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Bernard James | Center

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 230
College: Florida State
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The Dallas Mavericks have signed Bernard James for the rest of the 2014-15 season.
James was at the tail end of his second 10-day contract and has obviously impressed the Mavericks enough to stick around for the rest of the season. While James helps solidify a depleted Mavericks' frontcourt, he hasn't shown enough to warrant a spot on any fantasy rosters. Mar 3 - 1:22 PM
Source: InsideHoops

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Benard James will start against the Pelicans on Monday.

The Mavs are going big against the Pelicans, which makes sense. James is still not a fantasy option in almost any league Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Richard Jefferson and Dirk Nowitzki are the other starters.
Mar 2 - 8:22 PM

Bernard James started at center and had seven points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.

With Tyson Chandler (hip) and Amare Stoudemire (rest) both out, the Mavs were forced to go with James tonight. He wasn't great, but the boards and blocks were enough to help if you rolled the dice in a DFS league. Chandler and Amare shouldn't be out for too long, so the clock is ticking on BJ's shelf life.
Feb 25 - 10:50 PM

Bernard James will start against the Hawks on Wednesday.

He'll join J.J. Barea, Monta Ellis, Richard Jefferson and Dirk Nowitzki. James probably won't log big minutes tonight with Dirk likely moving over to center. Fantasy owners can look to Al-Farouq Aminu tonight.
Feb 25 - 7:33 PM

After Bernard James' second 10-day contract expires, Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban said that he will be signed for the remainder of the season.

James isn't going to be a big part of the rotation unless Tyson Chandler goes down with another injury, so he can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Feb 21 - 1:02 PM

The Mavericks have reportedly signed Bernard James to a second 10-day contract.

James has played one game for the Mavs so far, and put up nine points, three rebounds, and three blocks over 22 minutes of action. However, that game came with Tyson Chandler on the sidelines, and it's unlikely he'll see his minutes in the 20s with Chandler expected to return to the lineup on Thursday. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 19 - 2:16 PM

The Dallas Mavericks signed center Bernard James to a 10-day contract on Wednesday.

Tyson Chandler just went down with an ankle injury and will miss Wednesday's game against the Jazz, so the move makes a lot of sense for Dallas. James could have short-term value in deeper leagues if Chandler misses any time after the All-Star break, but owners in most leagues can use a wait-and-see approach for now.
Feb 11 - 11:23 AM

The Dallas Mavericks are close to signing Bernard James to a 10-day contract, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Mavs waived James in October, but will now bring him back to provide some much-needed frontcourt depth with Tyson Chandler (ankle) dinged up. James had been playing in China so he should be in game-shape for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, but he can be safely left on the wire.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 10 - 12:49 PM

Bernard James is set to sign a contract in China after he was waived by the Mavericks in October.

He wasn't expected to make the team and he will likely spend the rest of the season in China. He can be cut in all leagues and we will let you know if he ever pops up on the fantasy radar again, but we doubt it.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 01:45:00 PM

The Dallas Mavericks waived Bernard James, Ivan Johnson, and Doron Lamb on Saturday.

They were not expected to make the team and Charlie Villanueva is breathing easy now. None of these players are on the fantasy radar.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 04:19:00 PM

The Mavericks have been shopping Bernard James in a trade.

The Sarge is a fan favorite, but he hasn't been able to get many minutes in Dallas. James won't have fantasy value unless he goes to a team bitten badly by the injury bug.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 10:09:00 AM

Mavs sign C Bernard James.

Sarge has looked great in summer league and he's a fan favorite, but he's still not likely to be much of a factor while the Mavs are healthy. James isn't worth drafting in any format.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 05:26:00 PM

The Mavericks are close to finalizing a one-year deal with Bernard James.

It's expected to be at the veteran minimum and it would be the 15th guaranteed deal on the Mavs' roster. The Sarge has been a fan favorite for his service in the military, but he only played 4.9 minutes per game last season. James is off the fantasy radar.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Bernard James scored 21 points vs. the Wolves on Saturday with seven boards, three steals and one block on 6-of-9 shooting.

The Mavericks just owned the paint in today's game and it was mostly due to Sarge. He had three offensive boards today and the Wolves struggled inside on the other end. James is still off the radar in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 08:56:00 PM

Bernard James will play for the Mavericks' Summer League team as an unrestricted free agent.

The Mavs declined to give James a $1.1 million qualifying offer, and the 29-year-old realizes that he may have to seek a contract with another team. "If they bring DeJuan [Blair] back, I’d be the fourth center again and I’d probably need to go somewhere else," James said. "If I can be the third center and get 10 or 15 minutes a game, then that would be a step forward. I’m not getting any younger. In fact, I’m already old." No matter which team picks him up, James won't factor into the equation for fantasy owners.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 02:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Monta Ellis
2J.J. Barea
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Richard Jefferson
3Al-Farouq Aminu
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Amare Stoudemire
3Charlie Villanueva
4Dwight Powell
C1Tyson Chandler
2Greg Smith
3Bernard James