As has been rumored, West is on the Clippers Summer League roster announced Monday (possibly thanks to Doc Rivers, who coached West back in Boston). With all due respect to Jon Brockman and DeAndre Liggins, West is about the only interesting thing on the Clippers roster in Vegas as Reggie Bullock (quad injury) and C.J. Wilcox (shoulder) will not be on the team.
West was last in the NBA in 2012 with Dallas and he played well, averaging 9.6 points a game, hitting 35.5 percent from three and having a PER right at the league average of 15.3. West can do a number of things on the offensive end: penetrate, dish, knock down open looks, plus he is a solid defender. If he still can do those things teams will notice.
Last season, I had wondered quite a bit if Delonte West was going to get a call from the Celtics front office. West was a relatively steady hand in the backcourt, and had a lot left to offer to a team. A lot of other baggage usually followed, but for some reason, when he had that Celtics jersey on, things seemed to go as good as they were ever going to for West.
Now, two years removed from the league, Delonte is getting another shot to play for Doc. I'm going to speak for all of us when I say I hope he makes it and gets one more shot in the Association.
Padraic O'Connor 7/09/2014 10:45:00 AM Tweet Edit