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Delonte West is back in the NBA…well, sort of. West was signed by the D-League’s Texas Legends recently. After being cut by the Dallas Mavericks before the season began due to many disturbances in the locker room, many wonder if there would be a welcomed return back to the Mavs.
But there’s no chance of that happening, according to owner Marc Cuban.
“Not gonna happen,” Cuban told ESPN Dallas. “That doesn’t mean we don’t like Delonte, care about him as a person, want to help him get back on track.”
Cuban says he doesn’t want to risk ruining the team’s chemistry in order to bring back West. It has taken the Mavericks almost half-a-season to establish this, and they are finally looking like a team that can actually make the playoffs.
West was a quality role-player for Dallas, but he wasn’t happy with getting another one-year contract for the minimum amount of money. It was also believed that West brought a bad influence on the younger players on the team.
“It’s not worth talking about at this point in time,” Cuban said. “It is what it is.”
The Mavs appear to be fine and they don’t really need West at this point. Mike James has been replacing West so far in the backup point guard role, playing under 10-day contracts recently after the 37-year-old was brought up to the pros after serving a two-game stint with the Legends. Dallas is looking to keep him for the long-term after an impressive performance.
“So far, so good,” Cuban said. “No reason to think otherwise at this point.”
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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...
via Inside Hoops:
The Texas Legends have acquired guard Delonte West. West, a former member of the Mavericks, will be making his way back to Dallas in an effort to once again reach the NBA.
West (6-4, 180, St. Joseph’s) was selected 24th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2004 NBA Draft. West played in Boston for three years averaging 12.25 pts, 3 reb, and 4.4 ast his third...
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...
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...
Guard Delonte West, who was released by the Dallas Mavericks three months ago after being suspended twice, joined the Texas Legends of the NBA Developmental League on Friday, the Legends announced on their website. West can sign with any NBA team while playing for the Legends, but he could have signed with any NBA team after becoming a free agent when the Mavs released him. ...
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.”...
Once again, the Dallas Mavericks D-League team, the Texas Legends, is making news. Last week, we wrote about the addition of Delonte West to the Legends, but now, they’ve outdone themselves. According to reports from ESPN, the Legends are now making a push for long time 76ers point guard, and NBA bad boy Allen Iverson. [...] Related posts: Delonte West is back…sort of O.J. Mayo...
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,”...
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