Mike James CSKA Moscow
Photo: CSKA Moscow

EuroLeague guard Mike James is signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets this week, pending clearance of health and safety protocols, according to Shams Charania.

James will provide the Nets with some depth in the backcourt while James Harden remains out for the foreseeable future.

CSKA Moscow, now James’ former team, announced that an agreement was reached between the two that allowed him to become a free agent.

The 30-year-old has some NBA experience, as he previously played 36 games with the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns in 2017-18.

This season, James averaged 19.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game in 27 EuroLeague games.

James should be playoff-eligible as a member of the Nets since he was not on an NBA roster as of April 9, notes Marc Stein of The New York Times.