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Report: David West to decline player option with Spurs

West to become unrestricted free agent after signing with Spurs

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – David West will decline his player option with the Spurs and will reevaluate his options this summer, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.

West was set to make $1.5 million during the 2016-17 season, but will now become an unrestricted free agent.

West declined his $12.6 million player option last summer with the Indiana Pacers to sign a discount deal with the Spurs in an effort to win his first championship.  

West played in 78 games last season and was a key member of the Spurs bench.

He averaged 7 points and four rebounds per game while shooting 54 percent from the floor.  

Yahoo Sports reported West could return to the Spurs and receive a better deal depending on what other moves occur for the Spurs during free agency.

The Spurs now await decisions on Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan. Ginobili has to make a decision whether to opt into his current deal by June 22 and Duncan has until June 29.


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