Found December 11, 2011 on Pacers Pulse:
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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...
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