HoopsHype Samuel Dalembert rumors

July 14, 2013 Updates

At this point, however, the Mavericks are the front-runners to land Dalembert, who averaged 6.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 16 minutes per game last season for the Bucks. Sources indicated to ESPNDallas.com that the Mavs are optimistic they will reach an agreement with Dalembert soon. ESPN.com

July 12, 2013 Updates

Sources told ESPN.com that Harris is now likely to have surgery on toe by month's end to put him in line for a return to the court by the start of the NBA's regular season. Upon learning of Harris' need for surgery, Dallas reached terms Friday on a three-year deal worth at least $25 million to sign Milwaukee Bucks free agent Monta Ellis. The money Dallas is no longer spending on Harris, sources said, has been earmarked for the signing of a big man, with Milwaukee free agent Samuel Dalembert ranking as the Mavericks' clear-cut preference after team officials spent all day Thursday meeting with him in Dallas. ESPN.com

July 10, 2013 Updates

Free-agent center Sam Dalembert will meet with Dallas Mavericks officials on Thursday, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Dalembert, 32, is expected to meet with Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle and owner Mark Cuban at team's facility and has emerged as a target for them, sources told Yahoo! Sports. After passing on making a significant offer to free agent center Andrew Bynum on Wednesday, the Mavericks have been poised to quickly meet with Dalembert and possibly secure him as a stop-gap center for next season. Yahoo! Sports

July 9, 2013 Updates
July 3, 2013 Updates

The Portland Trail Blazers have inquired about the services of free agent center Samuel Dalembert, CSNNW.com has learned. The 6-11 center is said to be “intrigued” with the possibilities of joining the Trail Blazers. Portland reached out to Dalembert early on in the free agency process, but so did multiple other teams, CSNNW.com was told. CSNNW.com

July 2, 2013 Updates

The Portland Trail Blazers have inquired about the services of free agent center Samuel Dalembert, CSNNW.com has learned. The 6-11 center is said to be “intrigued” with the possibilities of joining the Trail Blazers. Portland reached out to Dalembert early on in the free agency process, but so did multiple other teams, CSNNW.com was told. CSNNW.com

April 26, 2013 Updates

At best, Dalembert would be a fallback option if Chris Andersen signs for more elsewhere or perhaps if Joel Anthony's contract could be offloaded. But for as much as Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra talk about the Heat's culture, I'm not sure that Dalembert fits that culture. I'm not sure he has the passion for the game that the Heat insist upon. If there is Heat interest, it would come later in free agency, if at all, and at the minimum, at the most. He hardly was impressive Thursday. I don't know what Drew Gooden has done, but you would think with some of the Bucks' struggles that they would be able to find minutes for him, perhaps instead of Dalembert. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

April 23, 2013 Updates
April 21, 2013 Updates

Samuel Dalembert is now facing the Miami Heat. Next season, he has interest in playing for them. The Milwaukee Bucks center becomes a free agent this summer. Dalembert, who had discussions about joining the Heat before last season, expects they again will be in the mix. FOXSports Florida

“The Heat will be definitely an option,’’ Dalembert told FOX Sports Florida before his Bucks lost to the Heat 110-87 in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series Sunday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. “It’s up to them and seeing what’s going to be out there. But at this point you want to be with a contending team. You don’t want to go backwards, so you want to chase that promised land.’’ FOXSports Florida

Dalembert said the Heat continued to talk to him about signing for an even lesser amount before he got a two-year, $13.7 million deal with Houston just before the start of the 2011-12 season. Dalembert, who was traded last June to the Bucks, now says he would be willing to sign this summer for money similar to what he turned down initially from the Heat if it means going to a top team. “I’d look at the mid-level, whatever’s going to be out there,’’ Dalembert said. “If it is a real contending team, we’ll have no problem. So we’ll see.’’ FOXSports Florida

April 18, 2013 Updates
April 15, 2013 Updates

A few months ago, it was announced that the Bikini Basketball Association is a real thing, and would be coming to Philly in 2013. They have announced their schedule on the league website, so fans of both basketball and scantily clad women can start getting excited. The season kicks of in June, with the first games on Saturday the 22nd. The Philadelphia Diamonds, however, will open their season at home on Saturday, June 29 against the Houston Inferno. It is still unclear where the team will play. In a side note, Melisa Dalembert, sister of former 76er Samuel Dalembert, will play for the Miami Spice. She played college ball at the University of South Florida and is currently playing professionally in Germany. Philadelphia Inquirer

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