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Delonte West’s day in court & other Celtics news

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On August 2, 2011 @ 4:02 pm In General | No Comments

Considering Delonte West [1]‘s history with law enforcement, the news that the Celtics [2]¬†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 [3].

“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 [4] 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 [5] and free-agent forward Glen Davis [6] 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 [7] 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 [8]: 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 [9] 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.

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[1] Delonte West: http://media.weei.com/basketball/delonte-west.htm

[2] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[3] according to the Stamford Advocate: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Motor-vehicle-charge-dismissed-against-Celtics-1693964.php

[4] hit with a couple gun possession charges: http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2009/09/cleveland_cavaliers_guard_delo_3.html

[5] Rajon Rondo: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rajon-rondo.htm

[6] Glen Davis: http://media.weei.com/basketball/glen-davis.htm

[7] reported via Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/gwashburn14/status/98451163267076096

[8] posted the following items via Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ESPNForsberg

[9] Rondo has enrolled: http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/celtics/index.php/2011/08/02/rondo-back-at-school/

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