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Nets Humphries done for season, Lopez may have surgery after it

Kris Humphries

** RESTORES DROPPED LAST NAME ** New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries spins a basketball on his finger for photographers as he tours of the site of the Barclays Center, under construction near downtown Brooklyn in New York, Monday, April 4, 2011. The Barclays Center is scheduled to become the Nets home arena in 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Just wanted to update you on the health of your favorite New Jersey Nets… no, not Deron Williams. The other two you like. Sure, there are another two.

The Nets are shutting down Kris Humphries for the season, proving that the Kardashian Effect is not all-powerful. Nets coach Avery Johnson explained all to the Star-Ledger.

“The heel is still a major issue in terms of running — too much discomfort there,’’ Johnson said of Humphries, who emerged as a key performer this season and finished the season with averages of 10 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.”

I’m not a doctor, but I’m fairly sure that being one is nothing like Grey’s Anatomy, and I’m more sure that heel pain gets in the way of running. Whatever running style you choose to use. At this point best to just shut him down.

Brook Lopez continues to play but may have post-season surgery to remove calcium deposits on his right elbow, according to the Bergen Record. This is minor surgery, nothing that will keep him from working out to be in shape next… well, whenever the NBA starts up after the lockout.

Lopez said previously that the deposits means it hurts whenever he gets bumped. If Nets fans want to, they can pretend that is why he didn’t rebound well at all this season.