Warriors News: David West Won't Close The Door On Returning To Golden State Next Season

Golden State Warriors forward David West is 37 years old and nearing the end of his 15th season in the NBA, and even though he has contemplated retirement each of the last few offseasons, West isn't ready to close the door on his playing career just yet.

“I’ll just wait and see how my body feels and how my mind feels. We’re a long way from now,” West said about his future on Monday. “I’m just going to keep preparing every single day.

“I’ve always tried to maintain. I never want to finish the season on a downward spiral. I never want my body aching. So I’m doing what I have to do to make sure my body is mentally in a good space.”

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Head coach Steve Kerr has routinely joked with West this season about delaying retirement another season, saying the front office should sign him to a three-year extension.

“He’s having a good time with it,” West said of Kerr. “I don’t think I’m doing anything unusual. I’m just taking advantage of moments with how much focus there is on other guys on the floor.”

West has been the most efficient and productive big man on Golden State's roster this season, posting the team's third-highest player efficiency rating (23.7) behind Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant.

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He is averaging 7.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game this season.

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