HoopsHype David West rumors

November 6, 2013 Updates

With 4:39 on the clock, West grabbed the 3,500th defensive rebound of his 11-year career. West spent much of that quarter throwing his body around with Chicago’s Carlos Boozer, but on that particular play, no “smash mouth” was necessary. West stood under the basket, free of any other players, and grabbed Derrick Rose’s missed jump shot. Indianapolis Star

July 10, 2013 Updates
July 2, 2013 Updates

The Pacers' agreement with forward David West on a three-year, $36 million deal on Tuesday coincided with ongoing exploration of possible trades for Danny Granger and Gerald Green, league sources said. Teams have been anticipating that the Pacers would be inclined to move one or both of them, especially if they re-signed West. The Pacers, who also have reached an agreement with backup point guard C.J. Watson, have to clear future room under the tax threshold as they plan for giving long-term deals to Paul George and Lance Stephenson. CBSSports.com

Keeping West had been the major priority of the Pacers' offseason, and his strong desire to return to the organization made negotiations go smoothly. West hasn't seriously considered another team. Yahoo! Sports

June 30, 2013 Updates
June 26, 2013 Updates
June 13, 2013 Updates

The mission for the Pacers’ front office this summer will be identical to what it was a year ago: Bring the core players back. Last summer, the team paid a combined $98 million to keep a pair of starters, Roy Hibbert and George Hill, in Indiana uniforms. This year’s key free agent is veteran power forward David West. Team president Donnie Walsh and general manager Kevin Pritchard made that clear this morning in a news conference. “We want him back as much as you can want anyone back,” Walsh said. “We think he’s one of the anchors of the team.” Indianapolis Star

June 6, 2013 Updates

There are a number of issues staring at the Pacers this summer — none more important than re-signing West, the team’s veteran power forward. “He’s a huge, huge part of our culture and our success,” Vogel said of West. “I’m pretty sure he wants to come back and I’m very sure we want him back.” Indianapolis Star

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