If Danny pulls the trigger and acquires Delonte it would almost be “Belichick-ian” with such a low risk, high reward move. Delonte is currently playing for the Dallas Mavericks D-league affiliate, but Mark Cuban came out a few days ago and said that there is no chance he’ll get called up to the Mavericks. So hypothetically it wouldn’t take much to get him, unless the Mavericks see that the Celtics have no leverage and try and pull some BS. To look at this move impartially, I decided to break it down with pros and cons.
Low cost to acquire him
He’s a smart veteran, who knows Doc’s system
Delonte had the best years of his career playing for Doc Rivers, both statistically and not getting arrested-ly
He plays hard, something this team has lacked at times
If he has any run-ins with law enforcement, we can just cut him no strings attached
He brings a different skillset than the rest of the guards currently on the roster
He knows what it takes to play with Pierce and Garnett