In spite of all the reasons for not considering Delonte West for the 15th spot on the team,  the rumors about him just keep coming.  This may be a case of a lot of smoke and no fire or there could be something to it.  Here are some of the rumors that have been swirling in Boston about the former (and possibly future) Celtic. 

First, on August 26th,  a listener texted the Toucher & Rich show to say Delonte West was spotted at Logan Airport and he's in town for a workout.  A lot of players come in for workouts when teams are filling out their rosters,  so that in itself wasn't remarkable.  But then, yesterday, Red's Army posted this unsubstantiated rumor.

 I'm going to pass this along with one huge caveat:  This is an unconfirmed email we just got.  It says Delonte is at New England Baptist Hospital right now getting a pre-signing physical.
Ok, so the rumors are still swirling.  First Delonte is at the airport.  Then, Delonte is at the hospital getting a physical.  But still, these are unconfirmed rumors.  We still haven't seen anything in the papers about Delonte in town. Until today, that is.  This is from today's Herald:
We hear that former Celtic Delonte West, who was recently waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves, was apartment hunting in Waltham. We have no idea why Delonte would be nosing around Celtics] country, what with Rajon Rondo and Nate Robinson already in da house. But do stay tuned . . .
So, let's review.  First Delonte was spotted at the airport (unconfirmed rumor). Next, Delonte was spotted at the hospital getting his physical (unconfirmed rumor).  And now, he is shopping for an apartment in Waltham (confirmed rumor).  Seems like too much smoke for there not to be some fire.  As the Herald said... Stay tuned.

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  1. JR says:

    I wanted the C's to sign Delonte and probably still do, but Danny gave Nate Robinson what? Like 9 million? I mean Wafer is on a minimum contract, so he doesn't matter financially, but based on the contract Nate got he should be expected to play minutes like a true 3rd guard. Then again Nate isn't as good a player as Delonte. Too bad Danny didn't use the Nate money for a greater need. Seemed like an overpay at the time and still does.

  2. Jenda says:

    If it prevents C's from signing West I say it was a smat move.lol

  3. JR says:

    Tell us how you really feel Jenda? lol.

  4. Jenda says:

    Anyway, I don't see him as so much of an atribution, I like Nate better, after the camp when he's sure about the role he has and certain in the playing situations he'll be even better than last year. And heck, he competed with Rasheed Wallace in OREBs. :D

  5. Anonymous says:

    I like delontes agressive play i think he could help the celtics,plus i'm still not comfortable with nates size,although i like nate and am happy we got him!

  6. bobsquatch says:

    Delonte, while a good player, brings far too much baggage with him. With Shaq now they already have more than enough distractions without Delonte too. Wait for someone that could help as there is no hurry at this time. Better to wait and be sure then jump in on an "iffy" at this time.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Mann d west is a good pick up to replace TA look TA is 6'4 and plays good D meanwhile d west is 6'3 a scorer and a defender better than TA and far as backing up Paul we got quiz and wafer can play the 2 and 3 and Luke can also play the 3

  8. Jenda says:

    Hah, I think I found a way how to explain my feelings.
    Anonymous says agressive play, I say he has been charged for a weapon possession.
    bobsquatch says too much baggage, I say he flew into the town with just a guitar case. His trikey is on the way.

  9. Anonymous says:

    are we allowed to trade nate yet? not sure about the rule for a guy who was just signed. But nate has the type of contract that could be a valuable trade asset.

  10. JR says:

    I don't believe we can trade Nate until around mid December. I think if we chose to trade him at that time it would be b/c he was out of the rotation and then would be considered very overpaid and have little value.

  11. Anonymous says:

    lol @ trading nate when we jsut signed him this offseason... ppl don't even know basketball and are acting like they should be the GM. Bring delonte on board, dude can play. People seem to forget he was starting at 2 guard for the team with the best record in the NBA last year. Can shoot, can handle the ball, bring him on.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The former LB's mother-fooker

  13. Jenda says:

    Could someone please delonte this last comment?

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