton Charge Cleveland Cavaliers* February 21, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract
March 2, 2012: Signed to a second 10-day contract
[61][62]
Green, GeraldGerald Green^ Los Angeles D-Fenders New Jersey Nets February 27, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract
March 8, 2012: Signed a second 10-day contract
March 18, 2012: Signed for the remainder of the season
[63][64][65]
Simmons, BobbyBobby Simmons Reno Bighorns Los Angeles Clippers February 27, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract
March 9, 2012: Signed a second 10-day contract
[66][67]
Foote, JeffJeff Foote Springfield Armor New Orleans Hornets March 9, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [68]
James, MikeMike James (3) Erie BayHawks Chicago Bulls March 14, 2012: Signed a second 10-day contract [69]
Dawson, EricEric Dawson (2) Austin Toros San Antonio Spurs* March 16, 2012: Signed a second 10-day contract [70]
Sloan, DonaldDonald Sloan^ (3) Erie BayHawks Cleveland Cavaliers March 16, 2012: Signed for the remainder of the season [71]
Smith, JerryJerry Smith Springfield Armor New Jersey Nets* March 16, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [72]
Fortson, CourtneyCourtney Fortson^ (2) Los Angeles D-Fenders Houston Rockets March 17, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract
March 27, 2012: Signed for the remainder of the season
[73]
Harris, MannyManny Harris^ (2) Canton Charge Cleveland Cavaliers* March 17, 2012: Signed for the remainder of the season [74]
Ubiles, EdwinEdwin Ubiles Dakota Wizards Washington Wizards March 18, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [75]
Gladness, MickellMickell Gladness^ (3) Dakota Wizards Golden State Warriors March 22, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract
March 27, 2012: Signed for the remainder of the season
[76][77]
Benson, KeithKeith Benson Sioux Falls Skyforce Golden State Warriors March 24, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [78]
Dentmon, JustinJustin Dentmon Austin Toros San Antonio Spurs* March 24, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [79]
Simmons, BobbyBobby Simmons^ (2) Reno Bighorns Los Angeles Clippers March 24, 2012: Signed for the remainder of the season [80]
Anderson, AlanAlan Anderson^ Canton Charge Toronto Raptors March 26, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract
April 6, 2012: Signed a second 10-day contract
[81]
Thomas, MalcolmMalcolm Thomas (2) Los Angeles D-Fenders Houston Rockets March 27, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [82]
Uzoh, BenBen Uzoh^ (2) Rio Grande Valley Vipers Toronto Raptors March 27, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract
April 6, 2012: Signed a second 10-day contract
[83]
Martin, CartierCartier Martin^ Iowa Energy Washington Wizards* March 28, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [84]
Horner, DennisDennis Horner^ (2) Springfield Armor New Jersey Nets* March 30, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [85]
Hudson, LesterLester Hudson^ Austin Toros Cleveland Cavaliers March 30, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [86]
James, MikeMike James^ (4) Erie BayHawks Chicago Bulls April 5, 2012: Signed for the remainder of the season [87]
Dentmon, JustinJustin Dentmon^ (2) Austin Toros Toronto Raptors April 6, 2012: Signed a 10-day contract [88]

Note

  • Number in parentheses indicates the number of call-ups a player has received during the season.
  • Asterisk (*) indicates team affiliation

Regular season[edit]

Showcase[edit]

The eighth annual NBA D-League Showcase was held at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada from January 9 until January 12, 2012. The event featured every D-League team who played two games each over a four-day schedule. The games were attended by the professional scouts from all NBA teams. The event was designed to allow the NBA teams to evaluate the D-League's prospects for future call-ups.[89]

Standings[edit]

Notes

  • x indicates teams that have qualified for the playoff

Statistics leaders[edit]

As of April 29, 2012
Category Player Team Statistic
Points per game Blake Ahearn Reno Bighorns 23.8
Rebounds per game Marcus Lewis Tulsa 66ers 12.7
Assists per game Jeremy Wise
JamesOn Curry
Bakersfield Jam
Springfield Armor
6.3
Steals per game Dominique Coleman Sioux Falls Skyforce 2.2
Blocks per game Hamady N'Diaye Maine Red Claws
Iowa Energy
2.74
Field goal percentage Greg Smith Rio Grande Valley Vipers .668
Three-point field goal percentage Antoine Agudio Canton Charge .539
Free throw percentage Blake Ahearn Reno Bighorns .962
Double-doubles Marcus Lewis Tulsa 66ers 34
Triple-doubles Maurice Baker
Kenny Hayes
Elijah Millsap
Dakota Wizards
Maine Red Claws
Los Angeles D-Fenders
2

All-Star Weekend[edit]

All-Star Game[edit]

The sixth annual NBA D-League All-Star Game was held during the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando, Florida. The game was played in the Orange County Convention Center on February 25. The Western Conference All-Stars defeated the Eastern Conference All-Stars 135–126, led by forward Gerald Green of the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Green scored a game-high 28 points and was named as the MVP of the game.[90]

February 25
5:00 p.m. ET
Eastern Conference All-Stars 129, Western Conference All-Stars 132
Scoring by half: 54–56, 78–79
Pts: Jameson Curry 25
Rebs: Jeff Foote 7
Asts: Jameson Curry 8
Pts: Gerald Green 28
Rebs: Marcus Lewis 10
Asts: Dawson, Alhearn 8
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
Referees:
  • #63 Ben Taylor]
  • #11 Lauren Holtkamp
  • #13 Steve Anderson

Dream Factory Friday Night[edit]

The fifth annual NBA D-League Dream Factory Friday Night was held on February 25 during the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend. The events included a slam dunk contest, a three-point shooting contest and a shooting stars competition, all of which are also annual competitions in the NBA All-Star Saturday Night. In the Slam Dunk Contest, reigning champion L.D. Williams of the Springfield Armor retained the title after defeating Texas Legends center Chris Douglas-Roberts in the final round with a score of 93–90. Another player who won again was Legends guard Booker Woodfox in the Three-Point Contest. The Shooting Stars Competition was won by the team of Marqus Blakely (Sioux Falls), Jery Smith (Springfield) and Cameron Jones (Fort Wayne).[91]

Playoffs[edit]

First round Second round Finals
                 
1 Los Angeles* 2
7 Iowa 0
1 Los Angeles* 2
6 Bakersfield 0
4 Dakota 0
6 Bakersfield 2
1 Los Angeles* 1
3 Austin 2
3 Austin 2
5 Erie 1
3 Austin* 2
7 Canton 1
2 Springfield 1
7 Canton 2

Notes

  • The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding.
  • The numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round.
  • The conference champions are marked by an asterisk (*).
  • Teams in bold advanced to the next round.
  • Teams in italics have home-court advantage in that round.

Awards and honors[edit]

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