Source: West in conversations with New York, Memphis

Source: West in conversations with New York, Memphis
July 27, 2013, 2:15 pm
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The New York Knicks and the Memphis Grizzlies are on the lookout for a backup point guard and according to a source close to the situation, both teams have inquired about the services of Delonte West.

The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, says talks with those respective teams have ramped up recently, however they are termed as being “preliminary at this point” with no offers presented as of yet.

Both teams shall remain in contact with West as they continue to survey the market.

West, 30, is driven to prove that he will be a model citizen and believes himself to be the missing piece to a team on the cusp of winning an NBA title. New York and Memphis fits the ideal situation he's looking for in an organization, another source told

The eight-year guard has a career average of 9.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists. He shoots a career 37 percent from three-point range. He did not play in the NBA during the 2012-13 season.

On Thursday Memphis guard Tony Allen vouched for West as a teammate via Twitter.


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