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David West
David West
Position: F
Born: 08/29/80
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:239 lbs. / 108.4 kg.
Salary: $1,499,187
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Q: Before making your decision, did you not consider the Pacers improving just by adding Paul back? David West: I thought about Paul and thought about George (Hill), those two guys mainly. I felt like they’re at the age. I knew PG was going to be back in full effect, but for me it was just time for a David decision. People don’t know this, but after my second year in Indy, there were a few teams that wanted me to leave out of there, but … I wanted to be a part of the group as long as I felt like I still was giving them everything that I had, and I felt like I just got to the point where there was nothing else I could give Paul and George. I think they’re mature enough now, and Paul can carry a team. Obviously as he gets older and he grows, the maturity stuff will start to fill in, but he’s strong-willed enough and strong-minded enough to carry a team, and George is getting there. So I felt like from that standpoint I did my job with those guys and helped them get better and handle situations. Paul’s at that stage when he’s got to able to control the locker room, and George is the same way as a point guard. That’s what we tried to impress upon them a few years ago. I just think it’s that time.