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Bernard James
PF/C - 6'10, 240lbs - 39 years old - 3 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2017 season
  • Birthdate: 02/07/1985
  • Drafted (NBA): 33rd pick, 2012
  • Pre-draft team: Florida State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Left
  • Agent: -
2012 NBA DraftNBADrafted 33rd overall by Cleveland.
2012 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Cleveland, along with the draft rights to Jae Crowder (#34) and Jared Cunningham (#24) to Dallas in exchange for Kelenna Azubuike and the draft rights to Tyler Zeller (#17).
25th July, 2012NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
19th July, 2013NBAWaived by Dallas.
25th July, 2013NBARe-signed by Dallas to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
27th February, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Dallas to Texas Legends of the D-League.
28th February, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Dallas from Texas Legends of the D-League.
3rd September, 2014NBARe-signed by Dallas to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
25th October, 2014NBAWaived by Dallas.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Texas Legends.
20th November, 2014D-LeagueLeft Texas Legends.
20th November, 2014ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Shanghai.
11th February, 2015NBASigned a 10 day contract with Dallas.
21st February, 2015NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Dallas.
3rd March, 2015NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Dallas.
31st July, 2015ChinaSigned a one year contract with Shanghai Sharks.
10th March, 2016TurkeySigned for the remainder of the season with Galatasaray.
22nd May, 2016TurkeyLeft Galatasaray.
6th January, 2017FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Limoges.
7th February, 2017FranceReleased by Limoges.
Career Moves
2008 - 2010Tallahassee CC (Junior College)
2010 - 2012Florida State (NCAA)
June 2012 - October 2014Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
October 2014 - November 2014Texas Legends (D-League)
November 2014 - February 2015Shanghai (China)
February 2015 - June 2015Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
January 2017 - February 2017Limoges (France)
Articles about Bernard James

March 15, 2011

In addition to Singleton, the Seminoles (arguably Division 1's best nickname) offer plenty more quality big men. The headline maker thus far this season has been Bernard James, the 26 year old former soldier who only recently started playing basketball, but who quickly proved to be rather good at it. James chips in 8.4 points in 20 minutes per game, shooting .654% from the field, which ranks second in the nation amongst players with enough attempts to qualify. He does this on a series of lefty layups, hooks, and occasional jumpers - James only goes left, and no one seems to stop him doing so. Offensive productivity aside, BJ is best served as a rebounder, and as an active, athletic and strong interior defender.

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