Nets Sign Damion James to 10-Day Contract

Josh Newman, SNYNets.com

Damion JamesThe Nets have filled their 15th and final roster spot and they did so with a familiar face.

The team announced on Sunday morning that it has called up Damion James from the D-League’s Bakersfield Jam and signed the former University of Texas star to a 10-day contract.

James, who will wear No. 14 and is expected to be in uniform Sunday night when the Nets host the Indiana Pacers, will be playing for the Nets for the second time since having his draft rights traded from the Atlanta Hawks to the Nets in 2010.

The Nets acquired James, the 24th overall pick, from the Hawks in a draft-night trade in exchange for the rights to the 27th overall pick, Jordan Crawford, and the 31st overall pick, Tibor Pliess.

The 6-foot-7 swingman has been hampered by right foot injuries for much of his career, missing 107 games between the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons as a result. In 32 games with the Nets over those two seasons, James averaged 4.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game.

In 17 games with Bakersfield this season, James averaged 15.5 points and 7.3 rebounds in 28.9 minutes per game. He is the first D-League call-up this season.

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