Dec 01, 2012; Dallas, Tx, USA; Dallas Mavericks center Bernard James (5) reacts during the game against the Detroit Pistons at the American Airlines Center. Dallas won 92-77. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Bernard James Back With Dallas Mavericks

Welcome back Sarge! Dallas Mavericks announced today they have re-signed Bernard James to the roster. James cleared waivers after Dallas released him and luckily he was available.

According to the press release:

James (6-10, 240) was originally waived by the Mavericks on July 19, 2013 and cleared waivers on July 21, 2013. He played in 46 games (11 starts) last season in his rookie year. He averaged 2.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 9.9 minutes per contest.

 The former Florida State Seminole was the 33rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. The Mavericks acquired James’ draft rights, along with the draft rights to 24th overall pick Jared Cunningham and 34th overall pick Jae Crowder from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for guard Kelenna Azubuike and the draft rights to 17th overall pick Tyler Zeller.

 The Savannah, Ga., native is a former Staff Sergeant who served six years in the Air Force including three tours to Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar. In his senior season at Florida State, James averaged 10.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks while being named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Defensive team. James also won the Most Courageous Award by the United States Basketball Writers of America.” – courtesy of Dallas Mavericks Media


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