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Mike James
Mike James
Position: G
Born: 08/18/90
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $198,040

Nets signing Mike James for the rest of the season

According to Eurohoops sources, the Brooklyn Nets are planning to sign Mike James for the rest of the season and through the NBA playoffs once his second 10-day contract expires on May 13. James signed his second 10-day contract with Brooklyn on Monday. The 30-year old guard is averaging 6.7 points and 3.6 assists in seven games with the Nets so far this season. His best game came against the Blazers on April 30 where he scored a season-high 15 points.
The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent guard Mike James to a second 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. James (6’1”, 195) signed his first 10-day contract with Brooklyn on April 23 and has appeared in six games for the Nets, recording averages of 6.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 17.2 minutes per game. In 42 NBA games with Brooklyn, New Orleans and Phoenix, he holds career averages of 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 18.8 minutes per contest.
With CSKA Moscow being the first team to qualify for the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, coach Dimitris Itoudis was asked in the press conference about his decision to suspend Mike James who was ultimately released to sign with the Brooklyn Nets. Without naming him, the Greek coach once more implied that there was no other option for him: “On such a day I wouldn’t like to criticize some people, but I will tell you this. In everybody’s job, if you don’t feel that you belong, then you try to find a way to go out. ?f you feel that you belong, you will give your best self, regardless of what’s your position… But if you feel that you don’t belong there, then you don’t try to find a way. In a team which is a body of 15-16 people with different ideas, you have to bring them under the same umbrella. You know, traditions are not winning. We have a great tradition, but the culture is winning, the everyday effort is winning, being composed is winning, being well prepared is winning, and definitely last but not least in such an organization as a head coach I can’t do discounts on ethics. Otherwise, you are going to lose the team. And we are not losing the team. They gave their answer over here. You can see that. And I am proud of what I am seeing every day in practice, on trips, on meetings. Every decision is a hard decision. I am always in favor of the team effort and for those who feel that they belong. We feel that we belong and we like what we do”.
Afterward, the 30-year-old guard explained his departure from EuroLeague power CSKA Moscow last month after he was suspended indefinitely over an altercation with coach Dimitris Itoudis. “Some things happened in my personal life and I felt like stuff didn’t go how I thought somebody should handle my situations,” said James, who previously was suspended by the club in January. “We had a little clash there. Not really as a basketball player did I have a clash with Itoudis, more as an individual. As two men we had clashes, not really on the basketball court.”