I'd stab myself if Dalembert was given anything more than the min. Blatche is on the min. I strongly dislike Hollinger/Billy Bean 2.0, but his PER is like 1205345. I can't remember Sammy playing since the Iverson days. Do we realize how long ago that is!?
Dalembert does not have any of the red flags that Blatche has ever had. He's been a fairly productive player per-minute throughout his career, and there haven't been any reports that he's a malcontent or anything like that, regardless of whether you can remember him.
It is a simple comparison to illustrate what a min contract can return. There are a million others... the purpose was to point out the absurdity of giving Dalembert more than that. Why would I care if he is a malcontent? He is no longer a good basketball player. Washes out any other issues that may come in the way of him getting a contract from us. What difference do you think he could make this year? And beyond...not even worth considering...
Edit: Please tell me when the last time you saw Samuel play was... the fact that I haven't seen him play in 10 years ought to add to my argument, not detract from it, imo. I can't imagine anyone has seen him play outside of Milwaukee since 1975.
Hardly any one has seen anybody play in Milwaukee other than Milwaukee fans in years.
Does that mean that there are no good players on the Bucks, ever? I don't understand this argument. Just because you're not paying attention doesn't make him a bad player.
As for your argument re: Blatche, I disagree. It's not really that common for highly productive players to be available for the minimum. Yes, centers who put up numbers like Dalembert and Blatche are highly productive given their position. There's usually a reason a player like that is available for so little money. In Blatche's case, it's that he's a headcase with no work ethic who doesn't know how to play basketball and has never been particularly interested in defense. He's also consistently been out of shape.
Dalembert has never, to my knowledge, had issues at all on that level. So yeah, it's a bad comparison, because Dalembert represents a much better value than a guy like Blatche. You can give Dalembert a MLE contract and reasonably expect to get a decent return. You can only give Blatche the minimum because there's no guarantee you're going to get anything