2011–12 Los Angeles Clippers season

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2011–12 Los Angeles Clippers season
Head coach Vinny Del Negro
General manager Neil Olshey
Owner(s) Donald Sterling
Arena Staples Center
Results
Record 40–26 (.606)
Place Division: 2nd (Pacific)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finish Lost in Conference Semifinals to San Antonio (0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Prime Ticket, Fox Sports West
Radio KFWB
< 2010–11 2012–13 >

The 2011–12 Los Angeles Clippers season is the 42nd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), their 34th season in Southern California, and their 28th season in Los Angeles. Following the 2011 NBA lockout each team only played 66 games instead of the usual 82. The Clippers finished 40-26, their best winning percentage in franchise history.[1] They finished the season as the #5 seed in the Western Conference. In the playoffs, they lost to the San Antonio Spurs 0-4 in the Western Conference semi-finals.

Key dates[edit]

Summary[edit]

NBA Draft 2011[edit]

Main article: 2011 NBA Draft

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
2 37 Trey Thompkins PF  United States Georgia
2 47 Travis Leslie G  United States Georgia

Roster[edit]

Los Angeles Clippers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 1 United States Billups, Chauncey Injured 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Colorado
G 12 United States Bledsoe, Eric 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Kentucky
F 5 United States Butler, Caron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Connecticut
F/C 30 United States Evans, Reggie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Iowa
G 4 United States Foye, Randy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Villanova
F 15 United States Gomes, Ryan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Providence
F 32 United States Griffin, Blake 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 251 lb (114 kg) Oklahoma
C 6 United States Jordan, DeAndre 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Texas A&M
G 23 United States Leslie, Travis 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Georgia
F 2 United States Martin, Kenyon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Cincinnati
G 3 United States Paul, Chris 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Wake Forest
G/F 21 United States Simmons, Bobby 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) DePaul
F 33 United States Thompkins, Trey 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Georgia
G 25 United States Williams, Mo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Alabama
G 11 United States Young, Nick 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Southern California
Head coach
  • Vacant
Assistant coach(es)



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

Roster notes[edit]

  • Forward Caron Butler becomes the 14th former Laker to play with the crosstown rival Clippers.
  • Forward Bobby Simmons makes his second tour of duty with the Clippers. He played for the team from 2003-2005.

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C DeAndre Jordan Reggie Evans
PF Blake Griffin Kenyon Martin Trey Thompkins
SF Caron Butler Nick Young Ryan Gomes
SG Randy Foye Mo Williams Bobby Simmons Travis Leslie
PG Chris Paul Eric Bledsoe Chauncey Billups 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 scraped, 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]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 41 25 .621 26–7 15–18 9–5
x-Los Angeles Clippers 40 26 .606 1 24–9 16–17 7–7
Phoenix Suns 33 33 .500 8 19–14 14–19 9–5
Golden State Warriors 23 43 .348 18 12–21 11–22 7–8
Sacramento Kings 22 44 .333 19 16–17 6–27 3–10


# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-San Antonio Spurs 50 16 .758
2 y-Oklahoma City Thunder 47 19 .712 3
3 y-Los Angeles Lakers 41 25 .621 9
4 x-Memphis Grizzlies 41 25 .621 9
5 x-Los Angeles Clippers 40 26 .606 10
6 x-Denver Nuggets 38 28 .576 12
7 x-Dallas Mavericks 36 30 .545 14
8 x-Utah Jazz 36 30 .545 14
9 Houston Rockets 34 32 .515 16
10 Phoenix Suns 33 33 .500 17
11 Portland Trail Blazers 28 38 .424 22
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 26 40 .394 24
13 Golden State Warriors 23 43 .348 27
14 Sacramento Kings 22 44 .333 28
15 New Orleans Hornets 21 45 .318 29

Game log[edit]

2011–12 game log
Total: 40–26 (Home: 24–9; Road: 16–17)
2011–12 season schedule

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

Player Injury Date Injury Type
Chauncey Billups February 6, 2012 Torn left Achilles tendon (out for the season)
Caron Butler April 29, 2012 Broken bone in left hand (out for 1 game)

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

December 14, 2011
To Los Angeles Clippers
  • Chris Paul & two future second-round draft picks
To New Orleans Hornets
March 15, 2012
To Los Angeles Clippers
To Washington Wizards

Free agents[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed Contract
Brian Cook July 1, 2011 One-year deal (Player Option)
DeAndre Jordan December 12, 2011 4-year deal (Matched offer by Golden State Warriors)

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Caron Butler December 9, 2011 Dallas Mavericks
Chauncey Billups December 12, 2011 New York Knicks
Reggie Evans December 22, 2011 Toronto Raptors
Solomon Jones January 4, 2012 Indiana Pacers
Courtney Fortson January 16, 2012 Los Angeles D-Fenders (NBDL)
Kenyon Martin February 3, 2012 Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers (CBA)
Bobby Simmons February 27, 2012
Contract expired March 20
Re-signed March 24
Reno Bighorns (NBDL)

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left New team
Ike Diogu Renounced, December 9 San Antonio Spurs
Jamario Moon Renounced, December 9 Los Angeles D-Fenders (NBDL)
Craig Smith Renounced, December 9 Portland Trail Blazers
Willie Warren Waived, December 19 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (NBDL)
Courtney Fortson Waived, January 27 Los Angeles D-Fenders (NBDL)
Solomon Jones Waived, February 7 New Orleans Hornets

See also[edit]

2011-12 NBA season

References[edit]

  1. ^ Markazi, Arash. Report cards: Del Negro. ESPN. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 19 June 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.