Delonte West may join the team before All-Star break

Delonte West, who suffered a fractured right wrist Jan. 15 in Chicago said he expects to have his hard cast removed Thursday and will begin shooting exercises later in the week.

“That’s some exciting news for me,” West said Sunday prior to Cleveland’s 90-80 victory in Detroit. “I’m good, I’m in good spirits, and I’m ready to start shooting. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get into a game before the All-Star break (which begins Feb. 12).”

West has missed nine games with the injury. He is one of the best 3-point shooter on the team. He is averaging 12.3 points and 3.5 assists while ranking 36th in the NBA beyond the arc at .409.