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West Wants To Win..Now

There's been a lot of speculation that the Nets and Pacers are the two teams most likely to have interest in David West -- when the lockout ends and teams can get a good look at his damaged knee.  For his part, West says his knee is in better shape than expected and his first priority in choosing a team is its ability to

Critical to his decision to opt out was watching his friend Tyson Chandler hoist the Lawrence O'Brien Trophy in June.

"Dallas getting to the Finals and winning it all, having a guy that was a part of our core just a few years ago be on that team, it did something to me," West said. "It changed my mindset. I just want an opportunity to get on that stage."