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Mike James | Guard

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (39) / 6/23/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 188
College: Duquesne
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Mike James will play for the Texas Legends in the D-League.
At 39 years old, James is unlikely to earn another callup back to the NBA. Oct 30 - 5:33 PM

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Veteran PG Mike James was waived by the Bulls on Tuesday.

Chicago signed James back in April as insurance for their backcourt but he only averaged 7.0 minutes in 11 appearances. There's a good chance that the 39-year-old's playing days are over.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 15 - 6:14 PM

Bulls sign G Mike James for rest of season.

James will give the team some playoff experience and veteran leadership, but it's hard to see him having much left in the tank.
Apr 10 - 12:55 PM

The Bulls will sign Mike James for the rest of the season.

He's played in 11 games with the Bulls, ranging from Nov. 6 to Jan. 27 and the team decided to bring him back. James will only serve as emergency depth for the Bulls. Despite some runs last season, he's not on the fantasy radar.
Apr 9 - 8:53 PM

The Bulls may be interested in signing veterans Mike James and Ronnie Brewer to bolster their roster for a playoff run.

Seldom-used PF Erik Murphy was recently waived, and with only 12 players on their active roster the Bulls have some flexibility. The Chicago Tribune calls James a "virtual certainty to return," though the Bulls haven't commented on any potential acquisitions.
Apr 5 - 9:29 AM

The Bulls will re-sign veteran PG Mike James.

The move gives Chicago some backcourt insurance with Kirk Hinrich (hamstring) ailing, but James won't have fantasy value as long as D.J. Augustin is healthy.
Jan 21 - 5:35 PM

Mike James will available when the Bulls take on the Bucks Tuesday night.

Whether James will be the backup point guard to Kirk Hinrich is still to be determined, however, as coach Tom Thibodeau was mum on that topic. Whether Marquis Teague or James backup Hinrich, neither one is producing at a level that warrants any fantasy consider at the moment.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 12:15:00 PM

Mike James is dealing with a knee injury.

The Bulls were going to make him the primary backup to Kirk Hinrich by sending Marquis Teague to the D-League, but that will be on hold. James hasn't been very good this year and he's off the radar in just about any league.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 09:39:00 PM

Free agent Mike James is expected to join the Bulls for training camp.

The 12-year veteran played for Chicago during the 2011-12 season, when he averaged 4.8 points in 11 appearances. If he does make the regular season roster, he'll serve as emergency depth at PG.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 06:56:00 PM

Unrestricted free agent Mike James' talks with the Mavericks have been ongoing, according to RealGM.com.

"The expectation is he will sign, he deserves it and so we will see how it shakes out," James’ agent, Bernie Lee said. "Mike simply wants an opportunity like everyone else to prove his worth." James has been around the block with 11 different NBA franchises and the 38-year-old guard is on his last legs as a pro. The Mavericks added tons of depth at guard this offseason, so it doesn't really add up that they would want have additional depth. While James' record of 16-7 as a starter last season with the Mavs is impressive, it'll be tough for Dallas to make room for him.
Source: RealGM.com
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 11:45:00 PM

Veteran guard Mike James doesn't intend to retire this summer.

James is 38 years old and hasn't shot better than 40.8 percent from the field in any season since 2006-07. He's already turned D-League stints into contracts with the Bulls and Mavericks in the past two years, though, so we can't rule out the possibility that he'll earn a new deal.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 12:57:00 PM

Mike James failed to score in 20 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.

George Hill is one of the better defensive point guards in the NBA and he had a blanket on James tonight. James has been a better own than Darren Collison (10 points and eight assists in 29 minutes), but this timeshare is one to avoid in standard leagues.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 11:29:00 PM

Starting point guard Mike James had 10 points, four rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers on 4-of-8 shooting before fouling out of Tuesday's overtime win against the Clippers.

James has been instrumental in Dallas' march toward a playoff berth, and they are now tied with the Jazz, sitting one game behind the Lakers for the final playoff spot in the West. James has also become a useful fantasy player and the Mavericks play on Thursday and Saturday, meaning you'll be able to use him in a daily league if you need bodies for those lighter NBA days.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 01:11:00 AM

The Mavericks won their second straight game behind 19 points and five assists from Mike James, who knocked down 7-of-10 shots with three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

The win pulled Dallas even with Utah at 34-36, though both teams still trail the eighth-place Lakers by 1.5 games. Rick Carlisle has an affinity for James' veteran leadership and there are no indications that Darren Collison (13 points, five assists) will retake the starting PG job this season.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 10:34:00 PM

Mike James had 12 points, seven assists and four 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Nets.

Darren Collison didn't have it cooking tonight like he did on Tuesday, so James bounced back. As long as he's the starting point guard for the Mavs, he's worth keeping an eye on in fantasy. But there is no avoiding a timeshare with Collison here.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 12:46:00 AM

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PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
3Kirk Hinrich
4E'Twaun Moore
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Taj Gibson
3Nikola Mirotic
4Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah
2Nazr Mohammed