The incident was first reported on hoopsworld.com, which stated that Ainge is considering releasing West, who is missing the first 10 games on an NBA suspension (gun charges) and is on a non-guaranteed contract.
“That’s just not true,” said Ainge. “I have no idea where that came from.”
Actually, the Celts do have an idea, with sources saying they believe the entire report emanated from the Wafer camp. The Celtics’ current plan is that West will enter the rotation when he returns, and Wafer will move deeper down the bench.
I understand that guys are competing for jobs and cash. But if Von Wafer is taking that competition off the court, whether it be with punches or media manipulation, then he's got to go.
CSNNE's Carolyn Manno has some insight into Wafer:
The real issue here is trust. If other C's think Von Wafer isn't keeping in house issues in house, may start to splinter the locker room
Multiple ppl telling me Von Wafer is difficult to deal w/. My gut tells me Wafer is the instigator and Delonte used very poor judgement.
On Page 2, Tommy Heinsohn downplays the entire incident and says Red Auerbach used to encourage fighting.