Mavs release Delonte West after pair of suspensions

Delonte West

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Delonte West runs during the Mavericks' basketball match against Alba Berlin at the O2 Arena in Berlin on October 6, 2012.(ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/GettyImages)

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Associated Press

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 29 at 6:44 PM

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have waived guard Delonte West after suspending him twice in less than two weeks for conduct detrimental to the team.

The move Monday created a roster spot for center Eddy Curry, who was picked up last week and could end up starting in the opener against the Los Angeles Lakers because of an injury to Chris Kaman.

West, who has bipolar disorder, indicated in a series of tweets after the second suspension that his future in Dallas was in doubt. He was a valuable role player for the Mavericks last year and figured to play a similar role this year before a pair of locker room incidents during the preseason.

Dallas grabbed Curry last week after he was released by San Antonio.

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