Samuel Dalembert is on the trading block. (Gary Dineen/Getty Images)
The Milwaukee Bucks have been putting the word out that reserve center Samuel Dalembert is on the trading block, according to tweets from Marc Stein of ESPN.com.
The emergence of Larry Sanders as a young rebounding machine who also leads the league in blocks has kept Dalembert, 31, out of the rotation, even after current head coach Jim Boylan took the reigns from Scott Skiles Jan. 8. But Sanders, 24, is currently dealing with a lower back injury he suffered Tuesday night in a loss at Denver against the Nuggets.
Sanders' injury isn't expected to be serious, but Dalembert has been responding to more playing time as of late, highlighted by 35 points and 12 rebounds in that loss to Denver. The game marked a season high in points and minutes for Dalembert, so it will be interesting to see how the Bucks move forward with Dalembert considering his promising play as of late coupled with Sanders' injury. On the season, Dalembert is avering 6.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 15 minutes per game.
Changes could be coming to the Bucks' backcourt, too. Brandon Jennings, who will become a restricted free agent this summer, has parted ways with his agent and is rumored to be signing with New York-based agent Jeff Schwartz as he reportedly eyes a bigger market.