Emmanuel LANGELLIER, Media365: published on Saturday September 18, 2021 at 5:34 pm
By offering the American Mike James, Monaco achieved a very big blow. Here’s why.
Monaco has therefore achieved a hell of a blow. A very big blow even, formalized Friday morning. The Principality’s club has offered American playmaker Mike James (1.85 m), 31 years old and Euroleague superstar. He is one of the Top 3 best scorers for the past three seasons (19.3 points with CSKA Moscow last year). He then made a successful freelance in the NBA in Brooklyn alongside Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. An element with a not always simple character, James has enormous talent. A star like him in the French championship has not been seen for a very long time!
Monclar on James: “An incredible scorer”
Mike James will become the highest paid player in the history of the French elite. The US star is expected to receive a salary of one million euros, an effort made when he received 2.1 million € in Moscow. “Players of this caliber, we had some in France, but it had been a long time since that had happened. Monaco, what a team, wow ”, ignites Jacques Monclar in Nice-Matin. “When you are leader, that you are dominant in Euroleague and that in addition you are able to play in the NBA, that means that you go fast, very very fast … Mike James, he is an incredible scorer, he he creates, he provokes, he is a Swiss army knife in attack, he can do anything and besides he knows how to do everything “, continues the specialist of the NBA and former coach of Antibes about the new player of the Roca Team.
“In an average NBA workforce, he could have played a lot more”
“When you have Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Kevin Durant in your squad, you can’t be the first option, nor the second … Mike James still showed his talent and he took minutes, to the detriment of elsewhere in our Antibois Tim Cabarrot. It is certain that in an average NBA workforce, he could have played a lot more ”, underlines the famous commentator of the NBA who attended the end of the season of the American player in Brooklyn (7.7 points, 4.2 assists, 2.5 rebounds in 13 regular season games). The championship resumes in two weeks and will see Monaco move to the Roanne floor on October 2.