Nets in talks to add guard Mike James amid Knicks interest

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The sudden retirement of LaMarcus Aldridge has created an opening, with the Nets looking at a couple options. And one that appears to be rapidly gaining steam is guard Mike James.

James is in New York and is on the radar of both the Nets and Knicks. And while sources have confirmed that Brooklyn is interested in James and in talks, both Eurohoops and mibaloncesto.com have gone a step further and reported that a deal is completed between the Nets and the veteran guard for the rest of the season.

“Mike is on a list of guys that they’re looking at,” a source had told The Post. But reports coming out of Europe have claimed a deal is done, with the New York Times saying they’re in advanced talks that could be completed by Tuesday.

Whomever the Nets add would be the team-record 27th player to suit up for them this season, indicative of the type of year it’s been.

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