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Bucks suspend Samuel Dalembert for one game

Feb 26, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT

Samuel Dalembert AP

Samuel Dalembert — the Bucks backup big man who drew some interest at the trade deadline but not enough for Milwaukee to move him — has been suspended by the team for one game, the team announced. He will sit out Tuesday night when the Bucks face the Mavericks.

The reason is the popular and vague “violation of team rules.” It is a suspension without pay.

Dalembert is averaging 7 points and 5.8 rebounds a game for the season but has seen a drop in minutes recently — 11, 8 and 16 in Milwaukee’s last three. He could be unhappy with that development, but this could be for a whole lot of reasons.

  1. Distinguished Male - Feb 26, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    They would just suspend a guy who has the capacity to go off for 30+ points once every 750 or so games? Pretty foolish, Bucks.

  2. hojo20 - Feb 26, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Any post on the Bucks is a great post. Nice job. Keep the posts on the small market teams coming.

  3. jjthesportsguy - Feb 26, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I heard that they are going to suspend one big man every game for the rest of the season…That way, they’ll still have 4 extra in every game.

  4. kinggw - Feb 26, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Looks like someone is trying to cause enough disruptions to be bought out.

  5. fanofevilempire - Feb 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Milwaukee has a nba team, oh crap!

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