Originally Posted by Bigsmoke
this is 100% correct.
David West isnt really that good anyway. He was rocking with CP3 in his 2 All Star appearances. He's just an undersized jump shooting PF that doesnt really do anything else for you other than that. And to add on to the fact that he's coming back from a season ending injury in his 30's.
.... he would be a nice piece for the Pacers though
I think you're underrating him. Smart player. Knows how to get good shots, rarely takes a bad one. Killer player in the pick and pop. Limited athlete, which hurts him defensively but tough which almost makes up for it. His pick and roll defense went up a notch this year under Monty Williams, too.
He's not a franchise player but he's still good.
I'd say he's a rich man's Kurt Thomas, which is a compliment, as Kurt Thomas has been a contributor on some very good teams. Smart big guys with nice touch like Kurt (and KG, Juwan Howard, Karl Malone, Webber etc.) stay effective in the league for a long time, too - longer than most athletic 4's.
West should be useful into his mid-30's, as will dudes like Boozer and Al Horford. Something to take into account.