NBA reporter David Aldridge tweeted that veteran forward David West is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors in what will be his last season.
David West, per source, to re-sign for one year—will be his last—with the Warriors.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 1, 2017
David West indeed re-signing with Warriors on one-year deal, as @daldridgetnt reports. Numbers unclear as yet. Retirement waits...— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 1, 2017
Of note now that David West is reportedly secured: Veteran minimum for guys with 10+ years experience has spiked to $2.3 million this year.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 1, 2017
There is little question that West came to the Warriors last offseason to win a championship. But he's staying because the Warriors have created a situation that is really difficult to leave for a veteran player considering retirement every summer, as Drew Shiller of CSN described a couple of days ago.
"I'm thinking about it. I'm kinda leaning toward playing again," West said on the Uninterrupted podcast Open Run. "Probably just gonna give it a couple more days or so just to keep running it through my head. But if I do keep playing, it's gonna be out here. It's just such a great spot. I really enjoyed the environment, enjoy the guys."
West demonstrated his enjoyment of the environment shortly after the Warriors won the Finals in June in a moving speech that still resonates with people.
If this speech by David West doesn't make you love the man himself or begin to understand what a title must mean... man I don't know. pic.twitter.com/Qd2nh511nF— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) July 1, 2017
West is a welcome presence in the locker room and will give the Warriors some continuity in the frontcourt if others aren't so inclined to stick around.