The Mavericks waived swingman Chris Douglas-Roberts on Sunday, opening up a roster spot to potentially sign a player to a 10-day contract.
Douglas-Roberts, who was promoted from the D-League Texas Legends, averaged 2.8 points in six games for the Mavs.
One possibility to replace Douglas-Roberts on the roster is 37-year-old point guard Mike James, who signed with the Legends this week in hopes of convincing Dallas decision makers that he could help the Mavs. James scored 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting in his Legends debut, a 116-80 win over Saturday night over the Tulsa 66ers.
Glad to see after cutting the 38 year old Fisher that Dallas is going younger with the 37 year old James.
James did score 26 points for the Legends last night, but I'll be honest, I had to look it up to remember if James was even in the NBA last year. He's played 15 games in the last three seasons, missing all of '10-'11 while playing in Turkey. He was called up from the D-League last year by the Bulls, and did nothing really of much significance. In fact, James hasn't really had a good season in over a half-decade, and has barely been floating around the NBA since. He can hit the three, and presumably has all the veteran-ness coaches love.
Moves like this used to surprise me, but after Curry, Murphy, Fisher, etc. I don't even bat an eye. The real story here is probably that it seems Rick Carlisle would rather see anyone -- maybe almost literally anyone -- play point guard other than Roddy and DoJo.
Of course, we've yet to hear anything definitive, so maybe Dallas is going in a different direction. Think Derek Harper can still hit a jumpshot?