Report: David West expresses interest in joining Spurs
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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