HoopsHype Samuel Dalembert rumors


July 21, 2013 Updates

The Mavs have an agreement in principle re-sign the 6-foot-10, 240-pound Bernard James to a minimum-salary contract after making the Ellis deal official. James, who played in 46 games as a rookie, would back up Samuel Dalembert and Brandan Wright. The Mavs have early Bird rights for Wright, meaning they can exceed the cap to re-sign him, and his return is a virtual certainty. ESPN.com

July 19, 2013 Updates
July 18, 2013 Updates

Sam Dalembert said convinced sister Melissa, who played at USF, not to play for Miami Spice of Bikini Basketball: Dalembert had told FOX Sports Florida last April he didn’t want his sister playing in the first-year Bikini Basketball Association because he believed the league is “nonsense’’ and “just for the show.’’ “I told her that kind of stuff is not a real legitimate league,’’ said Dalembert, whose sister had played last season in Germany before returning to America. “She listened to me. I’m glad she’s not doing it.’’ Sulia

It took some time and some patience, but the Dallas Mavericks finally got their center. Before Wednesday’s summer league game against the Los Angeles Clippers, owner Mark Cuban said his team had come to terms with free- agent center Samuel Dalembert on a multi-year contract. The 6-foot-11, 250-pound Dalembert helps salvage a summer in which the Mavs lost out on Dwight Howard, and also made overtures to Andrew Bynum. “It’s not ‘signed’ signed,” Cuban said of the contract with Dalembert. “But it’s agreed upon.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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July 14, 2013 Updates

The Knicks are interested in one of the best centers still available in free agency, Samuel Dalembert, according to a player source. On Friday, the first day of the NBA summer league at UNLV's Cox Pavilion, Knicks GM Glen Grunwald and Dalembert's agent, Marc Cornstein, were spotted chatting. ESPN.com

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

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