15 NBA players who could retire at the end of the season

Every NBA season, players come and go. New players are drafted into the league, leading marginalized veterans to be pushed out of the NBA and into the NBA D-League or somewhere in Europe. There are a select few, however, who get to choose when their time in the NBA has come to a close and retire on their own terms. Here are 15 NBA players who could retire at the conclusion of the...
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November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Thunder are back and the Western Conference is loaded again

Last season the Golden State Warriors were invigorated by a new head coach and ran circles around the rest of the NBA, culminating with the franchise's first title. Other Western Conference powers are looking to follow the same script this season. The Oklahoma City Thunder missed the playoffs last season largely due to injuries to Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka. Both players are healthy...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Spurs Insider: David West on why he came to Spurs

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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Why LaMarcus Aldridge's game doesn't fit with the Spurs

San Antonio always seems to get its way. This past summer, the franchise re-inked Danny Green to a discounted deal (four years at $10 million per, a bargain considering the impending cap boom), locked in Kawhi Leonard with a five year contract, snagged David West on a minimum deal and edged out other teams in the pursuit of perennial all-star LaMarcus Aldridge. The result? An almost...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Why everyone (including Paul George) should be patient with Pacers' move to small-ball

It isn't at all surprising that the Indiana Pacers are being criticized for undergoing a complete change in philosophy. Shunning the "smash mouth" style of basketball that produced three lengthy playoff appearances, including back-to-back trips to the Eastern Conference Finals, and considerable individual accolades seems like a questionable decision on the surface. Why not stick...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

This projection really likes San Antonio's chances

The San Antonio Spurs are top-tier championship contenders, meaning they basically have as good a chance as anyone to win it all. Last year, they had the best offense and highest net rating in basketball after the All-Star break. Then they added LaMarcus Aldridge and David West.Here's what FiveThirtyEight's projections have to say about how San Antonio will do this season:Sure, they...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Observations from Spurs’ preseason loss vs. Kings

Thursday in Sacramento, several members of the new-look San Antonio Spurs squad made their preseason debut in the 95-92 loss to the Kings. From new core pieces like LaMarcus Aldridge and David West, to situational players that could be used like Jonathon Simmons, Ray McCallum and Boban Marjanovic, there were some glimpses of what could […]
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Indiana Pacers

Here's the next installment of our team-by-team season preview series on the Indiana Pacers. 2014-15 Record: 38-44 Notable Acquisitions: Monta Ellis (FA), Myles Turner (Draft), Chase Budinger (Trade), Jordan Hill (FA) Notable Departures: Roy Hibbert, David West, Damjan Rudez, Luis Scola Temperature Check: Perhaps no team in the league has went through a more drastic makeover...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

How will LaMarcus Aldridge fit in with the Spurs?

The pandemonium that landed power forward LaMarcus Aldridge with the San Antonio Spurs was one of the most significant free agency plays of this past summer. The Spurs front office pulled out all the stops, sending Tiago Splitter and his $8.5 million contract to the Atlanta Hawks and restructuring Danny Green’s deal under the increased salary cap.    Given the chess game that...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Indiana Pacers’ confidence will silence the doubts

There’s always two sides to every story. If you were to ask the Indiana Pacers how their upcoming season will be and then ask the national media the same question, the two responses would be totally different. It was impossible to contain the excitement coming out of the Pacers Media Day. From Bird praising Myles Turner as the “best shooter on the team” to Paul George...
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October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

How did Drake's lyrics inspire Spurs forward David West?

San Antonio Spurs forward David West is one of the NBA's toughest players. His no-nonsense attitude makes opponents second guess just how hard they want to battle for the same ball West is after. You'd assume, then, that a passionate and sentimental artist like Drake wouldn't be on West's playlist, bumping in his car or streaming through his headphones. You'd be wrong. Speaking...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

How will your NBA team fare in 2015-16? Get your over/under win totals

It’s finally happened. The day is finally here. NBA over/under win total lines for the 2015-16 season are out from the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, and that means one thing: you’re only six-and-a-half months away from either winning or losing a bet that you forgot about making three months prior. So, without further ado, here’s your NBA over/under preview -- with one man's...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

David West: I find myself staring at Tim Duncan

After spending the last couple seasons as the veteran presence on the Indiana Pacers, David West is a relatively young player on a San Antonio Spurs roster that has Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. And, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, West said he’s taking advantage of having the chance to watch a Hall of Famer at work. “I find myself staring at Tim. I have just...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

David West on Roy Hibbert: 'I don't think he deserved that'

San Antonio Spurs forward David West received quite a bit of unnecessary criticism when he turned down his $12.5 million player option with the Indiana Pacers to sign a $1.4 million veteran's minimum deal with the NBA's most admired franchise.West wants to win a championship; no organization can bring their players closer to the mountain top than the Spurs. But another reason for...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

David West Feels He Gained More Than $11M In Joining Spurs

David West gave up his $12.5 million player option for the 15-16 season with the Indiana Pacers to sign with the San Antonio Spurs for just $1.4 million. West has invested his money carefully and lived modestly, which made the decision easier than some can fathom. "People are talking about what I gave up," West told Yahoo Sports, "but not as much about what I've gained here." West...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul George not pleased with Pacers' plan to start him at power forward

  The staring contest going on between Pacers president Larry Bird and forward Paul George is becoming one of the best underrated subplots for the upcoming NBA season. A little over two months after Bird commented on George’s reluctance to play the power forward position saying, “He don’t make decisions around here,” it looks like his plan to stick the 25-year-old All...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs have fun at season's opening photo shoot

The San Antonio Spurs are a lovable bunch, and their collective playfulness was on full display at the team's opening photo shoot, where guys like David West and Jimmer Fredette wore silver and black for the very first time.Here are a few more shots that were provided by the team's official Twitter and Instagram accounts.Patty Mills, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Pacers succeed with small ball?

The Indiana Pacers, with Roy Hibbert and David West in the middle, have been the Eastern Conference's bullies of basketball for the last half-decade. (Their Western counterparts, of course, are Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies). But that's all changed now, as West signed with the San Antonio Spurs, Hibbert was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Pacers...
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September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Parker, Ginobili and West stumble on Sports Illustrated's Top 100 ranking

The San Antonio Spurs have high expectations next season. They're also getting up there in age, and there's a chance a few of their better players may show some decline. In their annual rank of the NBA's top 100 players, Sports Illustrated agrees with this logic, and guys like Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and David West took a tumble from last year's list.Parker comes in at 53, a...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Is David West a poor fit with the Spurs' second unit?

The San Antonio Spurs had a tremendous offseason. LaMarcus Aldridge and David West are two great additions to their frontcourt. But while Aldridge is a four-time All-Star in the prime of his career, West's signing may be more lauded for financial reasons than his actual on-court impact.Here's a look by SB Nation's Spurs blog Pounding the Rock at why West may not be a great fit coming...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Western Conference Power Rankings

With wild trades conducted for All-Star caliber players and over billions of dollars committed to free agents, no one can be absolutely sure how this NBA 2015-16 season will play out, especially in the highly talented Western Conference. On one hand, you have the obvious perennial contenders such as the San Antonio Spurs, OKC Thunder, and Golden State Warriors. On the other hand...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers add free-agent guard Toney Douglas to roster

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers signed free-agent guard Toney Douglas on Tuesday. Terms of the deal weren't immediately available. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound former Florida State player is another addition to a roster that has undergone a major overhaul since the end of last season. Power forward David West and backup point guard C.J. Watson left in free agency. Two-time All-Star...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers add free-agent guard Toney Douglas to roster

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers signed free-agent guard Toney Douglas on Tuesday. Terms of the deal weren't immediately available. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound former Florida State player is another addition to a roster that has undergone a major overhaul since the end of last season. Power forward David West and backup point guard C.J. Watson left in free agency. Two-time All-Star...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

David West on decision to turn down millions: 'I just want to win games'

David West's decision to turn down $12.6 million from the Indiana Pacers, only to then take the veteran's minimum from the San Antonio Spurs, was arguably the most surprising turn of events this offseason.But in a recent radio interview in North Carolina, West explained why he made the move he did:"At this point, I just want to win games and I feel like I’m in a position to win...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Memphis Grizzlies can win the 2016 Southwest Division

The Memphis Grizzlies had a respectable run last year during the regular season as well as in the playoffs. They went 55-27, which was good for no. 5 in the West. In truth, the Memphis Grizzlies actually had the fourth best record in the West, but the Portland Trail Blazers won the Northwest Division, so the Blazers received the no. 4 seed. The Grizzlies pushed the eventual Champion...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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