David West Opts Out, Nets In Pursuit, But Humphries Still Priority

NEW ORLEANS LA - DECEMBER 22: David West #30 of the New Orleans Hornets drives the ball around Kris Humphries #43 of the New Jersey Nets at the New Orleans Arena on December 22 2010 in New Orleans Louisiana. The Hornets defeated the Nets 105-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and or using this photograph User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

When David West tore his ACL in late March, it was thought that he might be forced to exercise his player option for next season and wait to become a free agent. But now, his agent tells Adrian Wojnarowski that doctors have assured West that his surgically repaired knee should be 100 percent for a return on November 1.

So the power forward, who turns 31 in August, has decided to decline the player option and become a free agent once a new collective bargaining agreement is completed, unless he and the Hornets agree on a contract extension by Thursday.  Woj also tweets that the Nets and Pacers are two teams who will pursue West in free agency. West says he wants "to win and win big."  Still, Al Iannazzone tweets that the Nets see Kris Humphries as their priority.

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