Delonte West Heads East, Leaves Cavs

by October 07, 2009

For the second time this fall and third time in the last year, Delonte West, as tweeted by Brian Windhorst, has left the Cavs to take care of “personal business.” Arrested three weeks ago on gun charges, an unexcused West missed the first four practice of training camp before returning to the team. Now, merely a few days after rejoining LeBron, Shaq and Co., Delonte has taken off again. West publicly acknowledged last summer that he was fighting an ongoing battle with mental illness. His current absence, the exact length of which is still unknown, leaves the Cavs dangerously thin in the backcourt.