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Delonte West - PG/SG, 6'3, 180
Free agent - Last played with Texas Legends (D-League, 2015)
       Date of birth: 07/26/1983
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 24th pick, 2004
     Out of: Saint Joseph's
  NBA Experience: 8 years
  Hand: Left

2004 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 24th overall by Boston.
3rd July, 2004 NBA Signed four year, $4,919,760 rookie scale contract with Boston. Included team option for 2007/08.
6th July, 2006 NBA Boston exercised 2007/08 team option.
2007 NBA Draft NBA Traded by Boston, along with Wally Szczerbiak, the draft rights to Jeff Green (#5) and a 2008 second round pick (#46, Trent Plaisted) to Seattle in exchange for Ray Allen and the draft rights to Glen Davis (#35).
21st February, 2008 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by Seattle, along with Wally Szczerbiak, to Cleveland in exchange for Donyell Marshall and Ira Newble from Cleveland, and Adrian Griffin from Chicago.
12th September, 2008 NBA Re-signed by Cleveland to a partially guaranteed three year, $12,604,250 contract.
26th July, 2010 NBA Traded by Cleveland, along with Sebastian Telfair, to Minnesota in exchange for Ramon Sessions, Ryan Hollins and a 2013 second round pick (#39, Jeff Withey).
3rd August, 2010 NBA Waived by Minnesota.
1st September, 2010 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Boston.
13th December, 2011 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Dallas.
26th July, 2012 NBA Re-signed by Dallas to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
29th October, 2012 NBA Waived by Dallas.
25th January, 2013 D-League Acquired by Texas Legends.
29th January, 2013 D-League Waived by Texas Legends.
16th March, 2013 D-League Re-acquired by Texas Legends.
1st October, 2013 China Signed a one year contract with Fujian.
12th September, 2014 China Signed a one year contract with Shanghai Sharks.
18th November, 2014 China Released by Shanghai Sharks.
11th January, 2015 Venezuela Signed a one season contract with Guaros de Lara.
11th March, 2015 Venezuela Left Guaros de Lara.
11th March, 2015 D-League Designated as a returning player by Texas Legends.
2nd April, 2015 D-League Waived by Texas Legends due to injury.
When: Where:
2001 - 2004 Saint Joseph's (NCAA)
June 2004 - June 2007 Boston Celtics (NBA)
June 2007 - February 2008 Seattle Supersonics (NBA)
February 2008 - July 2010 Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
July 2010 - August 2010 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
September 2010 - June 2011 Boston Celtics (NBA)
December 2011 - October 2012 Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
January 2013 - June 2013 Texas Legends (D-League)
October 2013 - June 2013 Fujian (China)
July 2014 L.A. Clippers (Summer League)
September 2014 - November 2014 Shanghai (China)
January 2015 - March 2015 Guaros de Lara (Venezuela)
March 2015 - April 2015 Texas Legends (D-League)
From blog:

   We're Adding A Little Something To This Month's Sales Contest. As You All Know, First Prize Is A Cadillac El Dorado.

For all of the things that count against Delonte - not least of which is the fact that he'll be suspended for the first 10 games of the season - he's an NBA rotation calibre player. For obvious reasons, Delonte had a down year last season, yet even then, his PER of 13.8 was right in line with his career numbers of 13.9. Boston is one of the few places where Delonte's talents are enough for tolerating his dramas to be just about worthwhile; the fact that he's suspended, gets injured a third of the way through every season, and hasn't fulfilled the potential he showed in his first two seasons, does not change the fact that he's a decent player on both ends of the court. He is therefore a worthwhile reclamation project for the Celtics, the place where he also spent his best years. West didn't do dumb stuff when Paul Pierce was around.

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   15 More Ten Day Contract Candidates (Because Apparently 101 Wasn't Enough After All)

In some additional related bookkeeping, the reason for many of the players listed in the previous list was due to the NBA's contract guarantee date. All players on NBA rosters on or after January 10th have their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season (future seasons are unaffected); this also includes waivers. In-season waivers are 48 hours long and do not include weekends; therefore, with the 10th of January being a Monday, players had to be waived by close of business on Wednesday 5th in order to have cleared waivers before the deadline date.

Eleven players with not fully guaranteed contracts were waived in the hours before that deadline: Steve Novak, Damien Wilkins, Jarron Collins, John Lucas III, Ime Udoka, Lester Hudson, Ronald Dupree, Brian Skinner, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Sundiata Gaines and Rodney Carney. Twenty seven unguaranteed players survived; Delonte West, Von Wafer, Brian Scalabrine, Samardo Samuels, Manny Harris, Alonzo Gee, Brian Cardinal, Melvin Ely, Gary Forbes, Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, A.J. Price, Ike Diogu, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, Ben Uzoh, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Shawne Williams, Malik Allen, Garret Siler, Patty Mills, Sean Marks, Darnell Jackson, Chris Quinn, Sonny Weems, Jeremy Evans, Cartier Martin and Hamady Ndiaye. Players with contracts who had already become guaranteed due to specific guarantee stipulations in their contracts were Sherron Collins, Derrick Brown, Josh McRoberts, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter, Luther Head and Joey Dorsey.

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   The best of what's left after what was the best of what's left has gone and is no longer left

- Delonte West * - As expected, Delonte was waived by the Timberwolves. Lots of teams could use a player of his talent and versatility, but no one wants to deal with the headaches. The NBA also just handed down a 10 game suspension for Delonte for his gun-toting violin case thing, which will make signing him even less desirable.

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   The best of what's left

Delonte West - West is not a free agent, but he will be soon. Minnesota, who just traded him, are going to waive him for the $3.3 million in salary savings that doing so will avail them. When this happens, West becomes the best available two guard on a market short of them; he can also play point guard, if that's what a team needs. Delonte is a good defender and shooter, capable enough of running the pick and roll in the half court, yet the reason he's become so blacklisted is for all the other stuff. The violin case, the Gloria rumour, the bipolarness, etc. He is not a marginal talent, yet because of the soap opera of his off-court life, he's costing himself job opportunities. However, there are still teams out there who may want (or need) to take a chance on that. I recommend Memphis.

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