HoopsHype Bernard James rumors

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Not even the prospect of an injury, which could interfere with his plans and affect his contract status, is enough to keep James off the Mavs’ summer league roster. “Knock on wood, but I managed to stay healthy pretty much throughout college and these last two years in the NBA,” James said after Monday’s practice at American Airlines Center. “So I’m not really worried about it. “I know how to take care of my body.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

James knows the summer league route is his best chance to get a leg up on the competition and prove that he’s worthy of receiving more minutes. “I feel like contractually it’s the same as the last two summers,” James said. “The first year I wasn’t guaranteed a contract, the second year it was a team option. “And this year I’m a free agent, so for me it’s the exact same situation. I’m playing for a contract, so that’s the way I’m going to go out there and play. That’s my mindset.” The 29-year-old James, who spent six years in the U.S. Air Force, knows what he must improve to earn more court time. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Along with Nowitzki, who took over for Mike Modano as the host of the event a couple years back, an assortment of sports celebrities will be on hand for the game, presented by Baylor Medical Center, including: Dallas Mavericks Monta Ellis, Devin Harris, Jae Crowder, Bernard James, Shane Larkin and Ricky Ledo, plus head coach Rick Carlisle and general manager Donnie Nelson; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant; the Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin; former Texas Rangers great Michael Young; former Dallas Mav Jason Terry; the Houston Rockets Chandler Parsons and MLB All-Star Vernon Wells. Dallas Morning News

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The Dallas Mavericks have assigned Jae Crowder, Shane Larkin and Bernard James to the NBA Development League for a likely one-game stay and have recalled Ricky Ledo. All three regulars on the Dallas roster were set to be available for a home game Thursday night for the team's D-League affiliate in suburban Frisco. The Mavericks play at home Friday night against Chicago. USA Today Sports

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Samuel Dalembert missed the Dallas Mavericks' shootaround Monday morning when he overslept and Carlisle used both DeJuan Blair as the starter and Bernard James as the backup center before putting Dalembert in the game at the start of the second quarter. Dalembert was apologetic about the situation. "I'm very disappointed at myself," he said. "I let my teammates down. I don't have an excuse. And it shouldn't have happened. I'm still trying to get over it. I'm very upset. I overslept. Just saying it (makes me mad). I shouldn't be in that situation. And I deserved what I got. The decision coach made, I'm behind it. And I apologized to my teammates." Said Carlisle: "Sam missed shootaround this morning because he overslept. So the two guys that were there got the first two rotations." Dallas Morning News

October 12, 2013 Updates

Nobody’s quite sure how long Brandan Wright’s recovery from a shoulder fracture will take, but coach Rick Carlisle is certain of one thing. The next man up will have to do the job. Namely, DeJuan Blair, along with Bernard James and Samuel Dalembert. “If it’s going to happen, this isn’t the worst time,” Carlisle said Friday. “He’s got a little time to heal. It’s going to be evaluated weekly. It could have been a lot worse. “(We’ll have to) plug other guys in. Now Blair becomes more at the forefront. Sarge has to be ready. Sam has to keep playing like he did the other night. And it gives guys like Balkman and Melo to get more minutes in the preseason.” Dallas Morning News

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Bernard James actually used his Twitter account to announce to the world that he has signed a new contract with the Dallas Mavericks. "Thanks for the encouraging words over the weekend,'' the second-year center tweeted. "Glad to be with the MAVS another year!'' Fort Worth Star-Telegram

July 21, 2013 Updates

The Mavs have an agreement in principle re-sign the 6-foot-10, 240-pound Bernard James to a minimum-salary contract after making the Ellis deal official. James, who played in 46 games as a rookie, would back up Samuel Dalembert and Brandan Wright. The Mavs have early Bird rights for Wright, meaning they can exceed the cap to re-sign him, and his return is a virtual certainty. ESPN.com

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