Report: Celts near deal for David West

From Chris Forsberg, ESPNBoston.com:

The Boston Celtics are close to reaching a deal with free-agent forward David West, according to an NBA.com report citing a source close to the situation.

West was drafted in 2003 by the Hornets, and has averaged 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game during his eight-year career with New Orleans.

The 31-year-old is coming off ACL surgery, but was expected to be among the elite free agents this offseason before the injury.

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