Bernard James

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Bernard James
Bernard James 2013.JPG
James with the Mavericks
Shanghai Sharks
Position Center
League Chinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1985-02-07) February 7, 1985 (age 29)
Savannah, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Windsor Forest
(Savannah, Georgia)
College Tallahassee CC (2008–2010)
Florida State (2010–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
20122014 Dallas Mavericks
2014 Texas Legends
2014 Texas Legends
2014–present Shanghai Sharks
Career highlights and awards
  • All-ACC Defensive team (2012)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Bernard Ronald James (born February 7, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played college basketball for Florida State University.

James served six years in the United States Air Force as a security forces specialist, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was assigned to the 9th Security Forces Squadron at Beale Air Force Base[1][2] and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom to Iraq, Qatar, and Afghanistan.[3]

Professional career[edit]

James was selected with 33rd overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2012 NBA draft. He was later traded to the Dallas Mavericks in a draft night trade that included the 24th overall pick Jared Cunningham and the 34th overall pick Jae Crowder. The Cavaliers received guard Kelenna Azubuike and the 17th overall pick Tyler Zeller.[4][5]

On July 25, 2012, James signed with the Dallas Mavericks.[6] On July 19, 2013, he was waived by the Mavericks, but he was quickly re-signed on July 26.[7][8]

On February 27, 2014, James was assigned to the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.[9] He was recalled the next day.

On September 3, 2014, James re-signed with the Mavericks.[10] However, he was later waived by the Mavericks on October 25, 2014.[11] On November 3, 2014, he was acquired by the Texas Legends as an affiliate player.[12] After playing in the Legends' first two games of the season, he left the team in order to sign in China.[13] On November 21, 2014, he signed with the Shanghai Sharks.[14]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Dallas 46 11 9.9 .515 .000 .610 2.8 .1 .3 .8 2.8
2013–14 Dallas 30 0 4.9 .478 .000 .545 1.4 .1 .1 .3 .9
Career 76 11 7.9 .508 .000 .596 2.3 .1 .2 .6 2.1

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Dallas 2 0 4.0 .000 .000 .000 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0
Career 2 0 4.0 .000 .000 .000 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0

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