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Bulls waive Mike James

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The Bulls announced today that they have waived Mike James.

James, 38, appeared in just seven games this season and finishes his second tenure with the team with averages of 0.3 ppg, 0.9 assists in 5.4 minutes.

The move comes somewhat surprise, just because of the timing, even with the Bulls having just signed D.J. Augustin last Friday.

James had won the backup spot behind Hinrich just weeks ago before spraining his right MCL earlier this month before a game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans that forced the team to recall Marquis Teague back from the D-League just as soon as they had assigned him to the Iowa Energy.

Kirk Hinrich experienced soreness in his back that caused him to miss Saturday’s game vs. the Toronto Raptors and he will be a game-time decision Monday night vs. the Orlando Magic. Hinrich missed 22 games last season due to various ailments and before Augustin’s arrival, he was playing 39 minutes per night in the month of December.

Given coach Tom Thibodeau’s uneasiness with Teague, even though James was on a non-guaranteed deal, it appeared James could stick for “just in case” purposes, with Augustin still adjusting and Hinrich's health history.

The Bulls signed James to a pair of 10-day contracts during the 2011-12 season and he appeared in 11 games, finishing with averages of 4.8 points, 2.6 assists in 10.9 minutes.

The Bulls roster now stands at 13.


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