|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, $36.6 million contract. Included player option for 2015/16.|
|30th June, 2015||NBA||Declined 2015/16 player option.|
|17th July, 2015||NBA||Signed a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with San Antonio. Included player option for 2016/17.|
|13th June, 2016||NBA||Declined 2016/17 player option.|
|9th July, 2016||NBA||Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Golden State.|
|6th July, 2017||NBA||Re-signed by Golden State to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.|
|1999 - 2003||Xavier (NCAA)|
|June 2003 - June 2011||New Orleans Hornets (NBA)|
|July 2011 - June 2015||Indiana Pacers (NBA)|
|July 2015 - June 2016||San Antonio Spurs (NBA)|
|July 2016 - June 2018||Golden State Warriors (NBA)|
June 29, 2018
PF - 6’9, 250lbs - 37 years old - 15 years of experience
In his first season as a Golden State Warrior, David West passed at an assist rate massively unlike that that he'd ever recorded before. Blending in seamlessly with the Warriors’ passing and cutting-centric offensive system, West became an excellent lynchpin off the bench for the team, obviously short of the overall contributions of Draymond Green but at least being able to make plays on the short roll, in and around the foul line areas for others, thus making a fine back-up for him.
This year, he decided to add yet another thing that he has never done before, proving that you never stop learning even at the age of 38. West this season blocked shots at a rate vastly unlike that which he has ever done before, recording a 5.9% block percentage versus a career mark of 2.3$, 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.
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.