HoopsHype Samuel Dalembert rumors

June 27, 2014 Updates

His New York-based agent, Marc Cornstein, told The Post Dalembert will be “a perfect fit’’ and the 6-foot-11 Haitian native out of Seton Hall had always wanted to play in New York. “He was in New York last night and for the last few days and that had nothing to do with the trade,’’ Cornstein said. “He loves the city. It will be a good fit. He gets to New York frequently, does a lot of charitable stuff here.’’ New York Post

June 26, 2014 Updates

Despite speculation following the massive six-player swap with the Mavericks, The Post has learned Dalembert will not be waived by the Knicks in order to create a larger mid-level exception to spend on a July free agent. He may be the Knicks starting center this season, providing the defense Tyson Chandler once brought. New York Post

His New York-based agent, Marc Cornstein, told The Post Dalembert will be “a perfect fit’’ and the 6-foot-11 Haitian native out of Seton Hall had always wanted to play in New York. “He was in New York last night and for the last few days and that had nothing to do with the trade,’’ Cornstein said. “He loves the city. It will be a good fit. He gets to New York frequently, does a lot of charitable stuff here.’’ New York Post

June 25, 2014 Updates

Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks, who immediately made reacquiring Chandler one of their priorities after their first-round playoff exit against San Antonio, soon will complete a trade with the Knicks that they will clinch by agreeing to take back the contract of New York's out-of-favor guard, Raymond Felton, as well. The trade is expected to cost Dallas two starters -- point guard Jose Calderon and center Samuel Dalembert -- along with prized young point guard Shane Larkin, reserve guard Wayne Ellington and future second-round draft compensation. ESPN.com

April 1, 2014 Updates

As far as president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson is concerned, the Mavericks don’t have to make a decision about Samuel Dalembert’s partially guaranteed contract this summer. That decision has already been made. The Mavs signed Dalembert to a two-year deal this summer, but only $1.8 million of the big man’s $3.87 million salary next season is guaranteed. However, Nelson said the Mavs fully intend to have Dalembert return next season. “Absolutely we’ll have Sam back,” Nelson said of the center who is averaging 6.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 20.3 minutes per game this season. ESPN.com

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