HoopsHype Mike James rumors


January 18, 2013 Updates

As expected, Mike James will sign a second 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks today. The Mavs were convinced they needed to keep James following his solid play after the point guard signed his original 10-day contract with the club on Jan. 8. James, 37, was effective during a Jan. 10 win over Sacramento, and in Wednesday's 105-100 win over Houston he had four of his five assists in the fourth quarter. "He played real solid [Wednesday] night," coach Rick Carlisle said. "He did a lot of good things." Fort Worth Star-Telegram

January 17, 2013 Updates

The obvious is official: The Mavericks will sign Mike James to a second 10-day contract. Coach Rick Carlisle confirmed that after Thursday’s practice. The fact that James played a significant role in the Mavs’ win Wednesday night over the Rockets, helping close out Houston, offered a pretty strong clue he’d be back. “Coach is continuously putting trust in me out there on the court, and I’m going to continue taking advantage of it,” James said. “I’ve been here before. I’ve been an NBA player longer in my career than I’ve played any other place, so I’m just going to continue taking full advantage of this.” ESPN.com

The 10-day contract of 37-year-old backup point guard Mike James is set to expire at midnight Thursday. James played 16 minutes Wednesday, scored four points, had five assists and helped Dallas make several key stops in the final two minutes. “I’d say that there’s a great chance that he’s going to be there tomorrow, after tonight,” Carlisle said. “And by the way, I thought his play at the end of the third quarter and early in the fourth may have been the difference in the game.” Dallas Morning News

January 8, 2013 Updates
January 7, 2013 Updates

The Dallas Mavericks intend to call up veteran guard Mike James from the D-League's Texas Legends this week to sign him to a 10-day contract, according to sources with knowledge of the team's plans. James has played only one game with the Legends, but sources told ESPN.com that he quickly convinced the Mavericks that he can help address the team's lack of veteran leadership in the backcourt after the departure of Derek Fisher last month. ESPN.com

January 3, 2013 Updates

Mike James: Well, I was talking to the Mavericks, and I guess before they make their decision, they want to see me in a few D-League games. I'm pretty sure a lot of General Managers would want to see me play before signing a deal. It's unfortunate that I have to go this way. But at the same time, if I want to keep pursuing my basketball career, this is the situation I've been placed in. I have no choice. I'm ready to accept and overcome this challenge. I'm looking at it differently than I did last year. I'm ready to just go out and play some basketball, which I enjoy doing. Ridiculous Upside

In an attempt to convince the Dallas Mavericks that he can help them, veteran point guard Mike James is joining the D-League's Texas Legends in time for Saturday's game against Tulsa, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. After playing for 10 NBA teams, most recently last season with the Chicago Bulls, James has cleared the D-League waiver process to become eligible to sign with the Legends as a free agent. ESPN.com

December 12, 2012 Updates
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July 10, 2012 Updates

Agent Bernie Lee said Mike James is a candidate to sign minimum deal with Knicks. “It seems like a pretty logical thing,’’ Lee said of James, who could be third point behind Jeremy Lin and Jason Kidd. Lee noted James won a title with Detroit in 2004 when Knicks coach Mike Woodson was a Pistons assistant. Lee said Chicago, where James finished last season, also has maintained interest in bringing back James. Sulia

May 24, 2012 Updates
April 6, 2012 Updates

The Bulls signed guard Mike James for the remainder of the season. It's James' fourth stint and would have happened even if Rose and C.J. Watson were fully healthy, sources said. "We liked what he brought to our team before," Thibodeau said. "He gives us the flexibility to play two point guards. He has size, veteran experience. He knows what we're doing, is good insurance." Chicago Tribune

April 5, 2012 Updates

The Chicago Bulls have signed veteran guard Mike James for the remainder of the season. This is his fourth stint with the Bulls this season. He is averaging 5.4 points and 3.1 assists in 11.4 minutes per game in eight appearances. Boston Herald

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