After two years away from the NBA, guard Delonte West will look to earn himself a roster spot for next season by participating in the Las Vegas Summer League in July.
According to a report by Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com, West has reached an agreement to play for the Los Angeles Clippers in the tournament.
His last stint in the league was with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011-12, averaging 9.6 points and 3.2 assists in 44 games for the team. The Boston Celtics drafted West with the 24th overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft. He’s also suited up for the Seattle SuperSonics and Cleveland Cavaliers.
In 2013-14, West played for Fujian Xunxing of the Chinese Basketball Association. He averaged 22.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while leading the team to a 26-8 record during the regular season.
Clippers head coach, Doc Rivers, coached West when he was with the Celtics, so that could help his chances of making the main roster if the 6-3 combo guard impresses next month.
West has career averages of 9.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists on 44.8 percent shooting from the field and 37.8 percent from three-point range.
The Samsung NBA Summer League tips off on July 11 in Las Vegas at the COX Pavilion and Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada.
His reputation has taken quite a hit over the years. West has bipolar disorder, which he’s admitted has caused him to make some poor decisions in the past. He was arrested and plead guilty to traffic and weapons-related charges in 2009. There were also rumors that West had a sexual encounter with the mother of LeBron James in 2010, but there was never any real evidence to prove that was the case.