2011–12 Portland Trail Blazers season
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 and with starting shooting guard Brandon Roy, who announced his retirement. 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.
|1||21||Smith, NolanNolan Smith||PG/SG||23x15px United States||Duke|
|2||51||Diebler, JonJon Diebler||SG||23x15px United States||Ohio State|
|2011–12 Portland Trail Blazers roster|
|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|
|2011 pre-season game log
Pre-season: 1–1 (Home: 1–0; Road: 0–1)
|2011–12 season schedule|
|y-Oklahoma City Thunder||47||19||.712||–||26–7||21–12||10–3|
|Portland Trail Blazers||28||38||.424||19||20–13||8–25||4–10|
|1||c-San Antonio Spurs||50||16||.758||–|
|2||y-Oklahoma City Thunder||47||19||.712||3|
|3||y-Los Angeles Lakers||41||25||.621||9|
|5||x-Los Angeles Clippers||40||26||.606||10|
|11||Portland Trail Blazers||28||38||.424||22|
|13||Golden State Warriors||23||43||.348||27|
|15||New Orleans Hornets||21||45||.318||29|
|2011–12 game log|
Total: 28–38 (Home: 20–13; Road: 8–25)
December: 3–0 (Home: 3–0; Road: 0–0)
January: 9–9 (Home: 6–1; Road: 3–8)
February: 6–8 (Home: 4–4; Road: 2–4)
March: 6–11 (Home: 4–4; Road: 2–7)
April: 4–10 (Home: 3–4; Road: 1–6)
|2011–12 season schedule|
|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|
|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
- Jamal Crawford led the league in free throw percentage with .927.
- LaMarcus Aldridge made his first All-Star appearance as a reserve for the West in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game.
- Before the start of the regular season, Brandon Roy announced his retirement due to a degenerative knee condition.
- LaMarcus Aldridge underwent heart surgery two weeks before the start of the regular season. Two weeks before the end of the season he had surgery to repair a torn labrum on his right hip.
- 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.
- Shawne Williams had surgery in February to remove bone fragments from his left foot and missed the remainder of the season.
- In March Elliot Williams had surgery to repair his left dislocated shoulder capsule and was scheduled to miss the remainder of the season.
Via free agency
|Players Lost |
Via free agency
|June 23, 2011|| To Portland Trail Blazers
Draft rights to Tanguy Ngombo (from Mavericks)
| To Dallas Mavericks|
Draft rights to Petteri Koponen (from Trail Blazers)
To Denver Nuggets
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
2012 second round pick
| To Houston Rockets|
|March 15, 2012|| To Portland Trail Blazers
2012 first round pick
| To New Jersey Nets|
|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|
|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. 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|
|Nicolas Batum||August 1||SLUC Nancy (France)||Yes|
|Jon Diebler||August 6||Panionios (Greece)
|Patrick Mills||August 29||Melbourne Tigers (Australia)||Yes|
- Blazers fire coach Nate McMillan, ESPN.com. March 16, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2012.
- "Blazers' Brandon Roy to retire". ESPN.com. December 10, 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2011.
- Blazers waive center Greg Oden, ESPN.com. March 15, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- "Report: NBA draft moving to Newark". ESPN.com. October 27, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
- LaMarcus Aldridge to miss two weeks, ESPN.com. December 10, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- LaMarcus Aldridge needs hip surgery, ESPN.com. April 12, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- Greg Oden has microfracture surgery, ESPN.com. February 21, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- Nets F Shawne Williams has surgery on left foot, Yahoo! Sports, February 22, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
- Blazers G Elliot Williams Underwent Surgery On Left Shoulder; Done For Season, SB Nation. March 30, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
- "FIBA: NBA stars can play overseas". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. July 30, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
- Sun Xiaochen (August 21, 2011). "New rule shuts door on NBA stars". China Daily. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011.