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NBA: Nets sign G Mike James to 10-day contract

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The Brooklyn Nets signed free agent guard Mike James to a 10-day contract on Friday.

James played in the NBA for only the 2017-18 season, when he played 36 games with the Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans.

Now 30, the 6-foot-1, 196-pound James has played nine professional seasons (2012-21) in Croatia, Israel, Italy, Greece, Spain and Russia as well as the NBA.

James has career NBA averages of 9.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 19.1 minutes per game.

His past two seasons (2019-21) with CSKA Moscow in Russia comprised 41 games (23 starts) with averages of 17.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 27.5 minutes per game.

James played two college seasons (2010-12) at Lamar University, putting up 15.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

The Nets entered Friday’s games at 39-20, tied with the Philadelphia 76ers for the Eastern Conference’s top mark.

–Field Level Media

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