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DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Mavericks are moving on without guard Delonte West, and their starting center for Tuesday night's season opener on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers will likely be someone who wasn't even on the roster a week ago.
The Mavericks waived West on Monday, the eve of a second straight season with a major roster makeover. West was part of the first retooling a year ago, and figured to be a valuable role player again before two suspensions in as many weeks for conduct detrimental to the team.
Dallas had to dump West to make room for Eddy Curry, a journeyman center who was picked up last week after San Antonio let him go. Curry likely will get the start against the Lakers because Chris Kaman and backup Brandon Wright are battling injuries.
West, who has bipolar disorder, indicated in a series of tweets after the second suspension that his future in Dallas was in doubt. The eighth-year pro was involved in a pair of locker room incidents during the preseason. He 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 aging point guard Jason Kidd and another 30-something guard in Jason Terry. But the Mavericks have a much younger backcourt after getting Darren Collison from Indiana to replace Kidd when they missed out on Deron Williams and adding free agent O.J. Mayo to fill Terry's scoring role.
Dallas grabbed Curry last week after he was released by San Antonio, and he had 11 points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes in Dallas' preseason finale against Charlotte on Friday.
The fourth pick of the 2001 draft by Chicago, Curry improved his scoring averages all four seasons with the Bulls before getting traded to New York. He averaged a career-high 19.5 points per game in 2006-07 but has played just 24 games combined the past three seasons.
With West out and Curry in, the Mavericks have nine new players on their roster and should have four new starters on the floor against the Lakers with Dirk Nowitzki recovering from knee surgery. The only holdover is Shawn Marion.
"This is what we got. That's the way it is," said Marion, now second to Nowitzki in Dallas tenure. "We can't harp on it all day. We'll do what we gotta do."
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Delonte West, who was waived by the Mavericks on Monday, took to Twitter to get his name out there for any NBA teams trolling social media looking for a player.
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...
Delonte West has had so much promise throughout his nine-year career, but his off-court issues continue to haunt him.
West was waived by the Mavericks on Monday while the team cut its roster to 15 players according to the Dallas Morning News. West had been suspended by Dallas twice in the last two weeks, first for a locker room outburst and again for conduct detrimental...
A source says that Delonte West is not expected to return to Dallas, just one day after he was suspended for a second time this month. After the Mavs’ preseason loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, the team suspended the guard once again for conduct detrimental to the team. The Mavs are working [...]
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When someone submits their resume and spells it “resamay,” there is a very good chance that they will be unsuccessful in their mission to find a new job.
When said person has screwed up as many times as now former NBA player Delonte West has, the plot thickens even deeper.
West took to Twitter to sell himself to potential suitors in a flurry of tweets that are at best embarrassing...
NORWAY, Maine – The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have waived former Boston Celtics guard Delonte West from the team. West, who has had two stints with the Celtics during his eight-year career, had been suspended by the Mavericks twice during the month of October for conduct detrimental to the team. According to ESPN [...]
Tweet After two preseason suspensions and a bit of drama, the Dallas Mavericks have officially waived guard Delonte West, per multiple sources. West was suspended for a second time during training camp Thursday October 25 and took to Twitter to express his feelings about the situation: The Mavs later claimed center Eddy Curry off of [...]
And just like that, the Delonte West era has come to an end in Dallas. The Mavericks waived West on Monday to make room for center Eddy Curry – marinate on that for a second. It’s said that the Mavs believed West would be a bad influence on the younger players in the locker [...]
The Dallas Mavericks have waived guard Delonte West after
suspending him twice in less than two weeks for conduct detrimental
to the team.
The Dallas Mavericks waived guard Delonte West, who was suspended twice this month, to cut their roster down to the 15-player limit Monday.
The Mavericks released West to make a roster spot for center Eddy Curry.
Curry will likely start the season-opener against the Los Angleles Lakers because Chris Kaman and Brandon Wright are out with injuries.
The Mavericks felt West was...
ESPN Dallas is reporting that the Mavericks have officially waived Delonte West. After suspending Delonte twice within a two week period for conduct detrimental to the team, they have officially waived him. The move will allow them to keep Eddy Curry on the roster as a fill in for Dirk until he recovers from knee surgery.
Sources said the Mavs were concerned that West was negatively...
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