Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at 11:00 am  |  8 responses

Hornets on David West’s Future: ‘It’s All David. Nothing on Us’

When it comes to re-signing with the team or testing the free agent waters, the Hornets are putting the ball in David West’s court. Reports the Times-Picayune: “A summer of uncertainty is in the offing for the New Orleans Hornets, though one order of business should be known before the collective bargaining agreement expires June 30. Power forward David West, who is rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn left ACL, must notify New Orleans of his intention on whether to opt out of the final year of his contract by that date. If West does not exercise his option by then, he’ll be with the Hornets next season, whenever that might begin. West could not be reached for comment Wednesday, and Hornets General Manager Dell Demps said he has not yet heard from West about his plans for next season. ‘It’s all on David,’ Demps said. ‘It’s all David. Nothing on us. I won’t talk to him. We won’t put the gun to his head or anything like that. I never speak for guys. They’re accessible. If they have something they want to say, I’ll let them say it.;’ West can earn $7.5 million next season by remaining in New Orleans. Should he opt out by the June 30 deadline, he will be facing a dubious free-agency market because of the lack of a new collective bargaining agreement, as well as questions surrounding his rehabilitation from the injury suffered March 24 in Salt Lake City.”

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  • AD

    welcome to the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets Dwest… Ur gonna get alot of points from da best PG in da lg

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    I’m sure he’s already gotten lots from playing with CP3. Hate to see him get less playing with Williams.

  • dsleepy

    best pg in da lg….oh is chris paul also going to nj?

  • AD


  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Then perhaps you should have said best passer in the league instead of best PG, although best passer is Rondo in my opinion.

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    nah..rondo’s in a cohesive well thought out system where basically nobody guards him with several savvy hall of famers and former all stars to pass to. Cp3 is playing street ball with random d-league bench players. cp3 is the better passer.

  • Anthony

    deron willimas had like 50 sumthn asst in 3 games with the NETS………..

  • http://bugmarley.com Bug Marley

    Assist numbers don’t tell how good a player is as a passer.