Delonte West Suspended By the Dallas Mavericks

by October 16, 2012

by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

All told, Delonte West had been on his best behavior for the most part during his time in Dallas … until now.

The Mavericks suspended West for conduct detrimental to the team. According to published reports, Delonte blew up in the locker room last night following the Mavs’ preseason win over the Houston Rockets.

Reports ESPN:

Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West has been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. Carlisle did not specify a timetable for West’s suspension.

Sources said that West’s suspension stems at least in part from an outburst in the locker room after the Mavs’ 123-104 preseason win Monday over the Houston Rockets. He had 2 points, 2 assists and 1 rebound in 16 minutes during the win.

Though deleted by now, Delonte West did tweet out a couple of cryptic apologies after the suspension was announced.