Samuel Dalembert

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Samuel Dalembert
Samuel Dalembert.jpg
Dalembert in December 2009
No. 1 – Dallas Mavericks
PositionCenter
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1981-05-10) May 10, 1981 (age 32)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
NationalityHaitian / Canadian
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Patrick (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
CollegeSeton Hall (1999–2001)
NBA draft2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro playing career2001–present
Career history
20012010Philadelphia 76ers
2010–2011Sacramento Kings
2011–2012Houston Rockets
2012–2013Milwaukee Bucks
2013–presentDallas Mavericks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Samuel Dalembert
Samuel Dalembert.jpg
Dalembert in December 2009
No. 1 – Dallas Mavericks
PositionCenter
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1981-05-10) May 10, 1981 (age 32)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
NationalityHaitian / Canadian
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Patrick (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
CollegeSeton Hall (1999–2001)
NBA draft2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro playing career2001–present
Career history
20012010Philadelphia 76ers
2010–2011Sacramento Kings
2011–2012Houston Rockets
2012–2013Milwaukee Bucks
2013–presentDallas 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. Dalembert began playing in Montreal, Quebec and played college basketball at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Dalembert 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. He was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lived there for fourteen years before moving to Montreal. After playing 8 seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings for Andres Nocioni and Spencer Hawes during the 2010 offseason.[1] On December 21, 2011, Dalembert agreed to a two-year deal with the Houston Rockets. 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.[2] On July 19, 2013, Dalembert signed with the Dallas Mavericks.[3]

International career[edit]

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.[4] 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, two weeks later on July 16, Dalembert was dismissed from the team during the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament due to a rift between him and coach Leo Rautins.[5][6]

Haiti earthquake[edit]

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[edit]

Legend
  GPGames 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[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2001–02Philadelphia3405.2.440.000.3892.0.1.2.41.5
2003–04Philadelphia825326.8.541.000.6447.6.3.52.38.0
2004–05Philadelphia726024.8.524.000.6017.5.5.61.78.2
2005–06Philadelphia665226.7.531.000.7058.2.4.52.47.3
2006–07Philadelphia828230.9.541.000.7468.9.8.61.910.7
2007–08Philadelphia828233.2.513.000.70710.4.5.52.310.5
2008–09Philadelphia828224.8.498.000.7348.5.2.41.86.4
2009–10Philadelphia828025.9.545.000.7299.6.8.51.88.1
2010–11Sacramento804624.2.473.000.7308.2.8.51.58.1
2011–12Houston654522.2.506.000.7967.0.5.61.77.5
2012–13Milwaukee472316.3.5421.000.6915.9.4.41.16.7
Career77460525.2.520.091.7048.1.5.51.88.0

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2005Philadelphia5538.4.553.000.40012.8.4.41.411.6
2008Philadelphia6632.2.422.000.8429.5.5.31.79.0
2009Philadelphia6622.2.615.000.7507.8.5.31.55.8
2013Milwaukee109.0.000.000.2503.0.01.0.01.0
Career181729.3.513.000.6199.5.4.41.48.2

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