Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West has been suspended indefinitely for “conduct detrimental to the team,” according to a report from ESPNDallas.com:
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.
According to the report, head coach Rick Carlisle would not provide a timetable for West’s return. The combo guard, entering his second season with the Mavs, was diagnosed earlier in his career with bi-polar disorder. He was arrested on weapons charges in Sept. 2009 and was subsequently ordered to eight months house arrest and was suspended by the NBA for 10 games.
Last season for the Mavs, the eight-year veteran averaged 9.6 points and 3.2 assists.