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Delonte West reportedly to suit up in D-League, with NBA teams watching

Mar 15, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

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When the Dallas Mavericks cut Delonte West this preseason for “conduct detrimental to the team” no NBA team jumped in and picked him up. This is a guy who is 29 years old and averaged 9.6 points a game last season, he was a solid NBA bench and role player. You have to be quite the disruption and problem for teams to walk away from that kind of production.

West’s way back into the NBA was to play a while in the D-League and show not only that his still has some skills but also that he can be a good teammate. He had been scheduled to play with the Texas Legends but backed out. Which didn’t help his cause.

Now apparently he is back in, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Knicks could certainly use some guard help under the age of 50.

West is a complex guy dealing with a bipolar disorder — he’s not a bad person but he doesn’t always fit neatly into the team mold franchises want off the court. He wore out his welcome in Dallas, about the most player-friendly organization in the league.

But if you can produce there seemingly is always another chance. And West has got one, we’ll see if he can grab hold of it.

  1. rj2323 - Mar 15, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Very solid guard can play the 1 or 2

  2. mgscott - Mar 15, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Gloria would agree with him being solid.

  3. zerole00 - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    The return of Wet Willy West.

  4. Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 15, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Knicks need his scoring ability.

  5. eflem80 - Mar 15, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    “about the most player-friendly organization in the league.” Really? Lamar Odom, Jason Kidd, Tyson Chandler, Caron Butler all willingly left….all pretty stand up guys….and Doc Rivers loves him. Kurt, This sounds like premeditated hate because you know he’s gonna be a Knick & there’s no chance of him going to your Heat (see Gloria James). Perfect addition for the Knicks just like Kenyon Martin has been as well.

    • Kurt Helin - Mar 16, 2013 at 1:05 AM

      Those guys left Dallas because of money and contracts. Talk to people around the league and players love how the Dallas organization treats them.

      I love that you all think I have a favorite team anymore.

  6. buffalosaint - Mar 16, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    Those kids just better have his donuts.

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