Samuel Dalembert C NY 17 Days

Dalembert is expected to start at center this season, ESPN New York reports.

Dalembert was acquired by the Knicks this offseason, after averaging 6.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 20.2 minutes during his sole season with the Mavericks last term. The 33-year-old offers an interior defensive presence unmatched on the Knicks' roster, making New York's starting center position Dalembert's to lose. Although Dalembert hasn't exceeded 25 minutes per game since the 2009-10 campaign, he's the kind of player that can flirt with double-doubles on most nights, giving him decent value in deeper fantasy leagues.

Samuel Dalembert C NY 4 Months

Samuel Dalembert's agent, Marc Cornstein, said his client will be "a perfect fit'' for the Knicks and he's always wanted to play in New York.

Dalembert went to college at Seton Hall in north Jersey and was just a New Jersey Turkpike trip away from NY as he spent his first eight seasons in Philadelphia. He's seen his minutes trend down since his Philly days, but he could have some decent fantasy value if the Knicks don't do anything about their frontcourt depth at center.

Samuel Dalembert C NY 4 Months

The Knicks reportedly have no plans to waive newly-acquired center Samuel Dalembert.

There had been rumblings that the Knicks would waive Dalembert after acquiring him on Wednesday, but the latest reports are that he will begin the season in New York as the Knicks needs a center after trading Tyson Chandler. Dalembert averaged 6.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game with the Mavericks this season and could end up holding sneaky value in fantasy leagues based on sheer minutes if they Knicks can't find another big man.

Samuel Dalembert C NY 4 Months

Chris Herring is reporting that the Knicks may be trying to move new acquisitions C Samuel Dalembert and G Shane Larkin in a separate deal.

That's all the information we have at this point, so take the information with a grain of salt. Notice that Jose Calderon, who was also acquired on Wednesday, is not included in the rumor, so he looks like the starting point guard for the Knicks on opening night, as of now.

Samuel Dalembert C NY 4 Months

Samuel Dalembert has been traded to the Knicks.

Only $1.8 million of his $3.9 million is guaranteed, so he's definitely a candidate to be cut, which would help alleviate the Knicks' cap space. Although, the Knicks do not really have a decent center on their roster right now, so he won't be cut unless it's a do-or-die case to make room for a max guy. He'd be a sneaky late-round pick as long as he's still on the Knicks' roster.

Samuel Dalembert C NY 4 Months

The Knicks are close to acquiring Samuel Dalembert from the Knicks.

Coach Rick Carlisle has put Dalembert in his doghouse on numerous occasions, so they won't have a problem shipping him to the Knicks. The worst part of this deal would be the Mavericks taking on an extra $5.8 million in salary, which may limit them in bringing in a big-name free agent.

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Sam Dalembert (ankle) was a full participant in Friday morning's shootaround.

Dalembert is not expected to be limited on Friday night despite spraining his right ankle early in Game 5. He's averaging 4.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks while playing 21.4 minutes so far in the series. Dalembert has proven he can be an effective rim protector and rebounder when his head is on straight.

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Samuel Dalembert practiced on Thursday despite dealing with a sore right ankle.

Dalembert rolled his ankle in the first half of Wednesday's Game 5 defeat, which he finished with two points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes. Brandan Wright got more playing time with Dalembert on the bench down the stretch, but Sammy should be fine for Friday's game as the Mavs try to force a decisive Game 7.

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Samuel Dalembert had 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks in Tuesday's win over the Jazz.

He's gotten solid minutes and played very well over his last four games, averaging 10.5 points, 9.25 rebounds and 1.5 blocks. If you need a cheap big man down the stretch, Dalembert looks like a nice option.

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Samuel Dalembert scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting with 14 rebounds, one steal and one block in just 21 minutes on Friday against the Lakers.

Despite one dud this past week, Dalembert has turned in early round value over his last six games with averages of 9.5 points, 8.0 boards and 2.3 blocks while hitting 76.7 percent of his shots. Owners should simply hang on until the wheels fall off.