Pacers retain free-agent power forward, locker-room leader


For David West, free agency was short, to the point and highly satisfying.

The cornerstone of Indiana’s playoff success the past two seasons, the veteran power forward made it known early and often that his desire was to stay with the Indiana Pacers.

Brushing aside overtures from other teams, West — briefly an unrestricted free agent — signed a three-year extension worth a reported $36 million.

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