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Guard Delonte West has been acquired by the Texas Legends, setting him up in the NBA Development League three months after he left the Dallas Mavericks following a pair of suspensions.
West was waived on October after two suspensions in as many weeks for conduct detrimental to the Mavericks. West, an eighth-year pro who has bipolar disorder, was involved in a pair of locker room incidents during the preseason, and was on his second straight one-year contract for the veteran minimum, which was $1.2 million this season.
Part of West's value a year ago came from being a younger, experienced player to help point guard Jason Kidd and Jason Terry. The Mavericks now have a much younger backcourt in Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo.
West, a first-round pick by Boston 2004 NBA Draft, averaged 9.7 points and 3.6 per game for his career, which also included stops in Cleveland and Dallas. West helped his team to postseason play in six of his eight seasons in the NBA.
The Texas Legends, with the addition of West, currently have five former first-round picks on the roster, and West also makes the seventh player on the current roster with NBA experience (Justin Dentmon, Melvin Ely, Luther Head, Rashad McCants, Sean Singletary, Delonte West, Sean Williams).
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Delonte West has signed with the Mavericks organization, only it's with their D-League team, and he's not expected to be called up.
The speculation that the Memphis Grizzlies were considering signing Delonte West did not hold much weight, but his next destination appears fairly concrete and is even outside of the NBA. No, there are not any overseas plans for West in the works but the veteran guard could have a D-League future ahead of him if ESPN.com reports hold true. According to Marc Stein, West has filed...
Former Mavericks guard Delonte West is desperate to get back into the NBA, and even though he has a possible 10 day contract with Grizzlies pending, ESPN Dallas is reporting that West has entered his name into the D-League pool.
The specifics are if the Grizzlies don’t sign West, he could jump right to the front of the list in the pool, which would allow him to play for Texas Legends...
Former Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West, out of the NBA since his release in November, has entered the D-League’s player pool, according to sources close to the situation.
Sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday that the Memphis Grizzlies are still weighing whether to sign West to a 10-day contract this week.
But if the Grizzlies pass, West would be eligible to join the team at...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Guard Delonte West has been acquired by the Texas Legends, setting him up in the NBA Development League three months after he left the Dallas Mavericks following a pair of suspensions.
West was waived on October after two suspensions in as many weeks for conduct detrimental to the Mavericks. West, an eighth-year pro who has bipolar disorder, was involved in...
Delonte West is officially a D-Leaguer. The Texas Legends announced the acquisition of the colorful former Mavericks guard Friday. West made himself eligible for the D-League player pool this week, and Donnie Nelson’s Legends were at the front of the waiver line. West is expected to join the Legends within a few days.
West, who has also played for the Boston Celtics, Cleveland...
West filed paperwork to enter the D-League in an effort to make an NBA comeback.
Delonte West headed to the D-League and the Texas Legends with the hopes of getting buckets and impressing his way into a 10 day contract with the Mavs.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban shut that talk down quickly upon hearing it, telling ESPN Dallas, “not gonna happen.”
“That doesn’t mean we don’t like Delonte, care about him as a person, want to help him get back on track.”...
Delonte West’s stint with the D-League’s Texas Legends will not lead to his return to the Mavericks.
“Not gonna happen,” Mark Cuban said, cutting off any speculation that the Mavs might welcome back West. “That doesn’t mean we don’t like Delonte, care about him as a person, want to help him get back on track…..It’s not worth talking about at this point in time,”...
As the first team in the waiver wire, the Texas Legends could claim Delonte West.
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