Mike James To Sign With Bulls

Mike James has reached an agreement with the Bulls, and will sign a training camp deal with the team later this week, reports ESPN.com's Marc Stein (via Twitter). It's not clear what sort of contract James will sign, but I'd imagine it'll be fully non-guaranteed, or close to it.

James, 38, had a solid season for the Mavericks in 2012/13, averaging 6.1 PPG and 3.1 APG in 45 contests. He started 23 games at the point for Dallas, when the team's other options were underperforming. The veteran appeared in 11 games for the Bulls in 2011/12, so if he can earn a regular-season roster spot with the club this season, it'll be his second stint in Chicago.

At the moment, it appears as if James has at least a decent chance to break camp with the Bulls. The team only has 11 players on fully guaranteed contracts, plus second-rounder Erik Murphy on a partially guaranteed deal. Dexter Pittman, like James, is expected to be in camp with Chicago, and I'd imagine the team will extend invites to at least a couple more players.

James had previously been in talks with the Mavericks about a potential return to Dallas. However, the Mavs bolstered their backcourt in July free agency, leaving little room for James.

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5 Comments on "Mike James To Sign With Bulls"


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Christopher Davis
1 year 11 months ago

Build that bench bullies.

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Rich Burgos
1 year 11 months ago

I mean is the best that we can do Mike james then why didn’t we keep Nate Robinson
We could probably sign beasley for cheap here’s Miami trying to build a better team the Bulls want to stay mediocre why not try Fab Melo we let Marco go Nate go don’t worry Bulls fan we are getting Mike James

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Dan DeMaio
1 year 11 months ago

I have never heard of this dude before in my life. So like Rich said we let valuable vet’s go for who ever this dude is…….next they will be signing the ball boy. I just don’t get it. Can anyone out their please help me understand this mess?

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maadiman2
1 year 11 months ago

were you a bulls fan 3 seasons ago when we were 62-20 he was on that team and performed well when our back up pg were injured. tough defender

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Stephan Angelo
1 year 11 months ago

lol when did you become a bulls fan like last night? if you actually knew shit you’d know the bulls have one the biggest pay rolls in the league right now. they cant really afford two more contracts that look to combine for around 7 million. robinson wasn’t staying to be third string man think before you post. or at least do research beyond one season.

 

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