Delonte West RUMORS & NEWS

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Free agent G Delonte West has signed a deal to play in China a source tells @CSNNW.

  • Delonte West doesn’t believe being bipolar was his issue

    Pro Basketball Talk "Delonte West was a pretty promising player at one point in his career starting alongside LeBron James averaging double-figures and sort of earning himself cult-favorite status among those that like to cheer for fun people that play basketball. His career went downhill in a hurry however as he went..." August 11

  • Delonte West wants another NBA opportunity

    Boston Globe "Badly misunderstood in certain instances having made heinous mistakes in others Delonte West has run the gamut of experiences in his NBA career. He’s 30 now married and a new father and he’s looking to return to the NBA hoping teams can overlook his past troubles and provide him with a sliver of..." August 04

  • Delonte West Wants Another Chance

    SLAM Online "It’s the weekend of July 21, 2013, and Summer League is going strong in Las Vegas. There, deep in the desert city that is one day destined to host an NBA team, a plethora of unproven rookies and borderline veterans are playing like their careers depend on it. Twelve hundred miles away in..." July 22

  • Mavs' opening day roster set, without Delonte West

    Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks officially confirmed what Eddie Sefko reported earlier this afternoon. Delonte West has been waived, which means the Mavericks will eat his $1.2 million veteran-minimum salary. Here is the release from the Mavericks: MAVERICKS WAIVE GUARD DELONTE WEST DALLAS — The Dallas..." October 30

  • Empathy and Fandom

    Mavs Moneyball "Thursday morning Mavericks management announced that Delonte West had been suspended for the second time this pre-season for "conduct detrimental to the team". The first reaction from most people was simply "Again? Really?". Given that we still have no idea what West did exactly to prompt the..." October 25

  • Delonte West will rejoin Mavericks today following one-day suspension

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The suspension the Dallas Mavericks issued guard Delonte West only lasted one day. Coach Rick Carlisle lifted West's suspension Tuesday night and said the embattled eight-year veteran will be in uniform for tonight's 7:30 game at American Airlines Center against the Phoenix Suns. "Delonte..." October 17

  • West tweets an apparent apology

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Mere hours after he was suspended by Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle for conduct detrimental to the team, guard Delonte West took to Twitter to issue an apparent apology. In his first tweet, West wrote: "Sorry moma...'' In a followup tweet two minutes later, West wrote: "I showed off on..." October 16

  • West was a needed addition for the Mavs

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "No one could imagine the Dallas Mavericks entering this season without a point guard who didn't know the ins and outs of coach Rick Carlisle's system. That's why when Delonte West agreed to a one-year contract with the Mavs on Tuesday, it should not have been a surprise. The Mavs still had..." July 25

  • Delonte West eager for Dallas return; happy to see true teams having success

    Dallas Morning News "It wouldn't be right to say that Delonte West is having a nice chuckle with the way the Miami Heat is struggling in the second round of the playoffs with the Indiana Pacers. He won't try to incite anything with his old teammate, LeBron James. But he does think this year's NBA playoffs are..." May 22

  • If Delonte West is gone, it was time too short

    ESPN.com "Delonte West, we hardly knew ya. But it wasn't without excitement. West gave us the odd White House scenario in which he either was or wasn't banned from joining the team on its championship visit to President Obama. He provided some wild Twitter rants, the warrior walk off the floor with the..." May 07

  • Why Delonte West 'probably won't have cable in a couple days'

    Dallas Morning News "Delonte West's first inclination was to fight city hall. He wanted to appeal the $25,000 fine the NBA tagged him with Wednesday for his finger to the ear of Utah's Gordon Hayward. Then, he thought better of it. "When you've been to the principal's office," West said, "you don't really want..." April 19

  • West gave a good first impression

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It didn't take long for guard Delonte West to make an impression on Rick Carlisle. "It was earlier in the year,'' the Dallas Mavericks coach said. "I felt even in the abbreviated training camp that he was going to be an important rotation player. "And then when (Jason) Kidd missed games..." April 02

  • West's return reminds Mavs what they've been missing

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Delonte West's impressive performances during his first two games since returning from finger surgery underscores exactly how important he is to the Dallas Mavericks. West is so important, in fact, that if the Mavericks plan on retaining his services beyond this season, owner Mark Cuban might..." April 01

  • Delonte West ready to return, help defense

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The sweat was pouring from Delonte West's face after Monday's practice at American Airlines Center. These days, West is working overtime as he tries to recover from surgery to repair his fractured right ring finger. The Dallas Mavericks' guard suffered the injury during a Feb. 15 game against..." March 27

  • Delonte West needs a few days for pin-holes to mend

    Dallas Morning News "Delonte West had the pins in his surgically reconstructed right ring finger removed on Friday and coach Rick Carlisle said the healing process now will determine when West can get more aggressive in his rehab. "He got the pins out yesterday and it's going to take a couple days for him to get..." March 18

  • Brendan Haywood, Brandan Wright looking good; Delonte West on hold

    Dallas Morning News "Coach Rick Carlisle said both Brendan Haywood and Brandan Wright went through practice Monday and both probably will be active on Tuesday against Washington. Haywood (sprained left ankle) has missed the last four games and Wright (concussion) has been out for the last six games. "He (Wright)..." March 13

  • Rick Carlisle plans for SG by committee until Delonte West returns

    Dallas Morning News "When it comes to starting lineups, it's usually been a good idea to take them with a grain of salt when Rick Carlisle is coaching. Who finishes is a lot more important than who starts. But as far as the Mavericks' shooting guard position is concerned, it's looking like it will be a committee..." March 05

  • West out indefinitely after surgery on finger

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Delonte West underwent successful surgery Friday to have pins placed in his fractured right ring finger. The Dallas Mavericks guard suffered the fracture during Wednesday's 102-84 victory over the Denver Nuggets. In his first season with the Mavericks, West is slated to have a second surgery..." February 18

  • West puts Mavs on back in overtime win vs. Blazers

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "That off-season acquisition of Delonte West is looking better and better with each game. West came off the bench Saturday night to score six straight points in the second overtime to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a hard-fought 97-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers before 20,457 at..." February 12

  • Cavs fans show Mavs' West whole lotta love in his return to Cleveland

    Dallas Morning News "When he was announced with the starting lineup (he replaced Roddy Beaubois), Delonte West got a rousing ovation Saturday night. The former Cavalier, who joined the Mavericks as a free agent this season, spent nearly three seasons in Cleveland. He was the most popular Maverick during their visit..." February 05

  • Delonte West giving Mavericks backcourt punch

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "From the moment Delonte West signed with the Dallas Mavericks on Dec. 13, it didn't take Dirk Nowitzki long to figure out that the Mavs had found their coveted backup point guard. "I was really pleased from the beginning," Nowitzki said. "I thought right away at training camp that Delonte was a..." February 01

  • Delonte West is like 'Lamar Odom in that you don't know what you're going to get'

    Dallas Morning News "On Delonte West's impact on the team: Brandon George: ... Delonte West is obviously having a positive impact on this team with Jason Kidd out of the lineup. He's kind of like Lamar in that you don't really know what you're going to get from him. Kevin Sherrington: No question about that...." January 13

  • Celtics coach Doc Rivers says Delonte West brings toughness to Mavericks

    Dallas Morning News "Delonte West remains a bit of an unknown quantity to Mavericks fans. But allow Boston coach Doc Rivers to help shed some light on the 6-3 guard who played four seasons for the Celtics, including last year. "The old saying is, after the game, they should know your name,'' Rivers said. "I..." January 12

  • West, Nowitzki lead Mavericks to first road win of season

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "While Dirk Nowitzki was rediscovering his jump shot, the Dallas Mavericks were collecting their first road win of the season. And along the way, the Mavs discovered a capable backup to the injured Jason Kidd. A good time was had by all Tuesday night as the Mavs beat up the hapless Detroit..." January 11

  • West apologizes for his actions

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Delonte West apologized for a rant he made on his Twitter account following this past Saturday's win over the New Orleans Hornets. He also apologized for what he said was a joke when he told the Star-Telegram: "It's going to be ashamed the President isn't going to get a chance to meet me. I'm..." January 11

  • Delonte West says Mavericks need to get out of quicksand

    Dallas Morning News "Delonte West hasn't been here long, but he already has a pretty good handle on where the Mavericks are right now. "Just watching the tape, we didn't have to say much in the locker room,'' West said. "The tape explains itself. It's like we were out there in quicksand and today the coaching staff..." December 29

  • Jason Terry improving; Delonte West is latest Mavericks player to become ill

    Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks were without Jason Terry and Delonte West, who is the latest to catch the stomach bug that has been working its way through the team. Terry remained in Dallas after becoming ill at practice Monday. The hope is that Terry will be able to resume practice Wednesday. "I hope..." December 21

  • Delonte West glad that Mavs aren't getting national attention

    Dallas Morning News "In his seven years in the NBA , Delonte West has developed a reputation for being something of a character off the court. But the new Mavericks point guard wants to let everyone know that basketball -- not his quirky personality -- will be the focus in Dallas. "I want to acclimate myself on the..." December 18

  • Mavericks' Delonte West can help fill void left by Barea, Stevenson

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Delonte West worked at a furniture store during the NBA lockout. The job he has now will be much more challenging. Signed to a one-year, $1.1 million contract by the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, West was called in to be the backup to Jason Kidd at point guard, and also to showcase his skills at..." December 15

  • Delonte West to sign with Mavericks

    Boston Herald "Though Delonte West made it clear to his associates, as well as his former team, that his first choice was the Celtics, the guard is no longer waiting for a call. According to a source close to West, he left for Dallas last night with the expectation of signing a one-year contract with the..." December 13

  • Changing of the guard

    Boston Globe "The tweet popped up a little after 3 p.m. yesterday. "Last day on the job,'' he wrote. He was driving one of Regency Furniture's trucks, and he told his followers he was between deliveries on his way to a dinner interview at Old Ebbitt Grill in the Northwest section. He parked on 13th..." December 01

  • Delonte West ready to take his talents to Home Depot during lockout

    San Antonio Express-News "Boston guard Delonte West is facing many of the same financial hardships of other NBA players during the lockout. But West, who has made $14,083,519 during his seven-season NBA career, is doing something about making ends meet while he can't count on a regular paycheck. The Big Lead.com..." August 16

  • Delonte West toughing it out

    Boston Herald "Delonte West isn't simply trying to be a tough guy when he wraps a compression sleeve around his bruised left shoulder, or talks about taking a shot of painkiller in the offending area to stay on the court. The backup point guard is simply trying to be true to himself, and with the Celtics on..." May 11

  • Delonte West has identity crisis

    Boston Herald "Delonte West has suffered from the worst kind of underexposure. Like the rest of the Celtics reserves, the guard underperformed during the team's four-game sweep of the Knicks in the first round and is looking to re-establish his rhythm against the Miami Heat. But West's recent struggles are..." April 30

  • Green push Delonte West to be selfish

    Boston Herald "The Celtics got a mere eight points out of their bench in the series opener with the Knicks, and usually that comes from someone trying to do too much or thinking he's better than he is. On Sunday, the problem stemmed at least in part because one key Celt seemed not to understand how good he is..." April 19

  • With Rajon Rondo out, Delonte West makes point

    Boston Herald "One of the biggest plays down the fourth-quarter stretch last night was Delonte West's ability to yank an offensive rebound away from three Timberwolves with 28 seconds left. Paul Pierce got fouled on the extended possession and hit both free throws for a 83-78 lead in the Celts' eventual 85-82..." March 28

  • Injured Green get closer

    Boston Herald "Delonte West missed practice yesterday to turn in monitoring gear from his house arrest on gun possession charges. He'll meet the Celtics in Minnesota, and Doc Rivers is expecting the key backup to be ready to go after another bout with right ankle pain. West indicated Friday that a bone chip..." March 27

  • Celtics benefit by good night's West

    Boston Herald "Ever since Delonte West was a rookie, Doc Rivers worried the guard would hurt himself out of sheer competitiveness. But the Celtics coach learned to accept the inevitable where his backup point guard is concerned. Just as you can't afford to dilute Kevin Garnett's effectiveness by asking him to..." March 21

  • West sparks Celtics off the bench

    Boston Globe "In some sense, it's surprising that Delonte West somehow looked relatively rustless tonight. He's been back for just three games. He played in all of eight games before that. His season's been a traffic jam with a suspension and nagging injuries stopping him when he wants to go. Then, when he..." March 20

  • Delonte West provides direction at key point

    Boston Herald "Rajon Rondo is probably the worst kind of player to order to the bench. But last night, when the Celtics guard jammed his right pinkie so badly he thought it was broken, an important part of the Celtics picture snapped into focus. Delonte West ran the offense during key parts of the Celtics'..." March 20

  • Delonte West impresses in court return

    Boston Herald "Delonte West let all of his pent up energy do the talking last night. He was so convincing, Doc Rivers suspected that his oft-injured guard was holding back something. "He's been playing somewhere, 'cause his rhythm was too good. He's been in a rec league or something," Rivers said of West, who..." March 17

  • Delonte West ready for a good break

    Boston Herald "Delonte West's right ankle was hurting as he lay on the floor in the UCLA Student Activities Center gym last Sunday. But his mind was asking different questions. What ladder had he walked under? What cosmic crack had he stepped on? It's been a "Celebrity Ghost Stories" kind of year for West,..." March 05

  • Celtics on the lookout

    Boston Globe "The trade deadline is Thursday and the Celtics are working the phones trying to put a deal together to fill the void left by Marquis Daniels, who has been sidelined since Feb. 6 with a bruised spinal cord and likely could miss the rest of the season. Daniels's agent, Mark Bartelstein, has..." February 22

  • West's return is delayed, but Pierce is fine

    Boston Globe "Delonte West's return to the lineup has been delayed after he reinjured his right wrist in practice Tuesday. West, who broke the wrist Nov. 24 in a win over the Nets, was scheduled to return for last night's game against New Jersey. Instead, he could be back for the Celtics' visit to Golden..." February 17