David West joining Spurs on on 1-year veteran minimum

UNDATED (AP) – A person with direct knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that Marc Gasol (guh-SAWL’) has agreed to a five-year max deal worth more than $100 million to stay with the Memphis Grizzlies. The deal, which can’t be completed before a signing moratorium lifts Thursday, follows Manu Ginobili announcing earlier in the day his return for a 14th National Basteball Association season.

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West declined a $12 million player option with the Indiana Pacers and chose to choose winning over the money.

West, 35, averaged 11.7 points and 6.8 rebounds last season with the Pacers.

Ginobili posted on his Twitter account that he was “happy” to come back next season jokingly adding that Duncan would miss him too much. The Argentine will turn 38 later this month and is coming off a season in which he battled several injuries. The Spurs committed a considerable amount of salary-cap space to bring aboard Aldridge and re-sign Leonard and Green.

This off-season West decided to opt out of his current contract with the Pacers as he wants to play with a contender at this point in his career.

According to SA Current, Ginobili does not have a definite timeline when he is ready to make the announcement.

This will be the 12th year in the National Basteball Association for West, who was a rookie in the 2003-04 season after having a standout career with Xavier.

Last season, West said he had already played more seasons than he expected and everything now is just bonus.

Blazers all-star LaMarcus Aldridge is signing with the San Antonio Spurs. Green signed a four-year 45 million dollar deal.

But the team may also become the new Miami Heat, a landing spot for veterans who are chasing a championship.

Williams tweeted Monday night that he is going back to the Cavaliers, where he was an All-Star playing alongside James in 2009.

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David West is sacrificing millions to chase that elusive championship. The Jazz verbally agreed to a deal with wing Joe Ingles. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

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