|2003 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 18th overall by New Orleans.|
|8th July, 2003||NBA||Signed four year, $5,793,418 rookie scale contract with New Orleans. Included team option for 2006/07.|
|31st October, 2005||NBA||New Orleans exercised 2006/07 team option.|
|30th October, 2006||NBA||Signed a five year, $45.4 million extension with New Orleans. Included early termination option after 2010/11 season.|
|27th June, 2011||NBA||Exercised early termination option.|
|13th December, 2011||NBA||Signed a two year, $20 million contract with Indiana.|
|10th July, 2013||NBA||Re-signed by Indiana to a three year, $36.6 million contract. Included player option for 2015/16.|
|30th June, 2015||NBA||Declined 2015/16 player option.|
|17th July, 2015||NBA||Signed a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with San Antonio. Included player option for 2016/17.|
|13th June, 2016||NBA||Declined 2016/17 player option.|
|9th July, 2016||NBA||Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Golden State.|
|6th July, 2017||NBA||Re-signed by Golden State to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.|
|1999 - 2003||Xavier (NCAA)|
|June 2003 - June 2011||New Orleans Hornets (NBA)|
|July 2011 - June 2015||Indiana Pacers (NBA)|
|July 2015 - June 2016||San Antonio Spurs (NBA)|
|July 2016 - present||Golden State Warriors (NBA)|
November 18, 2017
Having broken out as a passer last season at the tender age of 36, West has decided at age 37 to break out as a shot blocker. He has blocked 1.4 shots per game across his first 14 contests, doing so at a rate of 4.2 blocks per 36 minutes against a career average of a mere 1.0. You could argue this means a regression to the mean is inevitable, and maybe it is; nevertheless, between this new development, his continuing assists numbers and his steady diet of foul-line jumper points, West has averaged 18.3 fantasy points over the last four games, and is a legitimate option in this price range.
June 29, 2017
PF, 6’9, 250lbs, 36 years old, 14 years of experience
Who knew he was such a good passer? Recorded a 24.1% assist percentage having only once prior been above 16.8% in the previous 13 years, and while this was something that has been improving steadily throughout his career, this became his most important asset. West also posted a career high block percentage, again by quite some way, and shot 50.4% on the 16-23 feet two-pointers no one is supposed to be able to shoot 50%+ on. Can’t do much more than that as a role player.
Player Plan: Expiring minimum salary. As above. Unless he wants to make some of his $12.6 million back.