2011–12 New Jersey Nets season

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2011–12 New Jersey Nets season
Head coach Avery Johnson
Owner(s) Mikhail Prokhorov
Arena Prudential Center
Results
Record 22–44 (.333)
Place Division: 5th (Atlantic)
Conference: 12th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

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

The 2011–12 New Jersey Nets season was the 45th season of the franchise, their 36th in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and their 35th and final season in New Jersey before moving to Brooklyn, New York and changing their name to the Brooklyn Nets for the 2012–13 NBA season. The Nets finished 22-44, last in the Atlantic Division and 12th overall in the Eastern Conference and failed to make the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season. Point guard Deron Williams led the team in scoring (21.0), assists (8.7), and minutes per game (36.3) and was the team's lone selection in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. Forward Kris Humphries led the team with 11.0 rebounds and 1.19 blocks per game and games played (62).

Key dates[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2011 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Club Team
1 25 MarShon Brooks G  United States Providence
2 31 Bojan Bogdanović F  Croatia Fenerbahce Ulker
2 36 Jordan Williams F  United States Maryland

Roster[edit]

2011–12 New Jersey Nets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G/F 9 Brooks, MarShon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1989–01–26 Providence
G 2 Farmar, Jordan 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1986–11–30 UCLA
PG 1 Gaines, Sundiata 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1986–04–18 Georgia
SF 14 Green, Gerald 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1986–01–26 Gulf Shores Academy (TX)
PF 43 Humphries, Kris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1985–02–06 Minnesota
SF 10 James, Damion 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1987–10–07 Texas
PG 7 Johnson, Armon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1989–02–23 Nevada
C 11 Lopez, Brook 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1988–04–01 Stanford
SG 22 Morrow, Anthony 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1985–09–27 Georgia Tech
C 27 Petro, Johan 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 247 lb (112 kg) 1986–01–27 France
G/F 92 Stevenson, DeShawn 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1981–04–03 Washington Union HS (CA)
SF 45 Wallace, Gerald 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1982–07–03 Alabama
G 8 Williams, Deron (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 209 lb (95 kg) 1984–06–26 Illinois
F/C 20 Williams, Jordan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1990–10–11 Maryland
F/C 33 Williams, Shelden 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1983–10–21 Duke
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Tim Walsh

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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Johan Petro Shelden Williams Brook Lopez
PF Kris Humphries Jordan Williams
SF Gerald Wallace Gerald Green DeShawn Stevenson Damion James
SG Marshon Brooks Anthony Morrow
PG Deron Williams Sundiata Gaines Armon Johnson Jordan Farmar

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]

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

Game log[edit]

2011–12 game log
Total: 22–44 (Home: 9–24; Road: 13–20)
2011–12 season schedule

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

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Bogans, KeithKeith Bogans[1] 5 1 18.8 .381 .250 .400 2.2 .6 .4 .0 4.2
Brooks, MarShonMarShon Brooks 56 47 29.4 .428 .313 .764 3.6 2.3 .9 .3 12.6
Emmett, AndreAndre Emmett[1] 6 0 7.5 .571 .000 .625 1.0 0.2 .3 .2 2.2
Farmar, JordanJordan Farmar 39 5 21.3 .467 .440 .905 1.6 3.3 .6 .1 10.4
Gaines, SundiataSundiata Gaines 57 12 13.9 .376 .341 .615 1.9 2.2 1.0 .0 5.1
Green, GeraldGerald Green 31 2 25.2 .481 .391 .754 3.5 1.1 .9 .5 12.9
Horner, DennisDennis Horner[1] 8 0 2.8 .250 .000 .750 .6 .0 .0 .0 .6
Humphries, KrisKris Humphries 62 62 34.9 .481 .752 11.0 1.5 .8 1.2 13.8
James, DamionDamion James 7 7 24.3 .371 .000 .667 4.7 .4 1.0 1.0 4.9
Johnson, ArmonArmon Johnson[1] 8 0 14.9 .452 .333 1.000 1.5 1.4 .5 .0 5.6
Lopez, BrookBrook Lopez 5 5 27.2 .494 .625 3.6 1.2 .2 .8 19.2
Morrow, AnthonyAnthony Morrow 62 18 26.4 .413 .371 .933 2.0 1.0 .7 .1 12.0
Okur, MehmetMehmet Okur 17 14 26.7 .374 .319 .600 4.8 1.8 .5 .3 7.6
Owens, LarryLarry Owens[1] 7 0 10.7 .364 .400 .750 1.9 .6 .0 .1 1.9
Petro, JohanJohan Petro 59 10 15.6 .419 1.000 .838 3.8 .8 .4 .4 4.2
Smith, JerryJerry Smith[1] 5 0 9.2 .214 .167 1.4 .8 1.0 .0 1.4
Stevenson, DeShawnDeShawn Stevenson 51 30 18.8 .285 .283 .563 2.0 .8 .4 .1 2.9
Wallace, GeraldGerald Wallace 16 16 35.8 .416 .385 .859 6.8 3.1 1.4 .7 15.2
Williams, DeronDeron Williams 55 55 36.3 .407 .336 .843 3.3 8.7 1.2 .4 21.0
Williams, JordanJordan Williams 43 5 14.8 .507 .652 3.6 .3 .5 .3 4.6
Williams, ShawneShawne Williams 25 6 20.6 .286 .241 .727 2.7 .6 .4 .4 4.5
Williams, SheldenShelden Williams 58 35 22.0 .478 .731 6.0 .6 .8 .7 4.6
  • 1 Statistics with the New Jersey Nets.

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Injuries[edit]

  • Brook Lopez had a fracture in his right foot during the pre-season that required surgery and ended up missing the first 32 games of the regular season.[3] He returned on February 19, 2012 and played five games before twisting his right ankle, an injury that ultimately aggravated the previous one sustained before the regular season. The Nets decided to place him on the injured list for the remainder of the season.[4]
  • Shawne Williams had surgery on February to remove bone fragments from his left foot and missed the remainder of the season.[5]
  • On February 8 Keith Bogans fractured his left ankle and tore his deltoid ligament in a game against the Detroit Pistons and missed the remainder of the season.[6]
  • Damion James had surgery on his right foot and was out for the season after playing in seven games.[7]

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]

June 23, 2011 To New Jersey Nets
Draft rights to Bojan Bogdanović
To Minnesota Timberwolves
2013 second round pick
Cash considerations
June 23, 2011 To New Jersey Nets
Draft rights to MarShon Brooks
To Boston Celtics
Draft rights to JaJuan Johnson
2014 second round pick
December 22, 2011 To New Jersey Nets
Mehmet Okur
To Utah Jazz
Future second round pick
March 15, 2012 To New Jersey Nets
Gerald Wallace
To Portland Trail Blazers
Mehmet Okur
Shawne Williams
Conditional 2013 second round pick

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Dennis Horner December 9 Springfield Armor
(D-League)
Shelden Williams December 13 New York Knicks
Shawne Williams December 16 New York Knicks
Kris Humphries December 21 Re-signed
DeShawn Stevenson December 23 Dallas Mavericks
Larry Owens January 18 Tulsa 66ers
(D-League)
Keith Bogans January 31 Chicago Bulls
Gerald Green March 18 After signing two 10-day contracts
Subtractions
Player Date signed New team
Sasha Vujačić July 15 Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
Mario West August 2 Tezenis Verona (Italy)
Brandan Wright December 9 Dallas Mavericks
Ben Uzoh December 19 Charlotte Bobcats

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.[8] The Chinese Basketball Association, however, only allows its clubs to sign foreign free agents who could play for at least the entire season.[9]

Played in other leagues during lockout
Player Date signed New team Opt-out clause
Deron Williams July 16 Beşiktaş Milangaz (Turkey) Yes [10]
Jordan Farmar August 3 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel) Yes [11]
Ben Uzoh October 1 Lokomotiv-Kuban (Russia) No [12]
Dan Gadzuric October 4 Jiangsu Dragons (China) No [13]
Jordan Williams November 20 Zastal Zielona Góra (Poland) Yes [14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report: NBA draft moving to Newark". ESPN.com. October 27, 2010. Archived from the original on 30 October 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ Deron Williams sets franchise record with 57 points to lead New Jersey Nets past Charlotte Bobcats, Toronto Star. March 5, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  3. ^ Brook Lopez to have foot surgery, ESPN.com. December 22, 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  4. ^ Nets shut down C Brook Lopez for the season, NBA.com. April 6, 2012.Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  5. ^ Nets F Shawne Williams has surgery on left foot, Yahoo! Sports, February 22, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  6. ^ Source: Keith Bogans out for season, ESPN.com, February 9, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  7. ^ Damion James done for season, ESPN.com, January 24, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  8. ^ "FIBA: NBA stars can play overseas". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. July 30, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  9. ^ Sun Xiaochen (August 21, 2011). "New rule shuts door on NBA stars". China Daily. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Deron Williams inks deal with Besiktas". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. July 16, 2011. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Jordan Farmar signs with Tel Aviv". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. August 3, 2011. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Lokomotiv-Kuban". EurocupBasketball.com. Euroleague. October 1, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Chinees avontuur Gadzuric" [Chinese Adventure for Gadzuric]. De Telegraaf (in Dutch). Telegraaf Media Nederland. October 4, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Nets rookie Williams to play in Poland". FOX Sports. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. November 21, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2011.