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Sources: David West to Celtics Deal Is Dead, West Signing With Pacers

 

Multiple outlets, including David Aldridge of NBA.com and Marc Stein of ESPN.com are reporting that the rumored sign-and-trade deal between New Orleans Hornets and Boston Celtics is off, and David West is on the verge of signing a two-year $20M deal with the Indiana Pacers.

David Aldridge of NBA.com:
Sign/trade between Boston, NO for David West is dead, confirms ESPN.com report that Pacers closing in on signing West.

From ESPN.com:
Sources also told ESPN.com that the Pacers are making progress toward a two-year deal with free-agent forward David West in the $20 million range after West’s sign-and-trade to the Boston Celtics got held up this week.

While the real reasons this proposed David West deal fell through will probably come to light in the next day or two, here’s an educated guess at the circumstances.

1) Money. The Pacers clearly had more to offer than the C’s under the restrictions of the new CBA.
2) Failure to find a landing spot for Jermaine O’Neal. J.O. let it be known he would not want to suit up for the Hornets if traded him, preferring instead to land with the Heat. My guess is the two teams couldn’t find a third willing to take on O’Neal and his $6M contract, while also providing assets that were acceptable to New Orleans.

It’s a tough situation for the C’s, as West would have been a tremendous upgrade for the offense, and could have also been very useful in keeping the minutes down for Kevin Garnett. For now though, it’s back to the drawing board for Ainge as he decides if there is anyone else in free agency or the trade market he can make a run at before settling on his final roster. The start of the regular season is just two weeks away.

  • Batman

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Mike

    So now no West and still no center great…. JO is gonna play what 15 games before he starts complaining about some bogus injury?

  • Matt

    Yeah Baby!!!!!! West is coming to Indy. Pumped for this season.

    • High Rollers

      Enjoyed watching your team against CHI in the playoffs. Gutsy effort there, and with Bird swooping in on West, not too shabby there either. But none of that beats the way the unranked Hoosiers took care of business yesterday. I don't have any connection to Indy, but y'all have good history. And a good present too, looks like. Good luck to ya.

    • los

      Why are you on this site then?

    • Paoli

      Shadle?

  • skeeds

    well it's not so much IF there's anyone else Ainge can make a run at, as it is WHO. There's no doubt we definately need at least 1 more big, and a good one too.
    How he's gonna find one, I have no clue. There are no decent bigs in free agency, and he has no chips to trade either…

    • Mike

      With the team as it is and the conference as it stands, this is a first round exit team unfortunately. And with next years big free agents of the board I just don't see how Ainge is gonna rebuild,
      Two days ago I was excited with West coming, right now feeling pretty low about the team's chances….

    • High Rollers

      For the record, I'd like one more big for the C's as well. We'll see if there are any more rabbits in DA's hat. But why be so down on what we got already? Injury and other nonsense visits everyone, not just the Celtics.

      • Mike

        Well we coould get past the heat last year and they just added players and will probably add Billups. The bulls are gonna add Hamilton. The knicks while super overrated, got a lot better. Indiana is gonna be a headache to a lot of teams as show last year in the playoffs. We're is the shooting in this team outside of Ray Allen and possibly Pierce? Sure our bench looks better than last year's but is that say much? Unless the starting five plays their asses off I'am very skepticall of this season. Maybe its just because of another botched trade I don't know…

        • High Rollers

          The guys you named are all over thirty and/or have histories of injury. As for our shooting prospects, we added guys that are better at the rim AND from 5 to 20 ft from the basket. One thing that does trouble me, though, is reading that Chris Wilcox expected water breaks at practice. I guess it's also troubling that the C's don't take water breaks at practice. No wonder we have so many injuries!

          • http://twitter.com/michaeljavid @michaeljavid

            how can you have no water breaks? that doesn't make sense

          • High Rollers

            Apparently they do get water, they just don't break practice for it. According to Chris Forsberg, Doc said there's just no "seance" about it. Ah, Doc, I've missed ya.

  • High Rollers

    JO’s been as professional as it gets these days about this situation. Props to him for following Rondo’s lead: instead of being disgruntled he’s out there, practicing, hopeful, confident, hungry. Look for good stuff whether DA makes any more moves from here or not.

    • skeeds

      What? JO pretty much torpedoed the deal by letting it be known that if he's not traded to a championship contender, he's gonna retire. So no one would pick him up. That's not professionalism, that's blackmail.

      • Mike

        I agree NOH was getting something in return in young players (bradley and this years rookies) in that deal. JO basically blew it up. I'm just waiting to see how many games he plays…

      • dslack

        Whatever. It's his life; he can decide how to spend his time.

        • los

          yeah but you can at least shut the hell up about it. So what you can't retire if you don't announce it to the world? SMH

          • High Rollers

            The guy announced it to the world for leverage in his business. Who else is doing anything differently? And about wanting a guy… stay healthy, play hard, play well, you're wanted… pretty simple. And if someone's better than you and you have no leverage, then you'll be replaced. Also simple.

          • dslack

            I'm sure New Orleans is happy to hear about it before trading for him and having him retire instead of showing up.

  • High Rollers

    P. S. We now have four to six fairly imposing bigs, if Doc aligns the planets and strategies just right. And it’s truly a variety. KG, who’s going to play more Center. JO, who at the very least will give us professionalism and six fouls a night. Bass, who might just be a more dependable scorer than Baby… definitely somebody who finishes well close to the basket (thank God!). Johnson, who with Doc’s blessing (hard to come by but we’ll see) could be a solid, youthful blessing off the bench. Jeff, who will be determined to prove himself this season and has the brains to do it the right way. And Wilcox.. well, I don’t know anything about that dude but if Ray suggested him he’s got my vote. That’s a ton of length, youth, experience, toughness, versatility, talent, skill, and last but not least, fouls. The story is inverted this year: not much to salivate over on paper, but you’ll be surprised what manifests on the floor. Just a hunch.

  • High Rollers

    Skeeds… That’s the NBA today. All business, all the time. Those who can’t handle it get shipped to Dallas. Hey, wait a minute… That Mark Cuban, he’s pretty clever.

    • skeeds

      My point exactly. This is business. If he's only in the league as long as a team is willing to carry him to a championship, then he should retire already. He's not Dwight Howard to have the right to demand where he's gonna be traded…

      • dslack

        Nobody has the right to demand anything. But Dwight has the right to say that he won't re-sign with Orlando and that he won't sign an extension if traded to teams X, Y, and Z, but would if traded to teams A, B, and C. And Jermaine has the right to retire if he's not in a situation where he wants to play.

        What kind of worldview do you have where you think that a man does not have the right to retire? That he is obligated to work whether he wants to or not? That sounds like slavery.

        • los

          No one said he can't retire. He didn't need to announce it though on the eve of the trade. What's the alternative. Stay on a team that obviously doesn't want you? Great decision.

          • dslack

            What about the "team" obviously doesn't want him? He'll keep getting his paychecks. His relationship with his teammates and probably with his coach will probably remain unchanged. His GM tried to trade him. You make it sound like he's sticking with a girlfriend who told him she's cheating on him. I'm pretty sure JO spent very little time cuddling with Danny before the failed trade and will spend very little time doing so now.

  • High Rollers

    All business all the time meaning guys all over the place making their intentions known. The cards couldn’t be any more on the table than they are now. In an odd sort of way, the League’s chaotic power grab is pretty transparent at this point. And that includes players themselves. Every man for himself at this juncture. Professionalism in basketball at this point means show up to practice on time and at a level of fitness appropriate for a professional athlete (I’m talking to you, Metta World Peace!). Anyway, it’s not much, but at least we know where we’re at.

  • High Rollers

    D12 doesn’t have the “right” either. He’s not q free agent just yet. If Orlando wants something for him, they will trade him to any willing partner who offers the best package. D12 has leverage in that, but to say he has more “right” in it and thus more professionalism is inaccurate.

  • Ryan DeGama

    So, the third team in the proposed West trade was Dallas. NOH was going to send JO there. When the Mavs got Odom from L.A. the trade fell apart.

  • Morpheus

    The path to rebuilding is becoming more and more likely by the hour.

  • Morpheus

    Oh and just in, "We are suck right now" Can't see Danny pulling off any deal that lands us a superstar like Dwight or CP3. May as well sign those rookie contracts.

    • Ryan DeGama

      Give it till practice tomorrow night. That's about the window left for a big move.

      After that we'd be talking trade deadline.

      • Morpheus

        Apparently that's a possibility lol.

        • Mike

          Well the big move is done as it seems they are resigning pavlovic ….. smh

  • guest

    Here’s hoping we’re gonna be involved with this some how. Maybe a trade involving Hibbert? Longshot but eh…

  • rondeezy

    funny how west said stuff like he'd take less money to sign for a contender when ultimately he signed with the pacers because they offered him a little more than the celtics and the sign and trade was ready to go.

    • OKCeltic

      The only way he could go to the Celtics was through the S&T. If that fell through because of NO wanting more in return, that's not West's fault. His only choice was to sign with someone else. Not enough time to sit around and wait for something else to happen before the regular season started.

      • rondeezy

        woj from yahoo sports said in a tweet that the trade was ready to go, but west turned for more money.

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