Delonte West suspended 10 games after guilty plea

Posted: 21/08/2010 in NBA

NBA hands down 10-game suspension for Delonte West

The National Basketball Association has suspended guard Delonte West for 10 games without pay for pleading guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and wearing, carrying, and transporting a handgun, in violation of the law of the state of Maryland.

West is currently a free agent after being traded by Cleveland to Minnesota last month and was then waived by the Timberwolves earlier this month.

If he signs with an NBA team, his suspension will begin with the first regular season league game he is eligible to play in.

In September, the St. Joseph’s product was arrested following a traffic stop on his motorcycle for allegedly carrying a 8.5-inch Bowie-style knife, a 9mm Beretta, a Ruger .357 and a shotgun inside a guitar case that was hanging on his back.

West played the past 2 1/2 campaigns with Cleveland and averaged 8.8 points with 3.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 60 games, including three starts, last season.

The Wolves acquired West, along with Sebastian Telfair, in exchange for center Ryan Hollins and guard Ramon Sessions on July 26.

The 27-year-old West has also played for Boston and Seattle in his six-year career and has averaged 10.0 points with 3.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 364 games.

– Stephen (DS LLC.)

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