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CSKA Moscow announced Saturday they have released point guard Mike James after two seasons.
James, 31, has recently returned to Moscow to practice individually and hasn’t joined CSKA‘s team practices at all, following his suspension last season. In the meantime, the two sides were negotiating the terms to terminate their contract that was valid for two more seasons.
James ended the 2020-21 campaign with the Brooklyn Nets, where he produced 7.7 points, 4.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 18.2 minutes across 13 regular-season contests and had 3.7 points per 11.4 in nine playoffs games.
During his time in Moscow, James was awarded the Alphonso Ford Trophy in 2019.
Per the team’s announcement:
“Our club has come to an agreement with defender Mike James to terminate the current agreement.
James spent two seasons in the red and blue colors, took part in 87 games, in which he averaged 18.8 points and 4.7 assists. The defender ended the last season with the Brooklyn Nets in agreement with CSKA.
Andrey Vatutin, President of CSKA:
“We have no doubts about Mike’s skill level. We are grateful to him for many bright moments, spectacular style of play, ability to take responsibility in difficult times. I sincerely wish Mike the best of luck. I am sure he still has many personal and professional victories ahead of him”.