Troubled point guard Delonte West is coming to the realization that he will have to go through the ranks of the NBA D-League if he hopes to return to the NBA this season. West is set to join the Texas Legends on Monday, per reports, after warming up to the idea.
With NBA teams uneasy about taking a risk on his past behavioral issues, free-agent guard Delonte West intends to report to the Texas Legends of the Development League on Monday, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.
West, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, had planned to join the Legends earlier in February, but never arrived. Since coming to realize the D-League is likely his only avenue back into the NBA, West has reconsidered, a source said.
West has the talent to be a contributor on a NBA team, but no one is willing to take on the baggage that comes with him being in the locker room.
If West can be on the best behavior and show that he is ready to return to the big show, he will likely get a shot to join a playoff contender before the end of the season.