Mavericks Re-Sign Guard Delonte West
- For Immediate Release
- July 26, 2012
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavricks announced today they have re-signed free agent guard Delonte West. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
West (6'3, 180) was originally signed by the Mavericks as a free agent on December 13, 2011. He averaged 9.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 24.1 minutes in 44 games (33 starts) last season despite suffering a fractured and dislocated right ring finger on February 15 against the Denver Nuggets. The injury forced West our of 21 games but he returned to start the final 13 games of the regular season.
"We are thrilled that Delonte is returning to the Mavericks," President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson said. "Delonte is a great fit on our roster. We are excited that he will bring the same toughness and versatility on both ends of the court that he did last year."
Originally the first round draft pick (24th overall) of the Boston Celtics in the 2004 NBA Draft, West is an eight-year veteran who owns averages of 9.7 points, 3.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 432 games (258 starts) for Boston, Seattle, Cleveland and Dallas.
The Washington D.C., native attended St. Joseph's University where, as a junior, he teamed with Jameer Nelson to lead his school to an undefeated 27-0 regular season and an Elite Eight appearance. He was named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press and All-Atlantic 10 First Team.