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2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

12.6

REB

7.2

AST

3.4

STL

0.9

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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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 17 points (8-9 FG, 1-2 FT) with five rebounds, seven assists, and two steals in 28 minutes in the win over New Orleans on Wednesday.

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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 44 29.5 12.6 7.2 3.4 0.9 0.7 0.1 47.4 78.5 2.0 1.8 5.4 0.4 23.5 5.4 11.5 1.7 2.1
Rest Of Season Projections 34 IND 21 29.6 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for David West
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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 2 31.5 10.0 6.0 2.5 0.0 1.5 0.0 45.0 50.0 1.0 1.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 4.5 10.0 1.0 2.0
Last 14 Days 5 28.8 8.6 6.6 2.8 0.2 0.8 0.0 41.7 50.0 2.2 1.4 5.2 0.0 0.0 4.0 9.6 0.6 1.2
Last 30 Days 10 29.6 11.9 8.2 3.6 0.9 0.6 0.0 49.5 75.0 1.9 2.0 6.2 0.0 0.0 5.2 10.5 1.5 2.0
Last 5 Games 5 28.8 8.6 6.6 2.8 0.2 0.8 0.0 41.7 50.0 2.2 1.4 5.2 0.0 0.0 4.0 9.6 0.6 1.2
Last 10 Games 10 29.6 11.9 8.2 3.6 0.9 0.6 0.0 49.5 75.0 1.9 2.0 6.2 0.0 0.0 5.2 10.5 1.5 2.0
Last 20 Games 20 30.2 12.5 7.7 3.5 0.9 0.8 0.0 48.2 80.0 2.2 1.7 6.0 0.1 0.0 5.3 10.9 2.0 2.5

 

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True Shooting Percentage

50.9%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, David West has a true shooting percentage of 50.9%.

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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 44 36.0 15.4 8.8 4.2 1.1 0.9 0.1 47.4 78.5 2.4 2.2 6.6 0.5 23.5 6.6 14.0 2.0 2.6
Rest Of Season Projections 34 IND 21 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season 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 44 1300 555 316 151 38 32 4 47.4 78.5 87 79 237 17 23.5 239 504 73 93
Rest Of Season Projections 34 IND 21 621 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for David West
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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
2014-15 33 IND 44 29.5 50.9 47.8 19.3 11.1 1.7 16.4
Rest Of Season Projections 34 IND 21 29.6 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season 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
Mar 1 PHI 29 8 6 2 0 2 0 3 8 2 4 0 0 2 4 1
Feb 27 CLE 34 12 6 3 0 1 2 6 12 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
Feb 24 at OKC 26 11 6 2 0 0 1 5 13 1 2 0 0 2 4 2
Feb 22 GSW 30 4 8 3 1 1 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 7 3
Feb 20 at PHI 25 8 7 4 0 0 4 4 9 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
Feb 11 at NOP 28 17 5 7 2 0 1 8 9 1 2 0 0 2 3 2
Feb 9 SAS 33 10 18 7 0 1 4 3 10 4 4 0 0 4 14 2
Feb 8 at CHA 31 15 6 2 2 1 1 5 13 5 6 0 0 2 4 3
Feb 6 CLE 29 20 13 3 2 0 0 9 15 2 2 0 0 3 10 3
Feb 4 DET 31 14 7 3 2 0 2 7 10 0 0 0 0 2 5 4
Jan 31 SAC 27 17 5 3 1 3 1 5 10 7 8 0 0 1 4 3
Jan 29 NYK 27 10 6 6 0 1 1 3 8 4 4 0 0 1 5 2
Jan 27 TOR 36 11 8 5 0 1 2 5 11 1 2 0 0 3 5 1
Jan 25 at ORL 34 20 4 3 2 0 2 8 15 4 4 0 1 0 4 4
Jan 23 at MIA 33 12 9 2 0 0 5 5 14 2 2 0 0 2 7 1
Jan 21 at ATL 28 9 11 4 1 1 2 3 8 3 4 0 0 4 7 2
Jan 19 at HOU 26 8 6 3 0 0 1 4 7 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Jan 17 at CHA 37 19 8 2 2 2 3 9 17 1 2 0 1 1 7 5
Jan 16 DET 29 13 8 2 2 1 3 6 15 1 2 0 0 1 7 2
Jan 13 MIN 31 12 6 4 1 1 5 5 8 2 2 0 0 0 6 3
Jan 10 at PHI 33 28 9 2 2 2 1 10 18 8 10 0 0 6 3 5
Jan 9 BOS 30 11 6 3 1 1 4 3 11 5 6 0 2 4 2 2
Jan 7 at GSW 34 16 7 6 1 0 3 6 11 4 4 0 0 1 6 4
Jan 5 at UTA 28 10 4 6 1 0 3 5 10 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Jan 4 at LAL 32 11 8 3 0 0 5 5 13 1 1 0 2 4 4 1
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Jan 2 at MIL 31 6 8 4 1 0 4 3 8 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
Dec 31 MIA 31 10 6 4 1 1 2 4 7 1 1 1 1 0 6 1
Dec 29 CHI 25 10 7 2 1 2 2 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Dec 27 at BKN 29 17 5 5 1 1 0 7 13 3 4 0 0 0 5 1
Dec 26 at DET 29 6 11 3 1 1 3 3 12 0 0 0 0 5 6 3
Dec 23 NOP 31 13 7 5 2 2 4 6 8 1 2 0 0 0 7 1
Dec 21 at MIN 29 14 4 2 2 1 1 7 9 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
Dec 20 at DEN 32 19 10 5 0 1 2 8 22 2 5 1 3 0 10 3
Dec 17 at LAC 31 17 10 1 2 0 0 8 15 1 2 0 0 3 7 5
Dec 15 LAL 26 12 9 2 0 0 0 5 9 2 2 0 0 4 5 2
Dec 13 POR 33 12 4 6 1 1 0 6 13 0 0 0 1 2 2 3
Dec 12 at TOR 29 12 7 5 0 1 0 6 9 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Dec 10 LAC 25 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 1 1 2 1
Dec 8 ATL 24 8 4 3 0 0 2 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Dec 5 at SAC 31 16 8 1 0 0 1 6 16 4 4 0 2 2 6 4
Dec 4 at POR 31 13 8 3 2 1 2 6 13 0 0 1 1 0 8 2
Dec 2 at PHO 27 10 6 3 0 1 3 5 12 0 0 0 0 2 4 3
Nov 29 at CLE 24 14 6 0 0 0 0 7 16 0 0 0 1 1 5 5
Nov 28 ORL 24 18 6 4 1 0 1 8 17 1 2 1 1 2 4 2
Nov 26 at SAS                                
Nov 24 at DAL                                
Nov 22 PHO                                
Nov 19 CHA                                
Nov 15 at CHI                                
Nov 14 DEN                                
Nov 12 at MIA                                
Nov 10 UTA                                
Nov 8 WAS                                
Nov 7 at BOS                                
Nov 5 at WAS                                
Nov 4 MIL                                
Nov 1 at ATL                                
Oct 31 MEM                                
Oct 29 PHI                                

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

West recorded a double-double in 33 minutes Monday against the Spurs as he scored 10 points (3-10 FG, 4-4 FT) to go along with 18 rebounds, seven assists and one block.

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West scored 20 points (9-15 FG, 2-2 FT) and added 13 rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 29 minutes against the Cavaliers Friday.

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West had a team-high 17 points (5-10 FG, 7-8 FT) with five rebounds, three assists, and three blocks in the loss to the Kings on Saturday.

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West scored nine points (3-8 FG, 3-4 FT) with 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.

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West scored 13 points (6-15 FG, 1-2 FT) and added eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 29 minutes on Friday against the Pistons.

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West scored a season-high 28 points (10-18 FG, 8-10 FT), grabbed nine rebounds, recorded two assists, supplied two steals, and blocked two shots in 33 minutes against the Sixers on Saturday.

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West went 7-for-9 Sunday in a win versus the Timberwolves, scoring 14 points.

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West scored 17 points (8-15 FG, 1-2 FT) and added 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes of action against the Clippers on Wednesday.

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West played a season-high 33 minutes on Saturday and was able to score 12 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and had seven rebounds, six assists and one steal against the Blazers.

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West scored 12 points (6-9 FG) with seven rebounds, five assists and a block in 29 minutes during Friday's loss to the Raptors.

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West (ankle) scored 18 points (8-17 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and added six rebounds, four assists, and a steal in 24 minutes against the Magic Friday. This marks his first appearance of the season.

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West (ankle) will make his 2014-15 debut as a starter during Friday's game against the Magic, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

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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.