It has been a difficult road for Delonte West. West has been through a plethora of off-court issues which can largely be attributed to his trials with Bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder can lead to various lifestyle problems if it goes untreated, and is very trying to cope with regardless.
“You're playing for the wrong team,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers told West in a contest against the Cavaliers last season. It was almost as exciting for Rivers as it was for West to be back in the green uniform. West was at home.
West went through extensive psychological rehabilitation and was welcomed openly by his new teammates. Nothing could have been more discouraging for West than a fractured wrist, potentially sidelining him for the rest of the regular season. West, though, is managing to keep his spirits up.
West's surgery was a complete success, and he is pain free, claiming that his cast will be removed in two weeks. He also expects to return at some point during the regular season. "I have broken eight bones in my life they have all been in [my right] hand or this wrist," said West. "It's just one of those things."
West's prediction seems optimistic, and for now, there is gap that the Celtics might feel the need to fill. West's absence leaves the Celtics bench with less scoring potential and explosiveness.
It is unlikely that the Celtics will want to get rid of any of their well-placed pieces, but there is more than one way to acquire a player. Here are some names the Celtics could look at.