HoopsHype Mike James rumors

August 2, 2013 Updates

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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Dwain Price: The #Mavs haven't made a decision yet on PG Mike James, whose second 10-day contract expires tonight at midnight. Twitter @DwainPrice

January 26, 2013 Updates

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

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

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