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Delonte West released by Mavericks

Troubled Dallas guard Delonte West was waived by the organization on Monday, one day before the team's 2012-13 season opener.

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Less than a week after being suspended by the organization for the second time this fall, Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Delonte West was waived by the team on Monday afternoon, according to John Schuhmann of NBA.com.

The 29-year-old West started 33 of 44 games for head coach Rick Carlisle and the Mavericks last season, and re-signed with the organization in July after averaging 9.6 points per game and setting a career-high 88.6% free-throw percentage.

West was initially suspended earlier in the month for what the Mavericks referred to as "conduct detrimental to the team" after a reported locker room outburst. But after not actually missing any preseason time due to the initial suspension, West was then suspended a second time just days later by Carlisle and the team.

An eight-year NBA veteran who is most likely in search of his fifth NBA franchise, West's career has been marred by off-the-court issues since entering the league in 2004. Although the incident was deemed to be related to his bipolar disorder, the shooting guard's reputation was damaged significantly in 2009 after being arrested on a weapons charge.

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.

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