Delonte West reportedly did not receive Danny Ainge phone call on opening night of free agency; guard interested in Lakers
On the first night of free agency, Danny Ainge was presumably busy calling a myriad of potential targets, looking to fill Boston’s roster as well as he could. According to SLAM, none of those calls went to Delonte West.
Reportedly snubbed by Ainge on the first night of free agency, West is interested in joining the Los Angeles Lakers and has previously told SLAM he would love to reunite with Mike Brown.
Delonte West may be going Hollywood.
The 28-year-old free agent spent time during the lockout working on a self-produced reality show. Now, according to a knowledgeable source, the guard is entertaining calls from the Los Angeles Lakers.
If he were to sign with L.A., West, who spent the 2010-11 season with the Boston Celtics, would be reunited with Coach Mike Brown, who was the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers when West played there from 2008-10.
“I love Mike Brown,” West told SLAM when we spent time with him this past summer. “I mean, he’s a great guy. Too good. what else can you ask from a coach? He tried to do everything to keep everybody happy, keep the personalities happy [in Cleveland].”
Meanwhile, according to the same source, the Boston Celtics did not contact West on the first day that teams were allowed to reach out to players directly (though they have reached out to his representatives).
Call West, Danny. Call him over and over again. Call him when you’re drunk. Call him when you’re sober. Call him when you’re hungry and want a platonic date for dinner. Call him when you need someone to watch the football game with. Call him just to hear his voice. Call him and tell him you like his latest rap song. Whatever. Just let him know you’re interested, Ainge. Delonte West is a winner, he could come reasonably cheap, and the Celtics could really use him. This isn’t the time to play hard to get.