Report: David West expresses interest in joining Spurs

Published Jul. 2, 2015 2:30 p.m. ET

As far as their frontcourt rotation goes, the San Antonio Spurs are all in on LaMarcus Aldridge. They already dumped Tiago Splitter on the Atlanta Hawks, and watched Aron Baynes sign a $20 million contract with the Detroit Pistons.  

If they don't land Aldridge, they could be pretty thin behind Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw. Unless a solid, floor-spacing tough guy expresses interest in joining the band. That might be former Indiana Pacers forward David West, according to USA Today's Sam Amick:

"According to a person with knowledge of his situation, the free agent forward...has serious interest in playing for the San Antonio Spurs or the Golden State Warriors."

If Aldridge signs a max deal in San Antonio, there still might be a roster spot for West, but he'd have to sign a minimum level contract. The 34-year-old turned down his $12 million player option with the Pacers to play for a contender. 

He averaged 11.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game last season, knocking down over 50 percent of his mid-range jump shots. The Spurs are likely happy to have him, but only if the money is right.

(h/t: USA Today)

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