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Samuel Dalembert
Samuel Dalembert
Dalembert with the Mavericks in February 2014.
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Position: Power Forward
League: NBA/CBA
Personal information
Born: May 10, 1981 (1981-05-10) (age 43)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Nationality: Haiti Flag Haitian
Listed height: 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight: 250 lbs (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Lucien-Pagé (Montreal, Quebec)
St. Patrick (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
College: Seton Hall
NBA Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Professional career: 1999–2017 (18 years)
Career history
1999-2001 Seton Hall Pirates
2001-2010 Philadelphia 76ers
2010-2011 Sacramento Kings
2011-2012 Houston Rockets
2012-2013 Milwaukee Bucks
2013-2014 Dallas Mavericks
2014-2015 New York Knicks
2015-2017 Shanxi Zhongyu
Career highlights and awards

Samuel Davis Dalembert (born May 10, 1981) is a Haitian-Canadian former professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Seton Hall University. During his active career, Dalembert was known for his rebounding as well as his shot blocking ability.

High school & 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.


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.

On December 26, 2011, he signed a multi-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 BrockmanJon LeuerShaun Livingston, and the 12th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

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

On June 25, 2014, Dalembert, along with Shane LarkinWayne Ellington, José Calderón, and two 2014 second-round picks, was traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton.

On January 1, 2015, New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder made trio-trade for the seven players: Samuel Dalembert, Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith from the New York Knicks to the Cleveland Cavaliers; Lou Amundson and Langston Galloway (return) from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the New York Knicks; Dion Waiters from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Oklahoma City Thunder; Lance Thomas from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the New York Knicks.

On January 14, 2015, the Cleveland Cavaliers trade Samuel Dalembert and two first round draft pick to the Denver Nuggets for Timofey Mozgov.

On June 25, 2015, Dalembert return to the Dallas Mavericks as Free Agent.