Dec 2, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard Mike James (8) dribbles against Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson (22) during the first half of their game at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls to sign Mike James, will be playoff eligible

As the season began to wind down, the Chicago Bulls were expected to add a player or two to their roster and the two names that popped up in connection with them were former Bulls’ guard Ronnie Brewer and point guard Mike James, who was with the Bulls earlier this season.

According to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune, the Bulls will ink a deal with James on Thursday and he will be eligible to play in the postseason.

Thursday will be that day. James will sign for the remainder of the season and be eligible for the playoffs, sources said.

That will bring the Bulls’ roster to 14 players and provide insurance should Kirk Hinrich or D.J. Augustin suffer an injury or foul trouble.

“The thing about Mike is he always stays ready,” Thibodeau said in January.

James played in 11 games for the Bulls during the 2011-12 season, averaging 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

James again joined the Bulls earlier this season on a 10-day contract and played has played in 11 games.

James is averaging 1.0 points and 1.5 assists per game.

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