VIA ESPN BOSTON
The Boston Celtics are set to sign free-agent guard Delonte West, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.
West, selected 24th overall by Boston in the 2004 NBA Draft, spent three seasons with the Celtics before being dealt to Seattle in the draft-day package that brought Ray Allen to Boston (along with the draft rights to Glen Davis).
West didn’t last a season in Seattle before being flipped to Cleveland in a three-way trade. He has spent the last two-plus seasons — seasons marred by off-the-court troubles — with the Cavaliers, saving his finest efforts in the 2008-09 postseason before losing his starting job last season. Cleveland traded West to the Minnesota Timberwolves last month and he was waived soon after.
West is likely to garner the veteran minimum, which for a sixth-year player is little more than $1 million. If it’s a one-year deal, the league will pay a portion of that salary, so Boston will only be on the hook for the salary of a two-year veteran, which is $854,000. READ MORE