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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 officially cleared waivers on Thursday, and he is now free to sign with a team of his choosing.
Dalembert can be viewed as a rebounding and shot-blocking specialist in deep leagues, but until we know what team he'll be playing for, he belongs on the waiver wire. Jan 8 - 5:29 PM

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Samuel Dalembert has been officially waived by the Knicks.

It looks like Cole Aldrich will be the starting center in New York for the foreseeable future, and he can be viewed as a low-end center in standard leagues with averages of 10.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game. Dalembert will likely be able to sign on with another team, but given his extremely low upside, he won't be worth owning in standard leagues regardless of where he lands.
Jan 6 - 5:23 PM

Samuel Dalembert is expected to be waived after the Knicks failed to find a suitable trade for him.

Dalembert couldn't beat out Cole Aldrich and Amare Stoudemire for the starting center job in New York, and the lack of trade interest around the league speaks volumes about his deteriorating production. He'll be a low-end source of rebounds and blocks in fantasy leagues, no matter where he lands.
Jan 5 - 8:06 PM

The Knicks have been "actively" trying to trade Samuel Dalembert and may opt to waive him on Wednesday.

Obviously, they're not getting any takers here. Dalembert had an ankle injury last month, but he was available to play against the Bucks on Sunday and received a DNP-CD. It's pretty clear Cole Aldrich is going to hold down the starting job at center most nights, especially while Amare Stoudemire (knee) is out. Dalembert can be dropped almost everywhere.
Jan 5 - 4:32 PM

Samuel Dalembert (ankle) will be available to play for Sunday's game against the Bucks.

Cole Aldrich is going to stick with the starting unit, so Dalembert's availability doesn't mean much. He's averaging just 4.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks as a reserve, so he can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Jan 4 - 6:12 PM

Samuel Dalembert is a candidate to be waived by the Knicks in the coming days.

He only has $1.85 million guaranteed on his contract so the Knicks may decide to waive him in order to save some money. Dalembert has fallen out of the rotation in favor of Cole Aldrich so any NBA team willing to gamble on him probably wouldn't have to give up much. Dalembert is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bucks with an ankle injury and we will provide an update on his status as soon as we can, but he isn't a fantasy option in almost all leagues, though.
Jan 4 - 9:21 AM

Samuel Dalmebert (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Bucks.

He already lost most of his minutes even before suffering the ankle injury, so this news shouldn't matter in most formats. Instead, Cole Aldrich has become the go-to center in New York and is worth a look in all leagues. Dalembert can be cut across the board.
Jan 3 - 1:20 PM

Samuel Dalembert (ankle) will not play against the Pistons on Friday.

He was losing minutes anyway and the Knicks won't be in a rush to bring him back even with Amare Stoudemire (knee) out. Cole Aldrich has really picked it up and is worth a look in standard leagues. Jason Smith will also be getting more playing time.
Jan 2 - 5:53 PM

Samuel Dalembert (ankle) will not play on Wednesday against the Clippers.

He has already seen his minutes go south due to Cole Aldrich playing well. Dalembert is not worth owning in in almost any league while Aldrich has emerged as a semi-hot pickup. Oh, and Andrea Bargnani is back!
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 04:44:00 PM

Samuel Dalembert (ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

If Dalembert is unable to go on Wednesday, expect Cole Aldrich to soak up most of his minutes as the starting center. Dalembert is averaging a meager 4.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks this season, so there's no reason to hold onto him in any league. Aldrich is coming off a huge 12-point, 19-rebound game, and should be able to provide some short-term value as long as he's the starting center in New York.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 05:58:00 PM

Samuel Dalembert (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Blazers.

He suffered the ankle injury on Saturday, but the X-rays came back negative meaning he should be fine with a little rest. Cole Aldrich is starting on Sunday and has really emerged as a reliable option for the Knicks. Aldrich is worth a look in deeper leagues for now while Dalembert can be cut across the board.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:44:00 PM

Samuel Dalembert (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Portland.

He suffered the injury on Saturday but X-rays were negative and it is not considered to be serious. Regardless, Dalembert isn't an option in most leagues even when he is healthy so it would just mean more minutes for the emerging Cole Aldrich.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:52:00 PM

Samuel Dalembert suffered a mild sprain to his right ankle on Saturday, but X-rays came back negative.

There is no indication as to whether he will miss any action, but we will leave him off of the injury report unless we get a negative report. Dalembert wasn't an option in most leagues despite this news, so owners should continue to ignore him. If Dalembert misses any time, Cole Aldrich will see even more minutes and would be worth a look in deeper leagues.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 12:29:00 PM

Samuel Dalembert will start against the Wizards on Thursday.

Dalembert doesn't present much fantasy value as he's only averaged 2.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 0.6 steals, and 0.6 blocks in his last five days. He's a decent punt play in daily leagues on Thursday, but he can be safely left on waiver wires in standard leagues.
Thu, Dec 25, 2014 12:01:00 PM

Samuel Dalembert is rumored to be a target for the Cavaliers after they learned that Anderson Varejao (Achilles) is done for the season.

He is reportedly a last resort option for the Cavs which is really no surprise. Dalembert has been a major disappointment in New York and the Knicks have been aggressively shopping him for a while now. We will pass along updates as needed, but nothing seems to be in the works just yet.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 12:35:00 PM

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2Jose Calderon
SG1Langston Galloway
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4Alexey Shved
SF1Lance Thomas
2Cleanthony Early
3Carmelo Anthony
PF1Andrea Bargnani
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3Quincy Acy
C1Louis Amundson
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich