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Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Dalembert, who was waived by the Knicks in January, also sees untapped potential in his homeland. The 34-year-old believes Haiti is a land filled with under-utilized resources, such as coffee, which, when tapped, can create jobs and improve lives. While he works out to prepare for his next NBA opportunity, Dalembert also spends time looking into how he can help make that happen. “The country just needs a little TLC,” Dalembert says, his words filled with passion. “I just want to be able to look in the mirror and say I did all I can.”
And Dalembert, who lost a cousin and several close friends in the disaster, is trying to do all he can. In the aftermath of the earthquake, Dalembert, through his eponymous foundation, donated about $650,000 and established a foundation for relief efforts in Haiti. “You looked at the country,” Dalembert said at the time. “You felt like it was Armageddon. It was devastating.” More than five years later, Dalembert is still doing what he can to negate that devastation.
Seton Hall will add another one of its well-known names to the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame this year: Former center Samuel Dalembert. The former Knicks and Sixers player who is currently an NBA free agent after he was waived by New York played two seasons for the Pirates (1999-01) and averaged 7.1 points per game, 5.8 rebounds and, most importantly, 2.8 blocks. He was a part of the storied team in 1999-00 that won two NCAA Tournament games as the No. 10 seed (including an upset of second-seeded Temple) before losing 68-66 to Oklahoma State in the regional semifinal.
New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has acquired forward Lou Amundson, center Alex Kirk and a 2019 second-round draft choice from Cleveland and forward Lance Thomas from Oklahoma City as part of a three-team trade. Guards Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith were sent from New York to Cleveland and guard Dion Waiters from Cleveland to Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City also sent Cleveland a future first-round draft choice. In addition, center Samuel Dalembert has been waived.
The Knicks also will waive center Samuel Dalembert, a league source said. His contract would’ve become fully guaranteed for the season if he remained on the roster through Wednesday.
Adrian Wojnarowski: New York Knicks center Sam Dalembert will be waived, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Shams Charania: Knicks leaning toward waiving Samuel Dalembert outright — not trading him — to create roster spot for a trade, league source tells RealGM.
Ian Begley: League sources say Samuel Dalembert will likely be waived by #Knicks, as @Steve Popper said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Oklahoma City guard Reggie Jackson could be part of a three-way deal for Dion Waiters, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Possible destination for Waiters, league sources tell Yahoo Sports: Oklahoma City.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cleveland pulled Dion Waiters out of the game tonight and have a deal to trade him, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Marc Stein: Knicks, I’m told, actively trying to trade C Samuel Dalembert by Wednesday to avoid facing decision to keep him or waive him on that day. As others have reported, Knicks can save $2M from Dalembert’s $3.8M salary if they release him WEDS in time to clear waivers before Jan. 10
“Maybe you know more than me,’’ Dalembert said. “I love it here. I love the team we have. Unfortunately we’re going through what we’re going through right now. It’s a great organization. I would love for my career to finish here, but it’s business. A lot of times it’s beyond your control. I’ll still see how it goes and enjoy the time.’’
According to a source, Dalembert is in the dark about the Knicks’ plans and said as much in an interview before the game. The source indicated Dalembert wouldn’t be broken up to land on a contender in February as he will be a free agent this summer anyhow.
Knicks center Samuel Dalembert admitted the Knicks’ season has been “a tragedy’’ and a “tragic thing.’’ And there’s a chance he could escape it soon because of a quirk in his contract. Only $1.8 million of Dalembert’s $3.8 million pact is guaranteed. Non-guaranteed NBA contracts become fully guaranteed on Jan. 10. According to a source, that stipulation applies to Dalembert’s contract, and it’s known the Knicks are considering everything.
One player who could be available over the next few weeks is Knicks center Samuel Dalembert, who has only $1.85 million guaranteed on his contract this season and has fallen out of the rotation in New York with the improved play of Cole Aldrich. Dalembert, 33, could help a playoff-caliber team in the second half of the season. The Knicks could waive Dalembert, save the remaining money, and allow him to become a free agent.