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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers wanted David West to stick around and lead a championship run. The 32-year-old power forward never planned on leaving town.West agreed to a three-year contract with Indiana on the second day of free agency, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations. The person requested anonymity because NBA rules prohibit teams from announcing signings until July 10. The deal is reportedly worth 36 million.For the Pacers, Tuesday's announcement may turn out to be their biggest move of the entire offseason."Obviously, our No. 1 priority is to get David West signed," president of basketball operations Larry Bird said Monday, reiterating the point his predecessor Donnie Walsh and general manager Kevin Pritchard made two weeks earlier at an end-of-the-season news conference.The reason was obvious. On the court, West provided a physical inside presence that allowed the Pacers to play in-your-face defense, though he was far more than ju...
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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 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
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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 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.
Pacers trying to keep their core intact.
Pacers get the big one done, agreeing to terms w/ David West on a three-year deal worth more than $36M, per source. Yahoo! first to report.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 2, 2013
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, David West will re-sign with the Pacers on a 3-year deal worth approximately $36 million with the Indiana Pacers.
The 10-year NBA veteran was the Pacers second leading scorer, averaging 17.1 points and also added 7.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists this season. He also contributed 15.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in 19 postseason games before...
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 Indiana Pacers started free agency by announcing they have made a qualifying offer to backup forward Tyler Hansbrough and were starting the task of re-signing David West.
West played a key role in helping the young Pacers develop, especially after Danny Granger went down with a left knee injury. West is now an unrestricted free agent and the Pacers say he is their top offseason...
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.
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With the addition of Danny Granger next season, this move cements the Pacers as a force in the East.
Today is the 2nd day of NBA free agency. Here are the latest rumors and news around the NBA.
- Free agent Mike Dunleavy has signed with the Bulls.
- The Clippers are after JJ Redick and OJ Mayo.
-Andray Blatche resigns with the Nets.
-David West signs a 3 year deal worth $36 Million to stay with the Pacers.
-Spurs have interested in Andrei Kirilenko.
-Dwight Howard is now meeting...