HoopsHype David West rumors

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

Ken Berger: Pacers' top priority in free agency remains re-signing David West. Sources say meeting expected soon, if not tonight then tomorrow. Twitter @KBergCBS

Alex Kennedy: David West re-signing with the Indiana Pacers seems inevitable. Bringing back West is Indy's top priority, and they expect him to return. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

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

June 4, 2013 Updates

When asked following Game 7 if he’d thought about where he’d like to play next season, West made it as clear as possible that the Pacers will be his first, and possibly only choice. “That’s something I’ll sit down and discuss, but this is my group,” West said. “These are my guys. You know, I can’t see myself going anywhere else. We’re the second best team in the Eastern Conference, one of the top four teams in the league, in my estimation, based on this year. “This group is a solid group,” he added. “Gives me as an individual the best chance to accomplish the goals that I have left in terms of my future, and that’s competing at this stage of the game every single year from here on out.” NBCSports.com

One by one, most of the Pacers made their way over to the Miami Heat to congratulate them for advancing to the NBA Finals for the third straight season. But there were two players who had zero interest in shaking hands with the team they’ll continue to chase as long as LeBron James is on the Heat – or any other team in the Eastern Conference. Roy Hibbert and David West – like Boston’s Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo last season – weren’t interested with shaking hands, giving daps or giving hugs to the Heat. Indianapolis Star

June 3, 2013 Updates

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