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Delonte West backs out of D-League deal

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06:31 AM ET 02.02 | Delonte West has pulled an Allen Iverson and decided that the D-League isn't for him. Iverson, though, never actually signed a contract. He simply turned down an offer earlier this week to play for the Texas Legends, the affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, as a means to help attract the attention of NBA teams. West did indeed sign a contract last week to play for the Legends, who are co-owned by Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson. According to a source with knowledge of West's thinking, the troubled combo guard has decided not to play in the D-League against the advisement of his representation. West is represented by agent Dan Fegan. The source said that NBA teams have been reluctant to bring in West, even on a 10-day contract, until he gets back on the court and they see him play. The Memphis Grizzlies recently kicked around the idea of offering West a 10-day contract, but no offer materialized.

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February 2, 2013  08:20 AM ET

Yawn....
In other news the raps have a chance to make the playoffs...

February 2, 2013  08:34 AM ET

I always knew the D league was not what it seemed. The nba always tries to paint a good picture of it. Opportunity this, opportunity that. At the end of the day, it feels like a demotion and embarrassment. No one wants to go there and anyone who gets sent there will have a very low chance of coming back. By the time you are sent there for a year, you have to compete with the new fresh draft class that happens every year. D league is just crap, get rid of it.

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February 2, 2013  09:20 AM ET

A Little Humility Goes A Long Way, Bro.

February 2, 2013  09:21 AM ET

A Little Humility Goes A Long Way, Bro.

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