Apr 3, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers forwardSolomon Hill
(44), forwardDavid West
(21), centerRoy Hibbert
(55), and guardGeorge Hill
(3) get ready for the tip-off against the Charlotte Hornets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
The fun continues if you are San Antonio Spurs fan. After re-signing Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili, the Spurs have added a few big pieces. On Saturday, the Spurs signed LaMarcus Aldridge to a four-year $80 million deal.
Monday morning, TNT’s David Aldridge reported that the Spurs signed David West. The contract is reportedly a veteran’s minimum deal. West averaged 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 3.4 assists last season.
West declined a $12 million player option with the Indiana Pacers, and now he’ll make about $1.4 million to play forthe Spurs. At this stage of his career, West isn’t the two-time all-star he once was in 2008-09. West will likely come off the bench, which will make him one of the better reserves in the NBA.
The 34-year-old is still one of the better mid-range shooters at his position. He will add toughness and playoff experience to the Spurs as well. In 73 career postseason games, West has averaged 15.6 points and 7.3 rebounds. This is good news for Spurs fans, as Tim Duncan will no longer have to be overused in the regular season.
The addition of West makes the Spurs a sure contender for the 2016 NBA title.