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Delonte West Returns to Training Camp

By George Thomas Published: October 13, 2009

Delonte West returned to the Cavaliers Monday night, said coach Mike Brown.
Last year's starting shooting guard, didn't play with his team against Olympiacos, but did practice with coaches at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
So is this good news or bad news?  Ultimately it depends on the type of person you are. 
Looking at this situation last year, West missed approximately 10 days of training camp and went on to have the best season of his still-young career.   It's quite evident that he will be able to come back whenever he wants.
A source with knowledge of West's situation told me that the team is in no hurry to get him back on the court.  Anxious fans sniffing the possibility of a championship might consider this disruptive to those aspirations, but personally, I think the team is handling this properly.
West and his father Dmitri both told me that Delonte is at his best when he's on the court.  He can forget his problems.  As therapeutic as it may be for him, it's better for both parties to take their time getting him back to form.
Coach Mike Brown says he's in no hurry to get West back, preferring to get it right as opposed to rushing things.  West will be in shape and he will be ready to play.  The best thing he can do is to get mentally healthy.

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