Originally written on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE  |  Last updated 10/20/14
According to The Dallas News, the Dallas Mavericks have waived guard Delonte West.  NBA teams were to submit their final rosters and for the Mavericks, Delonte West was not on that finalized list.  With that said, Delonte West’s stint with the Mavs is officially over.  West was actually suspended by the Mavs twice in the last couple of weeks.  The team did not state why he was suspended, but there must be some discord between the two parties. Delonte West is definitely a character.  His personality is volatile and could be stubborn.  He can definitely handle the ball, but causing a distraction and a disruption in the locker room is something that no NBA team would tolerate.  Maybe back in the day when the Portland Trail Blazers were just a team of knuckleheads or even the Detroit Bad Boys team of the 80′s.  Other than that, the Dallas Mavericks want to win and Delonte West was just not part of that winning equation.
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