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David West finds Nets 'interesting'

Posted on: March 6, 2011 3:43 pm
Posted by Royce Young

David West is an unrestricted free agent this summer and hasn't been shy about saying he wants to explore some options. The power forward has always been happy playing with the Hornets and Chris Paul, but is still going to look around a bit.

He was asked about the New Jersey Nets and told the Star Ledger that he finds them intriguing.

"I think that team, obviously, is a lot more interesting than they were," West said. "They were so young before they made that deal, and nobody saw that deal coming. I don't know. I know it's a team that has some (cap) space and a need, but it's ... like I said, when the time comes, we'll see what's out there. Again, at this point in my career, money won't really be the number one (criterion)."

The Nets are obviously committed to pulling in some big name, talented players to convince Deron Williams to stay. West would be a nice start for sure and someone that could fit in well next to Williams in the pick-and-roll/pick-and-pop.

The question is whether or not the Nets would be willing to commit precious cap space to West, especially if they're serious about going after Dwight Howard in 2012. But like I said, the window won't stay open long to prove to Williams that the Nets are a worthy franchise to re-sign with. So going after a player like West might be absolutely necessary.

Currently Kris Humphries is New Jersey's starting power forward and while he's been solid, he's also on an expiring contract. He's probably better suited in a role off the bench and if West is an option, Humphries will quickly become an afterthought.

This summer is important for the Nets because they can't just stand pat with Williams. The move to Brooklyn is coming and the team needs to have a competitive group ready to go for the new town and new building. And for their new star, too.

Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2011 12:28 pm

David West finds Nets 'interesting'

Stern wants him in Orlando???  Nothing could be better for the league...and stern knows this....than to have a knicks and brooklyn nets rivalry where both teams and top ten teams.....Are you really comparing Orlando's possible ratings to a NYC based franchise??  I live in New Jersey and it's not the same thing....people around the nation have no interest in hating or loving the nets and players have no desire to play here...but Brooklyn...which I personally can't stand....would have a buzz similiar maybe to the garden which is the most electric atmosphere there is when there is a decent team on the carmelo there is an attraction about playing in the city....anyway about David West....WHO CARES

Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2011 6:27 pm

David West finds Nets 'interesting'

First, Howard isnt neccessarily going anywhere.  Orlando has a new stadium.......and some money. David Stern wants him to stay in orlando. And I dont know if he is all that motivated to move. we shall see.  If orlando were to win, he could well stay. Jersey is just hopeless. They wont win, and I suspect after miami melts down and loses in the first round, and the Knicks continue to play terrible (bad coach, and a team with zero defense) the idea of super teams might change. Look at  san antonio.....who are these guys? they have a no name brazilian center giving them quality minutes and a bunch of second rounders.....and of course duncan. Nuggets are blowing up AFTER melo leaves. OKC is a serious threat and the Bulls are favorites of about every analyst to come out of the east. They have Rose and excellent role players. Most importantly they have a great coach. And they play D.  even the sixers are winning.....great coach and players who play as a team.

Since: May 3, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2011 4:11 pm

David West finds Nets 'interesting'

Whoah David West interested in the Nets. That should give them an extra 5 wins next season.

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