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2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

14.0

REB

6.8

AST

2.8

STL

0.8

BLK

0.9

2013-14 NBA Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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 hi...

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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 terms on a three-year, $36 million deal with Indiana in July of 2013, with the third year a player option.

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West scored eight points (4-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt) with three rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes in the Game 1 loss to the Hawks on Saturday.

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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
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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 1 29.0 8.0 3.0 4.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 40.0 0.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 4.0 10.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 3 29.3 15.7 5.7 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 58.8 87.5 2.3 1.7 4.0 0.3 0.0 6.7 11.3 2.3 2.7
Last 30 Days 12 32.9 13.7 6.8 2.8 0.3 1.0 0.1 46.4 91.7 1.6 1.4 5.3 0.3 25.0 5.4 11.7 2.8 3.0
Last 5 Games 5 32.0 16.2 6.0 3.2 0.4 1.0 0.0 56.7 86.7 1.4 1.4 4.6 0.6 0.0 6.8 12.0 2.6 3.0
Last 10 Games 10 32.6 14.0 6.6 2.8 0.3 0.9 0.1 49.6 90.0 1.6 1.5 5.1 0.4 25.0 5.6 11.3 2.7 3.0
Last 20 Games 20 32.7 13.5 7.1 2.5 0.4 1.1 0.1 46.8 81.2 1.7 1.6 5.5 0.2 25.0 5.4 11.6 2.6 3.2

 

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True Shooting Percentage

53.3%

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In 2013-14, David West had a true shooting percentage of 53.3%.

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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
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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
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David West NBA Advanced Stats
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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
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David West 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 19 ATL 29 8 3 4 0 1 3 4 10 0 0 0 1 2 1 4
Apr 16 at ORL                                
Apr 13 OKC 33 21 6 1 0 1 3 9 11 3 4 0 0 2 4 4
Apr 11 at MIA 26 18 8 1 0 1 1 7 13 4 4 0 0 1 7 6
Apr 9 at MIL                                
Apr 6 ATL 38 13 6 6 0 2 0 5 10 3 4 0 0 1 5 3
Apr 4 at TOR 34 21 7 4 2 0 0 9 16 3 3 0 2 1 6 1
Apr 2 DET 33 15 8 3 0 2 0 7 10 1 1 0 0 2 6 3
Mar 31 SAS 29 7 8 2 0 0 3 2 6 3 4 0 0 2 6 3
Mar 30 at CLE 35 14 4 2 0 1 1 6 16 2 2 0 0 1 3 2
Mar 28 at WAS 32 10 7 0 0 1 4 4 10 2 2 0 0 1 6 4
Mar 26 MIA 37 13 9 5 1 0 1 3 11 6 6 1 1 2 7 3
Mar 24 at CHI 36 14 9 4 0 2 1 4 12 6 6 0 0 0 9 2
Mar 22 at MEM 33 10 6 2 1 1 2 5 15 0 0 0 0 2 4 2
Mar 21 CHI 27 10 6 2 0 1 0 4 9 2 2 0 0 1 5 2
Mar 19 at NYK 36 8 6 0 0 2 2 4 9 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Mar 17 PHI 35 7 12 3 2 1 0 3 14 1 1 0 0 2 10 3
Mar 15 at DET 36 15 8 3 0 0 0 6 13 3 4 0 0 2 6 3
Mar 14 at PHI 33 18 7 1 0 4 4 8 13 2 4 0 0 1 6 1
Mar 11 BOS 35 24 5 3 1 1 1 11 13 2 3 0 0 2 3 3
Mar 9 at DAL 33 8 7 3 1 0 4 2 9 4 6 0 0 2 5 3
Mar 7 at HOU 23 15 10 1 0 1 3 5 11 5 8 0 0 4 6 2
Mar 5 at CHA 31 10 7 4 0 0 2 4 14 2 3 0 1 4 3 2
Mar 4 GSW 34 27 7 2 1 1 0 10 17 7 7 0 0 3 4 2
Mar 2 UTA 33 25 6 1 1 1 2 11 17 3 4 0 0 2 4 1
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Mar 1 at BOS 31 12 7 4 1 1 1 4 9 4 4 0 0 1 6 0
Feb 27 MIL 32 9 4 4 1 0 1 4 8 1 2 0 0 3 1 0
Feb 25 LAL 28 11 12 3 3 2 2 4 12 3 4 0 0 4 8 1
Feb 22 at MIL 33 30 7 5 1 0 1 11 16 8 10 0 0 0 7 3
Feb 19 at MIN 27 4 7 3 2 0 2 2 10 0 0 0 0 2 5 5
Feb 18 ATL 28 17 6 1 2 0 2 6 10 5 7 0 0 2 4 1
Feb 12 DAL 35 12 5 6 1 0 3 5 12 2 2 0 0 0 5 4
Feb 10 DEN 27 25 3 2 0 2 1 11 13 3 3 0 0 1 2 4
Feb 9 at ORL 33 14 4 1 0 0 1 5 12 4 6 0 0 1 3 3
Feb 7 POR 40 30 10 1 1 2 3 13 16 4 6 0 0 1 9 3
Feb 4 at ATL 32 22 10 2 2 1 2 10 19 1 1 1 2 1 9 2
Feb 3 ORL 26 8 7 1 0 1 0 4 9 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
Feb 1 BKN 32 17 7 7 0 1 1 5 7 7 8 0 0 3 4 1
Jan 30 PHO 32 18 3 1 0 1 2 8 18 2 2 0 1 0 3 4
Jan 28 at LAL 29 19 8 0 0 1 0 8 14 3 3 0 0 2 6 1
Jan 25 at DEN 32 16 6 1 0 0 0 6 20 4 4 0 0 2 4 3
Jan 24 at SAC 37 22 6 3 0 0 1 9 14 3 6 1 1 1 5 4
Jan 22 at PHO 27 13 5 3 1 0 2 6 11 1 3 0 0 3 2 1
Jan 20 at GSW 31 17 5 3 1 2 2 6 15 5 7 0 0 2 3 5
Jan 18 LAC 15 4 2 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Jan 16 NYK 27 12 3 4 0 2 2 6 11 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Jan 14 SAC 28 16 8 3 1 0 3 7 11 2 2 0 0 2 6 1
Jan 10 WAS 27 20 8 2 1 0 0 9 13 2 4 0 0 3 5 1
Jan 8 at ATL 33 8 11 3 1 1 3 4 11 0 0 0 0 3 8 3
Jan 7 TOR 32 4 12 1 1 3 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 3 9 2
Jan 5 at CLE 34 11 7 4 2 2 2 4 13 3 4 0 0 2 5 3
Jan 4 NOP 29 8 4 5 1 2 2 4 8 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
Jan 1 at TOR 31 9 7 2 1 0 2 3 9 3 4 0 1 1 6 2
Dec 31 CLE 28 8 4 3 0 3 1 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Dec 28 BKN 30 10 7 6 1 0 5 5 13 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Dec 23 at BKN 26 13 4 1 0 0 4 6 8 1 2 0 0 0 4 1
Dec 22 BOS 25 8 3 6 0 0 2 3 7 2 2 0 0 0 3 3
Dec 20 HOU 26 12 7 4 3 1 2 6 8 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
Dec 18 at MIA 36 23 3 2 0 0 2 8 15 7 8 0 0 1 2 2
Dec 16 DET 28 14 5 2 0 0 2 6 13 2 4 0 0 3 2 1
Dec 13 CHA 33 14 8 2 1 0 2 5 11 4 4 0 1 1 7 1
Dec 10 MIA 32 17 9 4 0 0 7 6 8 5 6 0 0 2 7 3
Dec 8 at OKC 27 11 2 3 0 0 4 5 11 1 1 0 0 0 2 4
Dec 7 at SAS 34 20 8 4 3 2 0 9 12 2 3 0 0 1 7 3
Dec 4 at UTA 32 10 5 8 1 1 1 5 14 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Dec 2 at POR 33 12 8 5 1 0 1 6 14 0 0 0 1 2 6 1
Dec 1 at LAC 35 24 12 2 0 1 1 11 22 2 2 0 1 6 6 4
Nov 29 WAS 27 8 5 4 1 0 0 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Nov 27 at CHA 25 11 8 1 1 0 0 3 9 5 8 0 0 1 7 2
Nov 25 MIN 29 13 4 3 0 0 2 6 12 1 2 0 1 1 3 3
Nov 23 PHI 31 17 11 6 0 2 2 6 11 5 5 0 0 0 11 3
Nov 22 at BOS 29 17 8 3 3 0 0 7 14 3 4 0 0 2 6 0
Nov 20 at NYK 40 10 10 2 1 2 0 4 13 2 4 0 1 1 9 2
Nov 16 at CHI 28 13 7 1 0 2 1 6 16 1 1 0 0 3 4 2
Nov 15 MIL 24 7 7 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 4 0 0 0 7 3
Nov 11 MEM 26 10 5 3 1 2 2 5 8 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
Nov 9 at BKN 33 18 8 4 2 0 2 7 15 3 4 1 1 2 6 2
Nov 8 TOR 29 9 5 2 1 0 3 4 7 1 2 0 0 0 5 3
Nov 6 CHI 31 17 13 1 3 1 1 8 16 1 2 0 0 4 9 1
Nov 5 at DET 34 12 8 3 1 0 0 5 10 2 2 0 0 0 8 2
Nov 2 CLE 25 4 3 2 0 2 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
Oct 30 at NOP 33 12 7 5 1 2 3 3 11 6 6 0 0 0 7 3
Oct 29 ORL 31 13 5 3 2 5 5 4 11 5 5 0 0 0 5 2

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

West (rest) will not play Wednesday against the Magic, the Pacers' official site reports.

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West (rest) returned from a one-game absence and scored 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-4 FT) with eight boards in 26 minutes in the loss to the Heat on Friday. He fouled out.

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West (rest) will return to the starting lineup Friday, ESPN reports.

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West (rest) will sit out Wednesday's game in Milwaukee, the Pacers' official site reports.

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West and the rest of the Pacers' starters may get a game or two off during the remaining four games of the team's regular season schedule, the Pacers' official site reports.

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West, along with teammate Paul George, have discussed the amount of rest they have been receiving recently with head coach Frank Vogel, the Pacers' official site reports.

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West had 21 points (9-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in Friday's loss to the Raptors.

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West scored 14 points (4-12 FG, 6-6 FT) and grabbed nine rebounds in 36 minutes against Chicago on Monday night.

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West had 27 points (10-17 FG, 7-7 FT) to go along with seven rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal over 34 minutes on Tuesday night.

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West had 11 points (4-12 FG, 1-5 3 Pt, 7-7 FT) to go along with 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks over 28 minutes on Tuesday night.

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West scored 30 points (11-16 FG, 8-10 FT) to go with seven rebounds and five assists in 33 minutes during Saturday's victory over the Bucks.

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West scored 17 points (6-10 FG, 5-7 FT) to go along with six rebounds, two steals and an assist over 28 minutes in Tuesday's victory over Atlanta.

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2013-14

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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.