Mike James Rumors

All NBA Players

#55
Mike James
Mike James
Position: G
Born: 08/18/90
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary:
Phoenix Suns interim coach Jay Triano is hoping to help Tyler Ulis and Mike James make their shots, and one plan has both of them playing off the ball, which means Devin Booker will initiate the offense at times during a game. “We’re looking at some sets where they can be off the ball sometimes,” Triano told AZcentral.com. “I think what teams are doing now is they’re hugging everybody else and making them have to make plays. It’s my responsibility to put them in situations where they’re off the ball and we have different ball handlers and they have to be ready to shoot it when they get it.”
4 days ago via ESPN
It took two more years, but James finally made it. Phoenix signed him to a two-way, 45-day contract, but his play already has convinced the Suns that they want to keep him beyond the 45 days. General Manager Ryan McDonough told azcentral sports Friday that he hopes the team can negotiate a deal with James. Maybe then James will look back on what it took him to get here. Then again … “I don’t reflect a lot,” James said. “I probably should. Maybe when I’m retired, I can look back and say I did that and that and that.”
Storyline: Mike James Free Agency
While James signing a two-way deal gives the allusion that he’ll be spending time in the G League with the Northern Arizona Suns, that’s likely not going to happen. A source tells Ridiculous Upside that James will begin the first 45 days of the regular season with the Phoenix Suns where he could receive as much as $275,000, the maximum amount allowed for two-way deals. After those 45 days, the Suns will have an option to convert James to a standard NBA contract for the remainder of the season, otherwise he’ll become a free agent.