Although he’s a free agent with a lot to lose, Bernard James doesn’t think twice about lacing up his shoes and playing for the Dallas Mavericks’ summer league team.
The way James sees it, he’s played sparingly through two NBA seasons. If he fails to get a new contract with the Mavs, at least he can showcase his talents to some other teams during summer league play, which starts Friday in Las Vegas when Dallas faces the New York Knicks at 3 p.m. CDT.
“And this year I’m a free agent, so for me it’s the exact same situation. I’m playing for a contract, so that’s the way I’m going to go out there and play. That’s my mindset.”