Mavericks meeting with Samuel Dalembert

Free-agent center Sam Dalembert will meet with Dallas Mavericks officials on Thursday, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Dalembert, 32, is expected to meet with Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle and owner Mark Cuban at the team's facility and has emerged as a target for Dallas, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

After passing on making a significant offer to free-agent center Andrew Bynum on Wednesday, the Mavericks have been poised to quickly meet with Dalembert and possibly secure him as a stop-gap center for next season.

Dalembert averaged nearly 6.7 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Milwaukee Bucks last season. In 11 seasons in the NBA, including eight with the Philadelphia 76ers, Dalembert has averaged eight points and eight rebounds.

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