Chicago Bulls guard Mike James (8) drives to the basket...

Chicago Bulls guard Mike James (8) drives to the basket against Charlotte Bobcats guard Cory Higgins (11) guards during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Chicago. (Jan. 21, 2012) Credit: AP

The Chicago Bulls have signed veteran guard and Amiytville native Mike James for the remainder of the season.

This is his fourth stint with the Bulls this season. He is averaging 5.4 points and 3.1 assists in 11.4 minutes per game in eight appearances.

Chicago announced the move on Thursday before a night game against Boston. The Bulls have dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season and point guard Derrick Rose had sat out 11 straight because of a groin injury.

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