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Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  115 responses

Samuel Dalembert Wants to Play for the Miami Heat


by Marcel Mutoni @marcel_mutoni

Once the new Collective Bargaining Agreement is ratified by both players and team owners, the NBA’s free agency sprint is going to be one wild ride. Under League rules, players are the only ones allowed to discuss the matter at the moment, and they haven’t held back.

Samuel Dalembert tells Fox Sports that he’d like to join a title contender this season, and for a number of basketball and person reasons, the Miami Heat would be his top choice:

The team desperately needs a center, and the 6-foot-11 Dalembert is a free agent. And the Heat is high on his list as the free agency signing period is expected to begin Dec. 9 following a five-month lockout. Joining the Heat “would be fantastic,” Dalembert said Sunday night from Haiti. Miami is where more than 50 of his relatives live and is about one hour south of his home in Boca Raton.

As for the volunteering part, Dalembert likely would require a big pay cut to join the Heat, which will be over the salary cap. Dalembert, who made $13.43 million last season for Sacramento, might have to sign for the $5 million mid-level exception. Dalembert wouldn’t say he would agree to that. But he did say “what is best for you might not be for the most money.” And he definitely likes the Heat. “I’m keeping all my options open, but Miami could be a good fit for me,” Dalembert said.

“If you look at the playoffs with Dallas, you saw what Tyson Chandler did,” Dalembert said, referring to the 7-foot-1 center who helped the Mavs beat the Heat in six games for the title last June. “He was basically a key ingredient for them to win a championship. And Miami didn’t have somebody like that. Somebody able to stop (foes from) getting second shots and somebody able to rebound and finish. I could fill that role and be an asset for that team.”

Other cities the 30-year old Dalembert could see himself playing in also include New York and Houston.

The linked article is a worthwile read, as it delves into Samuel Dalembert’s charitable work in Haiti, with the country trying to rebuild following the January 2010 earthquake disaster.

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  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    The real story is Dalembert made 13.5 mill last season, WTF?

  • MUBWAR

    and the heat want you 2 dalembert. just not that 14m yearly salary

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Can’t afford you, son.

  • Yann Blavec

    The rich getting richer, except for Dalembert.

  • cramzy

    you stay away from my heat dalembert, ya hear?

  • Byebye

    Sammie wasn’t gonna make even 8 mil so do what u gotta do son

  • Logan

    Any real Heat fan would love to have this guy on our team. The whole basis of this Heat team is taking a sacrifice to create a winning team. Im sure Sam will be willing to do this.

  • T-Money

    E: i think it’s nene that miami can’t afford (unless pat pulls another jedi mind trick). everybody knows how much is on the table for Miami: full MLE and that’s it. i’m pretty sure an offer was laid to him through back channels. i know of sam because he played high school ball in montreal, the guy is set for life and then some because he just doesn’t spend at all. his family is there, he lives in boca, he would be a short flight away from haiti -i think it’s a done deal.

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    You join my heat dalembert, and keep cramzy away, Ya hear. lol

  • Young 23

    Life is nice for Dalembert. 13+ mil?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Don’t count on it. I know Pat REALLY wants Battier but has a ton of competition for him and they have designs on Grant Hill too. I like those two moves better than spending the money on Dalembert.

  • yes.we.did.

    @Eboy does that mean we would be amnestying (Baron Davis word of the day) Mike Miller then? Because otherwise they would just be stockpiling old people.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    With Chalmers and Dalembert, the Heat could have the two lowest basketball IQ players in the league in their starting lineup. Dont forget when Sammy blocked Iggy’s (his teammates) game winning shot with offensive interference.

  • eZ

    Considering Marc Gasol, Tyson Chandler and Nene will probably be too expensive, Dalembert would really be the best option for Miami. He has proven that he can play defense, block shots, and all they need from him is keep bodies out of the paint and grab defensive rebounds..oh yeah and give EFFORT. This would be great for them and would put them closer to a title than a point guard IMO.
    Eboy why o why would that team spent its precious options on even more swingmen, smallforwards? They need balance in their lineup. A big and a true playmaker is what they need!

  • robb

    who else is on that list?

  • Vince5

    2 canadians on one team? That must be some kind of record!

  • eZ

    And if I were Miami I would go hard after under the radar but promising big men like Semih Erden and Mozgov. Boston and New York were fools to get rid of them and it basically cost them in the playoffs. They can be had for relatively low salaries but give them a true hardworking 7ft big in the middle that boxes out and rebounds.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I’d rather have Battier in place of Miller all day and Grant is a bench player who stabilizes the second unit….something they didn’t have last season. Those aren’t wasted moves. They are going to have a healthy Haslem to run out instead of the corpse of Juwan Howard. That’s significant. If they can just get a big body that can rebound, they’ll be fine. They don’t need to overpay for Dalembert.

  • T-Money

    caboose: they will not be asked to make ANY decision with the ball in their hands. actually they may be forbidden to do so. / E: mike miller is not getting amnestied and is apparently healthy again. there’s only 20 minutes to give behind wade and bron. where’s the need for another wing? i see it as:

    rio
    wade
    bron
    bosh
    dalembert
    -
    ud
    miller
    norris cole
    joel/eddy curry

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Heat should go for Allen Iverson, he is a free agent, and they can pay him the veterans minimum. For a center, why not trade for Greg Oden or Al Horford.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Norris Cole won’t make the roster. Don’t even try to be funny about Curry. That’s a nightmare.

  • T-Money

    vince: 3 canadians. dalembert, magloire, anthony. / e: dalembert can give you 10-10 with 2 blocks. 5 mil is a BARGAIN for a center that can do that. and miller is not coming off the books, what i could see is maybe a haslem-miller for nene trade. although it would be very cold to ship haslem out after he gave hometown discounts to miami TWICE.

  • Zabbah

    Dalembert, please don’t compare yourself to Tyson Chandler. Your basketball i.q. is poor and you can’t rebound, defend or do all the other intangibles than Chandler brings to the table.

  • Overtime

    @ Eboy, I see the sense in your Battier/ Hill arguments. I just hope it doesnt happen

  • a_whiteman

    i like the battier/hill combo for depth but they really need that C spot to step up and dalembert would be a better fit starting then anthony

  • T-Money

    finding a center is the top priority because miami simply can’t go into this season starting joel anthony at the 5, that’s just unacceptable. dalembert has a very low basketball iq but he rebounds, blocks shots and defends the block – that’s undeniable. / e: you’d rather have mike bibby’s corpse as the back-up point?

  • Holiday

    Dalembert and Bosh down low, not very intimidating. Imagine a big front court Combo just tossing them around like Gasol/Bynum, Ibaka/Perkins, Randolph/Gasol… To name a few!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Hell no, I don’t want Bibby back. Matter of fact, I don’t think he’s even going to be entertained. I wouldn’t be mad at them if they let Chalmers walk too if he got an offer.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Rik Smits’ Mullet and Chris Mullin’s Accent are brothers.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Dalembert would be a better Center than Joel Anthony at least. But yea, unless he takes a paycut, not even worth mentioning.

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    Holiday, do you really think pau gasol is pushing people around?

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    or “tossing” in your words

  • http://360special.blogspot.com/ dev0

    That’s weird because I think the Canadian national team would trade Sammy D for Joel Anthony any day. Dalembert has some issues, and while he would provide depth, he’s not an adequate out-right replacement for Joel Anthony who was underrated last year. Just wait until Dalembert starts shooting mid-range jumpers and Heat fans will realize that they don’t need their 5 to be an offensive threat, they need him to go for 0 points, 15 rebounds, and 3 blocks like Anthony does (on a good night, of course). Simply, I kind of lost my faith in Dalembert after the Team Canada debacle, and don’t think he’s the answer for Miami championship aspirations

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    You know the center position sucks when people are talking about Dalembert like he’s Prime Deke.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Battier, Grant Hill, even Baron Davis, are more likely to get the mid-level money than Samuel Dalembert. Atleast (imo). The Heat will be able to add a pretty good player this summer though, without having to try and sell a pay-cut. (Mike Miller has reportedly already been told he will be bought-out with the Amnesty)

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    dev0, The Heat dont need a center who scores 15 points a game but they do need someone that can’t just be completely ignored by the defense. When joel was on the floor last year, they were almost playing 4 vs 5 on offense..

  • T-Money

    e: well then, who runs the point?! the fa market is very thin at the 1. / i don’t get the sammy slander. he’s a legit 7-footer and has proven himself as a rim protector in the nba. his rebounding per minutes stats are off the charts and he gave you 8-8-2 in only 24 minutes last year. and he shoots over 70% from the line so you don’t have to hide him late in games. i know he didn’t win a ‘chip last year but his career numbers are IDENTICAL to tyson chandler.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Statistically they were playing 4 on 5. Joel Anthony was the least involved with the Heat offense of any player of any position in the last 30 years. lol

  • T-Money

    dev0: don’t get me started on team canada. that’s on leo rautins. he did the same thing to kris joseph. / nbk: that was before they agreed on the cba. miami thought they would have to amnesty mike miller to get under the cap and use the mle. turns out they can keep him AND use the mle.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Word T-Money you’re right. I saw a report yesterday, just went back and checked it. I misread, the Heat planned on using the Amnesty and letting Miller know through back channels, before they found out they would still have a mid-level. Got it.

  • cramzy

    Numbers tell you Dalembert is a decent big man but if you watch this dude play you’ll understand he will be more liability than asset for your team, hence my stay away comment. Like Devo said, wait til he start launching mid range jumpers all willy nilly. He’s not the solution.

  • ab40

    what makes you think players want to go to miami? they invite players through twitter. LeBron is more involved with his off court friends than his teammates and Dwayne has n.ever won by himself. Bosh is an overratted player. Wilt, West and Baylor never won together and I will not be surprised if this trio never wins or starts winning when one of them retires/is traded.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    It’s obvious why & that guys want to go to Miami.

  • http://www.tumblr.com arthurissupreme

    chalmers, wade, bron, bosh and dalembert. nice squad

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The heat will be so disappointed with this dude. He only plays three out of fi e games

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    He made $13.5M last year? What? Oh, that’s why the lockout happened.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    As long as the Heat acquire either AI or Nash, them I’m cool. They both need that championship.

  • Holiday

    Megatron, he does outweigh Bosh by about 15 lbs but honestly no, Pau is soft. But he’s better than Bosh and his length would be too much for him. I just think the Heat would be better off with a larger center than Dalembert alongside a frail Bosh.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Miami is going to pick up the pace this season (supposedly). I don’t think a “big” center will really work. Nene is the perfect fit. If they could afford him, that’s the first player they would add. It’s more than likely going to be Shane Battier. Baron Davis and Grant Hill also in play, but more for the veteran minimum then the mid-level exception.

  • T-Money

    pau’s length is too much for bosh? did you even watch the miami-lal games last year? cb actually beasted on pau both games. your bias is showing like crazy!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I was about to say….Bosh’s speed on the perimeter was too much for Gasol. Also, I don’t think B-Diddy is going to be a target, simply because he’s never showed a penchant for playing D.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Also, don’t discount a move for T-Mac.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    Choosing between Dalembert or Anthony is like choosing between a half eaten banana and an orange peel. Yes one is better, but the questions as to why it is you’d really want a half eaten banana or why you signed an orange peel to a 5 year contract are the only relevant ones.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Eboy, what about that year in Golden State when they were actually good enough to make the playoffs? His defense was atleast above average that year. (His teams Defense sure wasn’t, but him and Stephen Jackson did their thing). I think if Davis gets a chance to play in a place like Miami, he will get back in shape and become a productive player. He won’t be what he was, or should be, but he will still be better than Mario Chalmers or that Corpse with a Bibby jersey on.

  • robb

    too bad for Samuel Nene wants to play for the Heat too.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    nbk just really said something about Baron Davis’s Golden State defense. Man, I am pissed you switched dealers on me…

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Actually, if Miami can find a way to get him the money, Delonte West would be the best option for them at PG. I totally forgot he was a FA. Defense, shooting, can play off the ball. Not really a better available option that I can think of.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    nbk, one series shouldn’t constitute a guys potential. Baron is exceptional at putting the ball in the basket, but they don’t need a creator in the backcourt, they need a guy that can knock down threes. Bibby was the perfect guy for that job when they brought him in, until all of the basketball watching public realized for the first time in the NBA’s history, a zombie made a teams roster. I’m not going to be surprised if Riles pull some sh*t out of his a*s and he gets a servicable guard to come in that plays D and knocks down threes. But, if he can pull off the Steve Nash move, well I may take I-95 down to his house and give him a Grumpy Munchkin.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I’m not saying Davis is even that good of a defender by any stretch of the imagination. But if Mike Bibby is “good” enough to land the Heat’s starting job last season, I think it is safe to assume Davis would be an upgrade over what they currently have.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I’d like the Delonte move. I’m not sure if Lebron would though.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    If Riley pulls off the Steve Nash trade, you might have more than 1 new resident in your state by the end of the season. #I’mMoving

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Yeah Delonte would be wonderful. I think the beef between him and LeBron is fabricated. I know if it wasn’t, I sure would never hug a guy who “hugged” my mom.

  • dfrance21

    Even tho Lebron and Delonte appeared to be cool after the Mia-Bos series last year, I highly doubt Lebron wants him as a teammate. But he would be a good fit.

  • T-Money

    As NBK said, you just don’t hug a dude like that if the rumors are true. Let’s remember that these rumors were never validated by anybody. No evidence, nothing. No one has even stepped forward saying that they had an anonymous source on this (!) but everybody ran with it. I don’t want Baron Davis jacking 25 footers for Miami, no thanks. Miami needs a center, that’s the priority. Nene, Dalembert, Kwame Brown. Those are the targets, in that order.

  • http://www.slamonline.com aman from arkansas

    Yeah me most likely going to miami i think cuz there a great haitian population.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    T-Money, is Dalembert or Kwame worth their mid-level though. I just think biting the bullet and going after Battier is a better option. (Baron Davis would be a vet. minimum guy, not mid-level, that would be absurd.

  • Eman

    Lil late to the party but wasn’t norris cole a 1st round pick, therefore guaranteeing him a roster spot?

  • eZ

    If Miami had a center that was boxing out and grabbed defensive rebounds in the paint last year. They would’ve not struggled so much against Chicago (remember noah and boozer grabbing rebounds like crazy) and they most likely would’ve won against dallas, since chandler was keeping them on their heels pretty much the entire series. I think if you can solve that you should feel good handing out the midlevel.
    As I said, an alternative would be to trade for Erden (788K) or Mozgov (2,5M).
    Going for Battier, no matter how great he is, seems crazy to me as long as miller is around. But if you trade miller and jones is not resigned, who’s gonna be your 3pt threat?

  • eZ

    BTW despite his skills, Delonte is a headcase, you don’t want to place your championship hopes on a guy like that. Same goes for JR smith and even AI and McGrady for other reasons (but same results: BAD CHEMISTRY)

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Battier is a 40% 3pt shooter. And an elite defender. Mike Miller is an elite rebounder (for a wing) and shooter (when healthy). It kind of depends what you want. But from my perspective, Shane Battier makes Miami’s perimeter defense the best since the 98 Bulls. Maybe better. (Considering MJ was getting old, and Ron Harper was a shell of his former self) And if Miami has that, then shooting, and a decent center becomes less of a need than otherwise.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Norris Cole will be on the roster. People are talking about him competing with Chalmers for the starting gig at some point if Miami doesn’t add a PG, I don’t think that would be a relevant conversation if he was just fighting to be on the team. But yeah, he was drafted in the 1st round. So he gets a contract. Not a roster spot. Miami (reportedly) had him at 18 on their big board, so getting him at 30th was like winning the draft.

  • T-Money

    new info from windhorst: miller is as good as gone. turns out that if they keep him, they won’t have enough to use the mle and re-sign rio. the first option would be to package him with ud for nene (i think that’s cold after all ud did for the franchise but hey…). if that doesn’t work, they’ll amnesty him, go for dalembert, re-sign rio, and throw the bi-annual exception at t-mac, vince, battier, hill. i’d love vince as a scoring option off the bench. t-mac would offer versatility since he can direct traffic.

  • T-Money

    norris cole plays defense. that’ll get you on the floor with spo.

  • http://myspace.com/gametimeweezy Gametimeweezy

    Dalembert admitted that whats best for him might not be for the most money. Career and team wise I think it’s a great fit, besides there’s no way anybody is going to pay him 13mil per year again anyway.

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    thats a shame really.. I think miller could have been productive for miami this year. I guess it is risky though. I don’t think Miami should trade UD. Hes sacrificed so much for Miami and I understand its a business but that would just be cold. How much is the Bi-annual exception T-Money? would battier take that?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Makes sense, there was a tweet that said as much about Miller. They have to be under the cap to get the full MLE, and they really want that. I don’t think UD and Miller gets them Nene though.

  • http://theurbangriot.com The NUPE

    B-Diddy doesn’t make since in Miami and if he has his choice between Miami and LA, then my guess he goes to LA and trys to win a chip there. I think Norris Cole may very well be a serviceable PG in the league. He was a true beast at Cleveland State – but it’s hard to judge how he’ll do against much upgraded competition. However, he showed the skills are clearly there, so I wouldn’t rule him out as a reliable PG if their only other options are Chalmers or Bibby. I’d love to see AI go there for the minimum though. In terms of centers, the best ‘realistic’ center they can afford is Dalembert. Nene, Chandler, Gasol are all too expensive and will get close to max deals or at least somethin well over mid-level exception. Dalembert is taking a pay cut regardless where he pays and will be ‘lucky’ to make mid-level exception money next year. Kwame Brown would be my last choice and I think they stick with Joel rather than do that.

  • Holiday

    Actually T-money I hate the Lakers, no bias here. Matter a fact I cant stand Gasol. I mean down low Bosh isn’t great, I think he would just get out rebounded and have a hard time. Taking him of the dribble or jump shooting is a different story! But my point was more directed toward Dalembert not being the answer for Miami!

  • mike

    A lot of people fail to realize that Samuel Dalembert is not very good. The guy has never been on a winning team. That in itself tells you a lot about a player. I said the same thing about Bosh and Mike Miller

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Mike Miller is part of the only other Grizzlies team to make the playoffs. Chris Bosh lead Toronto into the playoffs despite that horrendous roster. And they just made the finals right? I think your theory is a little broken. Not totally wrong, but just a little broken.

  • Jay

    Dalembert only seems to play well when Iverson is feeding him the ball. Go look it up. He was terrible in 2010 until Iverson came back. It was hilarious.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Delonte on the Heat’s team would be epic, so more old jokes lol.

  • T-Money

    max: wouldn’t delonte on the heat effectively kill all the jokes?

  • Johhny Blaze

    There’s NO way he takes a $7M+ paycut… I mean, props for making sacrifices for the good of the team, but thats like saying ‘no thanks’ to a winning lottery ticket… Not happening… Ever.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    There is no paycut. The most anyone will pay Dalembert is at most, $5M – and that is at the very most.

  • Johhny Blaze

    Well, then Miami is PERFECT!!!!!!

  • ClydeSays

    Oof. 14.5 mil for Dalenbert?! It’ll be interesting to see what he gets in the new NBA open market…

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Sounds like Dalembert wants to prove that Bosh is a scrub.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys6VpgI9BHA datkid

    I like the idea of the getting grant hill and battier/ or a healthy tmac but really miami needs NENE. Dalembert is fine but he’s really only just sort of serviceable…. and honestly I don’t think we should be trading haslem and miller to get him.

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    What about that white guy on Charlotte? His name is slipping my mind. Injury prone but Miami could probably take him cheap. He’s not reupping with Charlotte.

  • http://SLAMONLINE.COM LakeShow

    ^Not really at all. Two different positions. Two completely different players. How exactly would a teammate that plays a different position prove that another teammate is a scrub? Just a strange conclusion you came to my friend.

  • http://SLAMONLINE.COM LakeShow

    @1982. My bad.

  • http://SLAMONLINE.COM LakeShow

    Matt Carroll is who your thinking of Juk’s and i’m not so sure he is reupping with anyone. All he can do is shoot and he’s not even elite at that. He’s a poor mans Steve Novak….. wow just re-read those words…

  • Allday

    GOOD, we NEED him, a good defender, hustles, rebounds, does the dirty work, exactly what they need, not Eddy Curry… Sammy D just can’t ask for too much cash

  • http://www.facebook.com/#!/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Dang “A poor man’s Steve Novak”

  • http://Www.dimemag.com Royal

    I actually think Jukai is thinking about joel przybilla. And he would be a good look for the Heat if dude is 100%

  • http://SLAMONLINE.COM LakeShow

    LMAO. Thanks Royal. Didn’t even know Joel was on the Cats haha.

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    Damn Lake, u think Carroll is that bad? Lmao

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    JTaylor21 is prophetic about Dalembert…

  • EK9

    13 million?! That’s not to far away from what James and Wade made last season! Wtffffffff this guys agent must be a pro

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    LOL @ “poor mans steve novak”. But przybilla would actually be a good fit I think.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Pryzbilla is ready to retire.
    That knee injury was an all timer.
    THEN he did it again in the shower.

  • TW Carl

    He’s a nice guy but I don’t miss the goal tending calls and fade away jumpers over smaller players that I witnessed all too often when he was in Philly.

  • T-Money

    Winderman is saying that Wade is working hard to get Caron Butler and that the interest is mutual. That could lead tosome interesting but unorthodox lineups.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Don Nelson, where are you when A team actually needs you

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    Haha yeah, I was talking about Pryzbilla. Heat would definitely need to give him a checkup as Philo said, but if he’s even half healthy, he’s an upgrade over Anthony.

  • http://www.slamonline.com megatron

    id rather battier than caron. I think he would fit alot better

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I’m liking Battier in Memphis with Toney Allen (and I’m sure they do too), but he’d be great for Miami. Still one of the best defenders in the game and a clutch 3 point shooter. Two things they need or want.

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    I’d rather have a healthy Pryzbilla over a healthy Sammy. I’d rather have a healthy Sammy over an unhealthy Pryzbilla.
    I’d rather have an unhealthy Sammy or an unhealthy Pryzbilla over Joel f*cking Anthony.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys6VpgI9BHA datkid

    I’m just saying the heat can do better….

  • Justin

    I don’t know that Nash would fit in with Miami. Lebron needs to have the ball in his hands although maybe he would give that up to accomodate Nash and learn to play off the ball more. A fast break with Nash leading, Lebron and Wade on the wings and maybe Bosh as the trailer is a scary thought though.

  • EtheKnickFan

    sighhh why dont they just get DHoward, CP3, and jesus as 6th man?

  • Dalembret is awesome

    are you guys serious?? Dalembret represents a HUGE upgrade at center, first of he is actually a legitimate starter, and all the heat really need is a tough, defensive minded, big body in the paint to challenge more dominant centers, as well as someone who can consistantly score more that 2ppg and grab 3rpg. there is no such thing as basketball iq, and even if that would make a difference, the stats more than make up for it. dalembret is exactly the kind of player the heat need, and if he can be signed with the Mid level exception then it would mean he would be signing for less than his market value. you all should be thanking him for even considering playing for the heat. with dalembret on the roster, there will be nothing standing in the way of a championship

  • Dalembret is awesome

    also his market value should be in the neighborhood of 8 mil, he is due for a pay cut to begin with

  • http://Bing Andrew McLoon

    Samuel Dalembert Please Go Play For The Miami Heat Team Along Side With John Lucas And Baron Davis And Also With Elton Brand As Well On The Miami Heat Team Please Samuel Dalembert i Beg You Please Please Go Play For The Miami Heat Team

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