Found December 11, 2011 on Pacers Pulse:
Whether it is a good deal remains to be seen, but for now Pacers nation is rejoicing the reported signing of marquee free agent and new starting power forward David West from the New Orleans Hornets, after a reported deal with the Celtics fell through.  The deal is said to be $20 million over 2 years, which might seem like a gamble considering West's recent ACL surgery, but all things considered, is a relatively low risk signing in the scheme of things.The 6'9" West averaged 18.9 and 7.6 rebounds per game last season and will provide a much needed offensive boost to the Pacers, who often struggled to find offense down the stretch, especially when Danny Granger wasn't on his game.  Now they not only have a second consistent scorer and genuine post up presence (sorry Roy and Tyler), they also have a pick-and-roll expert who has once worked with Darren Collison on the Hornets.  Hopefully this will also amp up Collison's game in the upcoming season as he learns to b...

Report: David West Sign-and-Trade to Celtics Dead, Hornets Forward Headed to Pacers

Just two days after it looked like Hornets foward David West would become a Celtic, a report says the deal is off. On Friday, it was reported that the Celtics would send forward Jermaine O'Neal to the Hornets for West and sign him to a three-year deal. But on Sunday, the deal is now "dead" and the Indiana Pacers are now the frontrunners to sign West, according to TNT...

David West Signs Two-Year, $20 Mil Deal With Pacers

Per multiple reports, two time all-star forward David West has agreed to play for the Indiana Pacers next season. West signed a two-year deal with the Pacers for about $20 mil, according to David West, the Pacers’ likely starting power forward, agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal Sunday afternoon. “David looks at the [...]

Your Morning Dump... Where Bird could steal West from the Celtics

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. As free-agent forward David West and the Boston Celtics work to complete a difficult sign-and-trade deal, the Indiana Pacers have positioned themselves to sign the power forward should talks with the Celtics...

Tony Allen Announces Trade Of O.J. Mayo On Twitter…I Think

Trying to read Tony Allen’s tweets is kind of like attempting to translate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, but it appears that the Grizzlies guard broke the finalization of an O.J. Mayo deal to the Pacers for Brandan Rush and Josh McRoberts…I think. Check out his tweets…!/aa000G9/status/146384120371609600 Update: Now it appears as if Allen made a mistake...

Report: Celtics near deal for Hornets' West

The Boston Celtics are close to reaching a deal with free-agent forward David West, according to an report citing a source close to the situation.

The Next "Big" Move

Danny Ainge made a valid bid to get David West in a Celtics uniform but West ultimately wanted more money. The Celtics were offering in the neighborhood of $8.4 million per year. My guess is that when a guy like West sees DeAndre Jordan get an offer sheet of $10 million per year, he and his agent had to reconsider what Boston was able to offer. The failed acquisition of West should...

Boston close to signing forward David West

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New Pacers F West used lockout time to heal

New Pacers forward David West is one of the few players who benefited from the NBA lockout.

David West To Celtics Dead, Signs With Pacers

A deal that would send David West to the Celtics via sign-and-trade fell apart, leading him to sign a two-year, $20 million deal with Indiana.

Boston Celtics Near Deal For David West; Chauncey Billups Threatens Retirement

Doesn’t it feel like David West sort of belongs on the Celtics? He has a little dog in him, and maybe it’s just us, but he seems like a great fit up there. Luckily for Boston fans, Danny Ainge agrees with us, and as of now, the Celtics are on the verge of adding the [...]

On a more positive note !!!

David West signs a 2 year deal with the Pacers...projected as starting forward...a mere 2 hour drive up I-74 to see a former XU great in action. Plus lots of Indy alums who can watch him every night.

O.J. Mayo trade to Pacers dead

It looked like a done deal, but the trade that would have sent O.J. Mayo to the Pacers and Josh McRoberts to the Grizzlies is dead, according to tweets from the Memphis Commercial Appeal. What’s more, Mayo was told he would not be traded anywhere. The fact that the Grizzlies Xavier Henry is out for…

Report: Larry Bird Steals David West from the Boston Celtics

Now this is kind of funny. As last as this morning, we all thought that David West was signed, sealed and delivered for Boston. But now it appears that Larry Bird has stolen West from their clutches at the last second. The Legend took care of business by hanging back and waiting for his time [...]

Wait on it: Pacers strengthen roster

The Indiana Pacers' patience during the first part of the free-agency period has paid off. David West, the Pacers' likely starting power forward, agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal Sunday afternoon.
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