David West PF IND 5 Months

David West (rest) will not play in Wednesday's road game vs. the Magic, and Luis Scola will take his spot in the starting lineup.

The Pacers have a 35-6 record at home this season but they're just 20-20 on the road, so they're fortunate to have home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. West will be rested and ready for Indiana's first round matchup with the Hawks.

David West PF IND 5 Months

David West scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds and one block on Friday.

West was productive but continues to be slow on defense and he's not exactly creating offense for anybody else. As long as he's in the Pacers' lineup, he should probably be in yours.

David West PF IND 6 Months

David West will be rested for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

The Pacers will try to snap a six-game road losing streak without all five of their starters, and Milwaukee is the best place to try such a thing. Veteran PF Luis Scola will move into the starting lineup temporarily, but West is expected to return for Friday's key matchup vs. the Heat.

David West PF IND 6 Months

David West asked Pacers coach Frank Vogel about getting some rest down the stretch, and his status for Wednesday's game is uncertain.

Vogel benched Roy Hibbert because his big man "looked worn down" on Sunday, and it seems the precautionary DNPs may have just begun. Paul George is also a candidate for rest days, and even younger guys like Lance Stephenson and George Hill should be watched closely in the Pacers' final four games.

David West PF IND 6 Months

David West is concerned about the morale of the freefalling Pacers.

"We're probably the most downtrodden 50-plus win team in the history of the game," David West said after a 103-77 loss to San Antonio. The Pacers have lost three consecutive games (and six of their last 10) and have now fallen into a tie for the East with the Heat. Despite his willingness to take on a leadership role, West has seen a dip in his recent numbers and is averaging 2.9 points per game less than his season average over the Pacers' last 10 games. The only silver lining for fantasy owners here is that the Pacers' battle for Eastern supremacy with the Heat means that they won't be resting their stars down the stretch.

David West PF IND 6 Months

David West played 35 minutes vs. the Cavs on Sunday with 14 points, four boards, two assists and one block on 6-of-16 from the field.

He got into an altercation with Spencer Hawes and received a flagrant-1 foul. West probably won't be suspended for the incident, but he could be looking at a fine. He's also having one of his worst stretches over his last five, averaging 12.2 points, 7.0 boards and 1.0 blocks on 34.4 percent from the field and the Pacers went just 1-4 in that span. He's still worth starting this week.

David West PF IND 6 Months

David West played the second half with a brace on his right hand, but still hit 11-of-13 shots for 24 points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block as the Pacers beat the Celtics to snap a four-game losing streak.

It wasn't the prettiest of wins, but it was a much needed W for the reeling Pacers. And with Paul George, Roy Hibbert and Lance Stephenson all struggling offensively right now, the Pacers will need more where this came from until his teammates break out of their funks.

David West PF IND 7 Months

David West cooled off vs. the Mavericks, making 2-of-9 field goals to finish with eight points, seven rebounds and three assists in a road loss.

The Pacers have dropped four straight games, on the heels of a five-game win streak. They'll look to get back on track vs. the Celtics on Tuesday, and fantasy owners can safely anticipate a bounce-back effort from West -- few players are as steady and reliable as Indy's 11-year veteran.

David West PF IND 7 Months

David West scored a game-high 27 points against the Warriors on Tuesday with seven boards, two assists, one block and one steal in 34 minutes.

He took advantage of a matchup with David Lee and is coming off a 25-point game against a weak Jazz defense. West's scoring numbers have been trending up as the season has gone along and he's off to a terrific start in March. He is durable and his previous seasons suggest he should have a nice finish in his 11th year.

David West PF IND 7 Months

David West scored a team-high 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting to help the Pacers escape with a 94-91 win vs. Utah on Sunday.

West can punish almost any opposing PF in the post and the neophyte Jazz were no exception. He scored 30 points on Feb. 22 but in the three games since he was averaging 10.6 points per game, so it's nice to see him get rolling again.