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Cavaliers guard Delonte West reported for domestic violence

According to the report, his wife says he grabbed her and took her wedding ring and purse after saying she cheated on him. Police are still investigating, no charges have been filed.

October 27, 2009|Associated Press

The wife of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West has filed a domestic violence report against her husband.

The report, filed with Cleveland police on Sunday, said that Kimberly West met with authorities at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, where she had gone to fly to her father's house in New Jersey.

In the report, she said Delonte West had accused her of cheating on him and that they had an 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. WOIO-TV Channel 19 in Cleveland first reported the complaint.

Cavaliers Coach Mike Brown said the team was aware of the report and was monitoring the situation. West's agent, Noah Croom, didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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Barkley says he'd like to be a GM

Charles Barkley thinks he can do better than some of the general managers he criticizes on TV.

The Hall of Fame player and TNT analyst said he'd like his chance to run an NBA team, though he's in no rush because he'd want the right job.

"I think that it'd be fun to try to build my own team," Barkley said at a luncheon, joined by studio partners Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson. "We talk about it all the time. Sometimes we say, 'What is that guy doing? Why did he draft that guy? Why did he make a trade for that guy?'

"Some of these guys have done a bad job, plain and simple."

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Bulls use options on Rose, Noah

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The reigning rookie of the year and a Chicago native, Rose averaged 16.8 points and 6.3 assists last season while leading the Bulls to the playoffs after being selected with the No. 1 draft pick. An inflamed tendon kept him out for most of the preseason, but he is expected to be ready for the season opener.

Noah, the ninth pick in the 2007 draft, has averaged 6.7 points and 6.6 rebounds during two seasons.

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