Pacers, Hornets Contending for West?
New Orleans free-agent forward David West, one of the top players on the market, had inquirers from several teams on Wednesday, but there remain two main contenders for him that are more serious than the others: the Hornets and Indiana Pacers.
West’s future in New Orleans could still be tied to the decision the organization makes on whether to ride out the season with Chris Paul or look to move him quickly. If general manager Dell Demps decides to continue to sell Paul on re-signing with the Hornets, he’ll be far more aggressive in working to sign West to a new deal. Without Paul, it’s hard to imagine the Hornets committing years and money to a 31-year-old power forward when the organization moves into full rebuild mode.