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David West is completely healthy again

Posted on: October 20, 2011 3:47 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

One of this free agent period's -- whenever that may happen -- top players is David West. Maybe "was" is a better word. Because after West's devastating knee injury late in the season, his value may have dropped a good amount.

But he's back. Well at least according to his agent, via Yahoo! Sports:

"Free agent David West, one of top players on market, has doctor's full clearance to return after ACL surgery, agent Lance Young says."

Good for West, but a doctor's clearance doesn't necessarily mean that he's going to walk back on the court and be a 20-10 threat. And it also doesn't mean that a team is going to just up and splurge big on him in free agency.

West opted out of the last year of his deal with the Hornets despite the knee injury, so he obviously has some confidence he'll get his game back. And there's definitely a good chance he will. There are a good number of teams -- the Nets, being an obvious one -- that are going to look hard at West no matter his health.

But being cleared now is a good sign for him. In fact, it may benefit him. Instead of having his free agency in July when he wasn't healthy, he can now show off a bit.

West tore his knee up in late March and said in July that he was looking for an October return. Which he's right on schedule for. ACL injuries typically take about six months to recover from so West didn't have any setbacks.

Now it's a matter of getting that next contract. How big it is might hinge on how much faith a new team has on that knee.
Category: NBA
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lowereized098
Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 8:28 pm
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 9:59 am
 

David West is completely healthy again


Good for West, but a doctor's clearance doesn't necessarily mean that he's going to walk back on the court and be a 20-10 threat

Look I like West, but he wasn't a 20-10 guy, heck he was barely a 20 point guy with one of the best PG's in the league... he is the Anjwan Jamison version at PF except not as good of a scorer due to the lack of athletic ability. Whoever goes after him he will be asking for double digit money and will overpay him... at best he is around a 20-8 with Paul, without Paul I don't know how he improves when he doesn't drive to the basket or play under the rim for rebounds...



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2011 8:58 am
 

David West is completely healthy again

With no season in sight, this doesn't really matter...



Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2011 10:40 pm
 

David West is completely healthy again

I hope the Pistons give him a look they have no scoring threat in the post. and they could use some help on th eboards as Big Ben just doesnt cut it anymore. By the time the NBA gets back to work he may be almost 2 years removed from the injury



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2011 6:16 pm
 

David West is completely healthy again

I dont think he was that great in the first place. Not top 10 at his position. Not a strong market for him.


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