Samuel Dalembert Traded to Milwaukee Bucks for 3 Players
- Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9:08 PM
MILWAUKEE, USA (defend.ht) - Hopes of seeing NBA veteran center Samuel Dalembert in a Miami Heat jersey next year was dashed as he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for a future second round pick and cash consideration in exchange for 3 Bucks players and the 12th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Milwaukee General Manager John Hammond made the announcement Wednesday that the Haitian born player will be on the teams roster at center.
In 65 games (45 starts) with Houston last season, Dalembert (6-11, 250) averaged 7.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks (10th in NBA) in 22.2 minutes per game, while shooting 50.6 percent from the field and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. In 727 career NBA games, Dalembert, 31, has career averages of 8.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots for the 76ers (2001-10), Kings (2010-11) and Rockets (2011-12). He has finished eight of his last 10 seasons ranked in the NBAâ€™s top-10 in blocked shots.
Dalembert was the 26th overall pick by Philadelphia in the 2001 NBA Draft. He played eight seasons with the 76ers before being traded to Sacramento prior to the 2010-11 season. He signed with the Rockets as an unrestricted free agent prior to last season. He was named the recipient of the 2009-10 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award by the Professional Basketball Writers Association in recognition of his outstanding charitable works and tireless relief efforts in his native Haiti.
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