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Delonte West | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 180
College: St. Joseph's
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Delonte West is stateside, and he would like to try and earn a contract with an NBA team.
West said that his release from the Shanghai Sharks was due to an injury, and not disciplinary. However, West has been out of the league since the 2011-12 NBA season, so it would be surprising to see if he could land another contract at this stage in his career. Dec 12 - 8:22 AM

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Delonte West has been released by the Shanghai Sharks in China.

Well, that didn't last very long. After signing him a one-year deal in September, West has been waived by the Sharks after a slow start to the season. At 31 years old, it would be a surprise to see West resurface in the NBA.
Source: Sportando
Nov 18 - 9:20 AM

Delonte West reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks in China.

It's Yao Ming's team, and he probably won't be tolerating any Wet Willies. West was with the Clippers at Las Vegas Summer League, but he didn't play well. His NBA career is likely over.
Sep 12 - 1:53 PM

Doc Rivers cited Delonte West's willingness to sacrifice his body on every play as a reason as to why he decided to give West a second chance, and Summer League invite.

"He’s just doing out there what he always does — he’s been one of the best players in the summer league," said Rivers. "I would rather have that guy who puts his body on the line every time... Maybe that’s why our relationship was so close. Fans love guys who give everything, and Delonte is one of those guys" Rivers has always been a fan of West, but he stopped short of guaranteeing West a training camp invite. "I have no idea [if Delonte will be given an invite to training camp]. Right now we have 1,000 guards. But if the situation fits, then we’ll see."
Jul 20 - 11:16 AM

Delonte West sprained his right ankle during Tuesday's Summer League game, and he will not return.

West is trying to resuscitate his NBA career with a strong showing with the Clippers' squad, so this is a particularly tough break for the veteran SG.
Jul 15 - 7:22 PM

Delonte West will attempt to showcase himself playing for the Clippers' Summer League team, and he hopes to secure a training camp invite.

"The biggest thing personally is just to show teams that any off-the-court issues or things like that are behind me," said West, who was waived by the Dallas Mavericks in October 2012 after being suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. "Those things don’t affect what I do on the basketball court. All I am ready to do is play basketball and win games, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to help the Clippers." West's on-court/off-court issues have been well documented, but he is a serviceable backup point guard, and if he is able to land on a roster it will be a nice story. West attributes his newfound maturity to fatherhood.
Jul 14 - 2:08 PM

Delonte West will play in the Summer league for the Clippers after a two year hiatus.

West has been out of the league since the 2011-2012 season where he played for the Dallas Mavericks. Now it appears his former head coach in Boston and current Clippers coach and VP of basketball operations Doc Rivers is giving him a chance to prove he can still contribute on the NBA level. In his last season West averaged 9.6 points in 20 minutes of action.
Jun 5 - 4:15 PM

Delonte West has reportedly signed with a team in China.

This should put the wraps on West's controversial and colorful NBA career, although it wouldn't be too surprising to see him come back after the Chinese season is over, if he has a great year.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 07:41:00 PM

Delonte West has bulked up to 200 pounds in anticipation of a training camp invite from an NBA team.

West said that he is healthy and "still [has] a lot of basketball left." It sounds like he's ready to accept the veteran's minimum to land a guaranteed deal, but first he needs to convince teams that he can control his emotions during the season. New York and Memphis have both been mentioned as potential landing spots.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 09:34:00 AM

Delonte West says he's healthy, in shape and wants to resume his career.

West spent last year out of the league after the Mavs cut him on Oct. 29. The Knicks and Grizzlies were both reportedly interested in West, but the Knicks moved on to Beno Udrih. It's unclear if the Grizzlies are still interested in his services. West said he's willing to take a nonguaranteed deal, but he may also need to spend some time in the D-League. Regardless, West will have to prove himself before he's given anything.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 05:13:00 PM

The Knicks are no longer interested in signing Delonte West and could try to sign Bobby Brown before August 15.

Beno Udrih is also on the radar for the Knicks. They need a third point guard behind Pablo Prigioni, but perhaps there is a little too much baggage with West. As for Brown, he might wind up overseas without an NBA contract by the 15th. No matter who the Knicks sign, that player will need some players to miss time in order to see double-digit minutes per game.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 12:29:00 PM

The Knicks and Grizzlies are in contact with Delonte West.

He's looking to make his way back to the NBA after the Mavericks cut him on October 29 of last year. Tony Allen said that he'd love to add West to the Grizzlies and the Knicks could use another guard on their roster, too. Regardless of where he lands, he'd have to prove himself for minutes.
Source: CSNNW.com
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 06:01:00 PM

Tony Allen said that he'd "love to have" Delonte West as a teammate on the Grizzlies.

The idea came during a random Twitter exchange with fans, when Allen suggested that West would solidify the backup PG position. West played in the D-League after being cut by Dallas last season and he's eager to return to the NBA, where he'd likely fill a backup role as a defensive specialist.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 01:54:00 PM

Delonte West is hoping to return to the NBA this upcoming season.

"I had tears in my eyes watching games this past year—not because I’m bipolar, but because I’m sitting at home and miss the game" West said. "When my agent calls, I’m going to be on the next flight. He was cut by the Mavericks on October 29, then played in D-League games, averaging 10.3 points.
Source: SLAM
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 12:11:00 PM

ESPN's Marc Stein reports the Knicks are among the teams monitoring Delonte West's play in the D-League.

According to Stein, West is scheduled to be in uniform for the Texas Legends on Saturday. West decided to play for the Legends after previously declining the chance to showcase himself in the D-League. This stands as possibly West's last opportunity to earn his way back into the NBA.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 02:31:00 PM

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