Pacers forward David West is having a pretty good Eastern Conference Final, and it may end up paying off for him the near future.
Sporting News is reporting that the L.A. Clippers and Atlanta Hawks are going to be hungry for West services when he becomes a free agent this summer.
What’s most remarkable is that West has been so effective for Indiana this year, at age 32. After the knee surgery—in addition to playing with a new team in a reduced role—West averaged 12.8 points last year, his lowest output since his second season in the NBA. He came back strong this season, though, averaging 17.1 points and shooting 49.8 percent.
That’s why, when that two-year deal he signed with Indiana runs up this summer, West will be a hot commodity despite his advancing age. The Clippers are prepared to make him an offer, and according to a source, the Hawks could make him a priority, too. Should Memphis move Zach Randolph, West would be a natural fit there as well.
All signs point to West returning to Indiana, but you never know.