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Report: Delonte West to return to Boston

Posted on: September 1, 2010 2:47 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

And the Celtics roster continues to get weirder. A league source tells the Boston Herald that Delonte West is ready to sign a deal with Boston.

West of course had one stint already with the Celtics, as he was drafted 24th overall in the 2004 draft and played in Boston for three years. He was then traded to Seattle in a deal that brought in Ray Allen. He most recently played with LeBron in Cleveland, but then was traded to Minnesota were he was promptly released.

The Herald says West will sign a non-guaranteed contract and will be in training camp this fall. So a spot on the roster is not a lock for the volatile guard.  West is suspended for the first 10 games this season for pleading guilty to a gun charge.

West is a helpful role player when his head is right. He might be able to settle in as the team's backup point guard behind Rajon Rondo as currently rookie Avery Bradley is playing behind Rondo. The Celtic bench doesn't have a ton of punch off it currently with Marquis Daniels and Nate Robinson being the top scoring names right now. Of course Jermaine O'Neal and Glen Davis are on Boston's second unit, but in terms of guard production, the Celtics are a bit thin, especially after losing Tony Allen to free agency.

Last season in Cleveland, West played in 60 games and averaged 8.8 points and 3.3 assists in 25 minutes a game.
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Since: Sep 7, 2010
Posted on: September 7, 2010 5:04 pm
 

Report: Delonte West to return to Boston

What have the Magic done this off-season to warrant a look and your team actually regressed from '09 to '10.  So, I don't mean to be rude, what exactly are we overlooking?



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Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: September 5, 2010 12:54 pm
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Since: Jul 16, 2010
Posted on: September 5, 2010 6:50 am
 

Report: Delonte West to return to Boston

oh, how great it will be when Boston plays Miami even more. Delonte West still banging Gloria James on the side? I'm sure Lebron will be the last to know. I'd rather see the Lakers win a tough series against the Celtics than wlak past the Queen and his crew.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2010 11:11 pm
 

Report: Delonte West to return to Boston

If Orlando finally learns to play, miami won't beat them.



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: September 3, 2010 8:57 pm
 

Report: Delonte West to return to Boston

With that comment you must be a laker fan, and if you're not you don't know basketball.....at all. The Celtics that took the Fakers to game 7 and just ran out of gas in the last few minutes are still trying to be relevent? I'm not even a Celtic fan and I can tell you that your comment is a line of crap. Delonte West is an excellent signing for them. Doc has already had him and knows what he is capable of. They will be just fine...



Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2010 7:34 am
 

Report: Delonte West to return to Boston

you'd be right if everything you wrote wasn't wrong.  The Celtics Big 3 were already veteran's ready to sacrifice, Miami's 3 is in their prime.  It's a much bigger adjustment and MAY take them a year to figure it out.  That's why some people are saying Miami may not be Finals-bound immediately.  The '08 versions of Rondo and Perk are much better than Miami's current PG and C (Chalmers and Joel Anthony).  Is this year's Mike Miller really better than 08 James Posey?  Especially when you take defense into account?  The answer is no.  Obviously younger Eddie House is better than current Eddie House.  Ilgauskas isn't better than PJ Brown was.  Haslem is probably the only player on Miami's bench that's better than the '08 Celtics counterpart (the Big Baby/Leon Powe combo).  But the real problem is what I already mentioned.  Miami has two bench-level players who have to start.  There is no irony in thinking that could cause them a problem come playoff time.  There's actually no irony at all because what you described doesn't fit the definition of irony, but that's another issue altogether. 



Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2010 12:17 am
 

Report: Delonte West to return to Boston

I think Delonte is a very good player. It bothers me as a Heat fan that they are getting him. Actually it bothers me alot more than the Celts getting either O'Neal.



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: September 2, 2010 11:47 pm
 

Report: Delonte West to return to Boston

Nobody knows if Miami will even qualify for the play-offs nor get through the first round or second round or conference finals.

TZ, that's the dumbest statement I've seen in a while. Sure there are no guarantees in life, but do you really think there area 8 teams better than Miami? It's not really going out on a limb to say that they'll make the playoffs and get one of the top seeds... Getting out of the 1st round is not a stretch either. Miami made the playoffs and were the 5th seed last year. Are you telling me you believe they are a WORSE team with LBJ and Bosh? C'mon! Take a risk here and go ahead and mark them down for the playoffs.

I'm pretty sure Miami is a top 4 team in the East (Boston, Orlando, Atlanta). If so, they'll get home court advantage and probably make it out of the 1st round. I would take the Miami Big 3 over Orland, ATL any day. I know it's easy to hate these guys, but you still have to admit they're pretty good.



Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: September 2, 2010 9:04 pm
 

Report: Delonte West to return to Boston

you are a donkey



Since: Dec 24, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2010 7:52 pm
 

Report: Delonte West to return to Boston

you must be one of those poor cavaliers fans that got trashed by a much better CELTIC TEAM!!!!


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