You may have been wondering how Delonte West has been spending his free time now that he's on an indefinite hiatus from professional basketball. If Twitter is any indication, he's still in the Dallas area and has mostly occupied himself by making cameos at local gyms and dropping in on middle school ... More >>
It was a dark day in Dallas on October 29, when the Mavericks unceremoniously waived Delonte West just a day before the season opener. He was a solid player who held his own on both sides of the ball. He was also one of the few professional athletes whose public comments aren't limited to canned, in ... More >>
Dallas is a sadder place now that Delonte West is no longer a Maverick. The man played solid D, could score some points off the bench, and was a generally entertaining presence.
Sadder still is the state of West's job search. He took to Twitter today to beg a team -- any team -- to take him.
I did some hard time in Cleveland a few years back, and I covered quite a bit of basketball. My time there overlapped some with that of Delonte West, who revealed himself to be tough, funny, weird, one of the few seemingly authentic athletes you'll come across in the locker room.
When he signed wit ... More >>
The Mavericks' announcement today that the Mavericks have indefinitely suspended guard Delonte West isn't exactly a surprise. He never seems to make it long without a suspension of some sorts. Just last week, he was on the outs with the team for a day after a locker room tirade. But that doesn't mak ... More >>
Delonte West, the Mavericks guard and most interesting man in basketball, has been suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team," ESPN reports. Coach Rick Carlisle isn't specifying why, nor has he laid out a timetable for West's return.
The suspension came after the Mavs' preseason win over Houst ... More >>
We'd like to point you to this Tweet from Mavs guard Delonte West, in case you needed another reason to love him. He's down with SWV. Delonte, so am I. You single?
In his downtime this summer, he's been prepping a new mixtape as his rap alter ego, Charlee Redz, called Cadillac Music: Come Ride W ... More >>
So the Mavs have a very legitimate shot at landing the NBA's top free agent, current New Jersey Net Deron Williams. This is his hometown. His mother lives here. The entire city would go apeshit if he took his talents to Victory Park. That hasn't yet definitively tipped the scales in our favor, what ... More >>
Back in December, we spent some time exalting the weirdness of Mavericks guard Delonte West, who had just signed with the team. West is known for his ongoing mental health struggles, and his non-dalliance with LeBron James' mom. But he is also a noted weirdo whose quotes can reach Ichiro-esque level ... More >>
The NBA's regular season is so often discarded as an insignificant enterprise, though for reasons that are largely flimsy at best; there's real value to be gleaned in that initial 82, whether about a team's overall offensive or defensive aptitude, a coach's substitution patterns, the compatibility o ... More >>
It's a common NBA refrain: Following an inactive trade deadline, a team will claim that getting a relevant player back from injury is akin to making a deadline deal. It happened with the Mavericks and Rodrigue Beaubois, and this year's spin involves the eventual integration of Delonte West.
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The Mavericks -- like virtually every other team during this bizarre, lockout-shortened NBA season -- are nearly impossible to pin down. A combination of odd scheduling, injury adjustments and minimal practice time seemingly puts a different Maverick team on the floor every night out; in one game th ... More >>
That sound you just heard? That was any and all illogically bloated expectations for the Mavericks' season hitting the ground with a thud.
This isn't your typical championship defense. The Mavs made it clear in the off-season that they weren't content to merely bring back all of the components of ... More >>
Delonte West did not schtup LeBron's mom. That other shit you heard? Yeah, that's probably true.It won't get the buzz that landing Lamar Odom or Vince Carter will, but last night the Mavericks made what will easily be their most interesting move of this abridged off-season, signing guard Delo ... More >>
On this season of The Shark Tank ...Rob Mahoney runs The Two Man game, an ESPN-affiliated Mavericks blog, and occasionally writes about basketball for Unfair Park.
Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson have never exactly run the Mavericks like an ordinary NBA franchise. They drafted a gangly German k ... More >>