The 2011-12 NBA regular season finished for the Nets after their 44th loss of the year to the Raptors this past Thursday night. The Nets have underachieved this season due to injuries & inconsistent play. So, as the NBA playoffs kicked off around the league, the Nets will focus on the NBA draft, free agency & the move to Brooklyn.
Here is a RECAP of the Nets 2011-12 NBA season:
Record: 22-44 (last – Atlantic Division)
Leading Scorer: Deron Williams – 21.0
Assist Leader: Deron Williams 8.7
Rebounding Leader: Kris Humphries 11.0
Blocks Leader: Kris Humphries 1.2
Steals Leader: Gerald Wallace 1.5
First Win of the Season: vs. Washington, 12/26/11
Biggest Margin of Victory: vs. Indiana (100-84), 3/28/12
Biggest Margin of Loss: vs. Atlanta(106-70), 12/27/11
Best Win of Season: vs. Chicago, 2/18/12
Worst Loss of Season: vs. New York, 2/4/12 (Jeremy Lin Game)
Revenge Win of the Season: vs. New York 2/25/12
Best Road Win: vs. Dallas, 2/28/12
Best Last-Second Win: vs. LA Clippers(101-100), 3/7/12 (Jordan Farmar Game-Winner)
Best Single Game Performance: Deron Williams vs. Bobcats, 3/4/12 – 57pts, 7assts, 7rebs
Most Impressive Rookie: Marshon Brooks – 12.6pts, 3.6rebs, 2.3assts
Biggest Surprise: Gerald Green – 12.9pts, 3.5rebs, 1.1assts
Biggest Disappointing Player: Deshawn Stevenson
Biggest Injury: Brook Lopez
Player Nets need the Most: Deron Williams
Player Nets needed to get Rid of: Memhet Okur
2012 Nets Eastern Conference All-Star Representative: Deron Williams
2012 Nets All-Star Weekend Participants: Marshon Brooks (Rising Stars Challenge), Anthony Morrow (3-Point shooting contest)
Best Transaction: Signing Gerald Green for remainder of the season, 3/18/12
Biggest Disappointment: Not getting Dwight Howard to come the Nets.
Saddest Moment: Last New Jersey Nets Home Game vs. Sixers, 4/23/12
Most Looking Forward to: Nets playing their first home game in Brooklyn, 10/12
This season will mostly be remembered for how the Nets dealt with several disappointments from not getting Dwight Howard to maybe losing out on Deron Williams to the way the Nets have been criticized for their exit from the Garden State. This 35th and final season in New Jersey will be one that can viewed as a changing point in the history of this nomadic and undervalued franchise.
Thanks for the Memories, New Jersey!!!!!!
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Written by Mark Cook