13 Players the Golden State Warriors signed past their prime

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6. David West

West was one of the league’s top power forwards during his prime. He had a six-year run where he averaged 19.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists 0.8 steals, and 0.9 blocks in 36.5 minutes per game. West made two All-Star appearances during that stretch as he formed a dynamic duo with Chris Paul that got New Orleans to the second round of the playoffs for the first time and one of two times in franchise history.

West departed for the Pacers in 2011 as the Pelicans entered a rebuild. The 6’9 forward helped Indiana make two runs to the conference finals in his four years with the team. His playing time and production dipped in his 30s, but he was still a force on one of the best teams in the league.

West spent one year with the Spurs before joining the Dubs in 2016. He was 36 years old before he played his first game with Golden State. The 6’9 forward did not play much, but he was a key piece of back-to-back title runs in 2017 and 2018, despite a scary meningitis situation (subscription required).

Davis West retired after two years with the Warriors. He played 15 years in the league and was one of the league’s best fours long before his days in Bay Area. Joining the Dubs late in his career did bring him two championship rings, so do not expect to hear complaints from either party.