Former Nets Guard Wins EuroLeague MVP, Re-Signs

After averaging 16.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.2 steals with AS Monaco, former NBA guard (and good friend of Kevin Durant) Mike James was named MVP by the EuroLeague Players Association. He's now also inked a two-year extension with the EuroLeague team. 

James played two seasons in the NBA, last with the Brooklyn Nets in 2020-21. Overall, he holds 9 points per game and 3.7 assist averages for Brooklyn, the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns.

Now 31, James was hoping for a reunion with his friend Kevin Durant and the Nets as recently as a month ago. And KD even traveled to Europe to watch James play in the EuroLeague playoffs. 

But boy, how things have changed since then. The Nets are now in disarray,  and Durant, of course, has asked for a trade. 

James has apparently decided to stick with what's good, and for him, as the player's association MVP, that's playing with Monaco for the next two years in the EuroLeague.

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