Description: Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert had 18 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks while making all eight of his field-goal attempts Friday night against the Jazz.
Insight: Dalembert (8.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.5 bpg) has grabbed at least 10 boards in three straight games and blocked two or more shots in four straight. He's only averaging 24 minutes per game this season but has played 28 or more in the last three.
7/17/2013 10:16:00 PM
Description: The Mavericks have reached a deal with center Samuel Dalembert, reports ESPN's Marc Stein.
Insight: Dallas will continue to pursue Greg Oden, however. If Dalembert starts, he'll have some fantasy value for his shot-blocking ability. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle was fickle with his big-man rotation last season, but Chris Kaman, Elton Brand and Brandan Wright are no longer with the team.
7/17/2013 6:33:00 PM
Description: The Mavericks are close to signing center Samuel Dalembert. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: That means Dallas is probably out of the running for Greg Oden. Dalembert can rebound and block shots with the best of them but he's only averaged double-digit points twice in his career. As far as fantasy centers go, he's not even in the top half.
3/20/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee Bucks backup center Samuel Dalembert started against Portland with PF Ersan Ilyasova sidelined by injury.
Insight: Dalembert put up solid numbers (16 points, seven rebounds) and with Ilyasova expected to miss Wednesday's game, Dalembert has another chance to help fantasy owners.
3/2/2013 1:22:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee Bucks backup center Samuel Dalembert has served his one-game suspension for showing up late to a morning shootaround.
Insight: Dalembert really only has fantasy value when starter Larry Sanders isn't playing. But his presence on the bench will take away minutes from Sanders who has posted three double-doubles in four games.
2/27/2013 11:50:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee Bucks center Samuel Dalembert has served his one-game suspension for showing up late to a morning shootaround.
Insight: Dalembert really only has fantasy value when starter Larry Sanders isn't playing. But his presence on the bench will take away minutes from Sanders who has posted three consecutive double-doubles.
2/26/2013 6:44:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee Bucks center Samuel Dalembert has been suspended for one game by the team for showing up late to morning shootaround, but the Bucks will not buy him out, a source tells Yahoo! Sports.
Insight: Dalembert averaged 16.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in five games from Feb. 5-13 but he has only played 11 mpg since Larry Sanders returned to the lineup three games ago. He'll remain a backup with minimal fantasy value unless Sanders gets hurt again.
2/13/2013 12:00:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee Bucks center Samuel Dalembert will likely get another start Wednesday versus Philadelphia with Larry Sanders listed as doubtful for the game.
Insight: Dalembert has put up 16.2 points, 10.5 rebounds over the past four games and is a viable fantasy option.
2/9/2013 11:10:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee Bucks center Samuel Dalembert has produced a double-double in three straight games. He had 14 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and five blocks Saturday versus Detroit.
Insight: Dalembert has put up 19.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 3.3 blocks over his last three games. While his run of usefulness might last only as long as Larry Sanders is out with a back injury, fantasy owners shouldn't drop Dalembert immediately after Sanders returns without seeing how he is utilized.
2/6/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee Bucks center Samuel Dalembert, off a "career day" of 35 points and 12 rebounds against Denver Tuesday night, should see plenty of minutes and shots again Wednesday.
Insight: Larry Sanders is not expected to play Wednesday leaving plenty of playing time for Dalembert to shine.
1/30/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Samuel Dalembert scored 14 points with 13 rebounds and four blocks in a spot start for Larry Sanders Wednesday against the Bulls.
Insight: Dalembert has shown the ability to be a fantasy factor when given the chance -- he had 8.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 45 starts last season. Unfortunately, he's not likely to get much playing time when Sanders comes back from an illness.
11/26/2012 12:56:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Samuel Dalembert will return to the starting lineup after picking up a DNP-CD Saturday for disciplinary reasons. SOURCE: C.F. Gardner, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Insight: Bucks coach Scott Skiles doesn't hesitate to lay down the law and sat Dalembert after he was late arriving to the arena Saturday. Joel Przybilla will move back to the bench. Dalembert isn't a fantasy option at this time since he's only averaging a shade over 17 minutes per game.
11/24/2012 8:28:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Samuel Dalembert will come off the bench Saturday against Chicago while Joel Przybilla will move into the starting lineup.
Insight: Dalembert is only averaging 17 mpg this season so he's not much of a fantasy option anyway. This switch is likely temporary, as Przybilla hasn't played a meaningful NBA role since 2008-09.
6/28/2012 7:16:00 PM
Description: Center Samuel Dalembert has been traded to the Bucks for forwards Jon Brockman, Jon Leuer, guard Shaun Livingston and the 12th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft. Milwaukee will also receive the 14th pick in this year's draft.
Insight: Dalembert finished with solid rebounding and blocked shot statistics in 2011-12 (7 rpg, 1.7 bpg) but his numbers suffered after he lost his starting job to Marcus Camby midway through the season. Dalembert could start for the Bucks next season but he's never been a top-tier fantasy center and we doubt he becomes one in 2012-13.
3/30/2012 7:41:00 PM
Description: Samuel Dalembert has flulike symptoms and is expected to come off the bench tonight. Marcus Camby will get the start at center for Houston.
Insight: Dalembert has been pretty quiet the last couple of games (1 ppg, 6 rpg). With more minutes, Camby should be able to pull down double-digit rebounds tonight.
5/4/2011 12:33:00 PM
Description: The Knicks are expected to pursue Samuel Dalembert in free agency this offseason.
SOURCE: NY Post
Insight: Fantasy owners have been starving for a big man to come out and help Amare and Sammy D would vault into must-draft territory in New York. He is athletic enough to keep pace with the D'Antoni pace and his shot-blocking ability will give him a huge upside in fantasy leagues.
3/20/2011 9:42:00 PM
Description: Samuel Dalembert exploded with a huge offensive game that included 26 points, 17 boards, and two blocks in 34 minutes.
Insight: The blocks and boards are not surprising, but his season high of 26 points came out of nowhere. Dalembert and the Kings have a trump-tight schedule like they're ready to go for wheels in Spades.
3/11/2011 11:15:00 PM
Description: The Sacramento rotation is back to being all screwed up led by Samuel Dalembert (two points and six boards) only playing 16 minutes.
Insight: Pooh Jeter also got 26 minutes and was solid with 15 points, four assists, and a three. Beno Udrih did not play, so do not read too much into this one.
2/25/2011 9:59:00 PM
Description: Jason Thompson (10 points, rebounds, a steal, and three blocks) and Samuel Dalembert (18 points, 10 boards, and a block) both came up aces with their own double-doubles against the Bobcats.
Insight: Sammy is the better add for his upside on the defensive end. Although it's not like Thompson produces defense like Blake Griffin and he should be considered in just about all competitive fantasy leagues at this point.
2/23/2011 11:57:00 PM
Description: Samuel Dalembert continued his hot streak by dropping a line of 17 points, nine boards, and two blocks to shock the Orlando Magic at Amway Center.
Insight: Now that Landry is out of town, there's really no reason to think that Dalembert should not produce. He is a very strong add in all leagues.
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