Cavs' West returns to team after nearly 2-week absence

Updated: October 15, 2008, 11:24 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers guard Delonte West returned to practice Wednesday after missing nearly two weeks to address a personal matter.

West left the Cavaliers on Oct. 4 and missed three preseason games. The Cavaliers did not disclose the reason for his absence.

West was a restricted free agent who signed a two-year contract with Cleveland last month.

He joined the Cavs in an 11-player trade last February and was one of the team's best players during the postseason, averaging 10.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 13 games.

The 25-year-old West is expected to back up point guard Mo Williams and could share time with Daniel Gibson at shooting guard.

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