David West: Staying in Indy to the tune of 3 years, $36m

David West: Staying in Indy to the tune of 3 years, $36m

Postby Kobe8Fan on Fri May 17, 2013 12:13 pm

David West Open To Staying With Pacers

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Posted by: Mark Montieth

It’s not a subject anyone wants to discuss in too much detail with playoff games still to play, but it looms on the horizon.

David West, the Pacers’ acknowledged locker room leader and vital power forward, becomes a free agent at the end of the season. Without question, losing the 32-year-old guru would be a blow to a team that appears to have such a promising future. Pacers’ management officials want to keep him, and believe they’ll be able to afford him, but what about West? Would he chase a larger contract elsewhere?

“I’ll address that at the end of the season and focus on finishing this year as best as possible,” he said Saturday after contributing 11 points and 12 rebounds to the Pacers’ 82-71 victory over New York at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “But I love it here, love this group of guys, this environment, love the core group that we have. This group only has room to get better.”

West is earning $10 million this season in the back end of a two-year deal. The Pacers have $49 million committed in player salaries for next season. The luxury tax threshold this season is just over $70 million, but has not been determined for next year.

Does he expect the franchise to be able to pay him his market value, whatever that turns out to be?

“I don’t know,” he said. “I haven’t given it much thought. Just trying to make sure I focus on finishing this year as well as we can. I’ll just deal with all that when it’s time to deal with it. When it’s on the table, we’ll eat.”

His hope is that he’s served something palatable.

“This group, the mix of young guys that we have, and obviously the character of these guys, what these guys are, it fits me, so …”


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Re: David West Open To Staying With Pacers

Postby therealdeal on Fri May 17, 2013 2:29 pm

I hope he gets a better offer, leaves, and then Indiana calls about Pau. :man9:
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Re: David West Open To Staying With Pacers

Postby wcsoldier81 on Fri May 17, 2013 10:55 pm

Would be a perfect fit next to D12
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Re: David West Open To Staying With Pacers

Postby Rooscooter on Sat May 18, 2013 9:11 am

^^I've thought that as well. He does what's needed..... doesn't pout and is tough as nails....... Just about everything Pau isn't.....
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Re: David West Open To Staying With Pacers

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sat May 18, 2013 10:47 am

West is very underrated. I don't think he'll get the 10 million that he's getting this year. I do think Indiana will resign him, though.
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Clippers Expected To Pursue David West

Postby Kobe8Fan on Tue May 21, 2013 11:23 pm

Clippers Expected To Pursue David West

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By Marc Stein
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Among the immediate concerns for the Indiana Pacers heading into the Eastern Conference finals against Miami is the state of David West's right calf. One of the longer-term worries, though, is West's forthcoming free agency.

The Pacers' veteran leader openly loves his situation in Indiana, which certainly gives Indy justified cause for optimism when it comes to re-signing the 32-year-old this summer. Yet the whispers are already swirling that Chris Paul's Los Angeles Clippers, in particular, are going to make a hard run at West in the offseason.

Indy will certainly have the ability to pay West more to convince its locker-room sage to stay, given that the Clips would presumably have to structure an offer with the $5.15 million midlevel exception available to nontax teams. But you have to figure that the former Hornet -- who rose to All-Star prominence playing alongside CP3 -- is going to want to hear the details of a proposal pitching a reunion with his old point guard ... as long as Paul himself, of course, decides to stay. If Paul re-signs with the Clips as most league insiders continue to expect, L.A. will be seeking to add the final piece or two to cement itself as a contender with some staying power.

Yet Indy's brass must feel some reassurance when it hears West say things like he said in the wake of the New York series when he described the Pacers as "the most together group I've ever been a part of."


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Re: David West Open To Staying With Pacers

Postby Frank Dux on Wed May 22, 2013 10:19 pm

wcsoldier81 wrote:Would be a perfect fit next to D12


Damn right. He's got a sweet midrange J.
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David West Wants To Re-Sign With Pacers

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:07 pm

David West Wants To Re-Sign With Pacers

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By CHRIS TOMASSON |
Published: Friday, May 31, 2013, 12:37am

MIAMI — David West has been a big challenge all season for the Miami Heat. Look for it continue next season.

The Indiana power forward said after Thursday night’s 90-79 loss to the Heat at AmericanAirlines he wants to re-sign with the Pacers this summer as a free agent.

“Yeah,’’ West said an interview with FOX Sports Florida after his team fell behind 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals. “I love what we’ve been able to accomplish in the lockout season (of 2011-12) and this full season. And I just pretty much love how this group has grown together since I’ve been there.’’

West signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Pacers before last season. He was asked if he’s had any talks yet with Indiana officials about re-signing.

“I don’t think we can officially,’’ said West of the free agency period starting July 1. “But these guys know that I’m with them (for the future).’’

West averaged 22.7 points against the Heat in three regular-season games and has averaged 18.2 points against them in five games in the East finals.

“They have a very good team,’’ Heat center Chris Bosh said of West wanting to re-sign. “He’d fit in there. I was kind of surprised when he went there. It was like, ‘Dang, they got a pretty good steal,' because that was a signing that didn’t get a lot of notice, but it was very huge. They’ve got something, so I’m sure they want to keep it intact.’’

West said he’s concentrating on keeping the Pacers alive in Saturday’s Game 6 in Indiana. But he reiterated Indiana is where he wants to be again next season.

“Yeah,’’ said West, who averaged 17.1 points and 7.7 rebounds during the regular season. “This group is a good group. Solid guys in here. I really enjoy being a part of it.’’

Chris Tomasson can be reached at christomasson@hotmail.com or on Twitter @christomasson.


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Source: Hawks May Consider Signing David West

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Source: Hawks May Consider Signing David West

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The Atlanta Hawks may consider signing David West this summer, according to a source.

The Hawks are projected to have enough salary cap room this summer to sign two max free agents.

The Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies have also been mentioned as potential suitors for West, who will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.


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Re: Source: Hawks May Consider Signing David West

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:16 am

Well if they strike out on Paul AND Howard, which is looking likely, then they're sure to end up overpaying for a couple of second tier and third tier players like West.
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Re: Source: Hawks May Consider Signing David West

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:30 am

therealdeal wrote:Well if they strike out on Paul AND Howard, which is looking likely, then they're sure to end up overpaying for a couple of second tier and third tier players like West.


And if they take West, Indy can have Pau for a certain price. :man9:
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Re: Source: Hawks May Consider Signing David West

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:35 am

Doc Brown wrote:
therealdeal wrote:Well if they strike out on Paul AND Howard, which is looking likely, then they're sure to end up overpaying for a couple of second tier and third tier players like West.


And if they take West, Indy can have Pau for a certain price. :man9:

Exactly. :man10:
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Re: Source: Hawks May Consider Signing David West

Postby OX1947 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:01 pm

therealdeal wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:
therealdeal wrote:Well if they strike out on Paul AND Howard, which is looking likely, then they're sure to end up overpaying for a couple of second tier and third tier players like West.


And if they take West, Indy can have Pau for a certain price. :man9:

Exactly. :man10:


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Re: Source: Hawks May Consider Signing David West

Postby therealdeal on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:56 am

OX1947 wrote:
therealdeal wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:
therealdeal wrote:Well if they strike out on Paul AND Howard, which is looking likely, then they're sure to end up overpaying for a couple of second tier and third tier players like West.


And if they take West, Indy can have Pau for a certain price. :man9:

Exactly. :man10:


Hibbert just called me and said "ya'll mother (bleep) forget that I play center in Indiana?"

Tell him to calm down and play Center while Pau plays Power Forward.
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Re: Source: Hawks May Consider Signing David West

Postby Ras Algethi on Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:22 pm

Not impressed with West. He's got a good midrange jumper but thats about it. Doesn't really guard anybody and his back to the basket game is average at best.
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Re: Source: Hawks May Consider Signing David West

Postby JSM on Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:13 pm

Wouldn't be a bad fit next to Horford, but they need to put a C next to him and not another PF. Not sure if the Hawks franchise will ever figure that out. Plus it would give Atlanta a little toughness, something they could use.
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Re: Source: Hawks May Consider Signing David West

Postby lakersin4 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:46 pm

I hope the Hawks do sign him.. Then if CP3 goes there & Dwight decides to follow, they'll for sure be giving up Hortford & hopefully Teague in a S&T. CP3/D12/West is quite the core to build from.
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Re: Source: Hawks May Consider Signing David West

Postby Lakerjones on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:41 am

therealdeal wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:
therealdeal wrote:Well if they strike out on Paul AND Howard, which is looking likely, then they're sure to end up overpaying for a couple of second tier and third tier players like West.


And if they take West, Indy can have Pau for a certain price. :man9:

Exactly. :man10:


+1.
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Re: Source: Hawks May Consider Signing David West

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:42 am

Interesting. I still think he ends up resigning in Indiana.
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David West: 'I Can't See Myself' Leaving Pacers

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:16 pm

David West: 'I Can't See Myself' Leaving Pacers

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David West on his impending free agency: "This is my group. These are my guys. I can't see myself going anywhere else."


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Re: David West: 'I Can't See Myself' Leaving Pacers

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:44 pm

isn't that like the deathnail for staying?
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Re: David West: 'I Can't See Myself' Leaving Pacers

Postby JSM on Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:49 am

SportsCenter ‏@SportsCenter 2 Jul
THIS JUST IN: David West reaches agreement with Pacers on 3-year, $36 million extension; @Chris_Broussard confirms @YahooSports report.
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Re: David West: Staying in Indy to the tune of 3 years, $36m

Postby therealdeal on Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:53 am

Good for him. Okay move by the franchise.

They must think they're close to a ring because what I saw from David tells me he doesn't have 3 years left at that kind of price.
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Re: David West: Staying in Indy to the tune of 3 years, $36m

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:17 am

He got a raise to boot... good for him. He's a lunch-bucket guy that does his job an contributes no matter what.
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Re: David West: Staying in Indy to the tune of 3 years, $36m

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:26 am

He's worth 7-8 million on the court, 4-5 million for the intangibles and leadership he brings.
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