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Nets ink Damion James to 10-day deal

Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks shoots

Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks shoots against Kris Humphries #43 and Damion James #10 of the New Jersey Nets. (Dec. 30, 2011) (Credit: Getty Images)

Damion James is set for another tour of duty with the Nets.

The team announced Sunday morning that they've signed the small forward to a 10-day contract. James, who was playing for the NDBL's Bakersfield (Calif.) Jam, was with the Nets in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He'll fill the roster void left when the Nets waived Josh Childress late last month.

The Nets originally acquired James in a 2010 draft-night trade. He was initially selected by the Hawks in the first round.

Due to right foot injuries, the 6-7, 225-pounder played in only 32 games in his two seasons with the Nets, siting out for a total of 107 contests. In those 32 appearances, James averaged 4.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game.

With Gerald Wallace out for at least Sunday's game against the Pacers as he battles through the bruised ribs he suffered in the first quarter of Friday's win and Deron Williams fighting through his assortment of ailments, James gives the Nets another body.

In 17 games for Bakersfield this season, James averaged 15.5 points and 7.3 rebounds in 28.9 minutes per contest.

Tags: Damion James , Gerald Wallace , Deron Williams , Josh Childress , Hawks , Brooklyn Nets

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