Lakers News: Team Potentially Targeting Delonte West

Lakers News: Team Potentially Targeting Delonte West


Following the loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers’ front office is strongly considering making a few more moves to help the team get back on track with Steve Nash still recovering from the leg fracture injury suffered earlier in the season.

With Nash on the shelf for at least two more weeks and Steve Blake not set to return until January after undergoing surgery to repair an abdominal muscle, there’s talk of the Lakers potentially making room to sign free-agent point guard Delonte West according to ESPN’s Marc Stein via Twitter:

West has been on the Lakers’ radar for quite some time with the team expressing interest in the 29-year-old combo guard during the off-season. The 10-year veteran ultimately decided to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks, but was waived by the Mavs for multiple violations of the team’s conduct policy.

Last season, West averaged 9.6 points, 3.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 rebounds per game in 44 games for the Mavs.

Other possibilities via free agency for the Lakers at the point guard position are Jonny Flynn and Mike James. Rumors have been circulating about a potential trade to acquire Jose Caldron for the Toronto Raptors, but it remains uncertain how serious the team is about potentially pulling the trigger on another trade rather than adding players in free agency.

  • Just a Laker Fan

    Ummmm yah don’t get me wrong Delonte is good, but he is a mess in the locker room. If we really want to keep Dwight then I say no Delonte I’d rather have Flynn he is young athletic

  • honestly

    Sign hin now!!!! We already have metta world peace… so whats so bad with adding another nut job in the team?? west is the only hope there is for the lakers to have a decent defender in the point guard position… PLZ do it! morris is retarded in defense, nash is old, and duhon is not doing any good defending

  • kmac_321

    Sad… Lakers are looking at West for help… that’s pathetic

  • Lakerfreak

    Please no delonte please!! This seasons been hard enough. I can’t stand to see west wearing a lakers jersey….the only way it could get any worse is by signing smush Parker….

  • Rasheed

    ask Kobe and Dwight 1st if they want Delonte!


    Can’t what to see what happens on December 15th, or soon thereafter, when aquired players trade restrictions are lifted.