Report: West to rejoin Mavs on Wednesday
Delonte West's one-day suspension from the Dallas Mavericks has come to a close.
The point guard met with Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson and head coach Rick Carlisle on Tuesday and things are "back on track," according to a report by Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News.
West was suspended immediately following the Mavericks' 123-104 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night after an incident occurred in the locker room.
It is unclear whether playing time was an issue for West, who scored two points and had two assists in 17 minutes in the game. West is part of a crowded backcourt in which newcomers Darren Collison and OJ Mayo start ahead of him. Younger players Dominique Jones and Jared Cunningham played most of the fourth-quarter minutes as the backcourt combo in sealing the win.
“Delonte West will be back with the team (Wednesday) for shootaround and be available for (Wednesday) night’s game vs. Phoenix,’’ Carlisle told The Dallas Morning News.
The veteran West has been forthcoming about his bipolar disorder, which he manages with the help of medication. For the most part, the fan-favorite has been a positive for Dallas – and cited by Carlisle as such – in part due to his openness about his hard-knocks background.