2011–12 Portland Trail Blazers season

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2011–12 Portland Trail Blazers season
Head coach Nate McMillan
Kaleb Canales (interim)
Owner(s) Paul Allen
Arena Rose Garden
Results
Record 28–38 (.424)
Place Division: 4th (Northwest)
Conference: 11th (Western)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN Northwest
KGW
Radio KXTG
< 2010–11 2012–13 >

The 2011–12 Portland Trail Blazers season was the 42nd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Due to the 2011 NBA lockout the regular season was shortened to 66 games. The Trail Blazers finished the season in 11th place in the Western Conference with a 28–38 record. It was the last season with head coach Nate McMillan, who was fired on March[1] and with starting shooting guard Brandon Roy, who announced his retirement.[2] The Trail Blazers also parted ways with their number one pick from the 2007 NBA draft Greg Oden after an injury-marred short career with the team.[3]

Key dates[edit]

Draft[edit]

Main article: 2011 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School
1 21 Smith, NolanNolan Smith PG/SG  United States Duke
2 51 Diebler, JonJon Diebler SG  United States Ohio State

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Portland Trail Blazers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 12 Aldridge, LaMarcus (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1985–07–19 Texas
F 8 Babbitt, Luke 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1989–06–20 Nevada
F 88 Batum, Nicolas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–12–14 France
G 11 Crawford, Jamal 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1980–03–20 Michigan
G 5 Felton, Raymond 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1984–06–26 North Carolina
G 3 Flynn, Jonny 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1989–02–06 Syracuse
F 21 Hickson, J. J. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 242 lb (110 kg) 1988–09–04 North Carolina State
G 2 Matthews, Wesley 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1986–10–14 Marquette
C 10 Przybilla, Joel 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1979–10–10 Minnesota
F 83 Smith, Craig 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1983–11–10 Boston College
G 4 Smith, Nolan 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1988–07–25 Duke
C 34 Thabeet, Hasheem 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 263 lb (119 kg) 1987–02–16 Connecticut
F/C 40 Thomas, Kurt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1972–10–04 Texas Christian
G 9 Williams, Elliot 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1989–06–20 Memphis
F 7 Williams, Shawne 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1986–02–16 Memphis
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Joel Przybilla Kurt Thomas Hasheem Thabeet
PF LaMarcus Aldridge J. J. Hickson Craig Smith
SF Nicolas Batum Luke Babbitt Shawne Williams
SG Wesley Matthews Jamal Crawford Elliot Williams
PG Raymond Felton Jonny Flynn Nolan Smith

Pre-season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2011 pre-season game log
2011–12 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-Oklahoma City Thunder 47 19 .712 0.0 26–7 21–12 10–3 66
x-Denver Nuggets 38 28 .576 9.0 20–13 18–15 6–7 66
x-Utah Jazz 36 30 .545 11.0 25–8 11–22 9–4 66
Portland Trail Blazers 28 38 .424 19.0 20–13 8–25 4–10 66
Minnesota Timberwolves 26 40 .394 21.0 13–20 13–20 4–9 66


Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 c-San Antonio Spurs * 50 16 .758 66
2 y-Oklahoma City Thunder * 47 19 .712 3.0 66
3 y-Los Angeles Lakers * 41 25 .621 9.0 66
4 x-Memphis Grizzlies 41 25 .621 9.0 66
5 x-Los Angeles Clippers 40 26 .606 10.0 66
6 x-Denver Nuggets 38 28 .576 12.0 66
7 x-Dallas Mavericks 36 30 .545 14.0 66
8 x-Utah Jazz 36 30 .545 14.0 66
9 Houston Rockets 34 32 .515 16.0 66
10 Phoenix Suns 33 33 .500 17.0 66
11 Portland Trail Blazers 28 38 .424 22.0 66
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 26 40 .394 24.0 66
13 Golden State Warriors 23 43 .348 27.0 66
14 Sacramento Kings 22 44 .333 28.0 66
15 New Orleans Hornets 21 45 .318 29.0 66

Game log[edit]

2011–12 game log
Total: 28–38 (Home: 20–13; Road: 8–25)
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

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Aldridge, LaMarcusLaMarcus Aldridge 55 55 36.3 .512 .182 .814 8.0 2.4 .9 .8 21.7
Babbitt, LukeLuke Babbitt 40 4 13.4 .410 .430 .850 2.4 .4 .3 .1 5.1
Batum, NicolasNicolas Batum 59 34 30.4 .451 .391 .836 4.6 1.4 1.0 1.0 13.9
Camby, MarcusMarcus Camby [a] 40 40 22.4 .416 .474 8.9 1.9 .8 1.4 3.8
Crawford, JamalJamal Crawford 60 6 26.9 .384 .308 .927 2.0 3.2 .9 .2 14.0
Felton, RaymondRaymond Felton 60 56 31.8 .407 .305 .806 2.5 6.5 1.3 .2 11.4
Flynn, JonnyJonny Flynn [a] 18 1 15.6 .378 .320 .720 1.7 3.8 .2 .1 5.2
Hickson, J. J.J. J. Hickson 19 10 31.6 .543 .000 .645 8.3 1.2 .6 .9 15.1
Johnson, ArmonArmon Johnson [a] 1 0 5.0 1.000 1.0 .0 1.0 .0 2.0
Johnson, ChrisChris Johnson [a] 20 0 4.7 .478 .833 .9 .1 .1 .4 1.6
Matthews, WesleyWesley Matthews 66 53 33.8 .412 .383 .860 3.4 1.7 1.5 .2 13.7
Przybilla, JoelJoel Przybilla 27 19 16.6 .458 .611 5.1 .2 .1 .6 2.0
Smith, CraigCraig Smith 47 0 9.9 .504 .000 .717 2.3 .4 .3 .1 3.3
Smith, NolanNolan Smith 44 4 12.3 .372 .289 .714 1.3 1.4 .4 .1 3.8
Thabeet, HasheemHasheem Thabeet [a] 15 3 7.7 .444 .650 2.3 .0 .1 .5 1.9
Thomas, KurtKurt Thomas 53 3 15.2 .465 .700 3.5 .9 .5 .6 3.0
Wallace, GeraldGerald Wallace [a] 42 42 35.8 .472 .265 .776 6.6 2.7 1.5 .6 13.3
Williams, ElliotElliot Williams 24 0 6.2 .500 .296 .333 .8 .3 .3 .1 3.7
  • a Statistics with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Awards and records[edit]

All-Star[edit]

Injuries[edit]

  • Before the start of the regular season, Brandon Roy announced his retirement due to a degenerative knee condition.[2]
  • LaMarcus Aldridge underwent heart surgery two weeks before the start of the regular season.[5] Two weeks before the end of the season he had surgery to repair a torn labrum on his right hip.[6]
  • In February, Greg Oden, who was scheduled to miss the season after procedures on both of his knees, had microfracture surgery on his left knee.[7]
  • Shawne Williams had surgery in February to remove bone fragments from his left foot and missed the remainder of the season.[8]
  • In March Elliot Williams had surgery to repair his left dislocated shoulder capsule and was scheduled to miss the remainder of the season.[9]

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added

Via draft

Via free agency

Via trade

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency

Waived

Retired

Trades[edit]

June 23, 2011 To Portland Trail Blazers
Raymond Felton
Draft rights to Tanguy Ngombo (from Mavericks)
To Dallas Mavericks
Rudy Fernández
Draft rights to Petteri Koponen (from Trail Blazers)
To Denver Nuggets
Andre Miller
Draft rights to Jordan Hamilton (from Mavericks)
June 27, 2011 To Portland Trail Blazers
Future second round pick
To Minnesota Timberwolves
Draft rights to Tanguy Ngombo
March 13, 2012 To Portland Trail Blazers
Jonny Flynn
Hasheem Thabeet
2012 second round pick
To Houston Rockets
Marcus Camby
March 15, 2012 To Portland Trail Blazers
Mehmet Okur
Shawne Williams
2012 first round pick
To New Jersey Nets
Gerald Wallace

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Greg Oden December 9 Re-signed
Kurt Thomas December 11 Chicago Bulls
Jamal Crawford December 15 Atlanta Hawks
Craig Smith December 15 Los Angeles Clippers
Joel Przybilla February 27 Charlotte Bobcats
J. J. Hickson March 21 Sacramento Kings
Subtractions
Player Date signed New team
Patrick Mills March 27 San Antonio Spurs

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.[10] The Chinese Basketball Association, however, only allows its clubs to sign foreign free agents who could play for at least the entire season.[11]

Played in other leagues during lockout
Player Date signed New team Opt-out clause
Nicolas Batum August 1 SLUC Nancy (France) Yes
Jon Diebler August 6 Panionios (Greece)
(unsigned rookie)
No
Patrick Mills August 29 Melbourne Tigers (Australia) Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blazers fire coach Nate McMillan, ESPN.com. March 16, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Blazers' Brandon Roy to retire". ESPN.com. December 10, 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Blazers waive center Greg Oden, ESPN.com. March 15, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  4. ^ "Report: NBA draft moving to Newark". ESPN.com. October 27, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ LaMarcus Aldridge to miss two weeks, ESPN.com. December 10, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  6. ^ LaMarcus Aldridge needs hip surgery, ESPN.com. April 12, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  7. ^ Greg Oden has microfracture surgery, ESPN.com. February 21, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  8. ^ Nets F Shawne Williams has surgery on left foot, Yahoo! Sports, February 22, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  9. ^ Blazers G Elliot Williams Underwent Surgery On Left Shoulder; Done For Season, SB Nation. March 30, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  10. ^ "FIBA: NBA stars can play overseas". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. July 30, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  11. ^ Sun Xiaochen (August 21, 2011). "New rule shuts door on NBA stars". China Daily. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011. 

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