Los Angeles Lakers May Sign Delonte West

Lakers show interest in Delonte West, he signs with Dallas

7/25/12 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

May 3, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Delonte West (13) rests on the bench during game three in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the American Airlines Center.  The Thunder defeated the Mavericks 95-79. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIREUpdate: West signed with the Dallas Mavericks.

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The Lakers are continuing to look at shooting guards, and one of their targets is Delonte West. Dave McMeniman of ESPN reported: "The Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest in free-agent guard Delonte West, according to a league source."

West is a very accurate shooter at 47 percent, and averaged 9.6 points last season. Better yet, he shoots 35.5 percent from three-point land. Since he's relatively young, he'll also be able to help out the Lakers on defense. This would be a huge addition to their bench, where the Lakers are lacking a ton of depth.

However, the problem with this scenario is that the Lakers don't have a lot of salary to work with. They can sign West to the veterans minimum, or use the mini mid level exception, but GM Mitch Kupchak has said that the team isn't planning on using that. 

West would be a good addition if they can get him for one year at the veteran minimum, but that is not likely. However, it's definitely a situation that's worth keeping an eye on.
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7/26/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

BEAZY31 wrote:
YOU KNOW I'M RIGHT

naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
not on this one

i take the lakers against BOTH texas teams :P

bet me!

7/26/12   |   BEAZY31   |   276 respect

YOU KNOW I'M RIGHT

7/26/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

BEAZY31 wrote:
I hate the French but I speak the truth Parkers better

one word on that... PFFFFTTTTT!  lol

7/26/12   |   BEAZY31   |   276 respect

I hate the French but I speak the truth Parkers better

7/26/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

BEAZY31 wrote:
laughable but ok i'll play...Nash better than Parker come on maybe the old Steve but not now

Nash is smarter than Parker, yes Parker speaks french but I won't hold that again him!

7/26/12   |   BEAZY31   |   276 respect

laughable but ok i'll play...Nash better than Parker come on maybe the old Steve but not now

7/26/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

BEAZY31 wrote:
Yes the Spurs did, but your not a Spurs fan...and a sweep you gotta be smoking some of that good Cali. sticky icky

hahahahaha nope
i take Nash over Tony Parker any time
and the 2 bigs!  Too much for Duncan
Ginobuli?  Metta World will be all over him 
and the black mamba roaming free to swish swish swish 
boom
lol

7/26/12   |   BEAZY31   |   276 respect

Yes the Spurs did, but your not a Spurs fan...and a sweep you gotta be smoking some of that good Cali. sticky icky

7/26/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

BEAZY31 wrote:
If you remember they lost really bad to the Spurs...(Bynum's incident) and the spurs have'nt lost a step so the Lakers are hard pressed to even get to OKC...and BET your sweet titts on it...LOL

it's a bet!  lol
and the spurs got dismantled by OKC
they were on a roll and got completed deflated
i bet the Lakers sweep the spurs this year!  muwah

7/26/12   |   BEAZY31   |   276 respect

If you remember they lost really bad to the Spurs...(Bynum's incident) and the spurs have'nt lost a step so the Lakers are hard pressed to even get to OKC...and BET your sweet titts on it...LOL

7/26/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

BEAZY31 wrote:
You snuck that part in there...how are the Lakers going to the conference finals. They look good on paper right now but they still have to play..remember the Heat looked good based off their roster a year ago but still got beat by Dirk and the boys  
 
 

and the Heat won this year
Lakers looked good on paper last year and lost
they look even better this year
they will beat the spurs
and they will beat dallas
dallas is depleted
lakers vr OKC in west coast final :P
bet!

7/26/12   |   BEAZY31   |   276 respect

You snuck that part in there...how are the Lakers going to the conference finals. They look good on paper right now but they still have to play..remember the Heat looked good based off their roster a year ago but still got beat by Dirk and the boys  
 
 

7/26/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

BEAZY31 wrote:
2ND PLACE IS THE FIRST LOSER...LOL

just means they finish in 2nd and play the 7th seed
they will have a formidable team this year
OKC showed their athleticism but also their youthful inexperience
will be a great west coast final between them

7/26/12   |   BEAZY31   |   276 respect

BEAZY31 wrote:
San Antonio, OKC, and Dallas

2ND PLACE IS THE FIRST LOSER...LOL

7/26/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

BEAZY31 wrote:
San Antonio, OKC, and Dallas

san antonio?  nope
okc?  yes
Dallas?  nope

Lakers will be 2nd best for sure :P

7/25/12   |   BEAZY31   |   276 respect

BEAZY31 wrote:
With all these moves the Lakers are still the 4th best team in the Western Conference

San Antonio, OKC, and Dallas

7/25/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

BEAZY31 wrote:
With all these moves the Lakers are still the 4th best team in the Western Conference

who are the top 3 in your mind?

7/25/12   |   BEAZY31   |   276 respect

PurrsAlot wrote:
he IS  a Mav~  might want to stay current lol

With all these moves the Lakers are still the 4th best team in the Western Conference

7/25/12   |   PurrsAlot   |   1606 respect

he IS  a Mav~  might want to stay current lol

7/25/12   |   AJ_88   |   166 respect

I believe he re-signed with the Mavs...