Delonte West’s day in court & other Celtics news
|08.02.11 at 4:02 pm ET|
Considering Delonte West‘s history with law enforcement, the news that the Celtics free-agent guard appeared in court on Tuesday morning could have been a lot worse, but he simply had a motor vehicle summons dismissed.
West and his attorneys appeared in a Stamford, Conn. courtroom as a result of what they called “a paperwork mix-up with his car registration” when state police stopped him in his Range Rover at a rest stop on I-95 at 11:30 p.m. on May 12 — the day after the C’s Game 5 loss to Miami in the Eastern Conference semifinals — according to the Stamford Advocate.
“There’s nothing to this,” West’s lawyer, Matthew Adams, told the paper.
That’s good news, since the last time West ran into the police (September 2009) he was hit with a couple gun possession charges while on his motorcycle near his Maryland home. That eventually resulted in a 10-game suspension when he returned to the Celtics this past season. West remained under house arrest for much of the 2010-11 season until he was released in March.
A couple other Celtics items of note on a Tuesday afternoon …
Both Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and free-agent forward Glen Davis appeared at Red Bull’s promotional “Boston’s Got Wings” project that will include the restoration of Roxbury’s Malcolm X Park.
The Globe’s Gary Washburn reported via Twitter that Davis “will ‘definitely’ consider overseas offers and wants to return to the Celtics.” The unrestricted free agent could sign abroad with or without an opt-out clause.
Additionally, ESPN.com’s Chris Forsberg posted the following items via Twitter: 1) Rondo’s elbow is “getting better,” and 2) Celtics players may organize workouts together “if lockout lingers.” Meanwhile, the Herald noted that Rondo has enrolled at the University of Kentucky this summer and has completed 60 percent of his degree. Reports last week indicated he will also enroll this fall and act as a student assistant coach for the Wildcats.