The former Dallas Maverick is headed to China.
According to Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, NBA veteran Delonte West has agreed to a one-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association. The Sharks are owned by former Houston Rockets big man Yao Ming.
NBA vet Delonte West reaches agreement on 1-year deal with Yao Ming’s Shanghai Sharks of Chinese Basketball Association, league source says.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 12, 2014
West hasn’t played in the NBA since he appeared in 44 games with the Dallas Mavericks in 2012. The former Saint Joe’s Hawk played eight games with the Texas Legends, the Mavericks D-League affiliate in 2013, and last year he played in China with the Fujian Sturgeons.
This past summer, West played in three games for the Los Angeles Clippers during the NBA Summer League, but played poorly during his stint.
West yearns to return to the NBA, but this deal indicates that a career revival in the Association isn’t likely for the 31-year-old. Delonte West averages 9.7 points, 3.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds for his NBA career.