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2011–12 Cleveland Cavaliers season

The 2011–12 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 42nd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Club Team
1 1 Kyrie Irving G  United States Duke
1 4 Tristan Thompson F
 Canada
Texas
2 32 Justin Harper F  United States Richmond
2 54 Milan Mačvan PF  Serbia Maccabi Tel Aviv

Roster

Depth chart

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Anderson Varejão Ryan Hollins Semih Erden
PF Antawn Jamison Tristan Thompson Samardo Samuels
SF Omri Casspi Alonzo Gee Luke Walton
SG Anthony Parker Luke Harangody Jason Kapono
PG Kyrie Irving Daniel Gibson

Pre-season

The original 2011 NBA Pre-season was canceled due to the 2011 NBA Lockout. After the lockout, the NBA created a new two game Pre-Season.

Regular season

Standings

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
z-Chicago Bulls 50 16 .758 26–7 24–9 13–1
x-Indiana Pacers 42 24 .636 8 23–10 19–14 9–4
Milwaukee Bucks 31 35 .470 19 17–16 14–19 7–8
Detroit Pistons 25 41 .379 25 18–15 7–26 4–11
Cleveland Cavaliers 21 45 .318 29 11–22 10–23 3–12
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 50 16 .758
2 y-Miami Heat 46 20 .697 4
3 x-Indiana Pacers 42 24 .636 8
4 y-Boston Celtics 39 27 .591 11
5 x-Atlanta Hawks 40 26 .606 10
6 x-Orlando Magic 37 29 .561 13
7 x-New York Knicks 36 30 .545 14
8 x-Philadelphia 76ers 35 31 .530 15
9 Milwaukee Bucks 31 35 .470 19
10 Detroit Pistons 25 41 .379 25
11 Toronto Raptors 23 43 .348 27
12 New Jersey Nets 22 44 .333 28
13 Cleveland Cavaliers 21 45 .318 29
14 Washington Wizards 20 46 .303 30
15 Charlotte Bobcats 7 59 .106 43

Game log

All the games through December 24 were canceled due to the 2011 NBA Lockout. A new schedule was created starting in December 25.

Player statistics

Regular season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Irving, KyrieKyrie Irving 51 51 30.5 .469 .399 .872 3.7 5.4 1.1 .4 18.5
Jamison, AntawnAntawn Jamison 65 65 33.1 .403 .341 .683 6.3 2.0 .8 .7 17.2
Hudson, LesterLester Hudson 13 0 24.2 .391 .246 .842 3.5 2.7 1.1 .2 12.7
Varejão, AndersonAnderson Varejão 25 25 31.4 .514 .000 .672 11.5 1.7 1.4 .7 10.8
Gee, AlonzoAlonzo Gee 63 31 29.0 .412 .321 .788 5.1 1.8 1.3 .3 10.6
Sessions, RamonRamon Sessions 41 4 24.5 .398 .419 .830 3.1 5.2 .7 .0 10.5
Thompson, TristanTristan Thompson 60 25 23.7 .439 .000 .552 6.5 .5 .5 1.0 8.2
Gibson, DanielDaniel Gibson 35 7 26.2 .351 .396 .791 2.9 2.2 .7 .5 7.5
Parker, AnthonyAnthony Parker 51 51 25.1 .433 .362 .625 2.7 2.4 .7 .1 7.2
Casspi, OmriOmri Casspi 65 35 20.6 .403 .315 .685 3.5 1.0 .6 .3 7.1
Harris, MannyManny Harris 26 5 17.5 .400 .333 .695 2.7 1.2 .5 .2 6.7
Sloan, DonaldDonald Sloan 25 11 24.3 .403 .091 .808 2.4 3.7 .4 .1 6.6
Kennedy, D. J.D. J. Kennedy 2 0 29.5 .417 .500 .000 3.5 1.5 1.0 .0 6.0
Samuels, SamardoSamardo Samuels 54 0 15.3 .455 .701 3.3 .4 .4 .4 5.4
Hollins, RyanRyan Hollins 24 7 15.1 .500 .600 2.3 .3 .2 .5 3.7
Thompson, MychelMychel Thompson 5 3 19.0 .292 .364 1.0 1.4 .4 .2 3.6
Erden, SemihSemih Erden 28 9 11.9 .527 .512 2.6 .3 .4 .2 3.5
Harangody, LukeLuke Harangody 21 1 11.0 .354 .238 .750 2.5 .3 .3 .1 2.9
Uzoh, BenBen Uzoh 2 0 6.5 .400 2.0 1.0 .5 .0 2.0
Walton, LukeLuke Walton 21 0 14.2 .353 .438 1.7 1.4 .1 .0 2.0
Eyenga, ChristianChristian Eyenga 6 0 13.8 .158 .500 .333 2.0 .7 .5 .7 1.5

Awards, records and milestones

Awards

Milestones

Injuries, surgeries and absences

  • Semih Erden had a fracture in his right thumb and missed the first seven games of the regular season.[6] In April, he sprained his right ankle and missed the remainder of the season.[7]

Transactions

Free agents

Additions

Date Player Signed Former team
February 10, 2012 Ben Uzoh NBA D-League Rio Grande Valley Vipers
February 21, 2012 Manny Harris NBA D-League Canton Charge

Subtractions

Date Player Reason left New team
December 9, 2011 Joey Graham Waived Free Agent
December 14, 2011 Baron Davis Waived New York Knicks
December 22, 2011 Manny Harris Waived Canton Charge

Trades

June 23, 2011
To Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2013 second-round pick
  • 2014 second-round pick
To Orlando Magic
June 30, 2011
To Cleveland Cavaliers
To Sacramento Kings

References

  1. ^ Cavaliers win NBA draft lottery, will pick first, USA Today. May 18, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "Irving, Rubio take Rookie of the Month honors for January". NBA.com. February 1, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Irving, Thomas take Rookie of the Month honors for February". NBA.com. March 1, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Irving, Thomas named Rookies of the Month". NBA.com. April 1, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving named Kia Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. May 15, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ Semih Erden (thumb) cleared to return, NBC Sports. January 2, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  7. ^ Semih Erden Injury Update, nba.com/cavaliers. April 12, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012
  8. ^ Kyrie Irving to miss 2 more games, ESPN.com. February 11, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  9. ^ Season over for Cavs C Anderson Varejao, Yahoo! Sports. April 2, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.

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