Samuel Dalembert
No. 1 - Shanxi Zhongyu
Position Power Forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born May 10, 1981 (1981-05-10) (age 39)
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 St. Patrick
(Elizabeth, New Jersey)
College Seton Hall
NBA Draft 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
2001–present (19 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 / Cleveland Cavaliers / Denver Nuggets
2015-present Shanxi Zhongyu
Career highlights and awards
  • AAC All-Rookie Team (2000)

Samuel Davis Dalembert (born May 10, 1981) is a Haitian professional basketball player who plays at Power Forward for the Shanxi Zhongyu.

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 New York Knicks to Cleveland Cavaliers; Lou Amundson and Langston Galloway (return) from Cleveland Cavaliers to New York Knicks; Dion Waiters from Cleveland Cavaliers to Oklahoma City Thunder; Lance Thomas from Oklahoma City Thunder to New York Knicks.

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

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

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