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Title: Delonte West Available
Post by: lightspeed5 on January 23, 2013, 08:50:03 PM
backup swing guard? id rather see delonte shooting than terry
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: hpantazo on January 23, 2013, 08:50:42 PM
didn't he sign with the Grizzlies?
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 23, 2013, 08:52:24 PM
didn't he sign with the Grizzlies?

'Twas only a rumor...likely false at that.

I wouldn't mind Delonte... actually I would. Barbosa>West
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: stb on January 23, 2013, 09:01:43 PM
Looks like he may be headed to the D-League

http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/225756/Delonte_West_Files_Paperwork_To_Enter_D_League
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 23, 2013, 09:03:49 PM
Pass
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: OttawaCeltic on January 23, 2013, 09:11:49 PM
Rondo>>>Bradley>>Lee>Barbosa>West>Terry(since we dont use him properly :-\)

So yea, I would rather have him than Terry for Doc but this is not necessary since he'll only get garbage time. I'd rather focus on getting a big via a small trade (like a package of Terry+Bass+pick for a top 15 big
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: danglertx on January 23, 2013, 09:12:58 PM
You know he has been available all year right?  And not a single team wants him. 

I like the guy, but he just can't stay healthy.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: scaryjerry on January 23, 2013, 09:31:44 PM
we tried delonte for a second time...failed. rather have Terry to be honest and with Avery/Lee what use exactly do we have for him
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: lightspeed5 on January 23, 2013, 10:56:28 PM
I suggested it because we have 2 roster spots and he was decent in his last time here with us. He knows our system.

when delonte was on the cavs, doc rivers told him "you're on the wrong team."
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on January 23, 2013, 11:13:30 PM
When was Delonte a failure? The guy can flat out ball... I'd welcome him with open arms, again.

I had this discussion with someone the other day. For as much of a knucklehead as he was off the court, the guy was consistent as hell on the court. These so-called "role models" like fly around like jets when they make meaningless 12 footers play scared...

If salaries matched, I'd trade Green for Delonte. If healthy, as least you know you have a baller.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: droopdog7 on January 23, 2013, 11:23:11 PM
Bringing in another decent player to go along with all of our other decent players won't make any positive difference.  And it could lead to chemistry issues on he court and in the locker room.

Pass.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: Bankshot on January 24, 2013, 09:36:48 AM
When was Delonte a failure? The guy can flat out ball... I'd welcome him with open arms, again.

I had this discussion with someone the other day. For as much of a knucklehead as he was off the court, the guy was consistent as hell on the court. These so-called "role models" like fly around like jets when they make meaningless 12 footers play scared...

If salaries matched, I'd trade Green for Delonte. If healthy, as least you know you have a baller.

He was a failure because his presence disrupted the locker room and he got in trouble with the law while here. Add to that the fact that he can't stay healthy.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 24, 2013, 09:41:39 AM
When was Delonte a failure? The guy can flat out ball... I'd welcome him with open arms, again.

I had this discussion with someone the other day. For as much of a knucklehead as he was off the court, the guy was consistent as hell on the court. These so-called "role models" like fly around like jets when they make meaningless 12 footers play scared...

If salaries matched, I'd trade Green for Delonte. If healthy, as least you know you have a baller.

He was a failure because his presence disrupted the locker room and he got in trouble with the law while here. Add to that the fact that he can't stay healthy.

Did he get in trouble with the law while here? I don't recall... seemed to me that all his law problems occurred during his stay in other teams, but I may be mistaken.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: pearljammer10 on January 24, 2013, 09:51:39 AM
didn't he sign with the Grizzlies?

'Twas only a rumor...likely false at that.

I wouldn't mind Delonte... actually I would. Barbosa>West

Barbosa is 100X's > West

No. No. NO!

Delonte is and always will be one of my least favorite Celtics of all time.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: celtics2 on January 24, 2013, 11:41:43 AM
Yeah they're trying to bring Walt Disney back to! So far no pulse. Stay tuned. Old favorites never die here, just the Teams.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: Kane3387 on January 24, 2013, 12:53:07 PM
I would move terry. Barbosa can take his role. Then sign delonte.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: Celtics18 on January 24, 2013, 04:33:12 PM
I would move terry. Barbosa can take his role. Then sign delonte.

No need to move anyone.  We've got two open roster spots. 
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: Birdman on January 24, 2013, 04:35:18 PM
Dont want West..major headcase
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: chambers on January 24, 2013, 05:15:31 PM
didn't he sign with the Grizzlies?

'Twas only a rumor...likely false at that.

I wouldn't mind Delonte... actually I would. Barbosa>West

Barbosa is 100X's > West

No. No. NO!

Delonte is and always will be one of my least favorite Celtics of all time.

I disagree.
Barbosa is great, but Delonte was the ultimate backup swing guard. Could go to the hole, hit jumpshots and has an overall very strong offensive game.

More importantly he brings a toughness that we need.
Guy plays with heart and leaves it out on the court every game.
Furthermore, and MOST importantly the guy is a fantastic defender and plays physical defense every night with grit, balls and heart.

Injury risk and a few off court issues but he seemed to avoid the social problems when he was here- he was just always hurt.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: Jon on January 24, 2013, 05:36:07 PM
I think the last thing we need is another undersized shooting guard. 
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: Birdman on January 24, 2013, 05:39:50 PM
I think the last thing we need is another undersized shooting guard.
Ur soooo right!!!!
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: CoachBo on January 24, 2013, 05:42:18 PM
No need to keep collecting players from the 2007 debacle.

He had two chances here. No more.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: SPFLD-Hoop on January 31, 2013, 08:36:30 PM
D West fits here well, knows the system, and is a good prime mover...! Can shoot too..!!!
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 31, 2013, 08:37:33 PM
No.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: LooseCannon on January 31, 2013, 08:43:06 PM
I'd rather gamble on a player who is less of a known quality and who might have a future as a pass-first PG off the bench backing up Rondo.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: crimson_stallion on January 31, 2013, 08:48:35 PM
No.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 31, 2013, 08:50:15 PM
D West fits here well, knows the system, and is a good prime mover...! Can shoot too..!!!

Yea I want David West too. He's the only D West I want on my Celtics
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: Birdman on January 31, 2013, 08:51:56 PM
no
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 31, 2013, 09:43:24 PM
Rather than delonte, I think the celtics may bring up another D league player.

Barrett on the red claws has played well of late. Averaging 11+ assists a game, only 8.3 points, not a good shooter. Problem is he is only 5' 11". Averaged 13 assists in last 3 games.

Other names include....

Courtney fortson. Great energy, but same height as barrett. Scores 19 points a game, 5.3 rebounds, and averages 6.5 assists a game. Shoots 40% on 3 pointers. Ranked the #1 prospect in the league.... At least on the D league home page.

Chris wright. 15 points, 7.4 assists, but a lot of turn overs.

Donald Sloan. 22 points per game, 6 rebounds, 5.2 assists. 6'3" and more of a shooting guard.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: albas89 on January 31, 2013, 09:50:39 PM
Celtics should take a look at Jeremy Pargo. He reminds me a lot of Nate Robinson, without the ill-advised 3's and with some good size for the position.

I'm really surprised no team has gone after him. I guess they're set for the PG position, something we're not after Rondo's injury...
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: Bahku on January 31, 2013, 10:07:22 PM
A Delonte thread without an Edgar post?!?

It is, indeed, a world gone mad.
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: TripleOT on January 31, 2013, 10:28:09 PM
This tepid roster needs some crazy.  And Delonte can certainly provide some of that. 
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: sofutomygaha on January 31, 2013, 10:30:34 PM
This tepid roster needs some crazy.  And Delonte can certainly provide some of that.

... cut to Kevin Garnett saying "Hey! What's up? I'm still here!"
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: CelticConcourse on January 31, 2013, 10:31:01 PM
This tepid roster needs some crazy.  And Delonte can certainly provide some of that.

Sign Dionte Christmas for 15mil/year for 12 years!
Title: Re: Delonte West Available
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on February 02, 2013, 06:18:08 PM
When was Delonte a failure? The guy can flat out ball... I'd welcome him with open arms, again.

I had this discussion with someone the other day. For as much of a knucklehead as he was off the court, the guy was consistent as hell on the court. These so-called "role models" like fly around like jets when they make meaningless 12 footers play scared...

If salaries matched, I'd trade Green for Delonte. If healthy, as least you know you have a baller.

He was a failure because his presence disrupted the locker room and he got in trouble with the law while here. Add to that the fact that he can't stay healthy.

Did he get in trouble with the law while here? I don't recall... seemed to me that all his law problems occurred during his stay in other teams, but I may be mistaken.

Recall no such issues with him while he was here - in locker room or with regard to the law. Health, another issue... but to be fair, in my argument, I'm comparing his health to Jeff Green's.

I think I'd be giving Green the benefit of the doubt by saying physical health, between the two, cancel each other out.

Mentally, I'd much prefer a bipolar, moody but consistent player (who did not cause problems here), to a wildly overpaid, insecure, inconsistent lady-man with no motor or grit.