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NBA Free Agency: Knicks, Grizzlies interested in Delonte West

The eight-year veteran spent part of last season in the D-League and reportedly thinks of himself as the missing piece for a championship contender.


One of the NBA's most eccentric players may be on his way back to the league. Delonte West is looking for a NBA job after failing to secure one during the 2012-2013 season. According to Chris Haynes of Comcast Sports Net Northwest, both the New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies have taken a look at the eight-year veteran.

Haynes writes that both teams are in the market for a back up point guard and have shown "preliminary interest" in West. After spending much of the 2011-2012 season with the Dallas Mavericks, West played eight games in the D-League for the Texas Legends last season. According to Haynes, West is determined to show teams he belongs on a NBA roster.

West, 30, is driven to prove that he will be a model citizen and believes himself to be the missing piece to a team on the cusp of winning an NBA title. New York and Memphis fits the ideal situation he's looking for in an organization, another source told

West has career averages of 9.7 points, 3.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds. His best season came in 2008-2009, when he started all 64 of the games he played in for the Cleveland Cavaliers, averaging 11.7 points per game and 40 percent shooting from 3-point range.

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