In a bit of good news, former Maverick Bernard James will become current Maverick Bernard James after clearing waivers. ESPN's Marc Stein has more.
In addition to Marcus Camby, second-year center Bernard James has cleared waivers today, clearing way for James to re-sign with Mavericks— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 21, 2013
But now that James has cleared waivers, Mavs can & will re-sign him at league minimum, which is permissable after using all their cap space— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 21, 2013
This was a risky gamble for Dallas because James is a functional big man capable of playing 10-15 minutes a game. He blocks shots, he rebounds, and generally plays hard. There's really not more you can ask out of a minimum salary player. I'm very surprised an under the cap team didn't pick him up.
James provides much needed depth to a front court which had none. With this move, Dallas now has two roster spots left to fill before the start of regular season.