HoopsHype Damion James rumors

September 27, 2012 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks today announced their 2012 training camp roster, which tips off Monday with Media Day activities at 2:45 p.m. on the Philips Arena practice court. With the additions of James Anderson, Keith Benson, Damion James, Carldell “Squeaky” Johnson and Anthony Tolliver, the team currently has an 18-man camp roster. NBA.com

September 11, 2012 Updates
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July 16, 2012 Updates

One possibility to back up Wallace at small forward is Damion James, whom the Nets drafted in 2010 and who spent much of last season sidelined following surgery to repair a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. The injury was a recurrence of one James initially suffered during his rookie season. New York Post

July 9, 2012 Updates

The tentacles of the proposed deal stretched across more than 10 players and three teams on Monday, with the Nets recruiting a fourth team to take on guard MarShon Brooks in exchange for an additional draft pick to send to Orlando. Nevertheless, multiple complexities need to be resolved to complete the deal, including the negotiation of contracts for four of the players in the proposed trade: Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, Damion James and Shelden Williams. In the proposed deal, Howard, Jason Richardson and Earl Clark would be sent to Brooklyn, and the Magic would receive the Nets' Lopez, James, Williams and Armon Johnson, Cleveland's Luke Walton and three future first-round picks, sources said. Cleveland would receive Orlando's Quentin Richardson, Brooklyn's Sundiata Gaines, Humphries (on a one-year guaranteed deal), a first-round pick and $3 million from the Nets. Brooklyn also is in talks with the Los Angeles Clippers to exchange Brooks for an additional first-round pick to send to the Magic. If the Clippers decline to participate, other teams are in position to take on Brooks, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

January 26, 2012 Updates

The Nets also decided to not renew the contract of Damion James, who had season-ending surgery Tuesday to replace a screw in his right foot. "I just wanted to have the flexibility … with the injury that he's had over the last couple of years," Nets general manager Billy King said. James will become an unrestricted free agent after this season. James started the first seven games of the season, but aggravated his injured right foot in a Jan. 4 loss at Boston. James missed most of last season after having surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot, which included the insertion of a screw. Bergen Record

January 25, 2012 Updates

It got worse yesterday when the Nets announced forward Damion James is lost for the remainder of the season. James underwent surgery on his right foot at Indiana University Health Hospital in Indianapolis to repair aggravation to a previous fracture in his fifth metatarsal. Dr. David Porter performed the procedure, which included replacing a screw originally inserted after James broke his foot in December last season. New York Post

January 24, 2012 Updates

When the Nets went to post-lockout training camp, there were three positions of which they felt fairly certain: point guard with Deron Williams, center with Brook Lopez and small forward with second year man Damion James. Well, at least they have Williams. Lopez broke his foot before the season and now Damion James, who played in just seven games this season after an injury-riddled rookie campaign, is out until next month after undergoing foot surgery today in Indianapolis to correct an aggravation to a previous fracture of his right fifth metatarsal. The Nets announced that the surgery, performed by Dr. David Porter at Indiana University Health Hospital, involved replacing the original screw which was inserted in December, 2010, after he first was injured. New York Post

Lopez said he has a screw in the foot, like the one that Damion James had inserted in his broken right foot last season. James is set to have surgery today to replace the original screw. James re-injured the foot Jan. 4 this season. Lopez admitted he is a little bit concerned about his own injury, after seeing what is happening with James. "You know, a little," he said. "I mean, there’s definitely a chance of that, having (a second) surgery. I know we have the very best doctors. I feel like I did a very good job following what Timmy (Walsh) told me to — I literally laid on the couch with my foot up on three pillows for about two weeks, so I tried to keep off of it as much as possible, to allow it that time to heal and to promote growth and stimulate it." Newark Star-Ledger

January 22, 2012 Updates

The Nets got good news about one of their injured small forwards yesterday, and bad news about the other. Shawne Williams went through vigorous workouts yesterday and is expected to return to the lineup for tonight’s game against the Bobcats after missing the last four games with shin splints. But the Nets have lost Damion James indefinitely, and he will undergo surgery on his right foot Tuesday to replace the screw he had inserted last year to help repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in the foot. “It’s disappointing,” coach Avery Johnson said before last night’s 84-74 loss to the Thunder. “Here’s a kid we drafted last year, we had him inked in as his starting three man and in the Eastern Conference … Hopefully the surgery will go well, and for us and him and his career, hopefully we can get this corrected and he won’t have a problem anymore.” New York Post

January 7, 2012 Updates

Damion James expects to get an MRI on Sunday to see what is going on inside his sore right foot, but the second-year forward insists it is unrelated to the broken foot that sidelined him for 34 games last year. “No, no, hell no,” James said before he missed his first game of the season tonight, a 97-85 Nets win over the Toronto Raptors. “I couldn’t move my toes last year when I broke my foot. I’ve got all the motion in my toes (this time). I just can’t explode the way I want to.” James was injured Wednesday in Boston when he stepped on the foot of Celtics guard Paul Pierce. He said the foot was not X-rayed because the doctor who examined him that night thought the foot looked fine and an X-ray wasn’t necessary. Newark Star-Ledger

December 10, 2011 Updates

But is that enough to get the league’s most dominant center? Also, can the Nets clear more than $5 million in salary cap space to make the deal work under NBA trade rules? My sources tell me New Jersey is confident it can clear the additional cap room, so the timetable on getting this mega-deal done could be quick rather than slow. (Trading Jordan Farmar and Damion James for a draft pick would get the Nets the room they need). SheridanHoops

December 5, 2011 Updates
April 4, 2011 Updates

Avery Johnson said today that Kris Humphries and rookie Damion James could be done for the season if they don’t return by Friday’s game against the Knicks. Both starters will miss Tuesday’s game against the Timberwolves. The Nets (23-53) have six games remaining, but none are more important than Hudson rival game at the Prudential Center. Once that’s over, it’s hard to imagine Johnson risking hobbled players against the Raptors, Bobcats and Bulls. New York Daily News

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