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Cuban Undecided about Delonte West
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On October 27, 2012 @ 7:23 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Cuban says he has not closed the door on the possible return of suspended guard Delonte West. “No decisions have been made one way or another; otherwise we would have made it,” Cuban said, adding, “It’s just a process that’s pretty much down to me making a decision.”
West has been suspended twice in the last two weeks for conduct detrimental to the team. Cuban says he believes in giving second-chances, pointing out, “Do you not remember last year?” Obviously referring to Lamar Odom, Cuban added, “Let’s just say we won’t give as many chances as we gave people last year.”
Cuban said he was “too forgiving when everybody else was telling me not to be. So I’ll take that one. I won’t be as forgiving this year. I learned my lessons.”
Cuban was asked if West’s $1.2 million salary is a factor in the decision. If they were to waive West, the Mavericks would be responsible for the entire amount. Another option is to reach a settlement.
“We’re not over the (luxury) tax anymore,” Cuban said of possible having to eat West’s salary, “so it’s like playing with the house’s money.”
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