"There was an altercation and we just handled it internally and we’ll move forward," Ainge said. "I talked with the guys. Doc [Rivers] talked with them and we’re just moving forward on it."
Ainge said that neither player was in jeopardy of being released. He went to bat for West, saying that any notion that the 27-year-old guard had been involved in conflicts beyond this one and a previous dust-up with Wafer last week were untrue.
"I did read that story and there was a lot of lies in that story," Ainge said. "Things were twisted. It’s not true. We’re not releasing Delonte. There have not been any other of these altercations that have happened this year.
That directly contradicts Alex Kennedy's story. This is Ainge's shot directly at Kennedy:
"Whoever wrote the story had something to get Delonte. That’s for sure. There’s some untruths in that story.
We await Kennedy's response
Adrian Wojnarowski has a series of tweets on the situation… most notably:
No one with Celtics believes Delonte West had been an issue in locker room. Only the 15th man on roster, Wafer, has problems with him.
C's believe Wafer shares blame in escalation of tempers and don't see practice scrap as West issue only. Also, they need West to win title.
I think this is the writing on the wall. If Wafer is the only guy that has a problem with Delonte, and Wafer shares in the blame for this, and West is a key to winning the title… then what does that say about Wafer's future? Not much, in my eyes.