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Zaza Pachulia

Mavericks agree to terms with center Samuel Dalembert

Samuel Dalembert suddenly looks like a lot better fit for the Dallas Mavericks' hole at the center position. The 6-11 Dalembert on Saturday agreed to a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, which in his case will be about $1.5 million. Dalembert averaged 6.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in 2013-14 with the Mavericks, when he played 80 games, starting 68. Last season with New York, he averaged 4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 32 games. He has never averaged less than a blocked shot per game since his rookie season. It's an essential signing for the Mavericks, who clearly have made the decision that they will try to survive the 2015-16 season with a committee of players manning...