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21 David West PF
Height/Weight: 6-9/250 | Birthdate: 8/29/1980 | Birthplace: Teaneck, NJ | Team: Indiana Pacers | College: Xavier (Ohio) | NBA Experience: 12 | Owned/Started%: 94/67 | Average Draft Position: 55.50
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PF David West targeting Spurs, Warriors


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Free-agent forward David West said he is ready to play for a championship contender, and with that in mind, he is leaning toward signing with either the Spurs or Warriors, per USA Today

West, who declined a $12.2 million option with the Pacers, likely will take less money for a chance to win a title. He would make the veteran's mininum if he signed with Golden State and take a pay cut to join San Antonio. 

"At this point in my career, it's all about winning," West said in an interview with WTHR. "And again, I don't want to be in a position where we're just fighting to make the playoffs, I want to be in a spot where we can legitimately taste the finals."


David West denies he will join Knicks, wants to contend for rings


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Free agent forward David West is denying he will join the Knicks this offseason, per WTHR.com.

West, who opted out of his contract with the Pacers, says his motivation is to join a team that will help him get closer to winning a championship.


Report: Free agent David West leaning towards Knicks


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Free agent David West, who opted out of his contract with the Pacers this week, is "very likely" to sign with the Knicks in free agency, sources told Bleacher Report.

West averaged 11.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game last season for the Pacers.


Report: Pacers forward David West will opt out of contract


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Pacers forward David West plans to opt out of his contract for next season and become a free agent, a source told the IndyStar.

By bypassing his player option, West will become a free agent July 1. West has reportedly decided to opt out of his contract after Pacers president Larry Bird previously indicated West would opt into his contract.

In 66 games last season, West averaged 11.7 points and 6.8 rebounds.


Bird: Pacers stars Roy Hibbert, David West are 'going to opt in'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird has expressed optimism that frontcourt standouts Roy Hibbert and David West will both opt-in for next season.

Neither has declared their intention to do so.

Bird added that their decisions would affect how the team drafts in June. But he told the Indianapolis Star that "they're going to opt in."


Pacers expect David West back next season


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Pacers forward David West has a player-option for next season. While coach Frank Vogel and president Larry Bird said they didn't ask West if he planned to use it, both are confident that West will be back with the in 2015-16, per the Indy Star.

West's option would pay him a $12 million salary for next year. 


David West will play for Pacers on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) The Pacers' David West will play against the Mavericks on Sunday. 

West missed the last game with an allergic reaction, but he's been cleared and will be in the lineup, per the Indianapolis Star's Candace Buckner

The Pacers are two-point favorites at home. 


David West upgraded to probable for Pacers on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Pacers forward David West has been upgraded to probable for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, the team announced

West missed the last game due to an allergic reaction and was originally considered questionable for Sunday. 

West is averaging 11.9 points and 7.0 rebounds this year. 


Pacers rule forward David West (illness) out of Thursday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Pacers forward David West suffered an allergic reaction and will not be available to play in Thursday's game at Milwaukee, the team announced.

In 56 games, West is averaging 11.9 points and 7.0 rebounds. With West out, forward Luis Scola should see his role increase.

The Pacers are 3-point underdogs.


Pacers F David West (stomach illness) will play Saturday


(3/21/2015) Despite suffering from stomach issues Friday night, Pacers coach Frank Vogel said forward David West is a go for Saturday against the Nets, according to the Indianapolis Star.

West is averaging 11.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game this season.

The Pacers are 8.5-point favorites over the Nets.

Pacers' David West picks up the double-double on Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Pacers forward David West picked up a double-double on Friday against the Bulls.

West shot 5-8 from the field, finishing with 10 points. He was active on the boards, pulling down 10 rebounds. West also added five assists during the contest. 


Pacers PF David West scores 17, misses one shot Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2015) Pacers power forward David West shared the team scoring lead Wednesday, racking up 17 points on 8 of 9 shooting in his team's 106-93 win over the Pelicans.

With the win, the surging Pacers have drawn to within two games of the Hornets and Heat for the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. ''We're getting there. We're giving ourselves a fighting chance,'' West said after the game, per the Associated Press. ''We'll try to come back refreshed, and try to keep playing this style of basketball where we're just sharing the ball, approaching games with the right attitude."

West has managed to post a better shooting percentage than Wednesday's 88.9 percent mark (min. eight attempts) just once in his career, making 10 of his 11 attempts in a game in Feb. 2012. He also matched his season high by dishing out seven assists while adding five rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes. The Pacers have won four of their last five games heading into the All-Star break.


Pacers' David West doubles up Spurs in losing effort Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2015) Pacers power forward David West scored 10 points and grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds in Indiana's 95-93 loss to the Spurs Monday. 

Despite struggling to shoot the ball, going 3 of 10 from the field, West had a strong all-around game, dishing out seven assists. It was the most rebounds West has had in a game since November 2012.


David West's double-double leads Pacers past Cavaliers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Pacers F David West scored 20 points and pulled down a season-high 13 rebounds as the Pacers wiped out a third quarter Cavaliers' lead to win 103-99, Friday in Indianapolis. 

West scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the first quarter. For the game, he hit nine of 15 shots. He posted his third double-double of the season and first since Dec. 20. 

The Pacers next play at Charlotte on Sunday. 


Pacers' David West nears double-double in losing effort Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) Pacers forward David West scored 28 points on 10 of 18 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds in Indiana's 93-92 loss to the Sixers Saturday. West, who played through an injured finger after hurting it in Friday's game, also went 8 of 10 from the free throw line.

It was West's season high in points scored and most in a regular season game since Feb. 22 of last year. He also added two assists, two blocks and two steals on the night.

"He's terrific. He's been our leader," coach Frank Vogel said after the game. "Not just in the locker room, but the ability to make big plays too."

He and the Pacers will look to get back on track Tuesday against the Timberwolves.


Pacers' David West spotted with splint on his finger


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) Pacers guard David West had a splint on his right ring finger on Saturday, according to the IndyStar.

West injured his hand during Friday's game, but was able to play through the injury. Despite the issue, West is expected to play on Saturday. He is not currently listed on the team's injury report. 


Pacers' David West overcomes hand injury on Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) Pacers guard David West managed to overcome a hand issue on Friday against the Celtics.

West briefly received treatment for the injury during the contest, but was able to return. He had a rough time on the court, shooting just 3-11 from the field. West made five of his six free throws, finishing with 11 points. He also added six rebounds and three assists. 


Pacers PF David West doubles up vs. Nuggets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2014) Pacers power forward David West scored a season-high 19 points on 8 of 22 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds in his team's 76-73 loss to the Nuggets Saturday.

West didn't have a double-double before Wednesday but has managed to post two straight performances with at least 10 points and 10 rebounds. He led his team in both categories Saturday while kicking in five assists and one block in 32 minutes. The Pacers are set to square off with the Timberwolves Sunday.


Pacers PF David West doubles up vs. Clippers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Pacers power forward David West shared the team scoring lead Wednesday with 17 points on 8 of 15 shooting while grabbing a season-high 10 rebounds in his team's 102-100 loss to the Clippers.

The double-double was the first of the season for West, and his 17 points marked a new high for the month of December. He also kicked in two steals and one assist in 31 minutes as the Pacers fell to 1-8 this month. West will match up with the Nuggets Saturday.


Starting options for Week 8


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) In my Week 8 (Dec. 15-21) Fantasy basketball planner, I identified eight lower-end players worth starting this week, headlined by Knicks guard Tim Hardaway and David West.

Other players worth getting into your lineup for this week are: Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey and Magic guard Evan Fournier;Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist; and Bucks center Larry Sanders and Celtics center Tyler Zeller.

Check out what I have to say about each player, as well as my take on the Nets' season of futility in the Week 8 planner. 


Pacers PF David West scores team-high 16 in OT loss vs. Kings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2014) Pacers power forward David West scored a team-high 16 points on 6 of 16 shooting in his team's 102-101 overtime loss to the Kings Friday.

West matched his season-high of eight rebounds in the loss and managed to deliver his fifth straight double-digit performance but has yet to record a double-double since making his season debut in late November. The Pacers will take a four-game losing streak into Monday's matchup with the Hawks.


Pacers preaching patience with PF David West


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/4/2014) Pacers coach Frank Vogel told the Indianapolis Star it could take several weeks for power forward David West to make a consistent impact. West missed the season's first 15 games with a sprained right ankle.

He's scored 18, 14 and 10 points in three games since returning, grabbing six rebounds each time. West has only attempted two free throws, making one. Indiana visits Portland on Thursday night.


Pacers forward David West scores 18 in season debut


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2014) After missing the first 15 games of the season with a sprained ankle, Pacers forward David West made his season debut Friday and scored 18 points on 8 of 17 shooting to help the Pacers to a 98-93 victory over Orlando.

West also added six rebounds and four assists which coach Frank Vogel has come to expect from the veteran

"He certainly played a great game, a great floor game," Vogel said, per NBA.com. "He orchestrates a lot of stuff on both ends."

The Pacers next play Saturday at Cleveland.


Pacers forward David West to make season debut Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) Pacers coach Frank Vogel said forward David West will make his season debut Friday against Orlando, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

The Pacers listed West as probable and he is expected to start the game after not playing this season while recovering from an ankle sprain he suffered in the preseason. For his career, West averages 15.9 points and 7.2 rebounds.


Pacers' C.J. Watson, David West ruled out Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Pacers guard C.J. Watson (foot) and forward David West (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Spurs, the team announced.

The pair will join Roy Hibbert (ankle) and George Hill (knee) on the sidelines. The quartet's next opportunity to play will come Friday against the Magic.