Delonte West was indicted by a grand jury today for his September arrest in Maryland.
The Cavaliers guard was indicted on two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon, two counts of carrying a handgun, two counts of transporting a handgun, one count of reckless driving and one count of negligent driving.
Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry issued a statement after the news:
It is our understanding that today’s developments are part of the legal process that continues to take place with Delonte and he and his legal council will handle that,” Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry. “We will continue to take this matter very seriously and monitor and respect the legal process as it proceeds, but not speculate or comment about it.
West could also face a league suspension over the charges in Maryland.
Don’t expect to see West starting any time soon for the Cavaliers.Â Mike Brown doesn’t want to miss with his starting lineup at this point and will keep Anthony Parker in his starting spot.
West made his debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers during Saturday night’s 90-79 win against Charlotte, scoring 13 points in 24 minutes.
Delonte West’s wife filed a domestic violence report with Cleveland police against her husband last Sunday on her way to fly to her father’s house in New Jersey.
In the report, Kimberly West says that Delonte West had accused her of cheating on him and that they had argument in which he grabbed her and took her wedding ring and purse. Police said Monday the case remains under investigation and that no charges have been filed.
His status for tonight’s game against the Celtics is still unknown.
“Right now he is, I think he’s active for tomorrow night,” LeBron James said Monday. “It is still up in the air, I’m not sure. We hope he’s active and he’s ready to go.”
Said coach Mike Brown: “I have not made a decision yet about whether he’d be active.”
“He’s been here and he’s worked hard every day in practice to get in game shape and be ready for the season,” James said. “He knows the system, the system hasn’t changed. He’s a fast learner and he’s ready to play.”