After squaring off during a two on two exercise last week, it appeared that all was well again between Delonte West and Von Wafer. But today, it appears that there are hard feelings between the two guards who are basically fighting for the same spot on the team, as a back up at the 2 guard.
Alex Kennedy reports from practice:
After another intense three-on-three game in practice today, Delonte West and Von Wafer got into a fist fight in the locker room.Delonte has the talent to help this team and be a big part of what they are doing but he has to buy into ubuntu for that to happen. This is the second time there has been an incident between these two, both times being instigated by West. This team practices hard and they go at each other on the court, and that makes them a better team. But if players can't leave the competition on the floor, it is going to disrupt the team's chemistry. I know Delonte must be frustrated by not being able to play, but this isn't the way to deal with those frustrations. It will be interesting to see if Doc and the vets can reel Delonte in or if they will be forced to release him in the interest of keeping ubuntu intact. For more information on the incident, you can read the article here.
Punches were thrown and the players had to be separated. The Celtics are considering releasing West, who is on a non-guaranteed contract.
Sources say that Wafer tried to walk away but West followed him into the locker room and threw the first punch. Doc and vets aren't happy.
Wafer issued this post to Twitter:
Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that West has been furious with Wafer since their last altercation, believing that Wafer was responsible for the anonymous comment that was made at that time about being able to tell when Delonte was off his meds. FLCeltsFan 10/29/2010 01:56:00 PM Tweet Edit