Last summer, Chris Paul allegedly told his club that he would want to leave New Orleans unless the Hornets became title contenders. If David West leaves, it’s safe to say they won’t be.
Despite suffering a season-ending knee injury in March, New Orleans Hornets power forward David West said he will opt out of the final season of his contract this week and become a free agent.
“We just felt like this is the best thing for me, to go forward, and I made the decision based on where I was since the knee (surgery) and all those other things and I felt it was the right time for me to make a good decision,” West told the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune on Monday.
West has a June 30 deadline in his contract to notify the Hornets whether he will invoke next season’s $7.5 million salary or opt for free agency.
Read more about West and NOLA at ESPN.com.