David West joins Warriors’ mix

David West to join Warriors’ mix
Spurs forward David West (30) reacts as Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) tries to steal the ball during the first half of Game 4 of a second round playoff game on May 8.
(Alonzo Adams / Associated Press)

A person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press that David West is headed to Golden State on a one-year deal to try to land that elusive championship. 

The two sides came to agreement Tuesday, one day after star forward Kevin Durant chose to go to the Warriors. 

West left about $11 million on the table last season when he opted out of his contract with Indiana to try to get a title with the San Antonio Spurs. He averaged a career-low 7.1 points per game and the Spurs lost to Durant’s Thunder in the Western Conference semifinals. 

The 13-year pro has never won a title. 


Boris Diaw to Jazz

A person with knowledge of the deal said the Spurs have traded Boris Diaw to the Utah Jazz for point guard Olivier Hanlan.

The 33-year-old Diaw, a key member of San Antonio’s 2014 championship team, averaged 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists last season. 


Hornets get Hibbert, Sessions

The Charlotte Hornets added some depth in free agency, with center Roy Hibbert and point guard Ramon Sessions, both former Lakers, agreeing to terms with the Hornets.

Hibbert will receive a one-year deal worth $5 million and Sessions will get a two-year deal worth $12.3 million with a team option for the second season. 

Hibbert averaged 5.9 points and 4.9 rebounds last season, his only one with the Lakers. Sessions played 23 games with the Lakers in the 2011-12 season.

Hibbert gives the Hornets a replacement for Al Jefferson, who agreed to a three-year, $30-million free-agent deal with the Indiana Pacers.


A person with knowledge of the negotiations said the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to terms with guard Gerald Henderson on a two-year deal worth $18 million. Henderson averaged 8.7 points in his first season with Portland. He spent the first six seasons of his career in Charlotte before being traded to the Trail Blazers, where he was a valuable two-way player who helped make them one of the surprising success stories of last season. ...

The Orlando Magic are finalizing a trade to send point guard Shabazz Napier to the Portland Trail Blazers for cash, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Napier, 24, had fallen out of the Magic’s plans after a subpar 2015-16 season.



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