After deciding not to re-sign Damion James in the offseason, he is now back with the Brooklyn Nets after short stints with the Atlanta Hawks in the preseason and in the D-League with the Bakersfield Jam.
The Nets originally acquired James in a draft night trade with the Atlanta Hawks. He was the 24th overall pick in the draft, but was never able to stay healthy enough to contribute to the New Jersey Nets. James has been healthy this year and was averaging 15 ppg and 7 rpg for the Jam before this call-up.
This move makes sense, especially with the recent Gerald Wallace injury. James can play both forward positions and even started a few games for the Nets in the past two seasons. If he can stay healthy, he can provide the Nets with valuable minutes.
James was very happy and thankful for the call-up. He had this to say on twitter:
“Redeye to the NY!✈…Man I’m so blessed to have this opportunity again to b here back n NY/NJ! Feels like home again! Wanna THANK the NETS for believing n me!…I’m a 110% now and I promise I want let u GUYS DOWN!…It’s truly a blessing! Gonna take full advantage of this here. That’s a bet!”
James is hoping that this stint with the Nets will go better than his last one did. He will be available for tonight’s game against Indiana and may even receive some playing time.