# Mike James
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  • Northern Arizona Suns
  • Signed a two-way contract in July 2017
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  • 6'1" / 180lbs
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  • 08/18/1990
  • USA
  • Undrafted, 2012
  • Lamar
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DateLeagueTransaction
21st August, 2012CroatiaSigned a one year contract with KK Zagreb.
9th January, 2013CroatiaLeft KK Zagreb.
11th February, 2013IsraelSigned for the remainder of the season with Galil Gilboa.
3rd August, 2013ItalySigned a one year contract with Paffoni Fulgor Omegna.
21st August, 2014GreeceSigned a one year contract with Kolossos Rhodes.
2nd December, 2014GreeceLeft Kolossos Rhodes.
5th December, 2014SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Laboral Kutza.
7th July, 2015SpainRe-signed by Laboral Kutza to a one year contract.
4th July, 2016GreeceSigned a one year contract with Panathinaikos.
3rd July, 2017NBA/D-LeagueSigned a two-way contract with Phoenix/Northern Arizona Suns.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2008 - 2010Eastern Arizona (NCAA, Division 2)
2010 - 2012Lamar (NCAA)
August 2012 - January 2013KK Zagreb (Croatia)
February 2013 - June 2013Galil Gilboa (Israel)
August 2013 - June 2014Omegna (Italy, Nazionale A)
August 2014 - December 2014Kolossos (Greece)
December 2014 - June 2015Laboral (Spain)
July 2015Phoenix Suns (Summer League)
July 2015 - June 2016Laboral (Spain)
July 2016 - June 2017Panathinaikos (Greece)
July 2017 - presentPhoenix Suns (NBA)/Northern Arizona Suns (D-League)
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Blog

November 8, 2017

With wantaway former starting point guard Eric Bledsoe reportedly set to be traded, the starting point guard spot that has been James’s since Bledsoe was sent home could be his from here on out. James has scored above 20 fantasy points in each of the last five games, including one 46.1-point outing and a solid 27.6 in the last one. Even though his price has increased slightly, his production is increasing even more.

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November 6, 2017

James will be my starting point guard for the foreseeable future. He has averaged 27.9 fantasy points over the last five games, unrivalled at his price. He’s still liable to shoot poorly from the field at times (he has shot 1-9, 2-8. 9-16, 1-10 and 0-9 in those five games), but he’s producing from a fantasy perspective anyway by getting to the free throw line, racking up the assists, and contributing some steals.

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November 5, 2017

James, who we keep imploring you to pick, has averaged 32.5 fantasy points over the past three games as a starter. We implore you to pick him again.

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November 3, 2017

We keep picking James in this spot, and he keeps performing. Last time out, in what was a bad game for him (1-10 shooting from the field), James still posted 10 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 21.8 fantasy points. You can imagine how valuable at this price the good nights will be. Or save that imagination, and just look at the 46 fantasy points he posted the game before.

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November 1, 2017

We picked Mike James yesterday for a variety of reasons; his productivity thus far this season, his cost, the opponent that night, the likely pace of the game, and the fact he would be starting. And boy did he come through, recording 24 points, 5 assists, 4 steals, 3 rebounds, 1 block and 46 fantasy points. That was an absolute bargain, and while the 46 was a particularly high point, something approaching the 30 mark is available at only $8.0 million, a steal you should very much consider.

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October 31, 2017

With Brandon Knight out for the year and Eric Bledsoe following him through the exit door, this duo [James and Tyler Ulis] have all the Suns’ point guard minutes to themselves, and they look ready to take advantage.

James is getting the shots up, averaging 11.2 points on a variety of pull-ups and bankers, while Ulis is a pressing defender with the 3:1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Both contribute in their own ways. But both contribute, and both are doing so for very cheap. It is hard to know which will shine on any given night, but one of them will, so either is a risk worth taking.

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October 28, 2017

As Eric Bledsoe continues to play wantaway, James will likely start at point guard for the Suns for the third straight game. And while a 1-9, 5 point outing last time was ugly, it was also an anomaly; James scored in double figures in each of his first four games, alongside nearly 4 assists per game, and will likely do so again.

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October 25, 2017

With Brandon Knight out for the season and with Tyler Ulis not obviously better than him, James will continue to get the bulk of the point guard minutes for as long as Eric Bledsoe is out, and back him up even when (or if) he is back. And James has shown in his first four NBA games what he has spent his whole pro career proving; he can really score the ball. James averages 13.3 points and 3.8 assists per game thus far this season, even despite only being a two-way contract player. He continues to play his way into a larger role, and remains extremely cheap.

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