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Mavericks waive guard Delonte West

The Mavericks cut guard Delonte West on Monday. West had been suspended twice this preseason because of his behavior. (Glenn James/NBA/Getty Images)

The Dallas Mavericks waived troubled guard Delonte West on Monday, reports the Dallas Morning News.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said before the team's final preseason game that no decision had been made about West being cut because he was suspended without pay for being a bad influence.

The Mavericks roster now stands at 15. Monday is the roster deadline that each team must get to before the season starts.

West was suspended twice in the last two weeks and the Mavericks were trying to figure out the best way to finalize their separation from the veteran guard, who could not steer clear of controversy during his time with the Mavericks.
West signed with the Mavericks in 2011 and averaged 9.6 points per game last season. He re-signed with the team in July.

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