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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

January 22, 2014 Updates

Center Samuel Dalembert will play tonight when the Dallas Mavericks (25-18) meet the Toronto Raptors (20-20) at 6 at the Air Canada Centre. The Mavs orginally said Dalembert strained his left shoulder in Monday's game at Cleveland. However, X-rays taken revealed that it was just a bruise. "They just said it's a bruise and they saw the bruise, so I'm good,'' Dalembert said after Wednesday morning's shootaround. "I can manage the pain. Read more here: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/mavs/2014/01/dalembert-has-a-bruised-shoulder-but-will-play-tonight.html#storylink=cpy Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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It’s notable that Dalembert was suspended for a game in February when he was late for a practice while playing in Milwaukee. So the trend is there. The Mavericks, according to owner Mark Cuban, are trying to deal with it in a proactive manner. “Everybody’s got something,” Cuban said. “So we try to provide the support services that each individual needs, whether it’s diet, someone to talk to, an alarm clock, whatever it may be. It’s not limited to one person.” Dallas Morning News

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