As you all know as of yesterday david west opted out. So where would he fit? I know he wants a long-term deal and if he leaves paul would be pissed they already trade tyson and if they let west walk i think thats a sign that paul will be looking for a trade.
So anywayz where should he go here's some places he should go if he doesnt stay put.
(Denver)-with k-mart coming of the books i think it would be good fit because he would best with miller there.
(Pacers)- a young up and coming team would be good for them and him becuase they get an all-star PF with some playoffs exp and they would stay in the playoffs around 7 or 8th but they'll be there lol hey its the east.
(Nets)- He would beast with Deron Williams there for one more because i will that he needs to go somewhere where he has a point guard to give him the ball but i dont know if you'll go because of not knowing if DWill will stay
(Kings)- Him goin to the kings would be a great look with him on team now we're talkin
What do u guys think?
I think the best fit for him right now is Pacers, because they really need a PF and have all the other pieces for reaching playoffs for the next years... Denver would be a good option given the coach and eviroment, but it depends if this off season they re-sign the best players (Nene, W. Chandler, JR Smith) or start a rebuild mode.
Kings its pretty unlikely, with all the inestability of the franchise, maturity issue of their best players, etc.
And Nets, i cant see them building a championship franchise, they wont re-sign Deron Williams and havent atract big time talent, with the new arena still in construction...
I can see Milwaukee making a pitch for him. They have a big contract(Redd) coming off the books so they will have room to sign him plus the Bucks could use a consistent starting power forward to pair with Andrew Bogut. Other teams I can see getting in the mix for him are Orlando, Detroit, and Denver.
Orlando or NJ if he wants to compete...
Pacers if he wants to score alot.
Kings if he is stupid..
New Jersey. No brainer. For the first time he can play next to a true post scorer, Lopez, who averages 20 points a game and will make it easier for West to play in his comfort spot, the 16-foot J that'll be harder to defend because of the post presence. He can move seamlessly from all-star PG (Paul) to all-star PG (here, Deron), and they have a phenomenal coach. Brooklyn could be a factor, too. I love him in NJ.
Orlando would be the spot,it would have to be a sign in trade tho. Bucks would be 2nd best fit.
I think he goes to the Nets. They will pay him whatever he wants and he gets to be on a good team. Williams, Lopez, and West would be a very solid foundation . The Hornets want to keep him, but I dont see how they can. The NBA owns them and if they spend money that means every owner in the NBA has to come up with it.
I wouldn't say Denver...they have Faried who should give them good minutes.
In Sacramento alongside DeMarcus they could arguably be the best frontcourt in the NBA.
He's going to New Jersey. He has an elite PG in Deron Williams and he gets to play with Brook Lopez. Not to mention, he's from New Jersey too.
I think the Nets is his best chance except not sure the Nets want to bring in another big man who isn't a great rebounder. I don't see him going to a team that has no chance to compete in the short term like Sacramento. Indiana seems to really like what Tyler Hansbrough is turning into and West is really just a slight upgrade from him at this point anyways. Neither of them are great defenders and Hansbrough is probably the better rebounder but West is obviously the better offensive player. Orlando would be a great fit for him just not sure how they would pull it off, I don't see the Hornets wanting to take anyone the Magic could offer in return for him.
I always thought the Nets but I really like that Pacers idea. Everyone saw how they played against the Bulls, they were just missing a few pieces. With the additions of George Hill and possibly David West, I could see them easily grabbing the 4 or 5 seed. With the Nets, yes him and D-Will would be a great combo, but Lopez was a straight pu$$y last year. 6reb a game when your 7'0 foot???!!! That's horrendous. Plus Kris Humphries is a big time piece there, not sure if is a starter on a contending team, but he is younger and we'll see who the Nets would rather spend money on. Pacers have all kinds of cap room.
The Nets have cap space and their owner will want results to try and convince Deron to stay, so I'd say the Nets may well offer him a very nice contract.
The Pacers made the George Hill trade and if they got West then a starting 5 of Collinson, Hill, Grainger,West and Hibbert looks quite competitive plus they have Paul George as a 6th man. West might be a good fit for the Pacers but I still wonder how he'd fit in with the starting 5 all wanting touches because he was CP3's main running mate in NOH. At the Nets he might be 3rd option but the Pacers have several major options if he went there.
Denver if K-Mart moves on would be interesting but they may want to go younger as West is nearly 31 years old but he'd be good for 3 years there and again he'd suit their team ethic.
The Bucks maybe don't have so much cap room but he'd give them extra scoring that they need so if they could make an offer again that is an option.
Orlando was mentioned but would need an S and T and put Orlando around $85 million on the cap but if West could walk for nothing then an S and T might interest NOH if Orlando threw a sweetner in maybe a first rounder/Earl Clark etc.
The Kings I feel will go long term so making on a near 31 year old may not appeal to them.
Having looked down all the other teams with cap space and rosters then unless major moves happen I cannot see another obvious place for West to go unless major moves happened or players went to NOH in sign and trades.
id really like to see him go to new jersey seeing as im a huge deron williams fan. We saw wat west could do alongside chris paul. i dont see why he couldnt do the same with deron. Also Brook would give west another dimension hes never had which is playing alongside anothe rlow post scorer.
He should sign with the Pacers... For the right price.
What offensive option he'll be is irrellivant. He'll never be below the third option though. On some nights he could be the first option... Just depends on who has it going. The fact is he's coming off of an ACL injury. That's two years before he's 100% healthy. Playing with a team that has plenty of offensive options will be good for him because I'm expecting a down year. Players always have a slightly down year their first season back after ACL surgery.
Bird may pass on him though considering he'll be 31 soon and coming off of an injury that takes two full years to get 100% healthy. I know one thing... Bird won't overpay him. The Pacers have already been down that road.
As good as New Jersey sounds fit-wise I'm not sure that he'll actually end up there. He's not an elite defender and he's not a huge power foward to compensate for a lack of defensive ability. Lopez is tall but isn't quick enough laterally to defend the paint incredibly well and Humphries can rebound, but he's not really great at anything else. While he can score very well (when healthy) I think the Nets will pass on him because their number 1 priority is getting Deron Williams to resign there PERIOD. And in all honesty, I wouldn't be too excited about a 30 fringe All-Star who was coming back from reconstructive ACL surgery coming in and being my 2nd or 3rd guy for the future (Williams and possibly Lopez being the others). Indiana is very interesting because Hibbert can guard the rim and West can just be himself, but something tells me they like Tyler Hansbrough (for some dumb reason or another) and could have Hansbrough come off the bench as a 6th man if they do sign West. Sacramento could use a new PF after Jason Thompson and a veteran leader in a locker room with Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins, but the Maloofs are broke and won't want to spend a lot of money. Ultimately, New Jersey, Indiana, and Sacramento will make an offer, but I think the Nets and Kings will not give a good an offer as Indiana so he'll end up there.
Collison and Hill are not going to start in the backcourt, Paul George started in the playoffs. If anything, Hill will start over Collison
I don't think Hill starting at the two is out of the question. He's shown he's capable of defending there and he's shown he can play off of a great point guard.
Or the Pacers could stick with George at the two and bring Hill off of the bench. I don't really think it matters to be honest. Hill can play both guard spots, so he'll get his minutes. He can play in the backcourt with Collison or George. The players who's minutes will be impacted by Hill are Price and Rush.
Collison's spot at the point is safe.
I like him going to the Nets because I am a Net fan. BUT.....he's injured, how well is he coming back from knee surgery? That kind of worries me to put out that kind of money for an injured player. I think Hump is going to want too much money for one descent year. A healthy West would improve this team and I think Jordan Williams will be a great backup for him.
SO if he is healthy then by all means add West to a potentially great lineup. West, Lopez and DWill, that's a good enough core to build around and be competitive with. They already have a pretty good bench, the problem was the bench players were starting, that's why they sucked so bad.
It's just that an ACL tear is something that takes time to heal and it's about lateral movement with that ligament if I am not mistaken. BBall is about lateral movement.
I just hope if the Nets do resign Hump they don't trade for Odom, then that would be 2 Kardasians to deal with, blah!!!!
he needs a great pick and roll guard
SPURS- Isnt that the ideal fit. Championship contender giving it one last go.. idk how it would work but it makes sense to me... Bonner McDyess or Blair wont work starting along with Duncan.
Nets and Pacers both have the cap space for it to work.
However, I don't think he's an ideal fit for either team. As mentioned about Nets ahve Brook Lopez, who looked horrible on the boards last year. And Pacers have Hibbert, who isn't a great rebounder either.
While they would be great scoring combos, I think they'd hurt on the defensive end.
Alternative ideas... S+T:
to Hawks for Josh Smith
to Houston for a package of players
David West clearly stated in his interview that he wants to make deep runs in the playoffs and play for championships. So I highly doubt Nets or Pacers are on the top of his list of potential choices.