West will start Monday versus the Suns, Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports. This will be the second consecutive start for West, who is filling in for the injured LaMarcus Aldridge. He put up eight points, five rebounds, one assist, and one block in 25 minutes in his previous start Saturday. Expect a similar workload for the veteran again.
West is starting in Saturday's game, Ronald Tillery of The Commerical Appeal reports. With LaMarcus Alridge ruled out of Saturday's game due to an ankle injury, West will get the start at power forward in his place. The 35-year-old is averaging 5.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 14.6 minutes per game.
West accumulated two points along with two rebounds and three assists in the Spurs' 94-84 win over the Knicks on Monday. The veteran power forward has participated in all of the Spurs match-ups so far this season, but he has seen less minutes each game. West is struggling to fit in to the Spurs' system early and his numbers are well below his career marks. He has shot the ball well (53.8 percent) but just far fewer times than he normally does. At this point he is averaging 12.0 points and 4.8 rebounds less per game than his 12-year career average. However, it's hard to imagine that this will be the West we see for 82 games.
Spurs veteran power forward David West averaged 5.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.2 blocks in five games played this preseason. West should add a nice piece to the well-oiled offensive machine. He is a proven scorer in the league and, when he gets minutes, he is likely to contribute. It remains to be seen how much he plays.
West put up five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists, and a steal in 22 minutes during Thursday's exhibition loss to the Kings. West entered the starting lineup for Thursday's game, but only because Tim Duncan was receiving the night off for rest. Coach Gregg Popovich figures to rest Duncan liberally throughout the season, particularly during back-to-back sets, but unless he misses significant time with an injury, it's difficult to see West returning an abundance of fantasy value on a game-by-game basis. Instead, West's intrigue primarily lies in daily leagues, where fantasy players can take advantage of his expected low price and utilize him in instances where he's in the starting lineup in place of Duncan.
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