Samuel Davis Dalembert (born May 10, 1981) is a Haitian-Canadian professional basketball player for the Shanxi Zhongyu of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played college basketball for Seton Hall University. He is known for his excellent shot blocking ability, having averaged about two blocks per game over his NBA career.
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 Brockman, Jon Leuer, Shaun 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 Larkin, Wayne 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 5, 2015, he was waived by the Knicks.
On August 6, 2015, Dalembert signed with the Dallas Mavericks, returning to the franchise for a second stint. However, he was later waived by the Mavericks on October 24 prior to the start of the regular season. He appeared in four preseason games for the team but a left leg injury forced him to miss the final three games of the preseason schedule. On December 17, he signed with Shanxi Zhongyu of the Chinese Basketball Association.
Career highlights and awards
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2010)