WALTHAM It looks like there will not be a D-West on the Boston Celtics roster this season.
No David West, who agreed to a two-year, 20 million deal with Indiana.
And now, no return of Delonte West who will sign a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum with the Dallas Mavericks.
"Dallas believes Delonte can really provide some toughness and versatility in the backcourt," one league source said. "And he's going to a winner, a team that won it all last year. It's a great situation for Delonte to be in."
Another league source said that West wanted to return to Boston, but was becoming impatient with the Celtics who did not seem all that interested in bringing him back.
When asked about the Celtics' interest in West on Monday afternoon, Danny Ainge, the Celtics' president of basketball operations said, "from our standpoint, that's still uncertain."
West will most likely serve as a backup to Jason Kidd.
The deal was first reported by SLAM.
LOS ANGELES - Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak scored their 26th goals of the season, and the Boston Bruins improved to 5-1-0 under interim coach Bruce Cassidy with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Anton Khudobin made 27 saves in his second start since Christmas for the Bruins, who nursed an early lead to their first win in Los Angeles since March 24, 2012.
Pastrnak punctuated a strong all-around game with his seventh power-play goal of the season early in the second period. Dominic Moore ended his 26-game goal drought with an empty-net score, and David Krejci added another empty-netter with 7.2 seconds left.
Kevin Gravel scored his first NHL goal and Peter Budaj stopped 21 shots for the Kings, who have lost six of eight.
After a lot of speculation ahead of the trade deadline, Paul George is still a member of the Indiana Pacers.
Meeting with the media at Thursday's practice, George addressed the rumors, but sounded a bit frustrated about not being “in the loop” in regards to trade talks.
“I was kind of on the ropes just like you guys were on what was about to happen,” George told reporters, per Clark Wade of the Indianapolis Star. “It’s kind of a dark moment, a lot of uncertainty. That was the frustrating part. You want me to be your guy here, thought I’d be in the loop a little more.”
The Celtics were one of the teams who were reportedly interested in George, but on the CSN Trade Deadline Special, Chris Mannix said the C's “weren’t really close” to landing the All-Star.
George, 26, will be a free agent after the 2017-18 season.