News: Mavericks center Bernard James has shown flashes of potential as a rookie, but his playing time has disappeared as the season has gone on. James played just three minutes in Thursday's 103-78 loss to the Pacers. He scored two points, with one rebound, one assist and one block.
Analysis: James has played in just eight games in the month of March, and is clearly no longer a part of the rotation. James has shown the ability to be an elite rim protector at this level, averaging 0.9 blocks per game despite playing just 10.6 minutes per game. Unfortunately the rest of his game is a work in progress, as he is putting up 3.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. He can be safely ignored in all Fantasy formats down the stretch.
News: Mavericks center Bernard James made his impact felt in just 15 minutes Friday, as he blocked a career-high seven shots in a 104-100 win over the Hornets. James added four points and six rebounds in the game.
Analysis: James is extremely limited offensively, but he is already a force on the glass and as a defender. Despite playing just 12.3 minutes per game on the year, he is averaging 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. Unfortunately, until he sees a consistently larger role, James is just a low-end option in deeper, category-based formats.
News: Mavericks forward Bernard James earned his first start of the season during Sunday's contest against the Suns. Though he earned the start, James only played 11 minutes as he finished with two points on 1 of 2 shooting and three rebounds in a 110-95 victory.
Analysis: James has played in two consecutive games after missing his previous five. He is marginal contributor as he continues to average roughly three points and three rebounds per game this season. James is a work in progress as an NBA prospect, and the 27-year-old is not worth owning in any Fantasy formats, given his contribution.
News: Mavericks forward Bernard James played for the first time in four games Thursday, as the team needed more size against the Kings. James played 12 minutes in the game, finishing with four points and one rebound, in a 117-112, overtime loss.
Analysis: James went through a stretch in November when he saw double-digit minutes in five games in a row, but his playing time has been sporadic since. He has appeared in just two of the teams last 11games. James is a work in progress as an NBA prospect, and the 27-year-old is not worth owning in any Fantasy formats, given his current role.
News: Mavericks center Bernard James scored in double figures for the first time in his career Thursday against the Heat, as he saw his most extensive playing time yet in a 110-95 blowout loss. James scored 12 points on 6 of 10 shooting and he narrowly missed a double-double, grabbing nine rebounds in 22 minutes. He added three blocks shots and a steal in the game.
Analysis: James enters the NBA as very much a work in progress, despite being 27 years old. He is relatively inexperienced due to the rare road he took to the NBA, serving three tours of duty as an Air Force Staff Sergeant before playing college basketball at Florida State University. He has the physical tools to be a defensive force, but is still very raw and is not expected to make an impact as a rookie. He is averaging 3.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game, while blocking 0.9 shots in just 11.7 minutes per game. He has no Fantasy value in most formats right now.