Back in the NBA during the 2021 playoffs where he teamed up with Kevin Durant, Mike James seems to be enjoying Monaco, since he has officially just extended for the next two years. Rumors pointed to a contract worth more than two million euros per year. That’s more than the NBA minimum wage.
The Roca Team had a historic 2021-2022 financial year with a lost final in Betclic Elite and qualification for the Euroleague playoffs (defeat in the quarter-finals against Olympiakos in five rounds), a competition in which it will still have a times dominated his subject (third best scorer with 16.4 points on average per game, 5th best evaluation with 18.1 on average).
Even if he must not have lacked proposals, the American point guard, who had invited Kevin Durant to attend part of the series against Olympiakos, was undoubtedly seduced by the ambitious project of Monaco, who will aim for a qualification for the Final Four of the Euroleague and a first title of champion of France under the orders of Sasa Obradovic in 2022-2023.
Mike James will be 34 at the end of his contract linking him to the Rocher club. Too late to imagine seeing him play in the NBA again?