The Dallas Mavericks waived troubled guard Delonte West on Monday following his “indefinite” suspension for being a bad influence on the younger players. The Mavs suspended West twice during the 2012 preseason for unspecified reasons.
On Monday, Mavs owner Mark Cuban told the media West could possibly return to the Mavericks lineup after his suspension.
“No decisions have been made one way or another; otherwise we would have made it,” Cuban said. “It’s just a process that’s pretty much down to me making a decision.”
Cuban said he believed in giving troubled players a second chance. “Do you not remember last year?” he said — an obvious reference to troubled forward Lamar Odom, who was cut by the team last season.
West tweeted his frustration just before he was waived:
“If I’m not what u lookin 4 ….That’s fine…just dont kick me in my ass on the way out the door….I didn’t do anything to deserve that… “I love the city of Dallas..I love playin in the NBA…no I’m not off my meds…no I ain’t on no bipolar trip…this real people lives….And it just ain’t right..imma leave it at that..no ill will towards no one…I’m just sittin here across from the arena wit tear in my eyes.”
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