January 15, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Newly signed Brooklyn Nets forward Damion James (14) warms up prior to the start of third quarter of an NBA game against the Toronto Raptors at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets Give Damion James Training Camp Shot


What is Damion James most known for during his tenure with the (then) New Jersey Nets? His broken foot during his rookie season.

James has officially played 32 games during his three-year career (that’s worse than Oden). Yikes. Of course, James does’t have the expectations of a No. 1 overall pick, but still, it’s a shame to see how the first phase of his career has unfolded.

He played for Miami at Summer League in Las Vegas this year and averaged nine points per game, but on only 32.9 percent shooting. Last season, he was a D-League All-Star while with the Bakersfield Jam, averaging 14.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Most importantly, he was healthy all season. He needs to build on that.

Now he gets a non-guaranteed training camp invite from the Denver Nuggets. I think he’ll take that — it’s an opportunity.

I’m not sure what the chances are on him making the team — I don’t know if the Nuggets genuinely have a plan for James or if they’re just brining him in as a camp body. But if there’s anyone that deserves another shot, it’s James. Now, it’s all on him.

 

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