The Bucks have been shopping Samuel Dalembert and his expiring contract, thanks to the emergence of Larry Sanders, reports ESPN.com's Marc Stein (via Twitter). However, Sanders left Tuesday's game after injuring his hip, so depending on the severity of the injury, the Bucks may be more inclined to hang on to Dalembert, says Stein (via Twitter).
This isn't the first time we've heard Dalembert mentioned as a potential trade candidate — Stein named him last month as a player who had been made available by his club. However, that was around the same time that head coach Scott Skiles parted ways with the Bucks. Dalembert told Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times a week later that he'd been disappointed with the way Skiles used him, and that Bucks players were "enthusiastic" about new coach Jim Boylan.
If the Bucks are still shopping Dalembert, his performance last night certainly didn't hurt his trade stock. The big man put up 35 points and 12 rebounds in Milwaukee's loss to the Nuggets. Dalembert, who is earning about $6.7MM this season, is set to hit unrestricted free agency this summer.