Spurs officially sign David West to reported 1-year, $1.4M deal

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The San Antonio Spurs have officially signed 34-year-old veteran power forward David West, the team announced Friday.

West reportedly signed a one-year deal worth the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

It's a drastic pay cut for the 12th-year pro, who turned down his $12.6 million player option for next season with the Indiana Pacers to sign with a championship contender, which he didn't believe his former team was capable of being.

West spent the last four seasons starting for the Pacers, averaging 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 285 appearances. His final year with the franchise saw his lowest scoring output since 2004-05, putting up just 11.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting.

While he can impose his will as a physical presence under the basket, West prefers the subtlety of a mid-range game where he hit 46.6 percent of his 401 attempts last season, including 50.2 percent from 16-to-24 feet.

With San Antonio, West will move to a reserve role behind franchise big Tim Duncan and newly signed four-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, completing arguably the NBA's most dominant three-man frontcourt rotation. West has started 723 of his 815 games since being drafted 18th overall by the New Orleans Hornets (now the Pelicans) in the 2003 NBA Draft.

Spurs officially sign David West to reported 1-year, $1.4M deal
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