James managed nine points (4-4 FG, 1-3 FT), five assists and three rebounds across 19 minutes in Saturday's 118-110 win over the Timberwolves.
James was shifted to the second unit Saturday in favor of Tyler Ulis, but he still managed to outpace the latter in scoring and equal his rebound and assist totals despite playing seven fewer minutes. There were rumblings that the move may have been at least partly disciplinary in nature -- James threw the ball at teammate Dragan Bender in the Suns' last contest -- lending credence to the notion that the starting point guard could find himself back with the first unit against the Lakers on Monday night.
James will come off the bench for Saturday's game against the Timberwolves with Tyler Ulis drawing the start, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports.
The move comes just one game after James threw a basketball at teammate Dragan Bender after some frustration. It's unclear if his overall workload will be affected.
James finished with 18 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds and three assists across 31 minutes during Wednesday's 126-115 loss to the Heat.
Though James has generally struggled to find consistency in his shot (37.4 percent coming into Wednesday), he's shown an ability to get hot from the field on occasion while also being a quality source of assists. That, coupled with the fact that he plays in a fast-paced offense, seems to make him a legitimate fantasy option in many formats moving forward.
James totaled 10 points (1-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 7-10 FT), six assists and four rebounds across 29 minutes during a 122-116 win over the Wizards on Wednesday.
James went ice cold from the field in the win, as he shot below 30 percent for the third time in the last four games. He has provided at least four assists in five of his last six outings, but his scoring numbers tend to be all over the place from game to game. Since he is still starting, he still has some value for owners willing to stomach the low field goal percentages.
James totaled 24 points (9-16 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five assists, four steals, three rebounds, and one block in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 122-114 win over the Nets.
James finished with career highs in scoring, steals, threes, minutes, and field goals made and attempted. The Nets have been abysmal when it comes to slowing down opposing backcourts, but James has been extremely impressive in his own right, hitting double figures in five of seven games. The 27-year-old rookie has been one of the pleasant surprises of the young season, and he seems locked into a reliable role as the starter unless an Eric Bledsoe trade brings back another quality point guard capable of pushing James and Tyler Ulis for minutes.
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