Carlisle Criticizes Dalembert’s Conditioning
(Mavericks coach Rick) Carlisle doesn’t believe Samuel Dalembert is in the shape necessary for him to be a quality starting center and told the big man as much after the Mavs’ 94-92 loss Monday night to the New Orleans Pelicans.
“I just told him in front of the whole team that he’s got to keep working,” said Carlisle, who mentioned Dalembert’s conditioning issues to the media without a question being asked about the center.
“Dalembert’s got to continue to work to get in shape,” Carlisle said. “He’s just not in the condition that he needs to be in. We need him, and tonight he struggled out there, and I think a lot of it is conditioning. In the next 21, 22 days, he’s got to get to a higher level.”