2011–12 Milwaukee Bucks season
|2011–12 Milwaukee Bucks season|
|Head coach||Scott Skiles|
|General manager||John Hammond|
|Place||Division: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 9th (Eastern)
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|Television||Fox Sports North|
The 2011–12 Milwaukee Bucks season was the 44th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Bucks finished the season with a 31–35 record and in 9th place in the Eastern Conference, four games behind the Philadelphia 76ers, who claimed the last berth for the 2012 NBA Playoffs. The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 66 due to the lockout.
- June 23: The 2011 NBA Draft took place at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
- December 26: Milwaukee started the regular season with a loss against the Charlotte Bobcats.
|2011–12 Milwaukee Bucks roster|
|C||Drew Gooden||Epke Udoh||Jon Leuer||Kwame Brown|
|PF||Ersan İlyasova||Larry Sanders||Jon Brockman|
|SF||Carlos Delfino||Luc Mbah a Moute
|SG||Monta Ellis||Mike Dunleavy Jr.|
|PG||Brandon Jennings||Beno Udrih|
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|
Pre-season: 0–2 (Home: 0–1; Road: 0–1)
|2011–12 season schedule|
|1||z-Chicago Bulls *||50||16||.758||–||66|
|2||y-Miami Heat *||46||20||.697||4.0||66|
|3||x-Indiana Pacers *||42||24||.636||8.0||66|
|7||x-New York Knicks||36||30||.545||14.0||66|
|12||New Jersey Nets||22||44||.333||28.0||66|
|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|
|Bogut, AndrewAndrew Bogut [a]||12||12||30.3||.449||.000||.609||8.3||2.6||1.0||2.0||11.3|
|Brockman, JonJon Brockman||35||0||6.8||.333||.000||.467||2.1||.3||.1||.0||1.1|
|Delfino, CarlosCarlos Delfino||54||53||28.5||.402||.360||.792||3.9||2.3||1.5||.2||9.0|
|Dunleavy, Jr., MikeMike Dunleavy, Jr.||55||3||26.3||.474||.399||.811||3.7||2.1||.5||.1||12.3|
|Ellis, MontaMonta Ellis [a]||21||21||36.0||.432||.267||.764||3.5||5.9||1.4||.3||17.6|
|Gooden, DrewDrew Gooden||56||46||26.2||.437||.291||.846||6.5||2.6||.8||.6||13.7|
|Harris, TobiasTobias Harris||42||9||11.4||.467||.261||.815||2.4||.5||.3||.2||5.0|
|Hobson, DaringtonDarington Hobson [a]||5||0||7.8||.154||.000||.6||1.2||.0||.0||.8|
|İlyasova, ErsanErsan İlyasova||60||41||27.6||.492||.455||.781||8.8||1.2||.7||.7||13.0|
|Jackson, StephenStephen Jackson [a]||26||13||27.4||.357||.278||.833||3.2||3.0||1.0||.2||10.5|
|Jennings, BrandonBrandon Jennings||66||66||35.3||.418||.332||.808||3.4||5.5||1.6||.3||19.1|
|Leuer, JonJon Leuer||46||12||12.1||.508||.333||.750||2.6||.5||.3||.4||4.7|
|Livingston, ShaunShaun Livingston||58||27||18.8||.469||.667||.785||2.1||2.1||.5||.3||5.5|
|Mbah a Moute, LucLuc Mbah a Moute||43||22||23.5||.510||.250||.641||5.3||.7||.9||.5||7.7|
|Sanders, LarryLarry Sanders||52||0||12.4||.457||.000||.474||3.1||.6||.6||1.5||3.6|
|Udoh, EkpeEkpe Udoh [a]||23||5||20.1||.409||.000||.800||4.7||1.1||.7||1.6||5.7|
|Udrih, BenoBeno Udrih||59||0||18.3||.440||.288||.709||1.7||3.8||.6||0.0||5.9|
- a Statistics with the Milwaukee Bucks.
- Ersan İlyasova was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (March 5 – March 11).
- Drew Gooden was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (March 12 – March 18).
Injuries and disciplinary actions
- Center Kwame Brown, who had been traded to Milwaukee by the Golden State Warriors on January, underwent surgery to repair a torn pectoralis major muscle and missed the remainder of the regular season.
- Drew Gooden served a one-game suspension and missed the first home game of the season for Milwaukee after committing a flagrant foul in the first game of the regular season.
- Stephen Jackson was suspended for one game on two occasions. First by the team, after missing the bus to a morning shootaround before a game against the New York Knicks and then by the league for verbal abuse of an official and failure to leave the court in a timely manner after a game against the Chicago Bulls.
- Larry Sanders received a two game suspension after starting an altercation and failing to leave the court in a timely manner during a game against the Indiana Pacers.
Via free agency
Via free agency
|June 23, 2011||To Milwaukee Bucks
Draft rights to Tobias Harris
|To Charlotte Bobcats
Draft rights to Bismack Biyombo
To Sacramento Kings
Draft rights to Jimmer Fredette
|December 9, 2011||To Milwaukee Bucks
Draft rights to Albert Miralles
|To Boston Celtics
Conditional 2012 second round pick
|March 13, 2012||To Milwaukee Bucks
|To Golden State Warriors
|Player||Date signed||Former team|
|Mike Dunleavy, Jr.||December 10||Indiana Pacers|
|Player||Date signed||New team|
|Chris Douglas-Roberts||September 10||Virtus Bologna (Italy)|
|Michael Redd||December 29||Phoenix Suns|
|Earl Boykins||March 26||Houston Rockets|
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. The Chinese Basketball Association, however, only allows its clubs to sign foreign free agents who could play for at least the entire season.
|Played in other leagues during lockout|
|Player||Date signed||New team||Opt-out clause|
|Ersan İlyasova||August 3||Anadolu Efes (Turkey)||Yes|
|Jon Leuer||August 5||Deutsche Bank Skyliners (Germany)||Yes|
|Chris Douglas-Roberts||September 10||Virtus Bologna (Italy)||No|
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