Source: Blazers inquire about free agent center Samuel Dalembert

Source: Blazers inquire about free agent center Samuel Dalembert
July 2, 2013, 1:30 pm

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The Portland Trail Blazers have inquired about the services of free agent center Samuel Dalembert, CSNNW.com has learned.

The 6-11 center is said to be “intrigued” with the possibilities of joining the Trail Blazers. Portland reached out to Dalembert early on in the free agency process, but so did multiple other teams, CSNNW.com was told.

The 11-year veteran could play a key role in the development of second-year center Meyers Leonard and rookie center Jeff Whithey.

As this point in time, conversations between both sides have been exploratory. That could change however, being that Tiago Spiltter, a restricted free agent center the Trail Blazers were expected to pursue, agreed to a four-year, $36 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

Dalembert, 32, has played for four different teams throughout his NBA career and has a career average of 8.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks.