The offseason is full of question marks for the Pacers. One of those includes whether or not David West will be back. He has a player option this next season, which would pay him $12 million next year.
During Pacers president Larry Bird and Pacers head coach Frank Vogel’s season-end availability, both anticipated West would return. However, it may be in a diminished role. The 34-year-old power forward would likely stay a starter, but would see fewer minutes.
The 2014-2015 season was a tough one for West, who missed the first 15 games due to injury.
“We have to see how David looks next year,” said Vogel. “David got off to a bad start this year when he had to miss the first six weeks of the season with an injury. He and I talked about it yesterday; it’s just very difficult to ultimately get into a rhythm at any point in the season, when you start without a training camp or miss a huge chunk of the season.”