Mavs make Bernard James' deal official

Center Bernard James’ deal to return to the Dallas Mavericks is official, the team announced Wednesday.

James signed a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum. He is the 15th player on the roster with a fully guaranteed deal for next season.

The 6-foot-10, 230-pound James, the 33rd overall pick in the 2012 draft, played in 76 games for the Mavs over the last two seasons. He has career averages of 2.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 7.9 minutes per game.

James is the fourth center on the Mavs’ roster behind Tyson Chandler, Brandan Wright and Greg Smith.