Report: Cavaliers have ‘huge interest’ in David West

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David West didn’t opt out of the final year of his contract with the Pacers to go play for a team like the New York Knicks.

West turned down the chance to earn more than $12 million in Indiana next season to try to win a championship, so naturally, teams like the Warriors and the Spurs were initially believed to be at the top of his wish list.

A healthy Cavaliers team will also be considered among the favorites to contend for a title next season, and Cleveland reportedly would like a crack at West before he chooses to play somewhere else.

Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star:

I’m hearing the Cleveland Cavaliers have “huge interest” in David West. Most definitely aligns with his desire to play for a contender

West is a well-respected veteran, and a locker room leader that is still capable of producing plenty on the court in the right situation. San Antonio and Cleveland may make the most sense, but he’ll have to be willing to take very little money in order to gain a roster spot with either of those teams.

West averaged 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 28.7 minutes per contest for the Pacers last season.