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Erick Dampier | Center

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (42) / 7/14/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'11" / 265
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 1 (10) / IND

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The Celtics have considered bringing in free agent Erick Dampier "for a look," according to the Boston Globe.
Dampier looked woefully out of shape last season with the Hawks, so we can't imagine he'd be of much value to the Celtics. However, he is a big body who could grab a few rebounds, so perhaps that's why the C's are sniffing around him. Wed, Dec 5, 2012 09:26:00 AM

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Erick Dampier returned to action on Thursday with four rebounds in five minutes.

Dampier will play sparingly, if at all, in the first round against the Celtics.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 02:22:00 AM

Erick Dampier (calf) is uncertain to play on Friday.

Dampier was unavailable to play on Wednesday, but most owners probably didn't notice as the seldom-used veteran has barely seen the court this season.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 12:21:00 PM

Hawks signed C Erick Dampier for the remainder of the season.

Dampier will give the Hawks insurance at center but is not on the fantasy radar.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012 11:09:00 AM

The Hawks have signed Erick Dampier to another 10-day contract.

He gives Atlanta some frontcourt insurance with both Al Horford and Jason Collins out of commission, but isn't a fantasy asset.
Sun, Feb 19, 2012 09:50:00 PM

Erick Dampier will make his Hawks debut on Friday night.

Dampier, just signed on Thursday, will back up starting center Zaza Pachulia. He shouldn't be on any fantasy teams.
Fri, Feb 10, 2012 06:16:00 PM

Hawks signed C Erick Dampier to a 10-day contract.

Dampier said in June that he "definitely" wasn't retiring, but it's taken until February for interest to heat up in his services. The veteran will serve as depth at the end of the bench and not much more than that.
Thu, Feb 9, 2012 11:52:00 AM

Erick Dampier is a "possibility" to be signed by the Hawks.

Atlanta is looking to add another center in the next "couple days," and beat writer Michael Cunningham threw out Dampier's name as one possibility. No matter who the team signs, it's highly unlikely that person will accrue any sort of fantasy value.
Thu, Feb 9, 2012 09:14:00 AM

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reports that the Celtics had an interest in Erick Dampier during free agency.

It's possible the team revisits Dampier with a real size problem inside, but the team will likely wait a little longer to make a decision. With just Jermaine O'Neal, Chris Wilcox, Brandon Bass and rookie Greg Stiemsma clogging the lane, the Celtics could definitely use some more help down low.
Wed, Dec 28, 2011 07:50:00 AM

Free agent Erick Dampier says he is "definitely" not retiring.

Dampier, 36, did not play a single minute in the playoffs. During the regular season, however, he actually started 22 games. The Heat could bring him back for the minimum as a simple big body.
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 10:08:00 AM

Erick Dampier and Zydrunas Ilgauskas are inactive for Wednesday's Game 2.

This is somewhat surprising given how badly the Heat seem to need rebounding against the Bulls. Joel Anthony, Jamaal Magloire, Chris Bosh and LeBron James will be counted on to board for the Heat, and it will be interesting to see how this one goes in the paint.
Wed, May 18, 2011 08:18:00 PM

Erick Dampier says he's healthy and ready to play if needed against the Bulls.

"There's nothing wrong [with my health]," Dampier explained. "We just made a decision to go with the smaller lineup. I've been going through practices, going through plays, so if I was called upon to play, it wouldn't be a problem." (Says the guy who desperately wants to get into a game.) Dampier last played on April 6, and even if he does get some minutes against the Bulls, it's hard to picture him suddenly playing a significant role.
Wed, May 18, 2011 02:04:00 PM

The Heat might activate Erick Dampier for Saturday's game, to better combat the expected return of Shaquille O'Neal.

This clash of lumbering centers, if it happens, will be witnessed live in slow-motion. Dampier's activation would likely send Juwan Howard to the bench, and either way it's not going to have a big impact on Miami's rotations.
Sat, May 7, 2011 01:37:00 PM

Erick Dampier will be inactive for Saturday's Game 1 against the Sixers, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas will start at center for the Heat.

Spencer Hawes could end up being an 'X-factor' for the Sixers if he can force the Heat to play the rangy, but stone-handed Joel Anthony. And while the Heat project to win at least one playoff series, none of the centers in Miami project to have too much value in playoff leagues.
Sat, Apr 16, 2011 03:05:00 PM

The Miami Heat intend to give Erick Dampier (knee) all the rest he needs leading up to the playoffs.

"We’re going to use the next few days to rest his knees and hopefully get him a little more fresh before the playoffs," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. He hasn't been officially declared out but it sounds like that's the way the Heat are leaning.
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 10:36:00 AM

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