2011–12 New Jersey Nets season
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|2011–12 New Jersey Nets season|
|Final season playing in New Jersey|
|Head coach||Avery Johnson|
|Place||Division: 5th (Atlantic)
Conference: 12th (Eastern)
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|Television||YES Network, WWOR|
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).
- June 23: The 2011 NBA draft took place at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
- December 26: The regular season started with a victory against the Washington Wizards.
- April 23: The Nets play their final game in New Jersey against the Philadelphia 76ers.
|1||25||MarShon Brooks||G||United States||Providence|
|2||31||Bojan Bogdanović||F||Croatia||Fenerbahçe Ülker|
|2||36||Jordan Williams||F||United States||Maryland|
|2011–12 New Jersey Nets roster|
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||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|
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|
Pre-season: 0–2 (Home: 0–1; Road: 0–1)
|2011–12 season schedule|
|x-New York Knicks||36||30||.545||3||22–11||14–19||8–6|
|New Jersey Nets||22||44||.333||17||9–24||13–20||5–9|
|7||x-New York Knicks||36||30||.545||14|
|12||New Jersey Nets||22||44||.333||28|
|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|
|Bogans, KeithKeith Bogans||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||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||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||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||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||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
- Deron Williams was selected for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. It was his third appearance.
- On March 4 Deron Williams set a new franchise record for points scored in a game with 57 in a 104–101 win against the Charlotte Bobcats.
- 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. 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.
- Shawne Williams had surgery on February to remove bone fragments from his left foot and missed the remainder of the season.
- 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.
- Damion James had surgery on his right foot and was out for the season after playing in seven games.
Via free agency
Via free agency
|June 23, 2011||To New Jersey Nets
Draft rights to Bojan Bogdanović
|To Minnesota Timberwolves
2013 second round pick
|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
|To Utah Jazz
Future second round pick
|March 15, 2012||To New Jersey Nets
|To Portland Trail Blazers
Conditional 2013 second round pick
|Player||Date signed||Former team|
|Dennis Horner||December 9||Springfield Armor
|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
|Keith Bogans||January 31||Chicago Bulls|
|Gerald Green||March 18||After signing two 10-day contracts|
|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. 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|
|Deron Williams||July 16||Beşiktaş Milangaz (Turkey)||Yes |
|Jordan Farmar||August 3||Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)||Yes |
|Ben Uzoh||October 1||Lokomotiv-Kuban (Russia)||No |
|Dan Gadzuric||October 4||Jiangsu Dragons (China)||No |
|Jordan Williams||November 20||Zastal Zielona Góra (Poland)||Yes |
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