BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 04: Damion James #10 of the New Jersey Nets grabs the rebound in the first quarter against the Boston Celtics on January 4, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Damion James, whose energy and defense won him a starting spot at small forward last December, may get another chance, backing up Gerald Wallace. Tim Bontemps reports that James could be re-signed to a small contract and fill the back-up small forward slot left open by the departure of Gerald Green.
The #24 pick in 2010 has had foot problems the last two years, limiting him to 32 games since being drafted. Sunday night, he tweeted that he's fully recovered.
Bontemps writes, "A source said the Nets have spoken to James since free agency began about the possibility of bringing back the 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward, after declining the option on his contract during the year and making him a free agent." As for Kris Humphries, Bontemps reports that he should be re-signed "shortly", leaving back-up center as the last big need in free agency. There are conflicting reports on the Nets' interest in Darko Milicic.
Humphries, backups still on tap - Tim Bontemps - New York Post