HoopsHype Delonte West rumors

June 5, 2014 Updates

After two full years out of the league, veteran guard Delonte West is making the bold, necessary pivotal step towards resurrecting his NBA career by electing to participate in the Las Vegas Summer League and reaching an agreement to suit up for the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources informed CSNNW.com. His unwavering desire to once again play at the highest level is a goal he’s fixated on procuring for next season, one of the sources explained. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity due to an official announcement yet to be made by the team. CSNNW.com

March 9, 2014 Updates

The Chinese Basketball Association season is currently in its playoff semifinals, meaning a slew of former NBA players could be available as free agents in the coming weeks. There has been interest in former Celtic Lester Hudson, who scored 40 points in Xinjiang’s victory over Dongguan. Former Sacramento King Bobby Brown tallied 45 points in that game. Other ex-NBAers in China are Shelden Williams, Delonte West, James Singleton, Donte Green, Yi Jianlian, Dominique Jones, and Hamed Haddadi. Boston Globe

February 13, 2014 Updates

David 'Dubi' Pick: Former NBA PG Delonte West, now in China, becomes available this weekend. He averaged 23.2 points, 5.6 assists & 5 boards per. Twitter @IAmDPick

January 5, 2014 Updates
December 11, 2013 Updates

Among current pro athletes who have professed a fear of flying are Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, the NBA's Delonte West, James Harrison of the Cincinnati Bengals, Cortland Finnegan of the St.Louis Rams and pro golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez, who once said: "I hate flying. Sometimes I go into such a sweat, it looks like I've poured a bucket of water on my head." SportsonEarth

October 1, 2013 Updates

Free agent guard Delonte West has signed a one-year deal with Fujian Xunxing of China, a source informed CSNNW.com. West, 30, will have the opportunity to latch onto an NBA team once the Chinese Basketball Association's season concludes in February. CSNNW.com

Chris Haynes: Delonte West has signed a 1-year deal w/ Fujian of China, I'm told. He can latch on with an NBA team when season concludes. Twitter @ChrisBHaynes

August 14, 2013 Updates
August 11, 2013 Updates

“You’re associating happiness with money. And the last time I checked, there was a CVS or Walgreens on every block or corner. And there’s a prescription aisle right in the back and every time you go to the hospital, how long do you have to wait to see the doctor because everybody in America has something. Some people have depression or suffer from headaches or something. Everybody needs a pill for something nowadays, and they’re coming up with new names for new things every day. For me, I don’t think being bipolar was my issue. I don’t think it ever was.” Boston Globe

August 4, 2013 Updates

West, who last played for the Mavericks, said he will accept a nonguaranteed deal, just hoping to impress a coach and make a roster. He was waived by Dallas last October after a dispute with coach Rick Carlisle, then played briefly in the Development League. West, who has had a pair of stints with the Celtics, said the time away has been rewarding and therapeutic. “This, in a way, has been the biggest blessing of my life,” he said. “This has given me time to grow. I’m just looking for answers, and all of the things I have been searching for, as a man, not as an athlete, to complete me. In that time period I met my wife and have had a beautiful son, and it’s like everything is falling in place. “Back in December or January, I stopped trying to trust in man and fight these battles by myself. I just handed the keys to the man upstairs and let him drive. It’s been the biggest blessing of my life. I have so much to be grateful for, thankful for, and I have a lot to play for now.” Boston Globe

Reflection has been a consistent theme for West the past 12 months. He stopped tweeting and allowing outside interests to affect his passion for basketball. “Over this last year, this whole social media hasn’t done any justice for any players, really in all walks of sports,” he said. “You have so many people who are waiting for you to say the wrong thing. You can say 100 things right and then say one thing wrong and the world is going to go crazy. So, I left that alone. I retired my rap career. That didn’t help, either. “That doesn’t mean I’m crazy, man. I’m talented, but at the same time once you have a stigma hanging over you, you can be misinterpreted. But that’s all right, though.” Boston Globe

August 1, 2013 Updates
July 30, 2013 Updates

The Knicks have had "conversations" with representatives for free-agent guard Delonte West, a league source confirmed. The team has not offered West a contract and, the source cautioned, there is no guarantee that an offer is coming. The Knicks have three open roster spots, so they have room to bring West in, if they choose. GM Glen Grunwald said recently that the team is open to adding a backup guard and a big man. West could fill the void at backup guard. ESPN.com

July 29, 2013 Updates
July 27, 2013 Updates

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. CSNNW.com

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