Suns to convert James to regular roster player

Mike James was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.

The Phoenix Suns will convert guard Mike James from a two-way contract to a regular roster player, according to a report by ESPN.

James, a 28-year-old rookie, is averaging 10.5 points and 4.0 assists in 26 games (10 starts) this season for the Suns.

As ESPN reports, Phoenix will have to waive a player or make a trade to add James. The roster move could come before the Suns gather for shootaround Thursday.

James is shooting 38.7 percent from the field and 27.5 percent from three. The Suns have a record of 9-17.