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Pacers determined to re-sign David West

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04:12 PM ET 06.13 | Coming off a two-year, $20 million contract, Indiana Pacers forward David West will be a free agent this summer. Pacers president Donny Walsh and general manager Kevin Pritchard said re-signing West will be the first priority of the offseason and although he's 33 years old, Indiana realizes his value lies in his leadership qualities, especially for this team. West has grown into the old man of the Pacers since his arrival, helping younger players like Roy Hibbert and Paul George to their rise. West might not figure to make another $10 million per year, but his recent comments make it believable he won't be seeking an other-worldly type of deal. ???I???m not (expletive) dumb,??? West told The Indianapolis Star. ???I don???t plan on going anywhere. This is my team. These are my guys.???

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June 13, 2013  04:52 PM ET

Mostly a no-brainer. They aren't gonna find a better replacement right now.

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June 13, 2013  08:04 PM ET

I really wish we had his bird rights and could sign him after improving the bench...that said Walsh is right and he should be the top priority.

June 14, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

 
June 14, 2013  09:15 AM ET

This means they wanna find a taker for Granger, I heard the cavs were involved, if that doesn't pull through then Granger for Eric Gordon....

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