2011–12 New Orleans Hornets season

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2011–12 New Orleans Hornets season
Head coach Monty Williams
Arena New Orleans Arena
Results
Record 21–45 (.318)
Place Division: 5th (Southwest)
Conference: 15th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Cox Sports Television
Radio KMEZ
< 2010–11 2012–13 >

The 2011–12 New Orleans Hornets season was the 10th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

During the lockout, the Hornets were dealt with a cruel blow, trading Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers. In their first season without their star playmaker, the Hornets finished the season with a mediocre 21-45 record. This led the team to drafting Anthony Davis from Kentucky with the first overall pick of the 2012 NBA draft.

Key dates[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2011 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
2 45 Josh Harrellson  United States Kentucky

Roster[edit]

2011–12 New Orleans Hornets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 0 Aminu, Al-Farouq 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1990-09-21 Wake Forest
G/F 1 Ariza, Trevor 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1985-07-30 UCLA
F/C 15 Ayón, Gustavo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1985-04-01 San José State
G 8 Belinelli, Marco 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1986-03-25 Italy
G 10 Gordon, Eric (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1988-12-25 Indiana
G 4 Henry, Xavier 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1991-03-15 Kansas
G 2 Jack, Jarrett (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1983-10-28 Georgia Tech
C 35 Kaman, Chris 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1982-04-28 Central Michigan
F 24 Landry, Carl 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) 1983-09-19 Purdue
F/C 50 Okafor, Emeka 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1982-09-28 Connecticut
F/C 14 Smith, Jason 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1986-03-02 Colorado State
F 42 Thomas, Lance 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1988-04-24 Duke
G 21 Vásquez, Greivis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 211 lb (96 kg) 1987-01-16 Maryland
C 31 Watkins, Darryl 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 258 lb (117 kg) 1984-11-08 Syracuse
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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: 2012-04-18

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Chris Kaman Emeka Okafor
PF Gustavo Ayón Jason Smith Carl Landry
SF Trevor Ariza Al-Farouq Aminu
SG Eric Gordon Marco Belinelli
PG Greivis Vásquez Jarrett Jack Xavier Henry

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 scrapped, 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]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
c-San Antonio Spurs 50 16 .758 0.0 28–5 22–11 12–4 66
x-Memphis Grizzlies 41 25 .621 9.0 26–7 15–18 7–8 66
x-Dallas Mavericks 36 30 .545 14.0 23–10 13–20 8–5 66
Houston Rockets 34 32 .515 16.0 22–11 12–21 6–8 66
New Orleans Hornets 21 45 .318 29.0 11–22 10–23 3–11 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: 21–45 (Home: 11–22; Road: 10–23)
2011–12 season schedule

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report: NBA draft moving to Newark". ESPN.com. October 27, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 

External links[edit]