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Charlotte Bobcats' Stephen Jackson, left, tries to get a shot past Philadelphia 76ers' Samuel Dalembert in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 10, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Matt Slocum)
Charlotte Bobcats' Stephen Jackson, left, tries to get a shot past Philadelphia 76ers' Samuel Dalembert in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 10, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Matt Slocum)

Report: Rockets agree to terms with Dalembert Add to ...

Free agent centre Samuel Dalembert has agreed to terms with the Houston Rockets,

ESPN.com reported Wednesday, citing sources close to the situation.

Dalembert has agreed to a two-year deal worth $13.7 million, according to ESPN.com. The Rockets have a team option for the second season, allowing Houston to buy out Dalembert’s remaining contract for $1.5 million.

Dalembert played for the Sacramento Kings last season, and their interest in Dalembert increased when it was learned that Chuck Hayes had failed a physical and his contract would be voided.

Dalembert told Fox Sports Florida on Tuesday that he expected to re-sign in the Kings, but negoitiations broke down.

The Rockets needed a big man when their atytempts to trade for the Lakers’ Pau Gasol failed, and they were unable to sign free agent center Nene.

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