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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 80 games (all starts) for the Pacers in his 11th NBA season, averaged 14.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.9 blocks in 30.9 minutes.
Playoffs: EC Finals vs. MIA: Posted his third double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds in Game 4…Finished with 13 points on 5-13 shooting with five boards in Game 3…Added 10 points on 5-16 shooting with six rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes of Game 2…Scored 19 points on 8-11 shooting with seven rebounds and three assists in Game 1... EC Semifinals vs. WSH: Averaged 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field…Posted his best playoff scoring performance in an Indiana uniform with 29 points on 13-26 shooting as the Pacers closed the series in Game 6…Finished with 14 points, three rebounds and a career-best eight assists in the Game 4 win…Scored just nine points on 3-8 shooting but sank a pair of free throws late to help seal the victory to go with six rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes in Game 2…Went 6-15 from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line for 15 points to go with 12 boards, two assists and a block in Game 1... First Round vs. ATL: Averaged 13.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.6 blocks per game with a 48.1 field goal percentage...led the team and was 15th in the league with 4.9 assists per game…Posted his first double-double of the series with 24 points and 11 rebounds in Game 6 in Atlanta…Pulled down 13 rebounds and set a career-high with six blocks in Game 7…tied a career-high with three steals in Game 4

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: The team’s second leading scorer, 17.1 ppg, and third best rebounder, 7.7 rpg, he scored in double figures in 66 of the 73 contests he appeared in (all starts)...He scored 20 or more points in 22 contests scoring a season high, 31 points, twice...He led the Pacers with five 30-point games...Over the course of the season he scored in double figures in 19 consecutive games twice, with the season high being a streak of 22 straight games in double figures from November 16 vs. Dallas to December 31 vs. Memphis...He claimed 15 double-doubles and posted the first triple-double of his career with 12 rebounds, a career-high tying 10 assists and 14 points in the Pacers’ win vs. Charlotte, 1/12...In leading the Pacers to wins vs. Miami, 2/1, and Chicago, 2/4, he scored a season-high 59 points in the two games combined on 23-33 FG and 13-16 FT...On the boards he had a season-high tying six offensive rebounds in that game against the Bobcats, 1/12, and had five or more offensive boards five times—all in the season’s first 37 games...He also had six offensive boards in a loss at Minnesota, 11/9...In the double overtime win over Sacramento, 11/3, he snared a season-high 18 rebounds and that was one of his two games with 15+ boards...He had 16 rebounds vs. Boston, 3/6...Ranked among the NBA leaders in field goal percentage over much of the second half of the season, he started the campaign shooting 286-607 (.471) through 42 games... However, over the his last 31 outings he shot 216-402 (.537)...He averaged a career-high 2.9 apg and led the Pacers in assists nine times...Second on the team in blocked shots, he totaled 69 blocked shots and 74 steals, he has had 70+ steals just two times in his 10 NBA seasons...He was fourth on the team in steals and his 69 thefts were the second most in a single season of his career...His five steals vs. Atlanta, 2/5, tied his most ever in the NBA and he had multiple thefts 12 times, with six games of three or more...At Memphis, 1/21, he helped the Pacers to their first win in FedEx Forum in five years with a career-high tying five blocked shots...That was the third of a three-game stretch in which he totaled 10 blocked shots and that was the only time he had multiple blocks in three consecutive games...For the season, he had multiple blocks 17 times with six games of three or more...The former New Orleans Hornets forward scored the 10,000th point of his NBA career against his old team on its home floor, 12/22...The first of his two rejections against Cleveland, 12/12, was the 1,000th of his career.

2011-12: Playing every game in a season for the first time in his career, he was one of only two Indiana players (along with Paul George) to start all 66 games and was the team’s second leading rebounder with an average of 6.6 rpg...he was also second with 118 offensive rebounds and 12 double-doubles...he had four double-doubles in the season’s first nine games, averaging 6.9 rpg and 10.9 ppg in that span...he claimed a season-high 14 rebounds to go with his 21 points vs. Milwaukee, 4/21...that was the first of his season-high three straight games with 20+ points...that streak featured a season-high 32 points in an overtime loss to Philadelphia, 4/21...he scored 14 of those points in the fourth quarter and overtime...those three games were part of a nine-game stretch in double figures, which was his longest of the season...he scored in double figures in 50 of 66 games and had 20 or more points in eight games...second on the team, his 48.7 percent mark from the field ranked 30th best in the NBA...he canned 152-287 FG (.530) over the final 27 games of the season...he made two 3-pt FG for the second season in a row, hitting one in the Pacers’ win against the Lakers in Los Angeles, 1/22, and one in Atlanta, 2/8...since going 91-130 (.700) from the foul line in his first two NBA seasons combined, the former All-Star has hit 80+ percent FT in each of the last seven seasons, including his 80.7 percent in 2011-12...averaging at least two assists a game for a sixth straight season, his 2.1 apg ranked fourth best on the team and he had at least one assist in all but four games the entire season...he handed out three or more assists 24 times, including 11 of the first 20 games... coming as close to a triple-double as any Indiana player in 2011-12, he had a season-high seven assists to go with his 21 points and 14 rebounds against the Bucks, 4/19...fifth on the team with 52 steals, he had two or more 15 times with a high of three thefts on three occasions...second on the team with 46 blocked shots, he rejected a season-high three vs. Charlotte, 2/19, and had multiple blocks 10 times...he scored the 9,000th point of his career at Memphis, 2/10, and pulled down the 4,000th rebound in his career at Dallas, 2/3...

2010 -11: The Hornets’ leading scorer (18.9 ppg) and rebounder (7.6 rpg), he ranked 21st in the NBA in scoring and 28th in rebounding...he ranked 23rd in the league in field goal accuracy (.508)...including the last 11 games with a torn left ACL suffered with 22.5 seconds left in regulation at Utah, 3/24, he missed a total of 13 games...he missed the game at Minnesota, 2/25, for personal reasons and the game vs. New York, 12/3, with a stomach ailment...including ties, he led the team in scoring 27 times, in rebounding 22 times and tied for the team lead in assists once...he scored 32 points with eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks vs. Boston, 3/19...he had 17 points. and 17 rebounds at Orlando, 2/11...he scored 32 points with 15 rebounds, five assists and three steals at New Jersey, 2/9, for the second 30/15/5 game of his career (only Hornet ever to do so)...he led the team with 20 points. and 15 rebounds at Oklahoma City, 2/2...at Oklahoma City, 1/24, he hit the game-winning shot with just a half second on the clock... in his only appearance of the season at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 12/19, he had 32 points and nine rebounds against the Pacers...he led the team with 34 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks vs. Cleveland, 11/19...

2009-10: He averaged 19.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and a career-high 3.0 assists per game in 81 appearances (all starts)...he ranked 14th in the NBA in free throw percentage (.865) and 22nd in scoring...he had 20 double-doubles, 35 games of at least 20 points and scored in double figures in 76 games...he tallied 40 points and collected 10 rebounds vs. Orlando 2/26...he tallied 29 points, nine rebounds and a season-high seven assists vs. Indiana 2/19...had 32 points, 10 rebounds vs. New Jersey 1/8...totaled 21 points and 10 rebounds vs. Miami, 12/30...he scored a career-high 44 points (18-30 FG, 2-4 3-pt FG) and had 12 rebounds at Houston 12/29...he recorded his first double-double of the season with 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists vs. Dallas 11/4...he had 18 points, nine rebounds at San Antonio, 10/28...with his 19th career “30-10” game vs. New Jersey 1/8 (32 points, 10 rebounds), West established the franchise record for most games with 30 and 10 previously by Alonzo Mourning, who had 15...he missed one game due to a sprained left ankle...

2008-09: He set career-highs in points per game (21.0) and assists per contest (2.3), while averaging 8.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game in 76 appearances (all starts)... he garnered Western Conference Player of the Week honors (2/23-3/1) averaging 28.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 blocks during a 4-0 week...a member of the Western Conference All-Stars, he had six points and three rebounds in 14 minutes in the midseason contest...in the NBA, he ranked eighth in free throw shooting (.886), 15th in scoring, tied for 14th in rebounding and eighth in free-throw percentage (.884)...he was second on the team in scoring and rebounding...he collected 29 double-doubles, including 14 20/10 games and five 30/10 games...he scored in double figures in all 76 games, had 20+ points in 40 contests, 30+ points 10 times and 40+ points twice...he grabbed 10+ rebounds 29 times...tied his season-high in points twice, scoring 40 points at Sacramento, 3/31, and against the L.A. Lakers at STAPLES Center, 1/6...he connected on a career-high 13 free throws in a career-high 14 attempts vs. New York, 1/12...he corralled a career-high 20 rebounds at Atlanta, 3/9... he scored 34 points at San Antonio, 4/15, on 15-24 FGS, and had seven rebounds...he hit the game-winner with 2.5 seconds left at Indiana, 12/28...he recorded his 2,500th rebound at Dallas, 3/5, his 5,000th point at San Antonio, 1/31, and his 300th block at Atlanta, 3/9...he missed six games, five with back spasms and one due to an NBA-imposed suspension...

2007-08: He averaged career-highs in 20.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.29 blocks per game in 76 outings (all starts)...member of the Western Conference All-Stars, he had six points and four rebounds in 16 minutes of the All-Star Game...he ranked 22nd in scoring and tied for 19th in rebounding in the NBA...he was second on the team in scoring and rebounding...collected 29 double-doubles, including 17 20/10 games and five 30/10 games...he scored in double figures in 74 games, had 20+ points in 39 contests, 30+ points 10 times and 40+ points once...he grabbed 10+ rebounds 30 times...he set career-highs in points (40), FGM (17) and FGA (29) while also hitting the game-winning shots at Cleveland, 3/26, and in overtime at Memphis, 11/16... he had 35 points and 16 rebounds against the Pacers at Indiana, 3/25...he collected 24 points, 13 rebounds and tied a career-high with five blocks vs. Golden State, 1/30...he finished the season by scoring in double-digits in 53 straight games...he missed six games on the season due to a bruised hip (one game), sprained left ankle (three games) and a sprained right ankle (two games)...

2006-07: He averaged 18.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest in 52 games (all starts)...he was first on the team in scoring and second in rebounding...collected 15 double-doubles, including eight 20/10 games and one 30/10 game...he scored in double figures in 46 games, had 20+ points in 22 contests and 30+ points five times...he grabbed 10+ rebounds 17 times...he averaged over 15+ points in each month of the season, including a season-high 25.3 points and 8.0 rebounds for the month of April (nine games)...he scored a season-high 33 points (12-23 FG, 9-13 FT) and seven rebounds vs. the L.A. Clippers, 4/10...he tied his season-high of 33 points (14-19 FG) at Houston, 4/14...in addition to 31 points (13-22 FG), he pulled down 13 rebounds vs. Denver, 4/13...in a career-high 50 minutes vs. Seattle, 4/4, he had 18 points and 14 rebounds...he had season-highs of 19 rebounds and nine offensive rebounds vs. Milwaukee, 2/8...he finished the season by scoring 30+ points in four of last five games...he missed 30 games (team went 11-19) due to right elbow synovitis...

2005-06: He averaged 17.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 51 percent from the floor in 74 games (all starts)...he finished second in Most Improved Player of the Year voting...he ranked 16th in the NBA in field goal percentage, 22nd in the NBA in free throw percentage and 27th in the NBA in rebounding...he led the team in both scoring and rebounding...collected 17 double-doubles, nine 20/10 games, scored in double figures 68 times, had 20+ points 28 times and 30+ points twice...averaged over 15 points a month in each month of the season (West’s career-high coming into 2005-06 season was 15 points)...scored in double figures in 49 of the final 50 games in which he played...had three game-winning field goals with less than two seconds left (most in the NBA)...career-high 34 points on career-best 15 made field goals 11/19 at Orlando...27 points and career-high 18 rebounds 12/27 at Milwaukee...24 points and 15 rebounds 1/30 vs. Milwaukee...31 points and 12 rebounds 4/14 vs. UTA...missed six games due to a sprained left ankle and two games due to the birth of his first child...

2004-05: He missed 51 games (44 on the Injured List) after suffering a right knee contusion vs. Detroit, 12/4...he averaged 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 16 games after returning to the lineup...he led the team lead in rebounding once and scored in double figures nine times...he reached double figures in rebounds once...he started eight games, averaging 5.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in those starts...he averaged 11.0 points and 7.3 rebounds in his first three games as a starter...he made the first 3-pt FG of his career at Golden State, 11/23...he drew one DNP-CD vs. the L.A. Lakers, 11/9...

2003-04: Ranked 10th among rookies in overall rebounding and tied for fifth in offensive rebounding, he ranked first in rebounds and second in offensive rebounds per 48 minutes among rookies...his 4.2 rpg average was the highest for a Hornets rookie since Alonzo Mourning in 1992-93...he led team in rebounding three times and reached double figures in rebounds six times and in scoring three times...he had two double-doubles...he had 36 games with multiple offensive rebounds...he recorded his first NBA double-double at Orlando, 12/2, with 14 points and 11 rebounds...he got his second double-double of the season vs. Washington, 2/18 with 11 points and 10 rebounds...he shot 7-7 from the field to finish with a season-high 15 points vs. Philadelphia, 3/17...he had four points and five rebounds in his first NBA start at Miami, 3/16...he grabbed nine rebounds in just 12 minutes vs. Portland, 11/15...he missed seven games due to a sore right knee and two games due to DNP-CD.

COLLEGE:
2002-03: As a senior, he garnered two of the five major college basketball Player of the Year honors, being named AP National Player of the Year and National Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association...he finished as the runner-up to Texas guard T.J. Ford in the voting for the Wooden Award...he also received the Pete Newell Big Man award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches...he was named First Team All-America by AP as a senior and Second Team as a junior and earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from AP as a sophomore...he became the first three-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Year...he was only the third player in Xavier history to surpass 2,000 points and only the second to eclipse 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, joining Tyrone Hill...he tallied a school record 68 career double-doubles and led the A-10 in rebounding four consecutive seasons...he scored in double figures 110 times in his career, including 86 of his last 87 games...when he left Xavier, he ranked first in school history in blocks (228), free throws made (662) and free throws attempted (874)...he was fifth in the nation and led the A-10 in rebounding (11.8 rpg) as a senior, while finishing second in the conference in field goal percentage (.513), third in scoring (20.1 ppg) and fourth in blocks (1.6 bpg)...he scored in double figures in all 32 games of his senior season, including a career high 47 points against Dayton... 2001-02: He was named A-10 Player of the Year and the league’s Defensive Player of the Year as a junior...he also won A-10 Tournament MVP honors...he averaged 9.8 rebounds (26th in nation) and 2.5 blocks (22nd in nation)...he recorded the first triple-double in school history with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Long Island University... 2000-01: He led Xavier in scoring (17.8 ppg), rebounding (10.9 rpg, tops in A-10 and fourth nationally) and blocks (2.1 bpg) as a sophomore...he posted the fifth 20-point, 20-rebound game in conference history with 26 points and 21 rebounds against George Washington... 1999-2000: He was named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team as a freshman after leading the A-10 in rebounding (9.1) and finishing fourth on the Musketeers in scoring (11.7).

PERSONAL:
David is an avid boxing fan and boxes in the off-season…he sponsors an AAU Prorgram, Garner Road Basketball Club…while playing for the Hornets, he worked with local Catholic charities to provide financial assistance to improve the lives of homeless in the New Orleans area…along with Chris Paul, he donated 100 $100 shopping sprees at Toys ‘R’ Us to New Orleans children in December 2009…he provided home game tickets to underprivileged children with his “Team D. West” player ticket group…he had his No. 30 jersey retired by Xavier, joining Tyrone Hill and Byron Larkin as the only three retired jerseys in Musketeers history.

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 250 lbs./ 113.4 kg
Born: August 29, 1980
From: Xavier University
Draft: 1st Round (18th pick) 2003 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2003
Years Pro: 11
Previous Teams:
  Indiana Pacers 2011 - 2013
  New Orleans Hornets 2003 - 2011
Prior to NBA/Country: Xavier (Ohio)/USA

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