Perhaps one of the more surprising stories to come out of the 2017/18 NBA season so far is the play of Suns‘ rookie point guard Mike James. James is currently averaging 11.4 PPG and 4.0 APG, good enough for top-10 in both categories among all rookies. And, according to Scott Bordow of azcentral.com, James’ play has not been lost on general manager Ryan McDonough, who plans to sign James to a standard NBA contract before his two-way contract expires on December 6.

Before signing James, however, the Suns will need to create an open roster spot, as they currently already have 15 players under contract.