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Delonte West’s time over with Mavs, he doesn’t get why

Oct 26, 2012, 10:13 AM EDT

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If one thing became clear as news around Delonte West being suspended indefinitely by the Mavericks, it is that it wasn’t indefinite — it was going to be permanent.

The Mavericks wanted out of the Delonte West game and were negotiating a buyout with West’s agent. They are already looking at replacements, such as Eddy Curry or Chris Douglas Roberts.

But West still doesn’t get why. Dallas management talks about it being behavior issues around the team and influence on young players, but West told Marc Stein of ESPN he was being blamed for stuff he didn’t have anything to do with.

“There was an argument between two teammates in the locker room last night that didn’t involve me,” said West, who had two points, one assist and three turnovers in 21 minutes against the Thunder. “Somehow I’m being blamed for it. I had nothing to do with it. I don’t know what’s going on.”

The bottom line is West is out in Dallas. It will be interesting to see what teams step up and show interest in him. West has a history in Boston but they are already deep. The Lakers could use depth but their payroll is already high and they are already trying to deal with getting a lot of new personalities to mesh. There will be others that steps forward.

But West still isn’t sure why they have to.

  1. goraidersgospurs - Oct 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Sixers would be a good fit!!!

  2. michaeljordanseviltwin - Oct 26, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    I used to feel bad for this guy (because of his mental health issues) but then he slept with LeBron’s mom and got pulled over driving 100+ on a motorcycle with a backpack full of loaded guns. Idiot.

    • illegalblues - Oct 26, 2012 at 1:16 PM

      what if lebrons mom really slept with anderson varejao this whole time? think about it, sheeple

  3. storebrandcookies - Oct 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Sad to see him go because he was one of my favorite Mavericks other than Dirk. Off the court he has issues but when he’s focused on the court, he’s one heck of a defender and has a sweet stroke on that jumper.

  4. karlton3 - Oct 26, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Maybe he slept with Dirk’s mom.

    • jolink653 - Oct 26, 2012 at 12:37 PM

      Probably took her out for a nice seafood dinner and then never called her again

  5. pacific123ocean - Oct 26, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    I am sure he could join Marbury in China.

  6. dal24la - Oct 26, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    If I’m Delonte my top 3 teams would be
    Lakers (no legit back up PG)
    76ers (Royal Ivey should be your 3rd string PG, not 2nd)
    Grizzlies (They NEED more people who can knock down the 3)

  7. ljl2 - Oct 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    I’d love to have Delonte back in Cleveland. We could use him to teach Kyrie how to play defense with heart and back up the 1 and 2.

  8. 00maltliquor - Oct 26, 2012 at 8:11 PM

    Good God Lakers, PLEASE pick this man up!!!

  9. kilo0986 - Oct 26, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Cubes said nothing is official.

  10. kavika6 - Oct 27, 2012 at 3:14 AM

    Is he really THAT clueless?

    • badintent - Oct 27, 2012 at 11:51 PM

      Gotta be the shoes !!

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