Delonte West Signs With Chinese Team

Delonte West has signed a one-year deal with Fujian of China, according to Chris Haynes of (on Twitter).  The guard last played in the NBA in 2011/12 when he was with the Mavs.

The 30-year-old averaged 9.6 PPG, 3.2 APG, and 1.3 SPG in a shade over 24 minutes a night in that last go-round with Dallas.  West would obviously like to make his way back to the NBA this season and the shortened season in the CBA will allow him to sign a mid-season deal here in the states – provided that a team wants him.

Talent doesn't appear to be the issue with West but behavior certainly is.  After being cut by the Mavericks for his off-court activity in training camp last fall, West lasted just eight games with the D-League's Texas Legends for being late to practice.  The Knicks and Grizzlies had some level of interest in West earlier this summer, but things never seemed to develop.  West even made it known that he'd take a non-guaranteed deal and still didn't get an NBA opportunity.

In eight seasons with the Celtics, Sonics, Cavs, and Mavericks, West averaged 9.7 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 3.6 APG, and 1.1 SPG.  As always, you can keep track of deals all around the globe with Hoops Rumors' International Player Movement Tracker.


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