Delonte West officially inks 1-year deal

December, 13, 2011
12/13/11
6:28
PM CT
Backup point guard Delonte West has officially signed a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum -- about $1.2 million -- with the Dallas Mavericks.

The 6-foot-3 West is a seven-year veteran who owns career averages of 9.7 points, 3.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 388 games (225 starts) for Boston, Seattle and Cleveland. In 2008-09, West played alongside LeBron James in Cleveland and started each of his 64 games and averaged 11.7 points, 3.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds while shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the foul line.

Originally the first-round draft pick (24th overall) of the Boston Celtics in 2004, West played in just 39 games his rookie season before becoming the starting shooting guard in his second year. That season, West started each of his 71 contests for the Celtics and averaged 11.8 points, 4.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds in 34.1 minutes per game.

West will take over the backup duties for J.J. Barea.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Dirk Nowitzki
PTS AST STL MIN
21.7 2.7 0.9 32.9
OTHER LEADERS
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AssistsM. Ellis 5.7
StealsM. Ellis 1.7
BlocksB. Wright 0.9