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David West agrees to sign with Spurs for veterans minimum $1.5M

Discussion in 'Sports' started by PurpleFox, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. SAN ANTONIO -- The Please or Register to view links continued their run of good fortune Monday, luring free agent Please or Register to view links for what sources confirmed to ESPN's Marc Stein's will be the veterans minimum of about $1.5 million for next season.

    West spent the past four seasons with the Please or Register to view links, with whom he opted out of a deal that would have paid him $12 million for 2015-16.

    The deal, which can't be completed before a signing moratorium lifts Thursday, follows Please or Register to view links announcing Please or Register to view links for a 14th NBA season.

    The acquisition also comes on the heels of the Spurs bringing aboard highly touted free-agent forward Please or Register to view links by way of a four-year maximum contract worth more than $80 million, which includes an opt-out after the third year.

    NBA.com earlier reported the West signing.

    West averaged 11.7 points last season on 47.1 percent shooting, in addition to pulling down 6.8 rebounds per game.

    Sources said the Please or Register to view links, Please or Register to view linksand Please or Register to view links all offered West more money, but he's made it clear in recent days his desire to join a contender.

    "At this point in my career, it's all about winning," West said during a recent interview with WTHR-TV in Indianapolis. "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."

    The Spurs would seem the ideal destination for West, considering they re-signed starters Please or Register to view links and Please or Register to view links to go with the acquisition of Aldridge, not to mention recent announcements concerning the returns of veterans Please or Register to view links and Ginobili.

    The Spurs committed a considerable amount of salary-cap space to bring aboard Aldridge and re-sign Leonard and Green. So depth was a concern for the Spurs, given their limited cap flexibility.

    But West agreed to the cap-friendly deal.

    After news spread of Aldridge's signing, San Antonio's odds to win the West improved to 2-1 at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, and the club is 4-1 to win the NBA title behind only Cleveland, which is a 9-4 favorite.
     
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