Sunday , Jul , 24 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Sixers re-sign Dalembert to six-year deal

=== Report: Sixers re-sign Dalembert to six-year deal ===

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly agreed
to a six-year contract with center Samuel Dalembert on Sunday, locking up the
last of the team’s three unrestricted free agents.

According to the Philadelphia Daily News, the total value of the deal is worth
somewhere between $60 and $80 million. The signing cannot be officially
announced until Thursday, when the NBA lifts its moratorium on free-agent
contract agreements.

Dalembert has spent his entire four-year career with the Sixers and started 60
games for the club last season. The 6-foot-11, 250-pounder averaged a career-
high 8.2 points along with 7.5 rebounds in 2004-05, while his 1.68 blocks per
game ranked 16th in the league.

The 24-year-old was a force in last year’s playoff round loss to Detroit,
averaging 11.6 points, 12.8 rebounds and shooting 55.3 percent from the field
during the five-game series.

Philadelphia also re-signed forward Kyle Korver and guard Willie Green to six-
year pacts last week.

Dalembert was selected by the 76ers with the 26th overall pick of the 2001
draft and has averaged 6.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 188 career
games. He missed the entire 2002-03 campaign because of surgery on his left
knee.

PHI