With Timofey Mozgov now playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for big men to help fill out their roster. One target they’ve contacted: veteran forward David West.
West, who played for the Indiana Pacers before taking a massive pay cut to play for the San Antonio Spurs last summer, has yet to decide if he’ll play next season per Chris Haynes of cleveland.com. Per Haynes, a number of teams are interested in West and there is no timetable for his decision.
Considering that the Spurs just added Pau Gasol, the Cavs might be an attractive option for West. In Cleveland, he could come off the bench and chase a title with the favorite to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. That said, Tim Duncan may retire and the Spurs may also have to let Boris Diaw go in order to sign Gasol. They might need to bring West back.
If he can be signed, West would be a solid veteran addition to the Cavs. He’s not a rim protector, but he’s still a solid post player and rebounder at age 35. Cleveland could do a lot worse considering their limited assets.
West averaged 7.1 points and four rebounds per game last season in San Antonio.