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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

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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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

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