Delonte West suspended by Dallas Mavericks for locker room outburst

Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Dallas Mavericks have suspended Delonte West indefinitely for an unspecified amount of time.

Guard Delonte West has been suspended indefinitely by the Dallas Mavericks for conduct detrimental to the team, as reported by ESPN. Head coach Rick Carlisle hasn't specified a timetable for West's return.

ESPN's sources said the suspension stems from an outburst following the Mavericks' 123-104 preseason win over the Houston Rockets on Monday. West scored two points with two assists in 16 minutes of playing time.

West has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which could be a reason for any behavioral problems. ESPN cites the disorder as a cause for a 2009 weapons arrest that resulted in eight months of house arrest and a 10-game suspension from the NBA.

2012-13 is the second year in Dallas for the eight-year veteran. Last season, West averaged 9.6 points and 3.2 assists per game mostly coming off the bench, right around his career averages of 9.7 and 3.6 points per game. He re-signed with Dallas in July.

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