Milano negotiating the release of Mike James

2019-07-26T18:17:36+00:00 2019-07-26T20:33:57+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

26/Jul/19 18:17

Mike James and Milano are expected to part ways.

By Eurohoops team/

Olimpia Milano head coach Ettore Messina issued a statement regarding the status of Mike James on the team, following the signing of guard Shelvin Mack plus an extra guard addition that Milano is planning.

Messina says that he has informed James that there’s “no playing time available for him” in the 2019-2020 season, according to the structure of the roster, and the reasons behind the decision.

Milano General Manager Christos Stavropoulos and Mike James’ representatives are working towards a deal for the club to part ways with the player.

Per Olimpia Milano:

Ettore Messina, issued the following statement: “Today, after the signing of Shelvin Mack and the further addition that we have planned at the same position, I have personally informed Mike James that there is no playing time available for him in our technical project for next season , and the reasons that have motivated this decision. The General Manager Christos Stavropoulos is already working with the player’s representatives on an agreement that could be satisfactory for both sides”.

James averaged 19.8 points, 6.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 33:56 minutes over 30 games in the 2018-2019 EuroLeague. He won the “Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy.”