Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is expected to play Thursday night against the Boston Celtics. However, in case he is uncomfortable in pre-game warmups or is not able to play at his best for the rest of the season, the Bulls have signed veteran guard Mike James for the remainder of the year, according to ESPN.
The terms of the contract were not disclosed. James will be in uniform tonight when the Bulls take on the Boston Celtics. This will mark his fourth stint with Chicago this season. He originally signed with the Bulls on Jan. 11 (waived Jan. 28), Feb. 14 and again on Mar. 14.
In signing James, Coach Tom Thibodeau acknowledged that, with starting point guard Rose questionable, he would like to give backup point guard C.J. Watson more rest when he can. Watson continues to play through some pain related to the ankle injury he suffered earlier in the year. James, 36, played in eight games with the Bulls this season, averaging 5.4 points, 3.4 assists in 11.4 minutes per game.