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Forward David West takes minimum salary contract to join Spurs, AP source says

Indiana Pacers forward David West reacts to the

Indiana Pacers forward David West reacts to the team's 93-80 victory over the Washington Wizards in Game 6 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Washington, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Photo Credit: AP / Alex Brandon

David West is sacrificing millions to chase that elusive championship.

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the veteran forward is taking a one-year, minimum salary contract worth $1.4 million to join the San Antonio Spurs. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

West walked away from a $12 million pay day with the Indiana Pacers to chase a title with the Spurs in his 13th NBA season. He spent the previous four seasons in Indiana.

He joins a team that added All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge and re-signed Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to big-money deals to make a run at the franchise's sixth championship.

The deal cannot be signed until Thursday.

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