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Damion James (foot) has season-ending surgery

Posted on: January 24, 2012 6:32 pm
Posted by Ben Golliver
Damion James is done for the season. (Getty Images)

Cancel the title parade.

New Jersey Nets forward Damion James is done for the season after undergoing surgery to replace a screw in his right foot's fifth metatarsal, according to the team.

James began the season as a starting forward but has been out of action since a Jan. 4 game against the Boston Celtics

Nets coach Avery Johnson has compensated for the absence by starting promising rookie MarShon Brooks in James' place.

James, 24, is in his second year with the Nets after being selected by the Atlanta Hawks out of the University of Texas in the first round of the 2010 NBA Draft.

The New York Post reports that the Nets are unlikely to pick up the third year option on James' contract. The deadline to formally make that decision in Wednesday.

James played seven games this season, averaging 4.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 24.7 minutes per game.
Through Monday's action, the Nets were 5-13 on the season.  They are 4-7 since James went down.

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Damion James (foot) has season-ending surgery


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