Mike James has had a long NBA career, but he has bounced around. James has been the definition of a journeyman. Despite playing for ten different teams in ten years, James is trying to continue his career with yet another team; the Dallas Mavericks.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN Dallas, James cleared D-League waivers allowing him to sign with the Mavericks' affiliate, the Texas Legends. James hopes the chance will prove to Dallas that he can contribute for them at the NBA level.
"James used the D-League as a springboard to reignite his NBA career last season as well, joining the Erie BayHawks in time for the annual 16-team D-League Showcase this past January and getting the call from the Bulls to replace the injured Derrick Rose after just one game with Erie," Stein said.James, 37, has had a decent NBA career and managed to stick around despite bouncing around the league like a pinball. He started his career with the Miami Heat and last played for the Chicago Bulls. In between, he played for eight other teams. If he gets a shot with the Mavericks, it will be his 11th team.
The Mavericks may give him a shot after Derek Fisher decided to call it quits earlier this season. Fisher had been signed to shore up their point guard position, but decided he wanted to spend more time with family. James is a veteran point guard who has averaged 10.4 points per game and 3.6 assists per game in his career.