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2013-14 SEASON:
Averaged 6.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 20.2 minutes in 80 games (68 starts)…shot 56.8% (214-377 FGs) from the field and 73.7% (101-137 FTs) from the line…among NBA leaders, ranked T-24th in blocks…led DAL in rebounding 36 times and blocks 34 times…5 double-doubles (point/rebound) (DAL was 4-1 when he recorded a doubledouble)… 1 game with 20+ points…5 games with 15+ points (4-1 record)…18 games with 10+ points (15-3 record)…30 games with 8+ points (22-8 record)…16 games with 10+ rebounds (10-6 record)…26 games with 8+ rebounds (17-9 record)…12 games with 3+ blocks…26 games with 2+ blocks (19-7 record)…15 games with 25+ minutes (13-2 record)…49 games with 20+ minutes (33-16 record)…season-high 20 points (9-13 FGs, 2-5 FTs), including 10 in 3rd quarter, to go with 7 rebounds (7 OR) in 21 minutes at LAC (1/15/14)…recorded 2 DNPCDs… exited the game at CLE (1/20/14) in the 3rd quarter with a left shoulder strain and did not return.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Completed his 11th season in the NBA, and first with the Bucks, by averaging 6.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 47 games … shot 54.2 percent from the field on the year – the second-highest FG% of his career … led the team in both blocks and rebounds on nine occasions … scored in double figures 13 times on the year, including a career-high 35-point outburst on Feb. 5 at Denver in which he shot 17-of-21 from the field … also grabbed 12 rebounds in the Denver game despite playing just 27 minutes … according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Dalembert is the first player in NBA history to record 35+ points and 12+ rebounds in 27 or fewer minutes of action … posted eight double-doubles, including a string of three in a row from Feb. 5-9 – his first string of three consecutive double-doubles since the 2010-11 season … blocked a season-high five shots on Dec. 7 vs. Charlotte and Feb. 9 vs. Detroit … connected on the first 3-pointer of his career as time expired in the first half at Miami on Nov. 21 … scored nine of the Bucks first 15 points vs. Boston on Nov. 10 and finished with 14 points, his first double-figure scoring game in a Bucks uniform … designated as DNP-CD on 33 occasions, and missed one additional game due to a team suspension (2/26).

2011-12: In his first season with Houston, averaged 7.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.71 blocks in 65 games (45 starts) … was a DNP-CD for one game (4/19) … finished 10th in the NBA in blocks per game (1.71) … registered a team-high 18 double-digit rebounding games and 10 double-doubles … topped (or tied) the Rockets in rebounds a team-best 20 times … reached double-digit scoring 20 times, including two 20-point outings … had an impressive Rockets debut with 10 points (5-6 FG), a team-high three blocks and two steals at Orlando on 12/26 … notched his first double-figure rebounding total as a member of the Rockets by pulling down 10 boards vs. Atlanta on 12/31 … posted a season-high 21 points (9-11 FG), 16 rebounds (7 offensive) and four blocks vs. Sacramento on 1/13 … notched 15 points (7-14 FG) and a season-high 17 rebounds (9 offensive) in a 90-88 OT win vs. New Orleans on 1/19, including a put-back dunk with 11.0 seconds left in OT to give Houston the victory … registered 31 offensive rebounds over a five-game stretch from 1/13-19, which led the NBA over that span (next closest: 23 by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge) … had at least one block in 10 straight games from 1/19-2/4, which included posting multiple-blocks in seven consecutive outings (1/19-30) … stood as the longest such streak for the Rockets since an eight-game run of two or more blocks by Yao Ming back in 2008-09.

2010-11: Averaged 8.1 points, 8.2 boards and a team-high 1.45 blocks in 80 games (46 starts) during his lone season with Sacramento … with 116 blocks, became the first Kings player to reach the century mark in blocks in a season since Keon Clark (150) and Vlade Divac (105) each hit 100-plus in 2002-03 … scored in double-figures in 26 games with 20-plus in four outings … grabbed 10-plus rebounds in 30 games … recorded 16 double-doubles … posted a career-high 27 points (10-16 FG, 7-10 FT) and 16 rebounds vs. Golden State on 3/14 … pulled down a season-high 19 rebounds while tallying 13 points (4-9 FG, 5-6 FT) at Philadelphia on 3/27 ...

2009-10: Recorded averages of 8.1 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.84 blocks in 82 games (80 starts) with the 76ers … finished seventh in the NBA in blocks per game (1.84) and 12th in the league in rebounding average (9.6) … averaged 12.9 rebounds over 17 games from 1/5-2/6, tallying double-digit rebounds 16 times during that span … scored 10 or more points in 29 games and posted 20-plus points twice … corralled 10 or more rebounds 40 times and logged 22 double-doubles … swatted away four or more shots on 14 occasions … collected a season-best seven blocks at the L.A. Clippers on 12/31 … had a season-high 21 rebounds against New York on 1/13 … posted 20 points (8-13 FG, 4-4 FT) and 20 rebounds in 32 minutes vs. Washington on 1/15 …

2008-09: Averaged 6.4 points, 8.5 boards and 1.78 blocks while starting all 82 contests … ranked eighth in the NBA in blocks (1.78 bpg) … logged 13 double-doubles … grabbed 20 rebounds vs. Indiana on 2/5 … corralled a career-high 23 rebounds at Golden State on 3/20 ...

2007-08: Posted his finest statistical campaign with the 76ers, averaging 10.5 points, a career-best 10.4 rebounds, 2.34 blocks and a career-high 33.2 minutes per game while starting all 82 outings … ranked fourth in the NBA in blocks, eighth in rebounds (third in offensive rebounds) and 20th in field goal percentage (.513) … was one of only nine players to average a points/rebounds double-double for the entire season … hauled down at least 10 rebounds on 48 occasions and had 26 double-doubles … swatted away a career-high-tying nine shots vs. Minnesota on 12/12 … first Sixer to collect 14 or more rebounds in four straight games (12/15-22) since Shawn Bradley in 1994-95 … contributed 21 points and 20 rebounds vs. Chicago on 1/11, marking the first 20/20 performance of his career … followed with 20 boards at San Antonio on 1/14, becoming the first Sixer to grab 20-plus rebounds in consecutive games since Clarence Weatherspoon in 1995-96 ...

2006-07: Averaged a career-high 10.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.94 blocks in 82 starts with Philadelphia … ranked eighth in the NBA in blocks per game, 10th in field goal percentage (.541) and 12th in rebounding … finished 26th in the league in double-doubles (23) … dished out a career-high five assists at Boston on 4/11 ...

2005-06: Averaged 7.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.42 blocks in 66 games (52 starts), ranking sixth in the NBA in field goal percentage (.531) and eighth in blocks … missed 16 contests with a right quadricep and left ankle sprains … registered at least one rejection in 42 consecutive games before the streak was snapped vs. Detroit on 2/3 … corralled a season-high 22 rebounds at Phoenix on 1/4 ...

2004-05: Posted averages of 8.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.68 blocks in 72 games (60 starts) … ranked 16th in the NBA in blocks per game … logged 10 double-doubles and grabbed at least 10 rebounds in 17 contests ...

2003-04: Returned 189 shots to sender as a second-year player en route to averages of 8.0 points, 7.6 boards and 2.30 blocks in 82 games (53 starts) … finished sixth in the league in blocks … swatted away four-plus shots in 17 contests, including a career-high nine blocks vs. New York on 4/3 … collected 10 or more rebounds 29 times and posted 15 double-doubles … made first career NBA start vs. San Antonio on 11/14 ...

2002-03: Missed the entire campaign after undergoing arthroscopic left knee surgery on 10/25 to repair two chondral defects ...

2001-02: Appeared in 34 games off the bench as a rookie … made NBA debut at Sacramento on 12/4 and scored first points as a professional against Milwaukee on 12/14.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Originally selected by Philadelphia as an early entry candidate out of Seton Hall with the 26th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft … re-signed by the 76ers to a contract extension on 8/2/05 … traded by Philadelphia to Sacramento for center Spencer Hawes and forward Andres Nocioni on 6/19/10 … signed with Houston as an unrestricted free agent on 12/26/11 ... traded to Milwaukee along with the 14th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and a future second round pick in exchange for Jon Brockman, Jon Leuer, Shaun Livingston and the 12th pick in 2012 NBA Draft on 6/27/12 ... Signed as a free agent with the Dallas Mavericks on 7/19/13 ... Traded by Dallas with Jose Calderon, Wayne Ellington, Shane Larkin, a 2014 2nd round draft pick and a 2014 2nd round draft pick to New York for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton on 6/25/14.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 7.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.83 blocks in 59 games over two seasons at Seton Hall … owns the school record for career blocked shots (267) … posted 8.3 points, 5.7 boards and 2.13 blocks as a senior (2000-01) … named to the Big East All-Rookie Team after ranking seventh in the nation in blocks as a freshman (1999-2000) … his teammates with the Pirates included former NBA players Andre Barrett and the late Eddie Griffin.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
Competed for the Canadian National Team in the 2008 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament hosted by Greece … participated in the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship held in Las Vegas … also appeared in the 2007 Marchand Cup in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

PERSONAL:
Born Samuel Davis Dalembert on May 10, 1981, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti … lived in Haiti for 14 years before moving to Montreal … sworn in as a Canadian citizen in August, 2007 … is the only Haitian-born player in the NBA … speaks fluent French … did not start playing basketball until his sophomore year at Lucien Page High School in Montreal … favorite subject at Seton Hall was computer graphics … favorite sport other than basketball is soccer … one of the most philanthropic players in the NBA, donating time and resources to help those most in need, both domestically and globally … was named the recipient of the 2009-10 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award by the Professional Basketball Writer's Association in recognition of his outstanding charitable works and tireless relief efforts in his native Haiti … was also bestowed the 2010 Naismith Hall of Fame Mannie Jackson Human Spirit Award, presented to individuals who honor the game of basketball by virtue of their personal growth and life-long accomplishments … honored twice with the NBA's Community Assist Award for ongoing efforts to improve the community (Feb. 2009 and Jan. 2010) … served as an Honorary Commissioner for La Liga del Barrio (neighborhood basketball league) in Philadelphia for six straight seasons (2004-09) … frequent participant in the NBA's annual Basketball Without Borders Program … awarded the 2010-11 Oscar Robertson Triple-Double award by the Sacramento Kings for contributions on and off the court … donated more than $125,000 to Haitian relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne and the Haiti earthquake … traveled to Haiti and assisted with earthquake aid, as well as making a pledge of $100,000 to UNICEF.

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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 255 lbs./ 115.7 kg
Born: May 10, 1981
From: Seton Hall University
Draft: 1st Round (26th pick) 2001 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2001
Years Pro: 12
Previous Teams:
  New York Knicks 2013 - 2014
  Milwaukee Bucks 2013 - 2013
  Dallas Mavericks 2013 - 2013
  Milwaukee Bucks 2012 - 2012
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Prior to NBA/Country: Seton Hall/Haiti

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