Delonte West went down with a broken right wrist injury during the second quarter of tonight’s game against New Jersey. West, one of the NBA’s toughest players, screamed in pain after landing on his non-shooting wrist. He exited the court, accompanied by the Celtics team doctor, with his hand held closely to his body.
After West left the game, Marquis Daniels assumed backup point guard duties. In case you’d forgotten, Daniels flopped last season in a similar role. He seems to perform better as small forward, but Doc Rivers doesn’t have any trust in Avery Bradley, the other option to take Delonte’s spot. Once Rajon Rondo returns to the court, Nate Robinson will again become the backup and Daniels will slide back over to the wing.
When West gets injured, one has to remember that it is more than just basketball. West’s bipolar disorder makes good things seem great, while bad things seem terrible. His moods are often extreme, and if West’s bipolar disorder flares up after the injury he could be in a bad way. My thoughts and prayers go out to Delonte, that he may take the injury in stride and handle it well.