David West RUMORS & NEWS

  • David West 'Very likely' to sign with Knicks

    Pro Basketball Talk "When it was reported that David West would decline his player option with the Pacers for next season to become an unrestricted free agent, it was at least a little bit of a surprise. West could have earned $12.5 million next year by staying in Indiana, and then entered free agency right as the..." June 27

  • Will the Knicks sign Pacers free agent forward David West?

    Newark Star-Ledger "It looks like we might know who the first free agent acquisition of the Knicks' 2015 offseason will be. Per Bleacher Report's Jared Zwerling, Indiana Pacers free agent power forward David West is leaning towards signing with the Knicks once free agency begins on July 1. West, 34, opted out..." June 26

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    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    League source: David West is "very likely" to sign with the Knicks come FA. "He knew that before he chose not to opt in" with the Pacers.

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Just in: Heard from my source that David West will not exercise his player option and will become a free agent. Story coming soon.

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Injury update: David West will be out for tonight's game against Milwaukee with an allergic reaction.

  • David West on Brian Shaw being fired: ‘That’s bulls–t

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Nuggets announced on Tuesday that head coach Brian Shaw has been fired. David West and plenty of others feel that Shaw was not given a fair shot. West, who worked with Shaw when Shaw was an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers, said the Nuggets had no chance of winning with the..." March 03

  • The Raptors want David West, but probably won't get him

    SB Nation "Toronto is one of the top pursuers of Indiana's David West, but it doesn't sound like the Pacers are willing to deal him before the trade deadline. The Indiana Pacers have pondered the possibility of trading David West and the Toronto Raptors are at the front of the line looking to acquire him,..." February 17

  • David West is nearing the end of his NBA journey, a humble legacy secure

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "He was back in the place where it all started as a professional, possibly for the last time in uniform. But Indiana Pacers forward David West wasn't ready to confront the reality of when he'd know with certainty that he was done with the NBA. "I got no clue," he said Wednesday, smiling, "I..." February 12

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Coach Vogel reports after today's shootaround that David West will be in the starting lineup tonight. pic.twitter.com/2d83rDewGc

  • Pacers' David West hopes to return to court Friday

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers power forward David West hopes to make his season debut Friday against the Orlando Magic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "(Coach Frank Vogel) will make the call," West said after participating in practice Tuesday in San Antonio. "I'll see what he says. (But) I feel good. This last..." November 26

  • David West knows the end is near, but keeps working for the Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "In their first practice Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers ran a series of one-man, full-court fast breaks. It's the cruelty of training camp, commanded to sprint near the end of the early afternoon session, already after an hour or so of depositing sweat on the Bankers Life Fieldhouse hardwood. However,..." October 01

  • David West on Roy Hibbert: 'He's got to be part of the fight'

    CBS Sports "Roy Hibbert didn't score a single point on Monday. It was his third scoreless outing in eight playoff games. The 7'2, 290-pound Indiana Pacers center didn't grab a rebound, either. In 18 minutes against the Washington Wizards, he collected five fouls, shot 0-for-2 from the field and the Pacers..." May 06

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    David West on Indy facing elimination: "Everybody’s got to be ready to play. We’re fighting for our lives. It’s just really disappointing.”

  • Paul George, David West request some rest; Pacers will sit some guys in final games

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the most recent Pacers loss coach Frank Vogel said he thought his starters looked tired. This was a team that put a premium earlier in the season on getting the No. 1 seed in the East and they have faded lately, they have looked mentally disinterested (save vs. Miami) so maybe there is..." April 08

  • NBA fines David West $15,000 for elbow to Blake Griffin

    CBS Sports "The NBA fined Pacers forward David West $15,000 Saturday for his elbow to the jaw of Blake Griffin in Saturday night's win over the Clippers. West was ejected for the play. The Pacers won 106-92. It's not the first time Griffin has been involved in a play that earned an ejection. He always..." January 19

  • Pacers’ David West explains his ‘blame the GM’ comment

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pacers are sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 23-5, just a half-game back of the Spurs and the Thunder out West for the best record in the league overall. This lofty position wouldn’t seem to warrant publicly trashing an opposing team following an easy..." December 29

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Paul George (fever) Roy Hibbert (rest) and David West (rest) out tonight vs Mavs.

    NBA Free Agency 2013: Official Signings Tracker

    PSD Staff Wednesday, July 10th is the first day that teams can officially sign players to the contracts that we have been reporting over the last two weeks. We are simply going to list them in here as they trickle in throughout the next couple of days. Nothing should be a surprise, just making things... July 11

  • Report: Pacers finalizing deal to retain David West

    Pro Basketball Talk "While other teams tried to get their foot in the door, it was always expected that David West would return to the Indiana Pacers. He was their top off-season priority. It looks like the two sides have almost got a deal done — a three-year deal with the third year being a team option, reports..." July 02

  • David West plans on staying with Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "Free agency has begun in the NBA and now it’s time to see just how creative the Indiana Pacers can be. Teams can begin talking to free agents at midnight but can’t announce any signings until July 10. That’s when the 2013-14 salary cap figure — expected to me $58.5 million —is set by the..." July 01

  • Indiana Pacers executives say top offseason priority is keeping free agent David West

    Indianapolis Star "The mission for the Indiana Pacers’ front office this summer mirrors what it was a year ago: Keep the core players together. Last July, the team paid a combined $98 million to keep a pair of starters, Roy Hibbert and George Hill, in Indiana uniforms. The focus this time? Do the same with David..." June 14

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Pritchard on re-signing David West: "He knows we're in a great position moving forward. He's priority number one." pic.twitter.com/oHKHZ2ubC7

  • Pacers forward David West: 'I don't plan on going anywhere'

    Indianapolis Star "He is a 10-year NBA veteran but is not slowing down, his old-school game built on guile and guts as effective as ever. All David West has done in 19 playoff games over the past six weeks is prove as much, night after night after night. Which is why he is expected to be in such high demand come..." June 05

  • David West has an upper respiratory infection, expected to play

    ESPN "Indiana Pacers forward David West missed his team's shootaround prior to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals because of an upper respiratory infection. But the team said West is expected to play in Saturday night's game as the Miami Heat attempt to close out the series. West has been..." June 01

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    David West sent home from Pacers shootaround with flu symptoms. Frank Vogel downplays it being a Game 6 issue.

  • Where will David West play next year?

    Sporting News "As the Spurs wait in the West, the Heat and Pacers grind through the last phase of the East playoffs, a spot in the Finals at stake. In the meantime, we’re Throwin’ Elbows, and we’re going to start with the one guy who has probably been most important to stamping this Indiana team with maturity..." May 31

  • D. West, L. Stephenson, L. James fined $5,000 apiece for flopping

    Indianapolis Star "Miami’s LeBron James has more than fouling out in Game 4 to worry about. James, Indiana’s David West and Lance Stephenson were all fined $5,000 today by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping rule in Game 4 Tuesday. James, who fouled out that night, and West violated the rule while..." May 30

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    NBA Official @NBAOfficial

    MIA’s James & IND’s West both Fined $5K for violating league’s anti-flopping rules in Game 4 of the ECF. See video at http://t.co/s31cRnMjez

  • Los Angeles Clippers eyeing David West?

    ESPN "Among the immediate concerns for the Indiana Pacers heading into the Eastern Conference finals against Miami is the state of David West's right calf. One of the longer-term worries, though, is West's forthcoming free agency. The Pacers' veteran leader openly loves his situation in Indiana,..." May 21

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    David West was limited in practice due to a strained right calf. When asked if it’d be an issue, he said “Nahh.”

  • West hoping to remain a Pacer

    NBA.com "It’s not a subject anyone wants to discuss in too much detail with playoff games still to play, but it looms on the horizon. David West, the Pacers’ acknowledged locker room leader and vital power forward, becomes a free agent at the end of the season. Without question, losing the 32-year-old..." May 12

  • David West must play better for Pacers to pull out series

    Indianapolis Star "It’s something nobody thought would happen at any point of the season, especially in the playoffs. Indiana Pacers power forward David West hasn’t had an impact in the series against the Atlanta Hawks. Not West, the backbone of the Pacers. Not West, the team’s most consistent player the..." May 01

  • David West must play better for Pacers to pull out series

    Indianapolis Star "It’s something nobody thought would happen at any point of the season, especially in the playoffs. Indiana Pacers power forward David West hasn’t had an impact in the series against the Atlanta Hawks. Not West, the backbone of the Pacers. Not West, the team’s most consistent player the..." April 30

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Hill, George, West and Hibbert all out tonight vs 76ers. Starters: Augustin, Stephenson, Green, Hansbrough and Mahinmi.

  • Granger, West expected back from injuries

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers could have a full roster for the first time in weeks against the Dallas Mavericks tonight. David West and Danny Granger are expected to be back in the lineup after being out with injuries. Granger has been out since March 6 with pain in his left knee. The Pacers decided..." March 28

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    Scott Agness @

    Stephenson and Granger practiced, Hill and West did not. All expected to play sometime on 4-gm trip. West likely held out at least 1 more.

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    Scott Agness @

    Pacers hurting. Both Hill (left groin strain) and Stephenson (right hip flexor strain) join West and Granger in street clothes tonight.

  • David West unlikely to play Friday, Saturday

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers swingman Gerald Green could only blame himself. He couldn’t point the finger at coach Frank Vogel. He couldn’t be mad at rookie Orlando Johnson. This was all about Green. He spent too much time trying to do too much, feeling like he had to live up to the three-year contract..." March 22

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    Mike Wells @

    Frank Vogel said David West (back) is likely OUT tomorrow vs Milwaukee and Saturday at Chicago

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    Scott Agness @

    David West is out tonight vs Orlando, his third absence this season. He's day-to-day with a lower back sprain.

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    David Benner @

    David West is out for tonight's game at Cleveland with a lower back sprain.

  • West a gametime decision tonight with back injury, Granger practicing again

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers could be without their starting power forward tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but their former starting small forward has been cleared to resume on-court activities. Power forward David West suffered a lower back sprain in the second half of Saturday’s loss to the..." March 18

  • Pacers Use David West to Fuel Fourth Quarter Comeback

    Indy Cornrows "After the third quarter, one where the Indiana Pacers were getting throttled by the Toronto Raptors both physically and mentally, a feeling of bleakness overrode the general consensus regarding Indiana's chances in a game they had no answers for. And halfway through the fourth quarter, with the..." November 01

  • David West maintains role as veteran leader for Pacers

    Indy Cornrows "Indiana Pacers forward David West maintains a low profile among his young and energetic teammates. But since he joined the team last season, his status as a veteran voice those young bucks could lean on has been an invaluable addition to the team dynamic. Mike Wells reports that West is ready..." October 04

  • Indiana Pacers' top players not enough against Miami Heat

    Miami Herald "Indiana's OWN "big three" — Danny Granger, David West and Roy Hibbert — asserted itself early in Game 6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday night. But when the Pacers abandoned their inside game, Miami's Dwyane Wade and the Heat took over and ended the series with a 105-93 win. "They gave it..." May 25

  • Roy Hibbert welcomes David West's help

    Indianapolis Star "Center Roy Hibbert was the Indiana Pacers' lone inside presence his first three seasons. That load eased substantially this season. Coach Frank Vogel said nearly half of the team's offense has been run through power forward David West in the post. West is averaging 16.8 points in their NBA..." May 07

  • Pacers find a go-to player in David West

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers' go-to player wasn't their leading scorer during the regular season. He's not their most athletic player or even their best defender. The Pacers' go-to player is the backbone of the team. He's the one always talking to his teammates on the court or giving suggestions to the..." May 01

  • David West helps lead Pacers back to NBA elite

    Indianapolis Star "David West spent most of the first eight seasons of his career as an offensive focal point for New Orleans. The power forward passed up the opportunity to sign with the Boston Celtics and their three future Hall of Famers to join the up-and-coming Indiana Pacers in the offseason. On some..." April 21

  • Pacers' West holds no grudges with Hornets

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers forward David West isn't making much out of his former employer visiting Bankers Life Fieldhouse tonight. For starters, the New Orleans Hornets hardly resemble the franchise for which West was a two-time All-Star. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, West made the decision..." February 21

  • Pacers: Vogel gives West green light

    Indianapolis Star "David West had the ball in the position Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel wanted. West backed down Denver Nuggets forward Al Harrington, looking like he was going to make a move to the basket for a tying shot in the final seconds Saturday. With Nuggets guard Corey Brewer lurking nearby, West,..." February 13