Delonte is fantastic running through screens and playing tough. He doesn't necessarily have the greatest foot speed though. He is smart and has an extra gear of tenacity at point of attack, surprisingly explosiveness if you will. Against Rose/Westbrook, he might initially get beat off the dribble but will give the effort to get back in the play and alter or block shots. He has alot of block shots (and tons more shots altered) for playing against PG and bigger SGs.
I just think Delonte having Dwight back there could really work. Delonte is great as a help defender so if he does get beat off the dribble forcing others to help, delonte is heady enough to pick up the slack somewhere else.
For Lakers fans who are on the fence. Once you start following him and watching him play nightly, you will be glad he is on your team. You will see his flaws right off the bat, but will admire still what he brings to the table. All the fans in each city that have been able to watch alot of games, has fallen into this same pattern. Laker fans haven't seen him play alot as Delonte hasn't played many games against the Lakers due to a variety of reasons.
Just beware that you will see some flaws. The most glaring flaws is that sometimes Delonte goes through a one minute or two stretches usually in the 2nd or 3rd quarters where he turns the ball over on 2 consecutive possessions. He'll follow a bad pass with a charging foul. Or a long errant pass with a traveling call. It just seems how it is. Also, you will see that he is extremely left hand dominant when dribbling. He is also very injury prone to freak injures which is contradictory. When he plays with his reckless abandon, he will get messed up fingers, wrists, ankles; he will fall on his back, poked in the eye, etc. Sometimes he will stick with a play too long when the play has already broken down to someone else messing up or the other team blows it up, he will take too long to realize he needs to create something. Lastly, you definitely see sometimes his temper boiling up. This doesn't seem to happen that much but when it does he'll usually get a tech or go afte r a block or steal or rebound really aggressively. Sometimes its good sometimes you will a reckless play.
Kwame Brown is servicable, get over it.