By Dionysis Aravantinos/ firstname.lastname@example.org
After a season where he even flirted with the final four, Mike James is ready to say “yes” to Monaco’s offer that will keep him in the team with the aim of reaching at least Europe’s top four in the upcoming season.
Before the season even ended, Monaco had presented a renewal offer to James, which was below the threshold of two million euros per year. Now the amounts have risen to this level and James, who was discreetly looking toward the NBA, is ready to accept it and remain in the Principality.
The final terms and possibly the length of the contract remain to be agreed upon, as Monaco is betting on their leader and want him to lead their effort in the new season as well.
James finished the season as an all-EuroLeague team member averaging 16,4 ppg, 5,8 asp, 3,2 rpg and 1,2 steal per game.
While Monaco has not yet announced any deal, it’s a common secret that they have added French league champion with ASVEL Elie Okobo, they have signed VTB champion with Zenit Jordan Loyd and they have also a deal with John Brown who emerged as the top EuroLeague defensive player last year with UNICS.
Plus they have already extended Jordan Loyd and only the future of Dwayne Bacon remains a question mark, especially after the new additions to the roster.