Reports: David West Takes $11M Pay Cut To Sign With Spurs For Veteran Minimum

David West has made his priorities crystal clear.

The veteran forward, who opted out of a contract with the Indiana Pacers that would have paid him $12.6 million this coming season, instead has agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs on a deal worth $1.4 million — the veteran minimum — according to multiple reports.

David Aldridge of NBA.com was the first to report the news Monday.

The 34-year-old West put up some of the worst numbers of his career this past season (11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds) for a Pacers team that failed to reach the postseason and is trending in the wrong direction.

Meanwhile, the Spurs, who are just a year removed from winning an NBA title, have been the big winners of this offseason thus far.

In addition to winning the LaMarcus Aldridge sweepstakes, re-signing Danny Green and Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard and landing a valuable veteran in West, San Antonio got the good news Monday that 37-year-old Manu Ginobili would be returning for a 14th season with the team.

Oh, and they still have Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.

After a disappointing first-round exit in this year’s playoffs, the Spurs appear to be back with a vengeance. Look out, NBA.

Thumbnail photo via Thomas J. Russo/USA TODAY Sports Images

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