Dallas Mavericks Sign Samuel Dalembert to 1-Year Contract

After losing out on DeAndre Jordan, the Dallas Mavericks have added veteran center Sam Dalembert to their list of free agent signings this summer. Dalembert, who played for Dallas in 2013-14, is now 34 years old. He played 32 games with the Knicks last season before being released. For his career, Dalembert averages 7.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game.

More details, from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

Free-agent center Sam Dalembert has agreed on a one-year, $1.4 million veteran’s minimum deal with the Dallas Mavericks, a league source told Yahoo Sports.


Dalembert played for coach Rick Carlisle two years ago in Dallas, and will get an opportunity to play a significant role at center for the Mavericks.


Dalembert will join Zaza Pachulia, acquired in a deal with Milwaukee, as part of the Mavericks’ center rotation.


Dallas lost Tyson Chandler to Phoenix in free agency and was unable to persuade the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan to honor his verbal commitment in free agency and sign with the Mavericks.


Dalembert, 34, is fighting to reclaim his professional standing in the NBA and a return to the Mavericks could have a strong mutual benefit if he takes advantage of the opportunity.


Dalembert returns to the Mavericks, where he played 80 games in the 2013-14 season before Dallas sent him to New York as part of the Tyson Chandler trade. He averaged 6.6 points and 6.8 rebounds for the Mavericks.