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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 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. Dec 25 - 12:01 PM

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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.
Dec 24 - 12:35 PM

Updating a previous item, Samuel Dalembert was fined $15,000 for his flagrant-2 foul against Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday.

Sammy D avoids a suspension, but he gets popped $15K for the elbow.
Dec 22 - 12:28 PM

Samuel Dalembert is facing a possible suspension for his Flagrant-2 foul against Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday.

He was holding my arms. I kept mentioning that," Dalembert said. Actually he was the one who elbowed me in the first half. He kept holding me, I said, ‘Stop holding my arms,’ and I made that sudden movement and I actually hit him.’’ Dalembert is not a fantasy option.
Dec 22 - 11:29 AM

Samuel Dalembert was ejected from Sunday's game vs. the Raptors after picking up a flagrant-2 foul for throwing an elbow at Jonas Valanciunas' head.

Dalembert finished the game with two points, two rebounds, one turnover, and one steal, and it's possible he's facing a suspension. If the league decides to suspend Dalembert for a game, Cole Aldrich would likely draw another start. Stay tuned.
Dec 21 - 7:18 PM

Samuel Dalembert played down the stretch against the Suns on Saturday with five points, 12 rebounds, two steals and one block in 27 minutes.

He had seven offensive boards, but that's about all he did as far as positives go. Dalembert is likely going to have to share his minutes with Cole Aldrich even when Amare Stoudemire comes back, so there is even less to like about him. Leave him on the wire.
Dec 20 - 3:24 PM

Samuel Dalembert came off the Knicks' bench for two points, three rebounds, one assist and two blocks in just 13 minutes on Sunday.

Dalembert hasn't been impressive this season in either role, starting or coming off the bench, so this apparent promotion shouldn't sway fantasy owners. The 12-year veteran is averaging a mere 4.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting this season, with 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.4 blocks per game. A pre-game report suggested that Dalembert would move back into the Knicks' starting lineup, but that quickly proved to be erroneous.
Dec 14 - 10:28 PM

Samuel Dalembert will start against the Hornets on Friday.

The Knicks will need some bigger bodies against Al Jefferson tonight. Dalembert is not going to be login major minutes and most of his good games have come with Carmelo Anthony out, so it's very tough to count on him in fantasy leagues.
Dec 5 - 5:43 PM

Amare Stoudemire will replace Samuel Dalembert in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Cavs.

Dalembert can only be viewed as a shot-blocking and rebounding specialist in very deep leagues, but his move to the bench isn't going to do him any favors. Feel free to cut him if there's a free agent you have your eyes on.
Dec 4 - 6:46 PM

Samuel Dalembert was a non-factor in Tuesday's game, scoring just two points with three rebounds, one block and three personal fouls in 15 minutes vs. Brooklyn.

He couldn't contain Brook Lopez defensively and quickly ceded the court to backup centers Jason Smith (two points in six minutes) and Cole Aldrich (two points, five rebounds in 18 minutes). Head coach Derek Fisher will roll with whichever big man is effective in a given game, which makes Dalembert too risky to bother with in standard leagues.
Dec 2 - 10:42 PM

Samuel Dalembert struggled with early foul trouble in Sunday's loss to Miami, finishing with two points on 1-of-6 shooting, 10 rebounds, one steal and one block in just 20 minutes of play.

He took an early seat after committing two quick fouls in the first half, and he's been far too unreliable for use in 12-team fantasy leagues through the Knicks' first 18 games. His limited playing time was absorbed by Amare Stoudemire, while both Jason Smith (six minutes) and Cole Aldrich (DNP-CD) watched from the bench.
Nov 30 - 10:19 PM

Samuel Dalembert scored nine points on 4-of-10 shooting with seven rebounds and two blocks over 19 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

Dalembert has made some noise this week, averaging 8.5 points with 7.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.5 blocks over his past four games. Owners should view him skeptically after a season of inconsistency, but if you need a big man give him a look.
Nov 29 - 1:37 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Shane Larkin
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
PF1Amare Stoudemire
2Quincy Acy
3Andrea Bargnani
4Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich