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Delonte West officially waived by Mavericks

Oct 29, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

Casey Smith, Delonte West AP

The rumors have been swirling for days. Delonte West‘s time with the Mavericks was coming to a close and we only need to wait for the official announcement. Well, it seems that announcement is here.

From Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News:

The Mavericks have informed the NBA office of their 15-man roster and Delonte West is not on it.

West will be officially waived, reducing the Mavericks’ roster to the 15-man maximum.

West’s release comes on the heels of two suspensions from the team in past two weeks. Multiple accounts claim concern that West’s actions could negatively affect the younger players on the roster and that what got him suspended in the first place was simply  “Delonte being Delonte.” I can’t tell you what the latter means but it certainly implies the Mavs have seen it before and aren’t inclined to see it again.

So West is now a free agent and will be looking for work like countless other NBA veterans who have been cut loose over the last several days. A team will need to decide if they want to take a chance on his talent and will weigh that versus the risk of any distraction his presence may cause. As of this moment I’m sure NBA front office men are seriously considering bringing him in. Others won’t go near him. Such is the life of an NBA player deemed a malcontent. At some point you become too much trouble for even your talent to overcome.

Whatever happens with West in terms of the NBA, though, I hope he can find some peace in the world. After being diagnosed as bi-polar, having his run-ins with the law, and the general sense that things weigh heavy on him in his everyday life I’d like to see him find some stability. Obviously that didn’t happen with the Mavs but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen somewhere else. Be it in the NBA or not.

  1. zacksdad - Oct 29, 2012 at 5:52 PM


    Welcome to the Lakers. Hope you enjoy your new upcoming rings.

  2. 00maltliquor - Oct 29, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Jim, Mitch…you better get your asses on this NOW! Not tommorrow, not in 10 min., NOW!

  3. rocirius - Oct 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    If he goes to the lakers I think they might make the WCF because he could fill in for Kobe or Nash…otherwise that weak bench will be their undoing. I think a team like Indiana could really use him if they want to contend.

  4. fotydaze - Oct 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    I’m sure Lebrons mom is meeting with Pat as we speak to get him on the roster,

  5. sackofrice - Oct 29, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    that’s messed up. don’t hide behind your screen with stupid comments

  6. badintent - Oct 30, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Delonte, Ne-Ha -ma, How are You ? In Chinese, practice , and welcome to Shanghai. Your team official is Lucy Lu and she will teach your the ways of the Orient so you behave like good comrade and play good basketball for glory of Communist Party. OR we cut you up and cook with the rats, cats and dogs !Se-se( please)

  7. 24thesho - Oct 30, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Lucy Liu was born in Jackson Heights – Queens, New York……, fool! She is an American whose family happens to be of Asian descent. She’s a full blooded New Yorker, dumbass.

  8. staff2cj - Oct 30, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Bang Gloria one more time before you join the L.A. Corn Flakes

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