By Antonis Stroggylakis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Barcelona is among the clubs that could potentially show interest in acquiring American guard Mike James, according to Mundo Deportivo.
James, 27, was released by the Phoenix Suns yesterday (22/12), 15 days after seeing his two-way contract getting upgraded to a standard one-year deal. He is closely monitored by Barcelona that is undergoing a serious crisis, unprecedented in the last decades.
The “Blaugrana” suffered their fifth EuroLeague loss in a row last night, a result that dropped them to a 4 – 10 record and the 13th place in the standings. They are already behind in the postseason race and in danger of possibly staying out of the playoffs for the second season in a row.
The club might look for a backcourt addition that will help them launch a much-needed turnaround and James, who averaged 13.3 points last season with Panathinaikos in EuroLeague, provides a serious option to consider.
If James chooses to return to Spain, where he played during 2014-2016, his rights are owned by Baskonia that can match any offer made to the player according to the rules of “Tanteo”.
James averaged 10.4 points, 3.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game during his stint with Phoenix.