Mavs sign veteran G Mike James to 2nd 10-day deal

The Dallas Mavericks have signed veteran guard Mike James to a

second 10-day contract.

Dallas is the 11th NBA team in 11 seasons for the 37-year-old

James. He has scored eight points on 3-of-16 shooting in five

games, but was on the floor ahead of starter Darren Collison in the

tense final minutes of Wednesday night’s 105-100 victory against

Houston.

If the Mavericks want to keep James beyond this 10-day deal,

they’ll have to guarantee the veteran minimum salary for the rest

of the season.

James helped the Chicago Bulls last season when point guard

Derrick Rose was battling injuries. His best season came with

Toronto in 2005-06, when he averaged 20.3 points and 5.8 assists in

79 starts.