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7/21/2016 12:45 AM PDT

Delonte West: ATTEMPTING NBA COMEBACK ... Says Mom


Delonte West is actively working on an NBA comeback -- so says his mother, who tells TMZ Sports her son is getting his life back together after a string of troubling setbacks. 

The NBA community became concerned for West after pictures surfaced showing the 32-year-old looking disheveled in Texas ... and apparently begging for change in Maryland. 

Delphina Addison says her son has had some mental health issues recently -- but he's back on his medication and in a good place. 

"He is working toward coming back to the NBA. He has been working out and that’s where he's at as of now."

As for the photos of West apparently panhandling, Addison says the pics didn't tell the whole story.

"People did see him holding a sign but what they don’t know was there was a homeless guy standing out across from my place and Delonte saw him and wanted to help him out."

"Delonte is not homeless. He's living with his wife and kids," Addison told us.  

As we previously reported, West spent time in a medical facility earlier this year ... but feels like he's made significant improvements and is now mentally prepared to get back to work. 

"Delonte told me, 'Mom, if it took some things that I had to do to show me some wisdom, I thank God for that.'"

"He is a heck of a player ... and he said, 'It's showtime!' He's ready to come back."

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