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Dallas Mavericks suspend Delonte West “indefinitely”

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DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 17: Delonte West #13 of the Dallas Mavericks passes the ball against the Phoenix Suns during a preseason game at American Airlines Center on October 17, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Oh, Delonte.

Delonte West has been suspended indefinitely by the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced Thursday.

“We have suspended Delonte for conduct detrimental to the team,” GM Donnie Nelson said in a press release. “The suspension is effective immediately and no other statements will be issued.”

There are reports of another locker room outburst from West that led to the suspension, but we have no details.

West fired back on twitter:

If I’m not what u lookin 4 ....That’s fine...just dont kick me in my ass on the way out the door....I didn’t do anything to deserve that...

— Delonte West (@CharleeRedz13) October 25, 2012


I love the city of Dallas..I love playin in the NBA...no I’m not off my meds...no I ain’t on no bipolar trip...this real people lives..

— Delonte West (@CharleeRedz13) October 25, 2012


West had already been suspended for one preseason game following a locker room outburst this preseason. After that everyone made up and West was jokingly calling coach Rick Carlisle “Uncle Ricky.” This one has the feeling of lasting more than one game and one day.

West suffers from a bipolar disorder for which he takes medication (that is what he is referencing in the tweet above). West played well for the Mavericks last season — coming off the bench and giving them 9.6 points and 3.2 assists per game with a PER right at the league average of 15.3 — and was without any serious incidents. They re-signed him needing more of that role this year.