Delonte West Reaches Plea Agreement, Will Avoid Jail

Cavaliers guard Delonte West has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in Maryland that will keep West from serving any prison time.

A spokesman for Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn Ivey says West will plead guilty to carrying concealed weapons and transporting loaded weapons. His deal says he'll do court-supervised electronic monitoring, complete community service and undergo psychological counseling.

While waiting before the hearing Thursday, West said he feels "blessed."

Authorities say the basketball player was carrying two loaded handguns, a loaded shotgun and a knife while speeding on a three-wheel motorcycle on a highway last September. Police say West, who lives in Brandywine, Md., was pulled over after cutting off an officer.

Most expect NBA Commish David Stern to hand West a suspension now that the legal proceedings are complete.  Most expect the suspension to last anywhere from 3-5 games, though it is hard to tell how Stern will handle gun charges stemming from the Gilbert Arenas debacle.

Who West is playing with when he serves the suspension is also in doubt.  With a contract that becomes guaranteed August 3rd, many suspect West will be released by the Cavaliers before then.

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