By the end of his next contract, David West will be in the twilight of his career. Knowing this, he understandably wants to join a team in win-now mode. This helps explain why he opted out of his contract into an uncertain free agent situation after blowing out his ACL during the regular season.
The two teams most interested in West’s services are the Nets and Pacers, and both appeal to West’s need to win. The young, improving Pacers made the playoffs as the eighth seed in the East last season, while the Nets have Deron Williams.
I don’t want to see David West join the team. West is not improving this late in his career; if anything, he’ll get worse after his injury. Plus, a frontcourt of West and Brook Lopez could be the worst rebounding tandem in the league.