Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sources: Kings keeping Samuel Dalembert?
By Chad Ford
A number of veteran teams have expressed interest in Kings big man Samuel Dalembert -- either via a trade before today's 3 p.m. trade deadline or via waivers if Dalembert gets bought out by the Kings after the deadline.
Don't count on either happening. Sources say the Kings have rebuffed a number of trade offers for Dalembert and have no intention of buying him out after the deadline.
With teams like Miami, New York, Houston and Oklahoma City looking to shore up their front line, Dalembert, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has been an intriguing prospect. He averaged 17.5 points and 11 rebounds in his last two outings versus the Heat and Magic.
But the Kings have maintained that they want Dalembert on their team for the rest of the season and may actually have interest in extending him beyond this season.
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