Kris Humphries Done For the Year

by April 10, 2011

With only a few games remaining, we’re moving to the point where non-Playoff teams are allowing their players to get some rest and begin the preparation for next season. The Nets have already sidelined Deron Williams, and now the squad’s starting power forward has been shut down. The Star-Ledger reports: “[Deron] Williams wasn’t the only Net whose season was officially ended Friday. Power forward Kris Humphries, who suffered a bruised heel and sprained ankle in the last game against the Knicks, March 30, was declared done for the year by coach Avery Johnson. ‘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. ‘He’s been getting treatment around the clock. This is a guy that’s played with so many different ailments this year, but to close the chapter on his season, really good thoughts about his season and all that he accomplished on the court this year.’ Humphries is a free agent this summer and Johnson said of the 6-9, 235-pounder: “We’d love to have him back. Like I’ve said all year, Kris is what Nets basketball is all about — his mental and physical toughness, he’s very coachable, high basketball IQ, and he got better and better every single day.'”