UPDATE: David West will officially sign a deal with the Pacers, according to multiple reports, including Yahoo! Sports's Adrian Wojnarowksi, after a sign-and-trade between the Hornets and Celtics fell apart. Woj added, "Celtics simply couldn't make 3 way deal with Hornets and Jermaine O'Neal contract."
Agent Lance Young confirms David West agrees with Indiana on two-year, $20 million deal: "David is ready to help them win a championship."— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) December 11, 2011
More details below from the initial news:
Pump the breaks on the David West to Boston talk. The sign-and-trade between the Celtics and Hornets is reportedly dead, according to TNT's David Aldridge. This coincides with Marc Stein's ESPN.com report that West is close to a two-year deal with the Pacers.
According to Stein, the Pacers have stepped in to offer West a deal worth $20 million as talks stalled this week between the Celtics and Hornets. More from Stein:
It was not immediately known if the Celtics would try to salvage their West deal with the New Orleans Hornets. The Pacers, sources say, also have Carl Landry and Andrei Kirilenko alongside West at the top of their frontcourt wish list.
Also via Stein, the Pacers are reportedly trying to clear space in their frontcourt by discussing a sign-and-trade with the Grizzlies that would swap Josh McRoberts for O.J. Mayo. The two teams discussed this deal at the trade deadline last season, but it fell apart right at the deadline.
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