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David West

35-Year-Old    PF    San Antonio Spurs

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

11.7

REB

6.8

AST

3.4

STL

0.7

BLK

0.7

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

West was the Pacers' enforcer and a steady source of scoring and rebounding last season. Although his numbers dropped slightly in 2013-14, in comparison to his 2012-13 production, West's counting stats could be set for a positive spike this season. The Pacers lost both Paul ...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  10/1/2015
HT: 6' 9"   WT: 240 lbs   DOB: 8/29/1980  College: Xavier (Ohio)
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #18 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to veteran minimum with Spurs in July of 2015.

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David West NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 30 18.4 6.2 4.3 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.1 43.6 68.0 1.2 1.3 3.0 0.2 40.0 2.5 5.7 1.1 1.7
2005-06 24 74 34.1 17.1 7.4 1.2 0.8 0.9 0.0 51.2 84.3 1.4 2.3 5.1 0.1 27.3 7.2 14.0 2.7 3.2
2006-07 25 52 36.5 18.3 8.1 2.2 0.8 0.7 0.2 47.7 82.4 1.9 2.4 5.7 0.5 32.0 7.3 15.2 3.6 4.4
2007-08 26 76 37.8 20.6 8.9 2.3 0.8 1.3 0.1 48.2 85.0 2.2 2.4 6.5 0.3 24.0 8.3 17.2 3.9 4.6
2008-09 27 76 39.2 21.0 8.5 2.3 0.6 0.9 0.1 47.2 88.4 2.1 2.1 6.4 0.3 24.0 8.0 17.0 4.8 5.5
2009-10 28 81 36.4 19.0 7.5 3.0 0.9 0.7 0.1 50.5 86.5 2.1 2.0 5.4 0.3 25.9 7.6 15.1 3.7 4.2
2010-11 29 NOP 70 35.0 18.9 7.6 2.3 1.0 0.9 0.0 50.8 80.7 2.0 2.2 5.3 0.1 22.2 7.5 14.9 3.8 4.7
2011-12 30 IND 66 29.2 12.8 6.6 2.1 0.8 0.7 0.0 48.7 80.7 1.4 1.8 4.8 0.1 22.2 5.3 10.8 2.2 2.7
2012-13 31 IND 73 33.4 17.1 7.7 2.9 1.0 0.9 0.1 49.8 76.8 2.2 2.0 5.7 0.3 21.1 6.9 13.8 3.3 4.3
2013-14 32 IND 80 30.9 14.0 6.8 2.8 0.8 0.9 0.1 48.8 78.9 1.7 1.5 5.3 0.2 26.7 5.7 11.7 2.5 3.1
2014-15 33 IND 66 28.7 11.7 6.8 3.4 0.7 0.7 0.1 47.1 73.9 1.8 1.6 5.2 0.3 20.0 4.9 10.4 1.8 2.4
Preseason Projections 35 IND 77 30.9 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for David West

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

David West NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 26.4 10.0 5.2 3.4 0.2 0.4 0.0 48.5 75.0 1.2 0.8 4.4 0.6 0.0 3.2 6.6 3.6 4.8
Last 10 Games 10 26.5 10.0 6.0 3.7 0.5 0.5 0.0 47.4 68.3 1.4 1.1 4.9 0.3 0.0 3.6 7.6 2.8 4.1
Last 20 Games 20 26.2 9.6 6.5 3.8 0.5 0.7 0.0 46.9 69.6 1.8 1.2 5.3 0.2 0.0 3.8 8.1 2.0 2.8

 

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#2 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #4 Center

1.  LaMarcus Aldridge

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3.  Tim Duncan

4.  Kawhi Leonard

San Antonio Spurs

True Shooting Percentage

50.8%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, David West has a true shooting percentage of 50.8%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2014-15

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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David West NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 30 36.0 12.1 8.4 1.5 0.8 1.0 0.1 43.6 68.0 2.4 2.6 5.8 0.3 40.0 4.9 11.2 2.2 3.3
2005-06 24 74 36.0 18.0 7.8 1.3 0.9 0.9 0.0 51.2 84.3 1.5 2.4 5.4 0.2 27.3 7.6 14.8 2.8 3.4
2006-07 25 52 36.0 18.0 8.0 2.2 0.8 0.7 0.2 47.7 82.4 1.9 2.4 5.6 0.5 32.0 7.1 15.0 3.5 4.3
2007-08 26 76 36.0 19.6 8.5 2.2 0.8 1.2 0.1 48.2 85.0 2.1 2.3 6.2 0.3 24.0 7.9 16.4 3.8 4.4
2008-09 27 76 36.0 19.2 7.8 2.1 0.6 0.8 0.1 47.2 88.4 2.0 1.9 5.9 0.3 24.0 7.4 15.6 4.4 5.0
2009-10 28 81 36.0 18.8 7.4 2.9 0.9 0.7 0.1 50.5 86.5 2.1 2.0 5.4 0.3 25.9 7.6 15.0 3.6 4.2
2010-11 29 NOP 70 36.0 19.4 7.8 2.4 1.0 0.9 0.0 50.8 80.7 2.1 2.3 5.5 0.1 22.2 7.8 15.3 3.9 4.8
2011-12 30 IND 66 36.0 15.7 8.1 2.6 1.0 0.9 0.0 48.7 80.7 1.7 2.2 5.9 0.2 22.2 6.5 13.4 2.7 3.3
2012-13 31 IND 73 36.0 18.5 8.3 3.1 1.1 1.0 0.1 49.8 76.8 2.3 2.1 6.2 0.3 21.1 7.4 14.9 3.6 4.7
2013-14 32 IND 80 36.0 16.3 7.9 3.2 0.9 1.1 0.1 48.8 78.9 1.9 1.7 6.1 0.2 26.7 6.7 13.7 2.9 3.7
2014-15 33 IND 66 36.0 14.6 8.5 4.2 0.9 0.9 0.1 47.1 73.9 2.3 2.1 6.5 0.4 20.0 6.1 13.0 2.3 3.1
Preseason Projections 35 IND 77 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for David West

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David West NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 30 552 186 129 23 12 16 2 43.6 68.0 37 40 89 5 40.0 75 172 34 50
2005-06 24 74 2526 1262 548 92 61 64 3 51.2 84.3 105 168 380 11 27.3 530 1036 199 236
2006-07 25 52 1900 949 423 114 42 38 8 47.7 82.4 98 125 298 25 32.0 377 791 187 227
2007-08 26 76 2870 1564 675 177 62 99 6 48.2 85.0 165 180 495 25 24.0 629 1305 300 353
2008-09 27 76 2982 1593 646 173 49 68 6 47.2 88.4 163 160 486 25 24.0 610 1292 367 415
2009-10 28 81 2948 1541 605 239 76 60 7 50.5 86.5 173 164 441 27 25.9 619 1226 296 342
2010-11 29 NOP 70 2451 1322 529 164 67 62 2 50.8 80.7 142 155 374 9 22.2 528 1040 264 327
2011-12 30 IND 66 1925 842 433 140 52 46 2 48.7 80.7 93 118 315 9 22.2 349 716 142 176
2012-13 31 IND 73 2435 1250 563 213 74 69 4 49.8 76.8 157 145 418 19 21.1 502 1009 242 315
2013-14 32 IND 80 2472 1118 542 223 61 74 4 48.8 78.9 133 120 422 15 26.7 458 939 198 251
2014-15 33 IND 66 1895 769 449 223 48 48 4 47.1 73.9 120 108 341 20 20.0 323 686 119 161
Preseason Projections 35 IND 77 2380 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for David West

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David West NBA Advanced Stats
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  Advanced Stats
Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 23 30 18.4 47.9 44.2 9.1 14.6 0.6 7.2
2005-06 24 74 34.1 55.4 51.3 6.9 7.9 0.9 18.6
2006-07 25 52 36.5 53.3 48.2 10.3 8.9 1.2 19.5
2007-08 26 76 37.8 53.5 48.4 9.8 9.2 1.1 22.1
2008-09 27 76 39.2 54.0 47.4 9.6 9.0 1.1 21.5
2009-10 28 81 36.4 56.0 50.8 13.4 9.7 1.4 20.9
2010-11 29 NOP 70 35.0 55.8 50.9 11.0 9.5 1.2 20.4
2011-12 30 IND 66 29.2 53.1 48.9 13.6 9.1 1.5 15.4
2012-13 31 IND 73 33.4 54.5 50.0 14.0 10.3 1.4 19.6
2013-14 32 IND 80 30.9 53.3 49.0 15.9 9.5 1.7 16.9
2014-15 33 IND 66 28.7 50.8 47.4 20.3 10.9 1.9 15.3
Preseason Projections 35 IND 77 30.9 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for David West

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David West 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 2 at LAC                                
Apr 30 LAC                                
Apr 28 at LAC                                
Apr 26 LAC                                
Apr 24 LAC                                
Apr 22 at LAC                                
Apr 19 at LAC                                
Apr 15 at NOP 28 4 4 1 0 1 1 1 6 2 2 0 1 2 2 3
Apr 12 PHO 23 13 3 3 0 1 3 6 8 1 3 0 1 1 2 5
Apr 10 at HOU 29 10 7 9 1 0 1 3 9 4 5 0 0 0 7 4
Apr 8 HOU 26 11 6 3 0 0 1 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 6 2
Apr 7 at OKC                                
Apr 5 GSW 26 12 6 1 0 0 0 1 5 10 12 0 1 1 5 2
Apr 3 DEN 20 6 4 3 1 0 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
Apr 1 at ORL 29 10 8 3 0 0 0 4 12 2 6 0 0 2 6 3
Mar 31 at MIA 27 14 6 6 0 1 1 4 10 6 7 0 0 1 5 2
Mar 29 MEM 28 10 5 5 2 2 4 4 7 2 2 0 0 0 5 2
Mar 27 DAL                                
Mar 25 OKC 29 10 11 3 1 0 1 5 9 0 2 0 0 2 9 3
Mar 24 at DAL                                
Mar 22 at ATL                                
Mar 20 BOS 12 2 4 2 1 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 2 2 3
Mar 18 at MIL 27 6 4 7 0 1 0 2 10 2 3 0 0 1 3 4
Mar 17 at NYK                                
Mar 15 MIN                                
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Mar 12 CLE 28 9 6 3 0 2 4 4 9 1 2 0 0 0 6 5
Mar 10 TOR 22 4 4 0 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 4 1
Mar 8 CHI                                
Mar 6 DEN 24 10 10 5 0 0 3 5 8 0 0 0 0 1 9 5
Mar 4 SAC 26 13 5 0 1 2 2 6 9 1 2 0 0 1 4 1
Feb 28 at PHO                                
Feb 27 at SAC 34 12 6 3 0 1 2 6 12 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
Feb 25 at POR                                
Feb 23 at UTA                                
Feb 20 at GSW 25 8 7 4 0 0 4 4 9 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
Feb 19 at LAC                                
Feb 11 at DET 28 17 5 7 2 0 1 8 9 1 2 0 0 2 3 2
Feb 9 at IND 33 10 18 7 0 1 4 3 10 4 4 0 0 4 14 2
Feb 8 at TOR 31 15 6 2 2 1 1 5 13 5 6 0 0 2 4 3
Feb 6 MIA 29 20 13 3 2 0 0 9 15 2 2 0 0 3 10 3
Feb 4 ORL 31 14 7 3 2 0 2 7 10 0 0 0 0 2 5 4
Jan 31 LAC 27 17 5 3 1 3 1 5 10 7 8 0 0 1 4 3
Jan 28 CHA                                
Jan 25 MIL 34 20 4 3 2 0 2 8 15 4 4 0 1 0 4 4
Jan 23 LAL 33 12 9 2 0 0 5 5 14 2 2 0 0 2 7 1
Jan 22 at CHI                                
Jan 20 at DEN                                
Jan 18 UTA                                
Jan 16 POR 29 13 8 2 2 1 3 6 15 1 2 0 0 1 7 2
Jan 14 at CHA                                
Jan 13 at WAS 31 12 6 4 1 1 5 5 8 2 2 0 0 0 6 3
Jan 10 at MIN 33 28 9 2 2 2 1 10 18 8 10 0 0 6 3 5
Jan 9 PHO 30 11 6 3 1 1 4 3 11 5 6 0 2 4 2 2
Jan 6 DET                                
Jan 3 WAS                                
Dec 31 NOP 31 10 6 4 1 1 2 4 7 1 1 1 1 0 6 1
Dec 30 at MEM                                
Dec 28 HOU                                
Dec 26 at NOP 29 6 11 3 1 1 3 3 12 0 0 0 0 5 6 3
Dec 25 OKC                                
Dec 22 LAC                                
Dec 20 at DAL 32 19 10 5 0 1 2 8 22 2 5 1 3 0 10 3
Dec 19 POR                                
Dec 17 MEM 31 17 10 1 2 0 0 8 15 1 2 0 0 3 7 5
Dec 15 at POR 26 12 9 2 0 0 0 5 9 2 2 0 0 4 5 2
Dec 14 at DEN                                
Dec 12 LAL 29 12 7 5 0 1 0 6 9 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Dec 10 NYK 25 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 1 1 2 1
Dec 9 at UTA                                
Dec 6 MIN                                
Dec 5 at MEM 31 16 8 1 0 0 1 6 16 4 4 0 2 2 6 4
Dec 3 at BKN                                
Dec 1 at PHI                                
Nov 30 at BOS                                
Nov 28 SAC 24 18 6 4 1 0 1 8 17 1 2 1 1 2 4 2
Nov 26 IND                                
Nov 22 BKN                                
Nov 21 at MIN                                
Nov 19 at CLE                                
Nov 17 PHI                                
Nov 15 at SAC                                
Nov 14 at LAL                                
Nov 11 at GSW                                
Nov 10 at LAC                                
Nov 8 NOP                                
Nov 6 at HOU                                
Nov 5 ATL                                
Oct 31 at PHO                                
Oct 28 DAL                                

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David West: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

West informed the Pacers that he will decline his player option for next season, Candace Buckner of the Indy Star reports.

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West averaged 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks in 29 minutes per game through 66 games in the 2014-15 season. He has a player option with the Pacers for the 2015-16 season.

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West (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle early in Wednesday's game, but is probable to return, Candace Buckner of The Indianapolis Star reports.

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West (illness) stuffed the stat sheet Sunday against the Mavericks, posting 10 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks in 28 minutes of action.

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West (illness) will play Sunday against the Mavericks.

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West (illness) is probable for Sunday's game.

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West won't suit up Thursday in Milwaukee due to an allergic reaction, the Indianapolis Star reports.

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West (illness) took his place in the starting lineup Saturday, scoring 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 FT), with four rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes Saturday.

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West (illness) will play Saturday against Brooklyn, ESPN's Mike Mazzeo reports.

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West (illness) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Nets.

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West (illness) will not return for the remainder of Friday's game.

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West scored 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 FT) with 11 rebounds and two blocks on Saturday.

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2014-15

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2013-14

In his second season with the Indiana Pacers, West was able to re-emerge back into the dominant offensive force he had been with the New Orleans Hornets over his first eight seasons. After averaging just 12.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks in his 2011-12 campaign, West improved across the board with 17.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.9 blocks per game last season. Offseason acquisition Luis Scola may back up some of West's minutes, but this is not likely going to hinder him from having another effective season. The veteran will head into the coming season at 33 years of age, perhaps allowing him to have a few more fantasy relevant years at the tail end of his career. West's offensive fluidness and versatility, both in the low post and high post, capped with his ability to shoot from mid-range, will undoubtedly allow him to put up points on the board. If West can continue to stay healthy, he will be a solid fantasy asset once again.

2012-13

One year into a two-year deal in Indiana, West experienced drops in several major categories. He averaged 12.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 10.8 shots per game--all lower than his career averages. Coming off knee surgery, West benefitted from the lockout and was ready when the regular season tipped off in December, though he clearly struggled early on. He was brought along at a measured pace, averaging just 29.2 minutes per game, a career-low as a full-time starter in the NBA. However, once the playoffs hit and the Pacers needed his playoff experience, West played nearly nine more minutes per game. Not lining up with Chris Paul had an effect, that’s for sure, but he also wasn’t a top option offensively. Danny Granger and Roy Hibbert led the team in shots, and we suspect the Pacers to develop Hibbert even more after the center signed a four-year deal in the offseason. Third-year shooting guard Paul George should get more looks this season as well. One more year removed from surgery should improve West’s mobility, which will translate to more rebounds and more attacks on the hoop for free throws. But a return to the scoring averages he put up with the Hornets--when he averaged at least 17.1 points as a full-time starter--is not likely to happen.

2011-12

West once again flew under the radar, putting together another quietly productive season. The eight-year vet finished his fifth consecutive season averaging over 18 points and 7.5 rebounds. His consistent mid-range game remained effective, as West drained over 50 percent of his shots from the floor for the second straight season. While down from his career clip of 83.9 percent, West still remained one of the better free-throw shooters at power forward, nailing 80.7 of his attempts from the charity stripe. His defensive production also hovered around the same career marks, as he averaged 1.0 steals and 0.9 blocks. West signed with the Pacers in December, where he'll player alongside Danny Granger and get his feeds from Darren Collison. While West surely benefited from playing alongside Chris Paul the past six seasons, he actually produced excellent numbers when Collison took over in New Orleans due to a Paul injury. West is currently recovering from reconstructive knee surgery, which could keep him on the shelf until January 2012.

2010-11

Fairly anonymous for a player with his resume, West is a highly skilled big man whose consistent mid-range jumper makes him an excellent complement to Hornet superstar guard Chris Paul. West's production was off slightly last season, perhaps due to Paul's extended absence, as West failed to top 20 points per game for a third straight year. But he did average a very respectable 19.0 points, made over 50 percent of his shots from the field and continued to be one of the league's best big men from the line, sinking 86.5 percent of his free throws. That free throw shooting makes up, in part, for West's sub-par production in other traditional power forward categories; West averaged just 7.5 rebounds per game last season – one full rebound off his 2008-09 average – and blocked 0.7 shots. But he did post a new career high with 3.0 assists per game. With Paul back and healthy this season, look for West to bounce back a bit in 2009-10, though it remains to be seen if the Hornets' move to a more speed-oriented game – driven in part by the acquisition of Trevor Ariza – will affect West's overall production or role in the offense.

2009-10

West has been pretty much the same player during each of the past four years, though he has increased his scoring average every season in that stretch. He’s also a fantastic free throw shooter, making 88.4 percent of his freebies last year, which tied for eighth-best in the NBA. Among the top-20 free throw shooters in the league last season, West was the only one who averaged at least 8.5 rebounds, as he possesses a rare combination of size, strength and touch. West’s game is far from flashy, but it’s extremely effective, and with Chris Paul often finding him in position to succeed, he’s flourished as New Orleans’ number-two option. Tyson Chandler is out as the team’s starting center, but newly acquired Emeka Okafor offers nearly an identical skill set, so the switch should barely affect West’s fantasy value. Expect more of the same from the underrated West in 2009-10.

2008-09

West might be the most anonymous elite power forward in the NBA. If he keeps playing the way he did last season, that will change in a hurry. West is the perfect low-post complement to the incomparable Chris Paul, and the two generate big numbers off the pick-and-roll or pick-and-pop. But West is also a highly skilled one-on-one player with an excellent first step, handle and mid-range jumper; get him isolated on the opposing four, and he’ll light him up, to the tune of 20.6 points per game and 48.2 percent shooting from the floor. Don’t foul him – he hits 85 percent from the line. He’s unlikely to hit that magic 20-and-10 mark -- not with Tyson Chandler gobbling up all the boards – but he managed a highly respectable 8.9 rebounds last season and a career-high 1.3 blocks. One reason West is relatively unknown: health. He’s missed significant time in two of his five NBA seasons, playing just 30 games in 2003-04 and 52 in 2006-07. Last year’s 76 games was his career high.

2007-08

West missed 30 games last season due to injury, but when he was healthy he continued to improve upon his breakout campaign from the previous year. There was some concern that the presence of Tyson Chandler would eat into his boards a bit, but he dispelled those by posting a career-high 8.1 per game. With floor general Chris Paul healthy, West’s offense continues to improve (18.3 ppg). This offseason the Hornets brought in lottery pick Julian Wright, who, like West, is a bit of a SF/PF tweener. But Wright is still very raw, and his athletic/defensive/passing-based game actually fits well with West’s face-up power forward/scoring/rebounding-based game. Look for West to continue to produce well this season.

2006-07

West came out of nowhere last season to become one of the better producing forwards in the NBA. In his first year as a starter, West used a solid mid-range game to score 17.1 ppg on 51% shooting from the field and 84% shooting from the line. At a slim 6-9, West is a smaller power forward, but he was able to use his quickness to score off the face-up, and he still managed to grab 7.4 rpg. The Hornets added Tyson Chandler as well as two lottery-pick big men to the front line, and also added sharp-shooting Peja Stojakovic as a free agent this offseason. The big men could eat into West’s rebound opportunities a bit, but with Peja and reigning Rookie of the Year Chris Paul on the perimeter, West may get even more high percentage shots this season.

2005-06

In his third year playing backup to P.J. Brown, West is looking to make a bigger splash this year. With Brown getting old, West will have the opportunity to see more playing time if he shows that he is capable of handling it. West was hit with an injury last season (bone bruise in right knee), so he wasn't able to live up to his potential. When given starter minutes, West is able to put up low double-double numbers with rebounds and points. If a serious injury were to befall Brown, West could be a decent pickup.

2003-04

West comes into the league at 6-9, 240. He small for his position at power forward, and will need time to adjust playing bigger, stronger NBA opponents. Although he is undersized, West is a good rebounder and defender. With solid post moves, and decent range on his shot, West has a chance of becoming a versatile power forward who can play inside and out. All that said, he will still need a year or two before he has a chance of becoming a dominate player. Don't expect too much production this year.