Cleveland Cavaliers' Best Shooting Guard of the Century: Delonte West

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After 464 voters at Fear the Sword voiced their opinion we are left with lefty Delonte West as the best shooting guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers since 2000-2001.

The 6'4 Washington D.C. native has had a controversial career littered with off court issues such as depression, homelessness, and a possible job at Home Depot during the NBA lockout he is currently trying to resurrect his career in Dallas.

Seriously, the guy slept in the Mavericks locker room during the lockout. What the deuce?

West had a stellar career at St. Joe's in Philadelphia and teamed up with Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson to lead them to a sterling 2003-2004 season only to lose to Oklahoma State just prior to reaching the Final Four. West left St. Joe's after his junior season in 2004 after he averaged 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists. He shot spectacularly from the field with a shooting slash of .510/.412/.892.

In his NBA career he has had two stints with the Boston Celtics, a very brief stint with the Seattle SuperSonics, and also has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks. His best seasons in my opinion were 2005-2006 with Boston and then 2011-2012 in the strike shortened season with Dallas.

Here is the rundown again of his days with the Cavaliers:

Delonte West, 2008-2010: In 150 games with Cleveland, West scored about 10 points per game while notching over 3 rebounds and assists per game. He was a smooth lefty who shot the ball well from the field and deep (38%). At 6'4 many people considered him undersized but while on the court he contributed to some successful Cavalier teams. His PER ended up at 14 in Cleveland.

West defeated Ricky Davis and Wesley Person to win this voting.

I'm sure there are plenty of people with unusual stories about memories of some of the things Delonte did in his Cleveland days. Share them in the comments.

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