Point guard Mike James started the final 23 games for the Mavericks this past season, a stretch when the team played some of its best basketball. Dallas has agreed to sign four players capable of playing his position this summer, and the Mavs wound up with 18th overall pick Shane Larkin in the draft, but the team and James' reps are nonetheless discussing the possibility of his return, reports Shams Charania of RealGM.com.
James told Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com that he's intent on playing in the NBA again this season, and agent Bernie Lee echoes those sentiments to Charania. The team expressed an interest in re-signing the 38-year-old when free agency began last month, and those talks continue, Charania writes.
The veteran averaged 8.2 points per game, dished out 4.4 assists and shot 41.9% from three-point range as a starter last season. He appeared in 45 total games for the Mavericks, his most NBA contests in any one season since the 61 he played in 2008/09.