Mavericks guard West suspended for a second time
(Reuters) - Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West has been suspended indefinitely for a second time in two weeks because of an unspecified conduct issue, the National Basketball Association team said on Thursday.
West, an eight-year league veteran, was hit with his previous suspension nine days ago after the Mavericks beat the Houston Rockets 123-104 in a preseason game.
"We have suspended Delonte for conduct detrimental to the team," Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said in a statement.
"The suspension is effective immediately and no other statements will be issued."
West, a valuable bench player for Dallas last season, was suspended for the first 10 games of the 2010-11 campaign without pay after pleading guilty to weapons charges.
The 29-year-old, a first-round pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2004 draft, has played for four teams in eight seasons and has battled bipolar symptoms for much of his career.
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