HoopsHype Mike James rumors

October 15, 2013 Updates

Expect guard Mike James or perhaps center Dexter Pittman to land the 13th roster spot. "It's not just what's being done in the games. It's what done in practice," Thibodeau said. "And it's also us having a better understanding of what our greater need will be. I think we're getting some of those answers by the guys who are playing. It's telling us something." Chicago Tribune

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After a resurgent campaign, free agent guard Mike James has been elevating his fitness and has received interest out of a few NBA teams, staying confident about signing with a franchise ahead of training camp for his 12th season. “The expectation is he will sign, he deserves it and so we will see how it shakes out,” James’ agent, Bernie Lee, told RealGM. “Mike simply wants an opportunity like everyone else to prove his worth. One thing Mike has shown over the last few years is he has nothing to hide and he will play for opportunities.” RealGM

The Mavericks expressed interest in James on the first day of free agency and discussions with the organization are ongoing. Dallas went 16-7 in the games James started last season. Down to his weight as a rookie, James believes he can play a significant role or help mentor younger guards. “Every time Mike has been asked to show something over the last two years, he’s stepped up,” Lee said. “When given the opportunity, he will do so again.” RealGM

July 31, 2013 Updates

Chris Haynes: At 38, Mavs free agent point guard Mike James says he's not retiring. Dead set on playing his 12th NBA season. Twitter @ChrisBHaynes

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The second 10-day contract for point guard Mike James ends at midnight Sunday. If the Mavericks decide to retain James, they would have to sign him for the remainder of the season. Asked about whether the Mavericks plan to keep James for the rest of the season, Mark Cuban said: "So far, so good. No reason to think otherwise at this point." Fort Worth Star-Telegram

January 23, 2013 Updates

Sources say that West hopes to play his way back into the league just like Mike James did earlier this month, earning a call-up from the Mavericks after a brief but successful stint in Frisco. James is nearing the end of his second 10-day contract with the Mavs and, according sources, is a strong possibility to be signed for the rest of the season next week. ESPN.com

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

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