Source: Mavs still want to re-sign Delonte West
July, 12, 2012
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com
The Mavericks remain interested in re-signing Delonte West, a source said.
The Mavs still intend to add backcourt depth after acquiring point guard Darren Collison and shooting guard Dahntay Jones in a sign-and-trade deal with the Indiana Pacers. Dallas’ decision makers value West’s toughness and versatility and would like him to return to the Mavs after averaging 9.6 points, 3.2 assists and 1.3 steals as a part-time starter last season.
As with every move the Mavs make this summer, West’s return would have to be at the right price, which is likely in the salary range of $2 million. The Mavs might be willing to be flexible on offering more than one year on the contract, the source said.
There are several other free-agent guards who interest the Mavs, depending on the market. That list includes Leandro Barbosa, O.J. Mayo, Randy Foye, Raymond Felton, Courtney Lee, Marco Belinelli and Ben Uzoh.