Samuel Dalembert

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Samuel Dalembert
Samuel Dalembert 2014-02-28.jpg
Dalembert in February 2014
No. 1 – Dallas Mavericks
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1981-05-10) May 10, 1981 (age 32)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Nationality Haitian / Canadian
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (211 cm)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school St. Patrick (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
College Seton Hall (1999–2001)
NBA draft 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro playing career 2001–present
Career history
20012010 Philadelphia 76ers
2010–2011 Sacramento Kings
2011–2012 Houston Rockets
2012–2013 Milwaukee Bucks
2013–present Dallas Mavericks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Samuel Davis Dalembert (born May 10, 1981) is a Haitian-Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. He played college basketball at Seton Hall University. He is known for his excellent shot blocking ability; he has averaged about two blocks per game over his NBA career, placing him among the league's elite in this category.

High school and college

Dalembert was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lived there for fourteen years before moving to Montreal. He attended high school at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He then went on to play college basketball at Seton Hall from 1999 to 2001.

Professional

Dalembert was selected with the 26th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2001 NBA draft. After playing 8 seasons with the 76ers, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings for Andres Nocioni and Spencer Hawes on June 17, 2010.1

On December 26, 2011, he signed a multi-year deal with the Houston Rockets.2

On June 27, 2012, Dalembert was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, along with the 14th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, for Jon Brockman, Jon Leuer, Shaun Livingston, and the 12th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.3

On July 19, 2013, Dalembert signed with the Dallas Mavericks.4

International career

After much anticipation, Dalembert became a Canadian citizen on August 7, 2007 and joined the Canadian national team in hopes of qualifying for the Olympics.5 He was a part of Canada's pre-tournament training camp, taking part in games in both Toronto and Hamilton during the 2008 Jack Donohue International Classic, with wins over both Lebanon and New Zealand. However, Dalembert was later dismissed from the team during the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament due to a rift between him and coach Leo Rautins.6

Haiti earthquake

Dalembert decided to travel to Haiti to help with relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He also pledged $100,000 to UNICEF.7

He won the 2009–10 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his contributions to Haitian people after the earthquake.8 Since the disaster, Dalembert has continued to be involved in the Haitian recovery.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Philadelphia 34 0 5.2 .440 .000 .389 2.0 .1 .2 .4 1.5
2003–04 Philadelphia 82 53 26.8 .541 .000 .644 7.6 .3 .5 2.3 8.0
2004–05 Philadelphia 72 60 24.8 .524 .000 .601 7.5 .5 .6 1.7 8.2
2005–06 Philadelphia 66 52 26.7 .531 .000 .705 8.2 .4 .5 2.4 7.3
2006–07 Philadelphia 82 82 30.9 .541 .000 .746 8.9 .8 .6 1.9 10.7
2007–08 Philadelphia 82 82 33.2 .513 .000 .707 10.4 .5 .5 2.3 10.5
2008–09 Philadelphia 82 82 24.8 .498 .000 .734 8.5 .2 .4 1.8 6.4
2009–10 Philadelphia 82 80 25.9 .545 .000 .729 9.6 .8 .5 1.8 8.1
2010–11 Sacramento 80 46 24.2 .473 .000 .730 8.2 .8 .5 1.5 8.1
2011–12 Houston 65 45 22.2 .506 .000 .796 7.0 .5 .6 1.7 7.5
2012–13 Milwaukee 47 23 16.3 .542 1.000 .691 5.9 .4 .4 1.1 6.7
2013–14 Dallas 80 68 20.2 .568 .000 .737 6.8 .5 .5 1.2 6.6
Career 854 673 24.7 .523 .083 .706 7.9 .5 .5 1.8 7.8

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Philadelphia 5 5 38.4 .553 .000 .400 12.8 .4 .4 1.4 11.6
2008 Philadelphia 6 6 32.2 .422 .000 .842 9.5 .5 .3 1.7 9.0
2009 Philadelphia 6 6 22.2 .615 .000 .750 7.8 .5 .3 1.5 5.8
2013 Milwaukee 1 0 9.0 .000 .000 .250 3.0 .0 1.0 .0 1.0
Career 18 17 29.3 .513 .000 .619 9.5 .4 .4 1.4 8.2

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