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He wanted to come back. The team adamantly let it be known they wanted him back. So, it is no shock that David West and the Indiana Pacers have reached a verbal agreement to finalize a 3-year deal, worth a reported $36 million according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Instead, the shocker could come for another member of the Pacers now that West is back. The news of West's return to Indiana comes three days into what is expected to be a very hectic NBA offseason and free agency period. And while speculation about where Dwight Howard will land may be stealing the headlines, by re-signing West the Pacers put themselves in position to perhaps steal the East from the Miami Heat. West averaged 17.1 points and 7.7 rebounds and led the Pacers to the Eastern Conference finals last season, and as soon as Indiana was eliminated the questions shifted to, will West be back? The Pacers wasted no time in making that happen and will now shift their focus in to signing Paul Geo...

Indiana Pacers off-season going according to plan

The Indiana Pacers off-season thus far is going precisely as the blueprint was laid out. They came into the off-season with three priorities: re-sign David West, hire in replacements for the assistant coaches, and solidify a weak bench. They’ve managed to do all three of their priorities in just a matter of weeks from the end of the season. By far the most important task of the...

David West resigns with the Pacers

David West has agreed to stay with the Indiana Pacers Since signing David West two years ago, the Indiana Pacers have become one of the NBA’s toughest teams. After two years solid years with the Indiana, West and the Pacers saw themselves one game of the NBA Finals this past season. They would lose Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the eventual champion Miami Heat, but...

Indiana Pacers: David West Signing Grade

Indiana Pacers: David West Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher, Hoopstuff… David West Contract: 3 years, 36 million - David West has been very important for the Pacers the last two years. He is an excellent leader and scorer, both in the post and with his mid-range jump shot and is a very solid rebounder and defender. Even in his 30′s, he is still very effective...

David West, Pacers Nearing Three-Year, $36M Deal

David West and the Indiana Pacers are finalizing a three-year deal worth $36 million, according to sources. The third season will likely be a player option. West was first signed by the Pacers in the 2011 offseason. West will turn 33 in August and the length of the deal was undoubtedly a concern for the Pacers.

Knicks News: Copeland vs Barnes

By Chris Connolly The Knicks went into last season with a roster full of one-way specialists. While this strategy worked extremely well in spurts for the Knicks, the ramifications of such players came full circle in the playoffs. The amount of limited players on the Knicks team also made it difficult for Mike Woodson to set a rotation. Whether he was searching for offense or defense...

NBA Free Agency: Cavaliers Interested in Chris Copeland

We’ve heard a little about the players that the Cavaliers are pursuing in free agency, including Earl Clark and Darren Collison, Chauncey Billups, Greg Oden, and Nikola Pekovic, but a new name has emerged as a frontcourt option. ESPN New York’s Jared Zwerling reports that the Cavaliers may be prepared to offer New York Knicks center Chris Copeland a multi-year contract. Source...

Indiana Pacers finalizing a 3-year, $36 million contract with David West

While many have been waiting for the biggest domino to fall in Dwight Howard, a top 2013 free agent has committed reportedly to a team via Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski: Just speculating, David West’s deal could be spread $12 million per season for the duration of his reported three-contract with the Indiana Pacers or it [...]The post Indiana Pacers finalizing a 3-year, $36...

Pacers Offer Deal To Chris Copeland

The Indiana Pacers have a standing offer to Chris Copeland. Copeland is a restricted free agent, giving the New York Knicks the ability to match. Copeland finally became an NBA player last season after many years in the D-League and Europe. Copeland turned 29 in March.

Report: Pacers & David West Agree to Terms

With the addition of Danny Granger next season, this move cements the Pacers as a force in the East.

Chris Copeland Awaits Offer From Pacers, Not Ruling Out Return To Knicks

After discussions with the Indiana Pacers since the start of free agency, free agent forward Chris Copeland hasn’t received a contract proposal from the organization and will continue talks on Wednesday, a league source told RealGM. Copeland has been one of the most sought after wing players in free agency, and he has received multiple offers from other teams that he’ll consider...

Splitter Re-ups With Spurs, West With Pacers

The free-agency ferris wheel continues spinning, as David West goes back to the Pacers for 3 years and $36 million, and Tiago Splitter to the Spurs for 4 years and $36m. Splitter would’ve signed for more of course, but LeBron took $5million of leverage from him in the playoffs when he shoved half of his swagger into the third row. Kid Shoots Chicken Like A Bball Hobo Loses Heat Bet

Report: Minnesota Timberwolves offer Oklahoma City’s Kevin Martin reported $30 million deal

It’s free agency day two, and NBA enthusiasts have already witnessed free agent David West commit to the Indiana Pacers, a three-team trade that sent Eric Bledsoe to the Phoenix Suns and J.J. Redick to the Los Angeles Clippers. Add another reported NBA rumor that may have some traction involving the Minnesota Timberwolves and free [...]The post Report: Minnesota Timberwolves offer...

Knicks Free Agency Look In: Matt Barnes

In the event that Chris Copeland walks away form the New York Knicks for more money, do the Knicks reach out to Matt Barnes? According to sources, reps for Barnes have contacted the Knicks to show their interest. Barnes, the former Knick (a few weeks during the Larry brown era) could fill a hole at the small forward position. What He Brings: With the addition of Shawne Williams ...

Indiana Pacers: Indiana Draft Grades

Indiana Pacers: Indiana Draft Grades By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff Pick 23: Solomon Hill- SF- Arizona - Danny Granger, Paul George and Lance Stephenson will all be free agents next season, Granger, an unrestricted free agent and George and Stephenson, restricted free agents. It is obvious that they will resign George, who is an All Star, one of the best young players...
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