David West

After six months of rehabilitation on his surgically repaired left knee, New Orleans Hornets forward David West has been fully cleared to return to basketball, his agent told Yahoo! Sports.

West, who will be one of the top free agents once the NBA negotiates a new labor agreement with the players, was given complete clearance after an exam with Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgeries on Thursday…

West, 31, opted out of the final year and $7.5 million on his contract in New Orleans to become an unrestricted free agent.

– Reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports

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