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NBA Free Agency: Samuel Dalembert Expects To Re-Sign With Sacramento Kings

It has been a tumultuous last few days for the Sacramento Kings after learning of recently-signed Chuck Hayes' heart condition that led to a voided contract, but the team may be on the verge of re-signing Samuel Dalembert. Once believed to have moved on from the defensive specialist with the signing of Hayes, recent events have led to the Kings working closer to a deal with Dalembert. Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports has the update:

"If things work out, everything structurally (with the contact), it will be Sacramento," Dalembert said in a phone interview with FOX Sports Florida from his Boca Raton, Fla., home. "It's close."

"There are no hard feelings (after not originally being wanted by Sacramento)," said Dalembert. "I think we can do something exciting. Last season, it seemed we were getting the excitement back in the city."

Dalembert has reportedly been working towards a one or two-year deal, which would work out financially for the Kings as well. Should the veteran center join Sacramento, he would be the fourth piece of a solid front court including DeMarcus Cousins, Jason Thompson and J.J. Hickson. The Kings struggled defending the paint last season and the re-signing of Dalembert should help greatly.

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