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David West the Trigger effect for CP3 leaving town?

Posted by shawn cassidy on June 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM

Topic 1: David West Free agent

David West has elected to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent. David West is a guy who thinks he's one of the top power forwards in the game. David has a nice offensive game. He can post up,and he can take you out about 15-18 feet away from the basket and hit jumpers.David is 30,and he's not getting any better. David suffered a season ending knee injury. How does David recover from this?

West announced his decision through a team statement Monday after an ESPN.com report about his intention to venture into free agency.

"After many months of talking with the people around me, this is the best decision for myself as a player and my future," West said. "I love the city of New Orleans and have spent my whole career with the Hornets and am fortunate to be with such a supportive organization. I am continuing my rehab to get back on the court as soon as I can and look forward to conversations with the Hornets about my future and potentially continuing my career in New Orleans."

You know Chris Paul wants to leave if West signs elsewhere. David West could be the Lynch pin in CP3 staying with the Hornets. Last summer CP3 had high public meetings with Hornets  brass. He discussed his future,and he didn't demand  a trade.

The Hornets had anticipated all along that West would become a free agent, even though the former All-Star was forced to undergo surgery in April to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee suffered March 24.Their is a chance that West gets a better contract. The free agent field is small this year compared to last seasons.

I'm not expecting West to sit down with Jim Grey,and say he's taking his talents to Jersey shore. I truly believe West leaves town. I can see the Pacers giving him a 3-4 year deal for 12 million a season. That could be before the lockout,but maybe that can be around 10 million per year for West.

David has been a tremendous player and person for us on and off the court during his eight years with the Hornets," New Orleans general manager Dell Demps said. "We have had open communication with David this entire season about his option and knew with either decision that our intention is to pursue David so he can finish his career as a Hornet."Free agency will be delayed if the NBA, as expected, imposes a lockout July 1.

"We'll have to talk to them, obviously, and see where Dell is," West told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "The Hornets have an opportunity. But I'm looking for an opportunity to win, honestly. We'll see how things work out and what the Hornets do to make our situation better. That's really all it came down to. At this point in my career, I want to win and I want to win big."

Topic 2:Monta Ellis staying or going?

This summer has been loaded with Monta Ellis trade rumors. The Warriors seem to pick Curry over Ellis. I hoestly take Ellis over Curry. Honestly I don't think the Warriors should break this back court up.

Thompson is a well-regarded player, one of the best shooters available, and the kind of guy who could have a long, if not star-like, NBA career. On the other hand, the Warriors don't exactly need more scoring. Thompson is a good player, but he might not make much sense for the Warriors.

The Warriors seem willing and ready to trade Ellis. The new ownership group wants to start this thing over. Ellis is the likely choice to go,and he's got the most value.

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Reply paul
10:57 AM on June 28, 2011 
All I want is for Danny to make a decision. I'm starting to hate Ainge more and more. He's supposed to be Mr. Bold Decisions, but the one most important decision - whether to build the future around Rajon Rondo - he just can't make. I'm sick of it. Make a decision NOW, Danny. All the fan speculation about trading Rondo is annoying enough, but what is far more annoying is Danny's indecision.

So let's either build around Rondo, or pull the trigger on the Big Trade, Rondo for Paul or whatever. Just make a decision and stick to it, Danny.
Reply Winitall in 2012
11:18 AM on June 28, 2011 
I agree with you in a way. I would pull the trigger on CP3. I think New Orleans waits on West. He leaves then they look to trade Paul.

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