Celtics GM Danny Ainge confirmed that the team has reached an agreement with free agent guard Delonte West on Wednesday, telling ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg, "[West] was one of the toughest guys I've ever had to trade."
Aigne added that "Paul [Pierce] and Rajon [Rondo] were especially big fans [of West] having played with him. I'm a fan of Delonte."
Forsberg speculates that West will likely earn the veteran minimum, a little more than $1 million.
If it's a one-year deal, the league will pay a portion of that salary, so Boston will only be on the hook for the salary of a two-year veteran, which is $854,000.
Should he make the opening day roster, West will be ineligible for the first 10 games of the season after being suspended by the league following a guilty plea on weapons charges in the state of Maryland.
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