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2012-13 (Dallas): Played in 45 games on the year (23 starts) and averaged 6.1 ppg, 3.1 apg and 1.6 rpg in 19.2 mpg … shot .373 from the floor, .384 from downtown and .793 from the line … led the team in assists nine times, steals four times and scoring once … scored in double figures 11 times … posted a team-high 19 points, to go along with his seven assists and three rebounds in 32 minutes versus UTH (03/24) … scored 10 points and added six assists versus LAC (03/26) … recorded 14 points in 27 minutes versus MEM (04/15) … compiled averages of 18.5 ppg, 4.0 apg, 2.50 spg and 1.0 rpg in 34.0 mpg and shot .483 from the field, .444 from three-point range and .625 from the line in two games for the D-League’s Texas Legends … recorded two DNP-CDs.


Career: Has played for 12 different franchises over 11 NBA seasons … he has appeared in 584 regular season games (286 starts), and posted averages of 10.0 ppg, 3.5 apg, 2.3 rpg, 0.80 spg and 24.5 mpg … enjoyed his career-best season in 2005-06 as a member of the Toronto Raptors when he averaged 20.3 ppg and 5.8 apg …prior to entering the NBA, he played with St. Polten in Austria (1998-99), Chalons in France (1999-2000) and Slu Nancy in France (2000-01) … started the 2001-02 campaign with the Rockford Lightning of the Continental Basketball Association before signing with the Miami Heat … has appeared in 33 career playoff games and has averaged 4.5 ppg, 1.2 rpg and 1.2 apg … 2011-12 (Chicago): Played in 11 games on the year and averaged 4.8 ppg, 2.6 apg and 0.9 rpg in 10.9 mpg and shot .408 from the floor, .600 from downtown and .875 from the line … led the team in scoring once and in assists twice … scored in double figures two times … posted team-highs of 16 points and seven assists versus NJ (02/18) … scored eight points and added four assists versus BOS (02/16) … recorded nine points and 10 assists in 16:31 against CHA (01/21) … compiled averages of 21.1 ppg, 4.6 apg, 3.7rpg, 1.14 spg, 37.7 mpg, .457 FG%, .405 3FG%, .771 FT% for the D-League’s Erie Bayhawks … recorded 18 DNP-CDs … 2009-10 (Washington): Played in four games for the Wizards and averaged 4.5 ppg, 2.6 apg and 0.9 rpg in 10.9 mpg … shot .300 from the field, .333 from behind the arc and .500 from the line … 2008-09 (New Orleans/Washington): Averaged 9.6 ppg, 3.6 apg and 2.4 rpg in 53 games (50 starts) after being traded to the Wizards … scored a season-high 26 points at CLE on Christmas Day (12/25) … had a season-high 11 assists versus OKC (12/27) … scored in double figures 23 times and had two games with 20 or more points … scored his 5,000th career point on opening night for New Orleans against GS … missed a total of 10 games due to illness/injury (flu, 03/09; fractured finger, 03/28-04/15) … 2007-08 (Houston/New Orleans): Averaged 2.7 ppg in 8.7 mpg with the Hornets (21 games) ... averaged 6.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg and 1.6 apg in 16.3 mpg over 33 games (one start) with the Rockets … scored in double figures nine times … scored a season-high 19 points at GS (11/29) ... in his only start of the season, he posted 17 points versus PHX (11/17) … 2008 Playoffs: Played in four playoff games with New Orleans and averaged 3.3 ppg in 5.4 mpg … 2006-07 (Minnesota): Averaged 10.1 ppg and 3.6 apg in 25.2 mpg over 82 games (65 starts) in his lone season with Minnesota … scored 20 or more points seven times and had a pair of double-doubles for the Timberwolves … led the team in scoring three times and in assists on 18 occasions … played a career-high 50 minutes versus DET (01/19) … 2005-06 (Toronto): Had his best season as a pro with career highs in points (20.3), assists (5.8), rebounds (3.3), field goal percentage (.469) and three-point field goal percentage (.442) in 79 games (all starts) … ranked fourth in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage, 19th in scoring and 20th in assists … scored 20 or more points 38 times, including 14 games with 30 or more points … posted double-digits in assists 10 times … made three or more three-pointers in 27 contests … named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Jan. 2-8 … scored 20 or more points in nine consecutive games (02/25-03/12), as he averaged 24.7 ppg over that span … posted four consecutive double-doubles (03/26-04/02), where he averaged 20.3 ppg and 10.5 apg … became the first player in Toronto history to post four consecutive outings of 30-plus points (04/05-04/12: 34, 36, 32, 32) ... registered a career-high 39 points versus DET (04/14), which included setting Toronto’s franchise-best with 18 consecutive free throws made … 2004-05 (Milwaukee/Houston): Averaged 11.8 ppg and 3.6 apg in 74 games (five starts) with Milwaukee and Houston … traded from the Bucks to the Rockets (02/24) … averaged 12.4 ppg and 2.9 apg in 27 games with Houston … scored in double figures 16 times with the Rockets, including five games with 20 or more points … averaged 18.0 ppg in his first seven games with Houston … scored in double figures 28 times with Milwaukee, as he reached 20 points on five occasions … 2005 Playoffs: Averaged a playoff career-high 11.6 ppg in seven games with the Rockets … scored a career playoff-high 22 points in a Game Six win versus DAL (05/05/05) … 2003-04 (Boston/Detroit): Averaged 9.3 ppg, 4.2 apg and 1.20 spg in 81 games with Boston and Detroit (55 starts) … averaged 10.7 ppg and 4.4 apg, starting all 55 games with Boston … traded to Detroit (02/19), where he averaged 6.3 ppg, 3.7 apg and 1.00 spg in 26 games for the NBA champion Pistons … 2004 Playoffs: Appeared in 22 playoff games in Detroit’s run to the 2004 NBA championship, and averaged 2.6 ppg, 1.2 rpg and 1.1 apg … 2002-03 (Miami): Averaged 7.8 ppg and 3.2 apg in 78 games (eight starts) with Miami … ranked second on the Heat with 246 assists, 67 3FGM and 64 steals … 2001-02 (Miami): Appeared in 15 games as a rookie with Miami and averaged 2.8 ppg and 1.3 apg … joined the Heat on Dec. 18 after participating in their preseason training camp.


Career Transactions: Signed by Miami (12/18/01) … signed by Boston (07/25/03) … traded along with Rasheed Wallace to Detroit in a three-team deal that sent Chucky Atkins, Lindsey Hunter, Detroit’s 2004 first-round draft pick and cash considerations to Boston, and Bob Sura, Zeljko Rebraca, Chris Mills and Milwaukee’s 2004 first-round draft pick to Atlanta (02/19/04) … signed by Milwaukee (08/04/04) … traded with Zendon Hamilton to Houston for Reece Gaines and two future second-round draft picks (02/24/05) … traded to Toronto for Rafer Alston (10/04/05) … signed by Minnesota (07/13/06) … traded along with Justin Reed to Houston in exchange for Juwan Howard (06/14/07) … traded along with Bonzi Wells in a three-team trade that sent Bobby Jackson, Adam Haluska, New Orleans’ 2008 second round draft pick and the draft rights to Sergei Lishouk from Memphis to Houston, and forward Marcus Vinicius from New Orleans and the rights to Malick Badiane to Memphis (02/21/08) … acquired by Washington, along with Javaris Crittenton, in a three-team trade that sent Antonio Daniels to New Orleans and a conditional draft pick to Memphis (12/10/08) ... signed by Chicago (01/11/12) … waived by Chicago (01/28/12) … signed by Chicago (02/14/11) … signed by Chicago (03/14/12) … signed by Chicago for the remainder of the season (04/05/12) … signed to a 10-day contract by Dallas (01/08/13) … signed to a second 10-day contract by Dallas (01/18/13) … signed by Dallas for the remainder of the season (01/28/13) … signed by Chicago (09/27/13).


College Career: Played four seasons at Duquesne University, where he left ranked third all-time in steals (201), fifth in assists (348) and 10th in points (1,411) … was named to the All Atlantic-10 First Team as a senior.


Personal: His full name is Michael Lamont James … he is the youngest of seven children … he and wife, Angela, have four daughters: Jadon Miciah, Amaya Noel, Michal Mikaya and McKinly Joel ... attended Syracuse University’s “Sportscaster U” in the summer of 2009 … with his wife and four daughters, he appeared on ABC’s Supernanny in December 2008 … majored in Children’s Psychology at Duquesne … hosted a ‘Reading Time-Out’, a Read-to-Achieve initiative of NBA Cares, with fifth-grade students from a local elementary school in March 2009 … he would like to start a Christian Bible school in the future … he is very active in the community through his Mike James Foundation, which helps provide scholarships to underprivileged children … his foundation teamed with the Houston Housing Authority to host “Blazing a Brighter Future Youth Summit” in 2007, which included health screenings, as well as presentations on teen alcoholism and gangs … he hosts an annual Mike James Basketball Experience, which features a week-long camp to improve participant’s (ages 8-18) on-court performance, as well as a “Life Skills” component with community leaders and other professionals … attended business classes at Stanford during the 2007 off-season … helps to stay in shape during the off-season through a boxing routine.


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Height: 6'2''/ 1.88m
Weight: 188 lbs./ 85.3 kg
Born: June 23, 1975
From: Duquesne
Draft: Undrafted
NBA Debut: 2001
Years Pro: 12
Previous Teams:
  Dallas Mavericks 2013 - 2013
  Chicago Bulls 2013 - 2013
  Dallas Mavericks 2012 - 2012
  Chicago Bulls 2011 - 2012
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Prior to NBA/Country: Duquesne/USA

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