Players > Retired > David West
David West
PF - 6'9, 250lbs - 43 years old - 15 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2018 season
  • Birthdate: 08/29/1980
  • Drafted (NBA): 18th pick, 2003
  • Pre-draft team: Xavier (Ohio)
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2003 NBA DraftNBADrafted 18th overall by New Orleans.
8th July, 2003NBASigned four year, $5,793,418 rookie scale contract with New Orleans. Included team option for 2006/07.
31st October, 2005NBANew Orleans exercised 2006/07 team option.
30th October, 2006NBASigned a five year, $45.4 million extension with New Orleans. Included early termination option after 2010/11 season.
27th June, 2011NBAExercised early termination option.
13th December, 2011NBASigned a two year, $20 million contract with Indiana.
10th July, 2013NBARe-signed by Indiana to a three year, $36.6 million contract. Included player option for 2015/16.
30th June, 2015NBADeclined 2015/16 player option.
17th July, 2015NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with San Antonio. Included player option for 2016/17.
13th June, 2016NBADeclined 2016/17 player option.
9th July, 2016NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
6th July, 2017NBARe-signed by Golden State to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
Career Moves
1999 - 2003Xavier (NCAA)
June 2003 - June 2011New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
July 2011 - June 2015Indiana Pacers (NBA)
July 2015 - June 2016San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
July 2016 - June 2018Golden State Warriors (NBA)
Articles about David West

June 29, 2018

David West
PF - 6’9, 250lbs - 37 years old - 15 years of experience

In his first season as a Golden State Warrior, David West passed at an assist rate massively unlike that that he'd ever recorded before. Blending in seamlessly with the Warriors’ passing and cutting-centric offensive system, West became an excellent lynchpin off the bench for the team, obviously short of the overall contributions of Draymond Green but at least being able to make plays on the short roll, in and around the foul line areas for others, thus making a fine back-up for him.

This year, he decided to add yet another thing that he has never done before, proving that you never stop learning even at the age of 38. West this season blocked shots at a rate vastly unlike that which he has ever done before, recording a 5.9% block percentage versus a career mark of 2.3$, itself having only ever previously been above 3.0 once, that being last season. With that also came a career-high in true shooting percentage, a career high in PER, and, if measured by efficiency rather than volume, an all-around tremendous season and possibly the best of a distinguished career.

By the end of the season, however, West was barely playing in the playoffs. If Kerr and the Warriors felt they had better match-ups elsewhere, between more of the Hampton Five line-up but also through the play of JaVale McGee and Kevon Looney, then what this means for West’s future is unclear. He is, after all, 38 years old.

However, should he wish to return to the Warriors for one more season, I am sure they would find him despite their overage of post players. He really is quite good at everything these days.

Player Plan: Expiring minimum salary contract. Give him another if he wants it.

Read full article

June 29, 2017

David West
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.

Read full article