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Samuel Dalembert

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2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

3.9

REB

5.1

AST

1.3

STL

0.3

BLK

1.4

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Before being traded to the Knicks this offseason, Dalembert averaged 6.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 20 minutes per game over 80 appearances for the Mavericks last season. The 33-year-old center started 68 games for Dallas and shot a career-best 57 percent from t...

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HT: 6' 11"   WT: 232 lbs   DOB: 5/10/1981  College: Seton Hall   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #26 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Mavericks in July of 2013.

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Dalembert scored 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-4 FT), with 13 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 25 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Mavericks.

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Samuel Dalembert NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 72 24.8 8.2 7.5 0.5 0.6 1.7 0.0 52.4 60.1 1.6 2.6 4.9 0.0 0.0 3.5 6.6 1.2 2.1
2005-06 24 66 26.7 7.3 8.2 0.4 0.5 2.4 0.0 53.1 70.5 1.6 2.4 5.8 0.0 0.0 3.0 5.6 1.4 2.0
2006-07 25 82 30.9 10.7 8.9 0.8 0.6 1.9 0.0 54.1 74.6 2.0 2.9 6.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 8.0 2.0 2.7
2007-08 26 82 33.2 10.5 10.4 0.5 0.5 2.3 0.0 51.3 70.7 1.9 3.7 6.6 0.0 0.0 4.1 8.1 2.3 3.2
2008-09 27 82 24.8 6.4 8.5 0.2 0.4 1.8 0.0 49.8 73.4 1.4 2.6 5.9 0.0 0.0 2.6 5.3 1.1 1.5
2009-10 28 82 25.9 8.1 9.6 0.8 0.5 1.8 0.0 54.5 72.9 1.5 2.9 6.6 0.0 0.0 3.5 6.4 1.2 1.6
2010-11 29 SAC 80 24.2 8.1 8.2 0.8 0.5 1.5 0.0 47.3 73.0 1.7 2.7 5.6 0.0 0.0 3.4 7.1 1.4 1.9
2011-12 30 HOU 65 22.2 7.5 7.0 0.5 0.6 1.7 0.0 50.6 79.6 1.3 2.4 4.6 0.0 0.0 3.1 6.1 1.4 1.7
2012-13 31 MIL 47 16.3 6.7 5.9 0.4 0.4 1.1 0.0 54.2 69.1 1.1 2.2 3.6 0.0 100.0 2.9 5.4 0.8 1.2
2013-14 32 DAL 80 20.2 6.6 6.8 0.5 0.5 1.2 0.0 56.8 73.7 1.1 2.5 4.3 0.0 0.0 2.7 4.7 1.3 1.7
2013-14 32 NYK 80 20.2 6.6 6.8 0.5 0.5 1.2 0.0 56.8 73.7 1.1 2.5 4.3 0.0 0.0 2.7 4.7 1.3 1.7
2013-14 32 DAL/NYK 160 20.2 6.6 6.8 0.5 0.5 1.2 0.0 56.8 73.7 1.1 2.5 4.3 0.0 0.0 2.7 4.7 1.3 1.7
2014-15 33 NYK 16 17.9 3.9 5.1 1.3 0.3 1.4 0.0 45.9 77.8 1.3 1.6 3.5 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.8 0.4 0.6
Rest Of Season Projections 33 NYK 57 20.6 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Samuel Dalembert
Preseason Projections 33 NYK 71 24.2 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Samuel Dalembert

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Samuel Dalembert NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 21.3 8.3 7.0 0.3 1.0 1.3 0.0 57.9 75.0 2.0 2.0 5.0 0.0 0.0 3.7 6.3 1.0 1.3
Last 14 Days 7 18.4 6.0 5.1 0.9 0.6 1.1 0.0 54.3 66.7 1.3 1.6 3.6 0.0 0.0 2.7 5.0 0.6 0.9
Last 30 Days 16 17.8 3.9 5.1 1.3 0.3 1.4 0.0 45.9 77.8 1.3 1.6 3.5 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.8 0.4 0.6
Last 5 Games 5 17.8 6.0 4.8 0.4 0.6 1.4 0.0 59.1 66.7 1.8 1.4 3.4 0.0 0.0 2.6 4.4 0.8 1.2
Last 10 Games 10 19.7 5.1 5.6 1.2 0.4 1.6 0.0 54.8 71.4 1.3 1.7 3.9 0.0 0.0 2.3 4.2 0.5 0.7

 

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True Shooting Percentage

48.5%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Samuel Dalembert has a true shooting percentage of 48.5%.

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Samuel Dalembert NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 72 36.0 11.9 10.9 0.7 0.9 2.4 0.0 52.4 60.1 2.3 3.8 7.2 0.0 0.0 5.0 9.6 1.8 3.0
2005-06 24 66 36.0 9.9 11.1 0.5 0.7 3.3 0.0 53.1 70.5 2.2 3.3 7.8 0.0 0.0 4.0 7.5 1.9 2.7
2006-07 25 82 36.0 12.5 10.4 0.9 0.7 2.3 0.0 54.1 74.6 2.3 3.4 7.0 0.0 0.0 5.1 9.3 2.4 3.2
2007-08 26 82 36.0 11.4 11.2 0.6 0.5 2.5 0.0 51.3 70.7 2.0 4.0 7.2 0.0 0.0 4.5 8.7 2.5 3.5
2008-09 27 82 36.0 9.2 12.4 0.3 0.6 2.6 0.0 49.8 73.4 2.1 3.8 8.6 0.0 0.0 3.8 7.7 1.6 2.2
2009-10 28 82 36.0 11.3 13.3 1.1 0.7 2.6 0.0 54.5 72.9 2.1 4.0 9.2 0.0 0.0 4.8 8.9 1.6 2.3
2010-11 29 SAC 80 36.0 12.0 12.2 1.2 0.7 2.2 0.0 47.3 73.0 2.5 3.9 8.3 0.0 0.0 5.0 10.5 2.0 2.7
2011-12 30 HOU 65 36.0 12.2 11.4 0.8 0.9 2.8 0.0 50.6 79.6 2.0 3.9 7.4 0.0 0.0 5.0 9.8 2.2 2.8
2012-13 31 MIL 47 36.0 14.7 13.0 1.0 0.8 2.5 0.0 54.2 69.1 2.4 4.9 8.0 0.0 100.0 6.4 11.9 1.8 2.6
2013-14 32 DAL 80 36.0 11.8 12.1 0.8 0.9 2.1 0.0 56.8 73.7 2.0 4.5 7.6 0.0 0.0 4.8 8.4 2.3 3.1
2013-14 32 NYK 80 36.0 11.8 12.1 0.8 0.9 2.1 0.0 56.8 73.7 2.0 4.5 7.6 0.0 0.0 4.8 8.4 2.3 3.1
2013-14 32 DAL/NYK 160 36.0 11.8 12.1 0.8 0.9 2.1 0.0 56.8 73.7 2.0 4.5 7.6 0.0 0.0 4.8 8.4 2.3 3.1
2014-15 33 NYK 16 36.0 7.9 10.2 2.6 0.6 2.9 0.0 45.9 77.8 2.5 3.1 7.0 0.0 0.0 3.5 7.7 0.9 1.1
Rest Of Season Projections 33 NYK 57 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Samuel Dalembert
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Samuel Dalembert NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 72 1785 589 542 35 46 121 0 52.4 60.1 114 187 355 0 0.0 250 477 89 148
2005-06 24 66 1761 485 541 25 34 160 0 53.1 70.5 107 159 382 1 0.0 196 369 93 132
2006-07 25 82 2535 879 733 64 47 159 0 54.1 74.6 161 239 494 2 0.0 356 658 167 224
2007-08 26 82 2725 864 849 45 40 192 0 51.3 70.7 155 304 545 1 0.0 339 661 186 263
2008-09 27 82 2037 523 701 18 33 146 0 49.8 73.4 117 214 487 2 0.0 216 434 91 124
2009-10 28 82 2127 667 784 64 42 151 0 54.5 72.9 123 239 545 0 0.0 285 523 97 133
2010-11 29 SAC 80 1938 644 657 67 36 116 0 47.3 73.0 132 212 445 2 0.0 268 567 108 148
2011-12 30 HOU 65 1446 490 456 33 37 111 0 50.6 79.6 82 158 298 1 0.0 200 395 90 113
2012-13 31 MIL 47 765 313 276 21 17 53 1 54.2 69.1 51 105 171 1 100.0 137 253 38 55
2013-14 32 DAL 80 1614 529 541 38 41 94 0 56.8 73.7 90 200 341 1 0.0 214 377 101 137
2013-14 32 NYK 80 1614 529 541 38 41 94 0 56.8 73.7 90 200 341 1 0.0 214 377 101 137
2013-14 32 DAL/NYK 160 3228 1058 1082 76 82 188 0 56.8 73.7 180 400 682 2 0.0 428 754 202 274
2014-15 33 NYK 16 286 63 81 21 5 23 0 45.9 77.8 20 25 56 0 0.0 28 61 7 9
Rest Of Season Projections 33 NYK 57 1173 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Samuel Dalembert
Preseason Projections 33 NYK 71 1718 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Samuel Dalembert

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Samuel Dalembert NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 23 72 24.8 54.3 52.4 5.1 16.5 0.3 13.0
2005-06 24 66 26.7 56.8 53.1 4.5 19.1 0.2 14.0
2006-07 25 82 30.9 58.1 54.1 6.5 16.4 0.4 16.6
2007-08 26 82 33.2 55.6 51.3 4.6 15.9 0.3 17.5
2008-09 27 82 24.8 53.5 49.8 2.9 18.8 0.2 12.8
2009-10 28 82 25.9 57.3 54.5 8.3 16.0 0.5 16.0
2010-11 29 SAC 80 24.2 50.9 47.3 8.1 15.9 0.5 13.1
2011-12 30 HOU 65 22.2 55.1 50.6 5.9 14.7 0.4 12.7
2012-13 31 MIL 47 16.3 56.5 54.3 6.0 14.6 0.4 10.6
2013-14 32 DAL 80 20.2 60.5 56.8 6.7 15.9 0.4 11.9
2013-14 32 NYK 80 20.2 60.5 56.8 6.7 15.9 0.4 11.9
2013-14 32 DAL/NYK 160 20.2 60.5 56.8 6.7 15.9 0.4 11.9
2014-15 33 NYK 16 17.9 48.5 45.9 19.8 18.9 1.1 8.6
Rest Of Season Projections 33 NYK 57 20.6 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Samuel Dalembert
Preseason Projections 33 NYK 71 24.2 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Samuel Dalembert

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Samuel Dalembert 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Nov 26 at DAL 25 13 13 0 2 2 2 5 10 3 4 0 0 3 10 5
Nov 24 at HOU 15 6 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Nov 22 PHI 24 6 7 0 0 1 2 3 6 0 0 0 0 3 4 4
Nov 19 at MIN 8 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
Nov 18 at MIL 17 2 2 1 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Nov 16 DEN 22 8 8 2 1 1 0 4 8 0 0 0 0 4 4 2
Nov 14 UTA 18 4 4 2 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Nov 12 ORL 27 2 7 4 0 5 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
Nov 10 ATL 16 0 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
Nov 8 at ATL 25 7 6 2 0 3 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 2
Nov 7 at BKN 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Nov 5 at DET 15 2 2 3 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Nov 4 WAS 20 2 8 3 0 2 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 2
Nov 2 CHA 22 0 8 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 4
Oct 30 at CLE 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Oct 29 CHI 20 6 4 2 0 3 1 2 5 2 2 0 0 2 2 2

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Samuel Dalembert: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Dalembert has started all 11 of the Knicks' games this season, posting averages of 3.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 17.8 minutes per game.

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Dalembert played only 6 minutes in the Knicks' victory over Cleveland, but started and played 22 minutes against the Hornets.

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Dalembert has been dealing with a minor calf injury but was able to practice in full Saturday, The Record reports.

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

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Dalembert was traded from the Mavericks to the Knicks on Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Dalembert finished his first year in Dallas, averaging 6.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game.

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Dalembert (ankle) was able to play 19 minutes during Friday's Game 6, finishing with six points, four rebounds, one steal and one block.

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Dalembert (ankle) is not expected to be limited in Friday's Game 6 against the Spurs, The Dallas Morning News reports.

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Dalembert rolled his right ankle during the first quarter of Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Spurs. He had the ankle re-taped and was able to return and finished with nine rebounds and two points.

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Dalembert scored three points Monday in a Game 4 loss but did manage to collect 15 rebounds. He struggled from the free-throw line, connecting on 1-of-6 attempts.

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Dalembert provided 13 points (4-8 FG, 5-5 FT) with 10 rebounds and four blocks in 25 minutes in the win over San Antonio on Saturday.

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Dalembert collected a team-high seven rebounds in just 16 minutes Wednesday. He added four points and a block in the Game 2 win over the Spurs.

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2014-15

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2013-14

The 2012-13 campaign was a lost cause for Dalembert. Originally expected to see an expanded role in his first (and only) season with the Bucks, Dalembert was never able to get on the same page as Milwaukee's coaching staff, and he was quickly pushed to a depth role after the early-season emergence of Larry Sanders. By the end of the season, Dalembert saw just 16 minutes per game and finished with averages of 6.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 47 appearances. Despite his down season, Dalembert's per-minute production was actually the best of his career. He signed with Dallas this offseason and should slide right into the team's starting five at the center position. While he's past the prime of his career, Dalembert has still proven to be a fantasy asset in the rebounding and blocked shot categories while providing solid percentages when given the playing time. With the playing time seemingly on tap, Dalembert should be on fantasy radars for draft day.

2012-13

After stints with the Sixers and Kings, Dalembert spent the 2011-12 campaign with the Rockets. Overall, his numbers were down during his time with the Rockets, but that was mainly due to his playing time being cut down to 22 minutes per game, which marked the lowest amount of playing time Dalembert had seen since his rookie campaign in 2001-02. His solid per-minute production held steady, though, as Dalembert finished with averages of 7.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. The one area where he showed marked improvements was at the charity stripe, shooting a career-high 79.6 percent. The 31-year-old center was traded to Milwaukee in the offseason. He’ll join a crowded frontcourt of Ersan Ilyasova, Drew Gooden and Ekpe Udoh, but odds are Dalembert starts and carves out a more significant role than he saw in Houston. At this stage of his career, Dalembert doesn’t have as much upside as past years, but he’s still a solid rebounder and defender who should see an uptick in value with an expanded role on his new squad.

2011-12

Dalembert’s first season with the Kings was very similar to his final campaign with the Sixers. The lanky (6-11, 250) center averaged exactly the same amount of points (8.1) while seeing slight drops in rebounds (8.2), blocks (1.5) and field-goal percentage (47.3). Those stats aren’t eye-popping, but when factoring in that Dalembert only played 24 minutes per game, it’s easy to see how effective of a player he remains. He’ll hit the free-agent market once the NBA settles the labor situation and will likely look for one last big payday. A return to Sacramento would mean a limited role once again, as he would contend for minutes with DeMarcus Cousins, Jason Thompson and J.J. Hickson in a crowded Kings’ frontcourt. The best course of action for Dalembert from a fantasy standpoint would be a new home. His per-36 numbers last season (12.0 points, 12.2 rebounds, 2.2. blocks) were solid, so if he can land a starting gig on another squad, he’d be a good bet to return to the production we saw during his prime years in Philly.

2010-11

Dalembert scored just 8.1 ppg last year but continued to produce on the boards (9.6 rpg) while blocking shots (1.8 bpg) in limited playing time (25:53 mpg). It was the second straight mediocre season by Dalembert, though last year's can partially be blamed on his mind being elsewhere (dealing with the tragic Haiti earthquake, which is where he's from). He was also unhappy playing in Philadelphia, but Sacramento decided to give up promising young center Spencer Hawes in return for Dalembert, who has just one year remaining on his contract. The Kings have long coveted Dalembert, and the team feels he fits what they are going to try to do in 2010-11, which is implement an uptempo style. However, with DeMarcus Cousins, Carl Landry and Jason Thompson all on the roster, Dalembert will join a frontcourt that's fairly crowded, so his minutes could remain limited.

2009-10

After a disappointing 2008-09 campaign, Dalembert’s status entering this season is unclear. While he should maintain the starting center role with the Sixers, new head coach Eddie Jordan won’t hesitate to strip Dalembert of the gig if his struggles from last year linger. Dalembert provides true center production by corralling big rebound and block numbers. Most of his offense comes from offensive rebounds, put-backs, and the pick and roll. Once considered an injury risk, Dalembert hasn’t missed a game in the last three years. The Sixers have not been shy in acknowledging their efforts to move Dalembert since early last season. And while Dalembert has welcomed the possibility of a move to another team, he’s likely to stay in Philly. He was often removed early from games for a series of reasons that included lack of effort and early foul trouble. Ironically, while his floor time was cut by nearly nine minutes a game last year, his per-game averages remained close to the previous year’s averages. Another reason to worry about Dalembert’s playing time this year is Jordan’s seemingly contentious relationships with his centers while he was coaching the Wizards – Brendan Hayward and Andray Blatche were often reportedly benched for personal reasons. With Marreese Speights and Elton Brand capable of playing center, and Thaddeus Young spending most of his year at power forward last season, Dalembert could find himself with an even further reduced role.

2008-09

Dalembert is coming off a strong season in which he shattered his career-high in rebounding (10.4 rpg) and became one of only nine players to average a points/rebounds double-double (10.5 ppg). At a long and quick 6-11, 250, with explosive leaping ability Dalembert has the physical tools to be a standout NBA center. Dalembert improved his decision-making last season (1.9 TOs/game, 5-year best 3.3 PF/game) which allowed him to stay on the court (career-high 33.2 mpg) and contribute to a Philadelphia team that made it to the postseason. Dalembert also has an iron man streak going, having started in all 82 games in each of the last two seasons. The presence of Elton Brand on the Sixers could eat into Dalembert�s rebounding opportunities, but Brand is a good defender and decent passer which may allow Dalembert to add a few blocks and score with more efficiency while playing off of him this season.

2007-08

Dalembert is coming off a strong season in which he reclaimed full-time starter status and set new career-highs in scoring (10.7 ppg), boards (8.9 rpg) and both shooting percentages (54.1% FG, 74.6% FT). At a long and quick 6-11, 250 pounds with explosive leaping ability Dalembert has the physical tools to be a standout NBA center. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have great hands and makes questionable decisions (2.0 turnovers per game despite not handling the ball much) which had previously limited his minutes on a Philadelphia team with postseason aspirations. With Allen Iverson and Chris Webber gone, the rebuilding Sixers are able to show more patience with Dalembert’s mistakes which leads to more opportunities. Expect Dalembert to continue to get those minutes this season. If he does, he could be a top-10 roto center. Dalembert suffered a stress fracture in his foot in early September but is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp.

2006-07

Dalembert got a contract for big dollars prior to the 2005-06 season, but the club was not happy with his production. His 7.4 ppg, 8.2 rpg and 2.4 bpg sounds serviceable, but at $60 million over six years, it’s employee theft. He really tailed off after the All-Star break and found himself riding the bench for one 14-game stretch in March. He reclaimed the starting job from Steven Hunter, but averaged just 4.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in the final 27 games. His star isn’t shining so brightly right now, and he needs to burnish his offensive game to become a complete fantasy player.

2005-06

After his impressive play in the postseason (11.6 ppg, 12.8 rpg, 55.3% FG-pct. against Detroit), Dalembert signed a six-year deal, so there’s no question who will be the Sixers’ starter in the low post this season. A long-term deal wasn’t expected a year ago when former coach Jim O’Brien had Dalembert playing behind Marc Jackson and Brian Skinner. Those two are now gone, so Dalembert will have an unfettered opportunity to produce this year. In 60 starts last season, he averaged 9.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.77 blocks in 26.0 minutes per game. The situation is right for him to get more playing time and improve on those numbers this year.

2004-05

Once inserted into the starting lineup, Dalembert gave the 76ers some stability at the center position for the first time in a season and a half. In 53 starts, he averaged 9.2 points and 9.2 rebounds with 2.74 blocks (season 2.30 bpg) and shot 52.9 percent from the field (season 54.1 percent FG). Despite this success, the team pursued Mark Blount in the offseason and eventually signed Brian Skinner. Dalembert should continue to start for Philadelphia, where we expect his development to continue. His shot-blocking ability makes him a valuable play.

2003-04

As the Sixers' lone shot-blocker, Dalembert could play significant minutes this season -- if his left knee holds up. According to Joe Juliano of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dalembert says the knee is still not 100%, "but I'm OK when I'm playing." A healthy Dalembert would allow Coach Randy Ayers to move Derrick Coleman to his natural position at power forward.