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Samuel Dalembert | Center

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/10/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 250
College: Seton Hall
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Samuel Dalembert double-doubled for the first time this season on Wednesday, posting 13 points and 13 rebounds in a seven-point loss in Dallas.
He added two steals and two blocks in what was easily his best game of the season -- he hadn't cracked double digits in points or rebounds before this unforeseeable explosion. Dalembert can't play his former team every night, unfortunately, and he's likely to fade back into standard-league fantasy irrelevance vs. the Thunder on Friday. Nov 26 - 11:23 PM

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Samuel Dalembert played eight minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with three points, one rebound and one block.

This is his third game in single-digit minutes on the season, so just remember that when Dalembert turns in a random big game. He's not going to be worth owning in most leagues unless the Knicks get hammered with injuries.
Nov 20 - 1:39 AM

Samuel Dalembert put up eight points, eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block over 22 minutes of action on Sunday.

Dalembert is averaging 2.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks on the season, and his lack of consistency takes him out of the running for standard league consideration. Leave him on the wire.
Nov 16 - 6:19 PM

Samuel Dalembert followed up his seven-rebound, four-assist and five-block effort on Wednesday with just four points, four rebounds and no defensive stats in 18 minutes on Friday against the Jazz.

Dalembert just can't seem to get anything right in New York and owners should wait until he shows sustained production before considering him in standard formats.
Nov 15 - 12:46 AM

Samuel Dalembert had two points, seven rebounds, four assists and a season-high five blocks in Wednesday's loss.

He played a season-high 27 minutes against the Magic and if he's been warming the pine on your bench, you might as well keep him there in case he starts getting these kind of minutes on the regular. He's averaging just 2.6 points over his last five games, but also 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. His lack of scoring would make it very tough for you to put Sammy D in any lineup, but he's worth a Roto look if you're desperate for blocks.
Nov 12 - 11:59 PM

Samuel Dalembert grabbed seven rebounds in 16 minutes on Monday and that's it unless you count his three turnovers.

Dalembert didn't attempt a shot and he's probably getting the business from Derek Fisher on most nights. One of the least disciplined players in the league, he needs to figure out how to fit in before he'll start putting up consistent numbers.
Nov 10 - 10:58 PM

Samuel Dalembert played 25 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday with seven points, six rebounds, two assists and three blocks.

He played just five minutes on Friday and he'll likely see his minutes drop below 10 in several games this season. Dalembert is just too annoying to own in almost any format until he can put together four or five good games in a row.
Nov 8 - 11:08 PM

Samuel Dalembert turned the ball over one and committed two fouls in five minutes of action against the Nets.

Yeah, that's not good. Dalembert looks like he's found his way into another doghouse and is not worth owning almost anywhere.
Nov 8 - 1:19 AM

Samuel Dalembert did not start the second half of Sunday's game vs. the Hornets, ceding the job to Amare Stoudemire.

Sammy went scoreless in 22 minutes of action, grabbing eight rebounds with one assist, three turnovers and four personal fouls to his credit. He was subbed in during defensive possessions down the stretch and should resume his starting job on Tuesday against the Wizards, but limited offense and endangered playing time is enough reason to avoid him in fantasy leagues.
Nov 2 - 10:41 PM

Samuel Dalembert went through a full practice on Saturday.

That means his calf injury is fine and he'll be ready to play against the Hornets Sunday. Dalembert was benched in favor of Jason Smith to start the second half of Thursday's game, so this is a situation to avoid in most leagues.
Nov 1 - 2:31 PM

Samuel Dalembert was benched early in Friday's game, but word has just come out that it was because of a calf injury he sustained.

Apparently it is just sore, so he is considered day-to-day. He was actually cleared to come back into the game on Friday, but the Knicks opted to play it safe and roll with Jason Smith. Dalembert isn't a big time fantasy asset, but deep league owners may find his shot-blocking prowess and rebounding valuable.
Nov 1 - 9:42 AM

Samuel Dalembert was benched in the second half of Thursday's game against the Cavs, finishing with two rebounds in six minutes.

He didn't register any other stats and missed his only shot. Dalembert has been in the doghouse for about a half-dozen coaches, so this is not a surprise. His fantasy owners can probably start looking elsewhere in deeper leagues.
Oct 31 - 12:34 AM

Samuel Dalembert made his Knicks' debut on Wednesday with six points, four rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one turnover in 20 minutes.

Dalembert has minimal upside in New York but he's capable of top-120 value in just 20-25 minutes per game. It's hard to imagine him losing the starting C job to Jason Smith, Amare Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnani or Cole Aldrich, so owners in need of rebounds, blocks and FG percentage shouldn't be afraid to pluck him off the waiver wire.
Oct 30 - 1:32 AM

Samuel Dalembert is likely to play around 26 minutes per game this season, according to Phil Jackson, largely because of his tendency to rack up fouls.

Sammy has averaged 4.3 fouls per 36 minutes in his career, so that particular argument for limited minutes may be slightly overblown. In any case, he's the favorite to start at center and Jackson said the Knicks want him Dalembert to be "a 10-and-10 guy." If you throw a block or two into the mix, it's reasonable to think he'll flirt with late-round value this year.
Oct 22 - 1:04 PM

Samuel Dalembert had six points, four rebounds, a steal and three more blocks in Tuesday's preseason win.

He now has 10 blocks in his four preseason games, and while he's not going to break any scoring records, he is going to rack up boards and blocks as long as he's starting for the Knicks.
Oct 14 - 9:51 PM

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PG1Jose Calderon
2Pablo Prigioni
3Shane Larkin
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
PF1Jason Smith
2Amare Stoudemire
3Quincy Acy
4Andrea Bargnani
5Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Cole Aldrich