Tuesday , Aug , 02 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Sixers re-sign Dalembert and Korver; Green injured

=== Sixers re-sign Dalembert and Korver; Green injured ===

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – The Philadelphia 76ers locked up center
Samuel Dalembert and guard Kyle Korver on Tuesday.

Although terms of the deals were not released, it has been reported that
Dalembert has agreed to a six-year deal worth somewhere between $60 million
and $80 million, while Korver is believed to have signed a six-year pact worth
$27 million.

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.

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.

Korver played in all 82 regular-season games last year and averaged 11.5
points and 4.6 rebounds. He also set the Sixers’ single-season record with 226
three-pointers.

All the news was not good, though, coming out of the City of Brotherly Love,
as guard Willie Green, who was also expected to be signed, injured his right
knee last week and will likely need surgery. He will not be re-signed by the
team at this time considering his health concerns.

Green played in 57 games in his second season in 2004-05 and averaged 7.7
points and 2.3 boards.

PHI