So, James signed in China, his NBA checks still coming.
Now, after Tyson Chandler injured his ankle against the Clippers on Monday, James is returning to the only NBA team he has played for since being drafted No. 33 in 2012.
The Dallas Mavericks are in the process of bringing back big man Bernard James this week on a 10-day contract, league sources told ESPN.
So, the Mavericks will happily give James this 10-day deal, and if those older players aren’t ready yet, likely another.
And if Dallas’ preferred targets still aren’t ready, history says Cuban would be willing to sign James to a guaranteed rest-of-season contract and then waive him to clear a roster spot if it’d help the team.