Friday, October 29, 2010
The Celtics took a bit of a risk when they decided to bring Delonte West back to the team for a second tour of duty this season. Besides the fact that West wouldn't even be able to play during the first 10 games of the season due to a league suspension for pleading guilty to multiple weapon charges in July, there was the possibility that West's emotional state could randomly force him to miss time, as it did with the Cavaliers last season.
West's emotions got the better of him at Celtics' practice on Friday when he reportedly got into a physical altercation with teammate Von Wafer in the locker room after practice. According to the report from Hoopsworld, the problems began during the practice session, with West getting so physical with Wafer in a three-on-three game that Wafer left midway through and headed to the locker room.
West approached Wafer from behind as Wafer sat at his locker and threw the first punch, with Wafer quickly responding by connecting two blows of his own before the two wrestled to the ground and had to be separated.
The reason for West's actions? According to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski, West believed Wafer was responsible for an anonymous quote that said it was "obvious" when West hadn't taken his medicine.
Whatever the reason, this may have been the last straw for West in Boston. This isn't the first time he's gotten into it with teammates this season, and the team is said to be tired of his confrontational attitude.
The Hoopsworld report goes on to say that after this latest incident, the Celtics are considering releasing West, who is on a non-guaranteed contract with Boston for this season.
Posted by Phoenix Soulstar at 3:33 PM