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Our own Emily Gruver reported on November 4 that West was still struggling with a sprained ankle he suffered in preseason. He was expected to miss at least another week.
Brett Pollakoff of NBCSports.com noted that West appears ready to return on Friday against the Magic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. West said that coach Frank Vogel will have the final say as to whether or not he's in the lineup on Friday, according to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.
When West returns to the lineup, expect Lavoy Allen to see less time on the court. Allen is averaging 6.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game this season.
West, in his 12th NBA season out of Xavier, averaged 14 points and 6.8 rebounds in 80 games last season with the Pacers. The veteran guard has played for New Orleans and the Pacers and has career averages of 15.9 points and 7.2 rebounds in 749 games.
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