2011–12 Washington Wizards season

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2011–12 Washington Wizards season
Head coach Randy Wittman (Jan. - Present)
Flip Saunders (Dec. - Jan.)
Owner(s) Ted Leonsis
Arena Verizon Center
Results
Record 20–46 (.303)
Place Division: 4th (Southeast)
Conference: 14th (Eastern)
Playoff finish

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN Mid-Atlantic, The CW Washington, TBD TV
Radio 106.7 The Fan
< 2010–11 2012–13 >

The 2011-12 Washington Wizards season was the 51st season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 39th in the Washington, D.C. area. The Wizards finished the lockout-shortened season with a 20–46 record and in 14th place in the Eastern Conference. It was the last season of Flip Saunders as Washington's head coach, who was fired after 17 games.[1] For the 2011–12, the Wizards unveiled a new logo and color scheme, bringing back the "hands" logo used during the 90s when they were still called the Washington Bullets.[2]

Key dates[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 6 Jan Veselý SF  Czech Republic Partizan (Serbia)
1 18 Chris Singleton SF  United States Florida State (Jr.)
2 34 Shelvin Mack PG/SG  United States Butler (Jr.)

Roster[edit]

Washington Wizards roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F/C 7 Blatche, Andray 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1986–08–22 South Kent HS (CT)
F 35 Booker, Trevor 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1987–11–25 Clemson
F/C 43 Cook, Brian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1980–12–04 Illinois
G 15 Crawford, Jordan 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1988–10–23 Xavier
G/F 6 Evans, Maurice 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1978–08–11 Texas
F 9 Lewis, Rashard 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1979–08–08 Alief Elsik HS (TX)
G 22 Mack, Shelvin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1990–04–22 Butler
G/F 20 Martin, Cartier 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1984–11–20 Kansas State
C 42 Nenê 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1982–09–13 Brazil
F/C 13 Seraphin, Kevin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 1989–12–07 France
F 31 Singleton, Chris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1989–11–21 Florida State
F 3 Singleton, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1981–07–20 Murray State
F 24 Veselý, Jan 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1990–04–24 Czech Republic
G 2 Wall, John (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1990–09–06 Kentucky
G/F 21 Almond, Morris 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1985–02–02 Rice
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Drew Cleary
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
  • Eric Waters

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2012–04–16

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Nenê Kevin Seraphin
PF Trevor Booker Andray Blatche Brian Cook
SF Chris Singleton Jan Vesely Rashard Lewis Injured
SG Jordan Crawford Roger Mason Maurice Evans
PG John Wall Shelvin Mack

Salaries[edit]

Player 2011–12 Salary
Rashard Lewis $22,152,000
Andray Blatche $6,442,083
John Wall $5,530,080
Ronny Turiaf $4,360,000
Nick Young $3,695,857
Jan Vesely $3,065,040
JaVale McGee $2,462,399
Kevin Seraphin $1,680,360
TOTAL n/a

[3]

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: 20–46 (Home: 11–22; Road: 9–24)
2011–12 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Almond, MorrisMorris Almond 4 0 16.8 .353 .333 .333 2.0 .5 1.8 .0 3.5
Blatche, AndrayAndray Blatche 26 13 24.1 .380 .286 .673 5.8 1.1 .8 .7 8.5
Booker, TrevorTrevor Booker 50 32 25.2 .531 .500 .602 6.5 .8 1.0 .9 8.4
Cook, BrianBrian Cook 16 0 9.7 .408 .217 .833 2.5 .5 .3 .1 3.1
Crawford, JordanJordan Crawford 64 32 27.4 .400 .289 .793 2.6 3.0 .9 .1 14.7
Evans, MauriceMaurice Evans 24 0 14.3 .402 .378 .769 1.0 .4 .6 .0 4.9
Hilario, NenêNenê Hilario 11 6 25.8 .607 .000 .657 7.5 1.7 .5 1.2 14.5
Lewis, RashardRashard Lewis 28 15 26.0 .385 .239 .838 3.9 1.0 .8 .4 7.8
Mack, ShelvinShelvin Mack 64 0 12.2 .400 .286 .712 1.4 2.0 .4 .0 3.6
Martin, CartierCartier Martin 17 2 23.0 .440 .387 .579 3.4 .6 .6 .1 9.3
Mason, RogerRoger Mason [a] 52 0 13.4 .399 .383 .778 1.3 .9 .3 .1 5.5
McGee, JaValeJaVale McGee [a] 41 40 27.4 .535 .500 8.8 .6 .6 2.5 11.9
N'Diaye, HamadyHamady N'Diaye [a] 3 0 1.0 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Seraphin, KevinKevin Seraphin 57 21 20.6 .531 .000 .671 4.9 .6 .3 1.3 7.9
Singleton, ChrisChris Singleton 66 51 21.7 .372 .346 .682 3.5 .7 1.1 .5 4.6
Singleton, JamesJames Singleton 12 0 21.8 .547 .222 .933 6.8 1.3 .8 .7 8.2
Turiaf, RonnyRonny Turiaf [a] 4 0 14.5 1.000 3.0 1.3 1.5 .8 1.5
Ubiles, EdwinEdwin Ubiles 4 0 13.0 .278 .200 1.000 2.5 .3 .3 .3 3.5
Veselý, JanJan Veselý 57 20 18.9 .537 .000 .532 4.4 .8 .7 .6 4.7
Wall, JohnJohn Wall 66 66 36.2 .423 .071 .789 4.5 8.0 1.4 .9 16.3
Young, NickNick Young [a] 40 32 30.3 .406 .371 .862 2.4 1.2 .8 .3 16.6
  • a Statistics with the Washington Wizards.

Awards and milestones[edit]

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

  • On April, Roger Mason, Jr. underwent surgery to repair a broken index finger in his left hand and was out for the remainder of the season.[5]

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added

Via draft

Via free agency

Via trade

10-day contracts

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency

Waived

Trades[edit]

December 10, 2011 To Washington Wizards
Ronny Turiaf
Conditional 2013 second round pick (from Knicks)
Cash considerations (from Knicks)
Conditional 2012 second round pick (from Mavericks)
To Dallas Mavericks
Andy Rautins
Future second round pick (from Wizards)
To New York Knicks
Tyson Chandler (sign and trade)
Draft rights to Ahmad Nivins (from Mavericks)
Draft rights to Georgios Printezis (from Mavericks)
March 15, 2012 To Washington Wizards
Nenê
Brian Cook
Conditional 2015 second round pick (from Clippers)
To Denver Nuggets
JaVale McGee
Ronny Turiaf
Future second round pick (from Clippers)
To Los Angeles Clippers
Nick Young

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Roger Mason, Jr. December 9 New York Knicks
Larry Owens December 10 Re-signed
Hamady N'Diaye December 11 Re-signed
Maurice Evans December 16 Re-signed
Nick Young December 19 Re-signed
Morris Almond April 16 Maine Red Claws
(D-League)
Substractions
Player Date signed New team
Josh Howard December 15 Utah Jazz
Yi Jianlian January 6 Dallas Mavericks

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.[6] The Chinese Basketball Association, however, only allows its clubs to sign foreign free agents who could play for at least the entire season.[7]

Played in other leagues during lockout
Player Date signed New team Opt-out clause
Mustafa Shakur June 27 Pau-Orthez (France) No
Trevor Booker August 4 Bnei HaSharon (Israel) Yes
Kevin Seraphin September 20 Caja Laboral (Spain) Yes
Yi Jianlian October 8 Guangdong Southern Tigers (China) Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Washington Wizards fire Flip Saunders, ESPN.com. January 24, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  2. ^ Wizards Unveil New Logos and Uniforms, NBA.com/wizards. May 10, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  3. ^ "HoopsHype - NBA Salaries - Washington Wizards". July 19, 2011. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ Rashard Lewis Reaches NBA Milestone, HoopsWorld.com. February 13, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
  5. ^ Roger Mason Jr.’s season will end with surgery on finger, Washington Post. April 15, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
  6. ^ "FIBA: NBA stars can play overseas". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. July 30, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  7. ^ Sun Xiaochen (August 21, 2011). "New rule shuts door on NBA stars". China Daily. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011.