Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili have also announced that they will return for the 2014-2015 season.
Ginobili made the announcement Monday on Twitter. The Argentinian will turn 38 this month and is coming off a season in which he battled several injuries.
In 66 games, all starts, with the Pacers last season, West averaged 11.7 points and 6.8 rebounds.
This has led to an abundance of speculation on who exactly will garner interest from the front office, including ex- All-Star’s David West and Carlos Boozer, along with ex- National Basteball Association champion Tayshaun Prince.
On Monday, the Spurs signed ex- Pacers forward David West to a veteran minimum contract for next season, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge.
Those sentiments changed this summer after West opted out of a $12.6 million option to instead chase that ring, saying he wanted to find a team where they could “taste” a championship opportunity. Damian Lillard’s five-year deal with the Blazers for $125 million is the most ever for a guard.
The Wizards will likely offer West more money than the Spurs, who offered West the veteran minimum. While both Leonard and Aldridge agreed to max contracts, Duncan, Ginobili and Green all returned for less than market value – already a remarkable return for Buford.
The soon to be 30-year-old was one of the bigger free agent names that entered free agency this season, and had a number of teams interested in acquiring his services. I like the Warriors and will continue to pull for them, but the west is now officially better than it was last season. Today, he signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs that will pay him $1.4 million.
The 30-year-old All-Star center met with Grizzlies owner Robert Pera in Spain last week and didn’t take any other meetings, never even allowing another team a chance to get its foot in the door.
Rory McIlroy’s ability to play in next week’s British Open is iffy after he ruptured his ligament in his left ankle playing soccer over the weekend. He also noted that without a new arena, the National Basteball Association may move the team.
It’s unclear if Cavaliers will re-sign their new blue-collar hero, with reports that talks involving a $US3 to $US5 million three-year deal have stalled.