For a team that only has the capability to offer veteran minimum type contracts (Cleveland has the $3.5 million taxpayer mid-level exception at its disposal), the Cleveland Cavaliers have been a busy bunch over the past couple of days. After reports of a Dwyane Wade-Cleveland meeting, Chris Haynes of cleveland.com reported that the Cavs have also reached out to UFA, David West.
David West gained all the respect of the NBA world last summer, when he declined his $12M player option in Indiana in favor of joining the Spurs for $1.5M. West signed a two year deal with the San Antonio Spurs, and opted out of his player option for the second year and is said to be weighing up retirement.
The Cavs have already seen Timofey Mozgov and Matthew Dellavedova walk this summer as free agents and will be looking to add some depth with experience. After not quite reaching the NBA Finals with the Spurs, the Cavaliers could be his last chance at a title.
With no real timetable, the Cavs will just have to wait on the 35 year-olds decision and hope for the best. Averaging 14.8 points and 6.9 rebounds over a storied career in New Orleans, Indiana and San Antonio, West would be a super addition to a team looking to defend their crown as reigning NBA Champs.