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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 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

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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

Phil Jackson said that Samuel Dalembert will "probably" start at center for the Knicks this season.

Amare Stoudemire's knees will limit him all season and Andrea Bargnani is best suited to PF, leaving Jason Smith and Cole Aldrich as Dalembert's most likely competition. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect more than rebounds and blocks from Sammy, but his likely starting job makes him a viable late-round center.

Samuel Dalembert started at center and had just five points on 1-of-2 shooting, but also added eight rebounds and three blocks in Friday's win over the Celtics.

Sammy D's not going to score many points, but if you find yourself in need of boards and blocks late, he should have plenty of those as long as he's starting for the Knicks.
Oct 11 - 10:05 PM

Samuel Dalembert started at center and had six points, four rebounds and three blocks in 18 minutes of Wednesday's loss.

Sammy D should be the starting center for the Knicks this season, but will be challenged by Jason Smith if he struggles. His offense is always a concern, but if he's getting minutes, he should be good for serviceable boards and blocks. Give him a look if you need a center late in your draft.
Oct 9 - 12:08 AM

Samuel Dalembert worked as the center next to Amare Stoudemire and Jason Smith at practice on Saturday.

He's likely going to start at center for the Knicks this season. They have some weaknesses on the perimeter, so there are going to be a lot of shot-blocking chances for Dalembert in the middle. While he's certainly an alluring target in the later rounds, he's been in doghouses more than Snoopy, which could send him to a bench role in a hurry.
Oct 4 - 5:34 PM

Samuel Dalembert's agent, Marc Cornstein, said his client will be "a perfect fit’’ for the Knicks and he's always wanted to play in New York.

Dalembert went to college at Seton Hall in north Jersey and was just a New Jersey Turkpike trip away from NY as he spent his first eight seasons in Philadelphia. He's seen his minutes trend down since his Philly days, but he could have some decent fantasy value if the Knicks don't do anything about their frontcourt depth at center.
Jun 27 - 9:14 AM

The Knicks reportedly have no plans to waive newly-acquired center Samuel Dalembert.

There had been rumblings that the Knicks would waive Dalembert after acquiring him on Wednesday, but the latest reports are that he will begin the season in New York as the Knicks needs a center after trading Tyson Chandler. Dalembert averaged 6.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game with the Mavericks this season and could end up holding sneaky value in fantasy leagues based on sheer minutes if they Knicks can't find another big man.
Jun 26 - 12:39 PM

Chris Herring is reporting that the Knicks may be trying to move new acquisitions C Samuel Dalembert and G Shane Larkin in a separate deal.

That's all the information we have at this point, so take the information with a grain of salt. Notice that Jose Calderon, who was also acquired on Wednesday, is not included in the rumor, so he looks like the starting point guard for the Knicks on opening night, as of now.
Jun 26 - 2:03 AM

Samuel Dalembert has been traded to the Knicks.

Only $1.8 million of his $3.9 million is guaranteed, so he's definitely a candidate to be cut, which would help alleviate the Knicks' cap space. Although, the Knicks do not really have a decent center on their roster right now, so he won't be cut unless it's a do-or-die case to make room for a max guy. He'd be a sneaky late-round pick as long as he's still on the Knicks' roster.
Jun 25 - 6:03 PM

The Knicks are close to acquiring Samuel Dalembert from the Knicks.

Coach Rick Carlisle has put Dalembert in his doghouse on numerous occasions, so they won't have a problem shipping him to the Knicks. The worst part of this deal would be the Mavericks taking on an extra $5.8 million in salary, which may limit them in bringing in a big-name free agent.
Jun 25 - 4:33 PM

Sam Dalembert (ankle) was a full participant in Friday morning's shootaround.

Dalembert is not expected to be limited on Friday night despite spraining his right ankle early in Game 5. He's averaging 4.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks while playing 21.4 minutes so far in the series. Dalembert has proven he can be an effective rim protector and rebounder when his head is on straight.
May 2 - 12:16 PM

Samuel Dalembert practiced on Thursday despite dealing with a sore right ankle.

Dalembert rolled his ankle in the first half of Wednesday's Game 5 defeat, which he finished with two points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes. Brandan Wright got more playing time with Dalembert on the bench down the stretch, but Sammy should be fine for Friday's game as the Mavs try to force a decisive Game 7.
May 1 - 2:58 PM

Samuel Dalembert had 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks in Tuesday's win over the Jazz.

He's gotten solid minutes and played very well over his last four games, averaging 10.5 points, 9.25 rebounds and 1.5 blocks. If you need a cheap big man down the stretch, Dalembert looks like a nice option.
Apr 8 - 11:37 PM

Samuel Dalembert scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting with 14 rebounds, one steal and one block in just 21 minutes on Friday against the Lakers.

Despite one dud this past week, Dalembert has turned in early round value over his last six games with averages of 9.5 points, 8.0 boards and 2.3 blocks while hitting 76.7 percent of his shots. Owners should simply hang on until the wheels fall off.
Apr 5 - 2:12 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jose Calderon
2Pablo Prigioni
3Shane Larkin
4Langston Galloway
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Travis Outlaw
3Cleanthony Early
PF1Andrea Bargnani
2Quincy Acy
3Amare Stoudemire
4Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich