Before free agency opened Monday, the Pacers opted to make the offer to Hansbrough. One thing is clear. He also said the Pacers had extended a qualifying offer to Hansbrough, a backup forward who was one of their more productive bench players last season. The Indiana Pacers started free agency by announcing they have made a qualifying offer to backup forward Tyler Hansbrough and were starting the task of re-signing David West. The Indiana Pacers definitely want David West back next season. West is now an unrestricted free agent and the Pacers say he is their top offseason priority. Team officials said they're convinced they made the right pick, even if the analysts panned it, because other teams showed immediate interest in trading for Hill. On Thursday, he was re-introduced to the local media in his home state and then stuck around the team's draft room to discuss what Indiana should do with its two draft picks.