Thursday , Jun , 14 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Rockets to acquire James from Minnesota

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Mike James played for Houston for part of the
2004-05 season, and he’s apparently headed back to the Rockets.

The Houston Chronicle reports James could be dealt from the Minnesota
Timberwolves back to the Rockets as early as Thursday in exchange for Juwan
Howard. The newspaper reports the deal could be expanded to include other

James played in all 82 games last season and averaged 10.1 points, about half
as much as he averaged while playing for Toronto in 2005-06. He has played for
seven different teams over his career and has averaged 11.5 points per game.

Howard, a first-round draft pick by Washington in 1994, averaged 9.7 points
and 5.9 rebounds last season, his third with Houston.