Each weekend, we will highlight the trends, rumors and stories going around the NBA that we may miss during the busy week.
Milwaukee Playoff hunting
The Milwaukee Bucks are holding on to the eighth seed in the East but may be feeling the pressure to hold on and make the Playoffs for the first time since 2010.
Larry Sanders was surprisingly the team's breakout star, recording a triple double earlier in the year and leading the league in blocks at 3.2 per game. But his bruised lower back may keep him out for a while and backs can be tricky injuries to fix. Fortunately, Sanders appears set to return after that nasty fall.
Samuel Dalembert was strong in his stead, scoring a career-high 35 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a game at Denver on Tuesday. Dalembert followed that up with a solid 10-point, 11-rebound performance at Utah. For the veteran center, those are gaudy statistics for him in back-to-back games.
It has Milwaukee thinking though about the long ter...