Mavericks suspend Delonte West indefinitely. Again.

October 25, 2012

(LM Otero / AP)

At this rate, Delonte West is on pace to be suspended about 14 times this season.

The Dallas Mavericks suspended their mercurial guard for the second time in a 10-day span on Wednesday, again citing conduct detrimental to the team.

“We have suspended Delonte West for conduct detrimental to the team,” Mavericks President of Basketball Operations Don Nelson said in a statement (via CBSSports.com). “The suspension is effective immediately and no other statements will be issued.”

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle suspended West on Oct. 16 for conduct detrimental to the team after a reported locker room outburst following a preseason game. Carlisle did not elaborate on the reason for the punishment.

West, who takes medication for bipolar disorder, was suspended for 10 games by the NBA after his 2009 arrest for driving a three-wheel motorcycle with multiple weapons on board. The 29-year-old Washington, D.C. native was also sentenced to eight months of house arrest for the incident.

Shortly after the suspension was announced, West began an emotional string of tweets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last February, West slept in the Dallas locker room and his car because he said he could not get approved to rent an apartment due to his criminal record. When Mavericks owner Mark Cuban found out, he quickly helped West find a place.

In April, West was fined $25,000 for giving Jazz forward Gordon Hayward a wet willy during a game.

West averaged 9.6 points and 3.2 assists in 44 games with the Mavericks in 2011-12.

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