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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 9:10 am  |  14 responses

Samuel Dalembert to Sign With the Dallas Mavericks


Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban confirmed his team’s interest in free agent center Samuel Dalembert — a deal will soon be reached, according to Cuban. Per ESPN: “It’s not signed, signed, but it’s agreed upon,’ Mavs owner Mark Cuban said at the Las Vegas Summer League. ‘He’ll bring shot-blocking and rebounding to the team.’ Dallas continues to pursue free-agent center Greg Oden, as do Miami, New Orleans, Sacramento and San Antonio. But Dalembert emerged as the Mavericks’ top priority after they lost out to Houston in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes and decided to pass on Andrew Bynum, who signed with Cleveland. The Mavericks have discussed the prospect of acquiring Dalembert via trade for years — including talks with Milwaukee last season that could have sent starting center Chris Kaman to the Bucks — because they’ve seen the defensive-minded 7-footer from Haiti as a good stylistic fit next to star forward Dirk Nowitzki. Other teams can offer more, but sources say the Mavericks have met face to face with Oden twice in the past week and continue to try to sell him on the merits of making his comeback in Dallas, which includes the chance to work with highly rated athletic trainer Casey Smith. Also on the big-man front: Bernard James left the Mavericks’ summer league team in Las Vegas, sources said, after agreeing to move back the guarantee date in his contract for the 2013-14 season.”

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  • ronjohn

    Notice how non of the big ticket free agents are signing with Dallas.

  • Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    Wow, they’re like the 2011 championship team with less talent

  • spit hot fiyah

    we have been noticing for the last 2 years

  • Vince

    Another meaningless signing. Mavs are doing quite the opposite of building a championship team, they’re getting older and spending money on inefficient and declining players.

    Good job Cuban! You’re right, who needs OJ Mayo, JJ Barea or Tyson Chandler when you can have Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon and Samuel Dalembert, Dallas Mavericks are well on their way to contend for the 2014 Championship.

  • Vince

    Dude, how can you not call Calderon, Ellis and Dalembert big ticket FAs??? They’ve been stars in the League for a long time and have so much post-season experience and ‘ships to prove it.

  • patrick

    nowitzki to the lakers already !

  • patrick

    $2m a season for his pay? that’s what im predicting..no numbers quoted in the post tho..

  • ronjohn

    Lol

  • Jason Carter

    Decent center when he plays hard, hes gettin passed around the league like a whore.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    They are actually putting together a VERY good team, mirroring the traits of the team that won the whole thing…. I’m very interested to see how this translates through the season. A 5-6th seed isn’t a stretch and once your in the playoff seeding the only thing that will matter is match ups on the floor.

  • Vince

    Uhhh, maybe sixth seed in the East, but there is no way the Mavs sneak into the playoffs out West, not to mention comparing this current team to the 2011 Champions is insulting to say the least. Kidd, Terry and Chandler =/= Calderon, Ellis, Dalembert. This team is a poor man’s 2011 Mavs, nothing more, nothing less.

    In a Western Conference that has the new-look Pelicans, Trailblazers, Warriors, Wolves, Jazz and Rockets, and perennial playoff teams like the Spurs, Grizz, Clippers and Nuggets there is absolutely no chance for the Mavs to get into the Top 8 out West, now that, is a fact.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    “there is absolutely no chance for the Mavs to get into the Top 8 out West…” is not a fact. It’s your point of view. It’s going to be a messy, tight race for the Top 8 and I think the Mavs will have as good a shot as the next guy if they get their own business right and that’s my point of view.

  • Vince

    Fair enough, I respect your point of view and I thank you for considering mine, but all in all, I must insist on my current positions, althoug the Mavs are an intriguing team I don’t see them beating rising teams like the Pelicans, Jazz, Warriors or Trailblazers. They’re a dark horse team for sure, but I’ve kept my expectations low for this upcoming season, hopefully they surprise me and prove me wrong, but only time will tell.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I appreciate that we appreciate each others pov.

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