West is an unrestricted free agent this summer and Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge previously expressed a desire in retaining West's services at season's end. The team stuck by West during the early portion of last season, even amidst a locker room dust-up with teammate Von Wafer, and it appears that sort of faith resonated with West.
"Delonte was drafted by Boston and he has a special place for Boston because of that," said his agent Jarinn Akana of Lagardere Unlimited. "He spent some good years there, then came back last year and was able to play, but had injuries here and there. He did contribute, but he wanted to contribute more and help Boston advance further. Of course he'd like to be back, I think that's his No. 1 goal to be back and help Boston win another championship."
I'm in. I want Delonte back. I love this kid… I love his heart, his determination, his style of play, his versatility. I think he's good for this team and, if he can stay healthy, he can contribute nicely.
He'll never be an All Star, but can be a pretty good 6th man. And if Glen Davis could have played with some confidence in the post-season, it would have opened things up a little more for Delonte to make bigger contributions.
Teams need gutty guys like Delonte around. Plus, I want to see him do this to JaJuan Johnson.
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