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Report: Knicks, Grizzlies have interest in Delonte West

Jul 27, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

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Delonte West had a fairly productive eight seasons in the NBA in terms of his on-court contributions, but personal issues which stemmed from his battle with a bipolar disorder often made him more trouble than he was worth from a personality standpoint in the locker room.

That was the reason the Mavericks parted ways with West before last season began, and whatever problems he was blamed for in Dallas kept him out of the league for all of last season.

West tried to show he was ready to return with a stint in the D-League back in March, and with no negative reports being filed on his behavior while there, it appears a couple of teams are ready to take a serious look at bringing him back next season.

From Chris Haynes of

The New York Knicks and the Memphis Grizzlies are on the lookout for a backup point guard and according to a source close to the situation, both teams have inquired about the services of Delonte West.

The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, says talks between the two teams have ramped up recently, however they are termed as being “preliminary at this point” with no offers presented as of yet.

Both teams shall remain in contact with West as they continue to survey the market.

Tony Allen of the Grizzlies took to Twitter to endorse West earlier this week.

In eight games for the D-League’s Texas Legends, West averaged 10.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 2.2 steals in 28.4 minutes per game. But again, we know West can still play — it’s more about his personality fit with a given team than anything else.

  1. cantonbound13 - Jul 27, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Knicks, Grizlies & Gloria James have interest. Hahaha

    • jimeejohnson - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      Jealous haters have to find an outlet for their pent up LOSER mentality.

      • cantonbound13 - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:57 PM

        Sensitive bandwagoner….. Don’t pull a Bosh Spice & cry

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - Jul 27, 2013 at 10:22 PM

        It’s funny cause it’s true

        Lighten up Francis

    • turdfurgerson68 - Jul 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM

      Wow, no one made a stupid, overused ‘Lebron’s mom’ comment.

      Oh wait…

      • cantonbound13 - Jul 29, 2013 at 10:03 AM

        alright, I’ll get off LeBron’s mom, afterall Delonte eventually did. Hahahaha. Thank you, I’ll be here all week.

  2. onlyavoice - Jul 27, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Any & Every Thug There Is, Past & Present,
    The Knicks Will Sign Them All.

    • badge3832 - Jul 27, 2013 at 10:52 PM

      Delonte West is not a thug.

    • 13fitzj - Jul 27, 2013 at 11:08 PM

      yeah Bargnani is a freaking OG

  3. eboneseagles - Jul 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Give me the knicks in any on court confrontation. Coach Woody better be able to hold everyone down though.

  4. jimeejohnson - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Knicks haven’t won even competed for a championship since 1998. They suck!

    • cantonbound13 - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      Says the loser that hasn’t accomplished anything in his lifetime.

      • money2long - Jul 28, 2013 at 4:53 AM

        wait, you mean to tell me he isn’t a nascar racer ?

  5. jadaruler - Jul 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Hoped Delonte would get another chance. He would be a quality player for either team.

  6. zelaya322 - Jul 28, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Please let the Knicks get him. MWP and Delonte on the same team would be awesome!

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