Mavericks re-sign Bernard James

The Mavericks made center Bernard James' contract official.

James re-signed for the veteran's minimum. He was waived last week as the Mavs cleared as much cap space as possible to make room for the signings of center Samuel Dalembert and guard Monta Ellis.

The 6-foot-10, 240-pound James, who averaged 2.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 9.9 minutes per game as a rookie, will be the Mavs' third-string center again. He'll back up Dalembert and Brandan Wright.