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Danny Ainge Confirms Delonte West Signing

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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