The Phoenix Suns have improved this season, but there still isn’t a lot to celebrate in the Valley of the Sun, especially with the injury to superstar Devin Booker.
However, Suns point guard Mike James, and the franchise, made a little history this week, one worth celebrating.
James is the first two-way player to have his deal converted in this manner.
Two-way deals were introduced to the league this season as part of the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement and allow for a combined NBA and G-League affiliate contract.
James, 27, will have exhausted his 45 days on an NBA roster on Thursday. James has averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 assists for the Suns this season and played well in an increased role following the trade of Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks.