New Orleans Hornets David West Will Become a Free Agent

by Punter's Hero on June 30, 2011

in Latest News, NBA

The New Orleans Hornets might be on the verge of an extensive rebuilding process as they may have just lost their leading scorer David West to free agency and could lose perennial All-Star point guard Chris Paul via trade or free agency next season or after the end of the season.

There is no question that the Hornets were going to lose Chris Paul one way or another if this team failed to improve through free agency or via trade, but now that David West is going to test the open market, CP3 heading elsewhere is a forgone conclusion.

Even though David West is one of the few quiet stars in the league like Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks, the fact that he is a star and will get a lot of interest around the league once he becomes available in the next few days. With the upcoming free agent market in the NBA not having that many star players or potential game changers, West could be one of the best big-name players available.

The two best potential destinations for David West will be with the Indiana Pacers or the New Jersey Nets. With both of these teams being led by young players and looking to contend for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference moving forward, David West would be a great fit for either team, but the Nets will probably be the team that could offer more money.

David West hasn’t made his intentions known as of yet in terms of what team he is leaning towards, but smart money says it will be with the New Jersey Nets.

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