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Bernard James | Center

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 230
College: Florida State
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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. Nov 19 - 1:45 PM

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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.

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.
Oct 17 - 10:09 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.
Sep 3 - 5:26 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
Aug 22 - 9:42 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.
Jul 12 - 8:56 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.
Jul 8 - 2:34 PM

Bernard James is available to play against the Spurs on Wednesday night.

He's the last resort for the Mavericks with DeJuan Blair out due to a suspension. If Samuel Dalembert and Brandan Wright don't get into foul trouble or get hurt, chances are we won't be seeing James tonight.
Apr 30 - 7:00 PM

Bernard James started at center for the second half of Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

Coach Rick Carlisle was looking to shake things up for the slumping Mavericks and went with the seldom-used James to start the second half. "I should have subbed all the guys out of the game that were in there that gave up 12 points in 3½ minutes or whatever it was," Carlisle said. "And not doing that was a major mistake." James registered four rebounds and missed the only shot he took in 10 minutes of action Wednesday night, so there is nothing to see here fantasy-wise.
Mar 6 - 11:13 AM

Mavericks sign C Bernard James.

James will get $789K in the one-year deal. The Mavericks had to waive Sarge and since no team claimed him, they were able to bring him back. He'll be the third center behind Brandan Wright and Samuel Dalembert and doesn't project to be in the rotation to start the year.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 12:40:00 PM

Bernard James said that he's going to be back with the Mavs for another year.

The Mavs waived him on Friday and no team picked him up, despite a salary of just $789k. James had some ups and downs last year, but his roster spot isn't completely safe. Jack Carmichael had a big week in Vegas and the two might be fighting over one spot.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 12:41:00 PM

Bernard James, whom the Mavericks have interest in re-signing, officially cleared waivers on Sunday.

It's a mild surprise that no team scooped up James and his $789k salary for this season. The second-year forward played limited minutes in 46 appearances last season, but his per-36-minute splits are encouraging -- 10.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 3.0 blocks. There's a good chance that he'll re-sign with Dallas.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 09:48:00 PM

The Mavericks were forced to waive center Bernard James on Friday, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Stein reports the Mavs made the move to allow enough space to finalize their deal with Monta Ellis. This isn't too much of a surprise after James left the Mavs' summer league team after they declined to guarantee his contract for the 2013-14 season. According to Stein, Dallas would like to re-sign James if he makes it through waivers, but that appears unlikely given his upside and relatively cheap contract.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 01:20:00 PM

Bernard James left the Mavericks' Summer League team one day after they declined to guarantee his contract for the 2013-14 season.

Mark Cuban wouldn't comment on the situation and ESPN Dallas reports that he left for "personal reasons," but it's possible that James is no longer part of the plan in Dallas. The Mavs signed Samuel Dalembert to be their starting center, they're expected to re-sign Brandan Wright, and signing Greg Oden remains a possibility.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 11:23:00 AM

Bernard James returned to Dallas and will not play in Tuesday's summer-league game for personal reasons.

He had an illness that forced him to miss Sunday's action and this appears to be something unrelated. Should Dallas continue to swing and miss on signing centers, James could see more minute in the regular season.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 10:49:00 PM

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