West will test free agency
NEW ORLEANS - Hornets leading scorer David West says he will test free agency.
The two-time All-Star was drafted by New Orleans in 2003. He started 70 games last season, averaging 18.9 points to go with 7.6 rebounds before tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament during a game on March 24.
West has turned down an option to extend his contract for one more season at $7.5 million.
West had surgery April 12 and his rehabilitation is expected to take six to eight months.
Hornets general manager Dell Demps has said he would still try to re-sign West if he opted out.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Daycare owner indicted on negligent homicide charge in child's death
Slow start to ticket sales for Saturday's LSU, USC game
La. VA secretary out amid patient care scandal
LSU general admission tickets go on sale Thursday
West Feliciana deputy accused of using 'n' word, multiple complaints filed