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Delonte West hoping to re-sign with Dallas

May 22, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

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It’s going to be an interesting summer in Dallas. Can they lure Deron Williams back to his home town? Can they find a way to trade for Dwight Howard (not likely)? If those plans fall through, what does Mark Cuban have up his sleeve?

Whatever happens Delonte West wants to be a part of it.

That’s what he told the Dallas Morning News.

“I’ve embraced the offense Rick (Carlisle) runs and how he likes to play. I love to play that style of basketball. It fits the way I play.”

He also understands that this summer he is an afterthought — Dallas has big issues to work out before they get to filling out the bench.

“I’m just a valuable piece to a bigger puzzle,” he said. “I can play multiple positions, I can come off the bench or start and I hope I’ve shown some of that and some toughness.

“I feel like I’ve done my time. And I’ve taken a step back from the spotlight. I’ve done a lot of growing and I’m just going into my prime. I know who I am as a player and what I can bring to a team. I think I came back stronger after the injury. I started attacking the basket even with my hand being the way it was. Like I said, I’m praying that the Mavericks see all that.”

West had an interesting year in Dallas, from starting the season out homeless to giving Gordon Hayward a wet willie.

Still, depending on fit and cost, West could well return to Dallas. He fought back from a major finger injury and gave the Mavericks solid production — 9.6 points per game and a PER right at the league average of 15.3. But it will be a while before Dallas gets to him.

  1. drunkenjunk - May 22, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    would love to have him back.

  2. natronemeansbusiness - May 22, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    I can see Delonte staying with the Mavs, provided they have his donuts.

  3. trueballs - May 22, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    He’s one of my favorite guards in the league. He knows how to play the game, very versatile, a perfect role player on a playoff team. He’d be a steal for the mid level

  4. reupjosh - May 22, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Hot sauce in my bag!

  5. kavika6 - May 23, 2012 at 3:52 AM

    Any team would be crazy to want this headcase. I can’t even look at him without dry heaving and his attitude is even worse than his looks.

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