David West (basketball)

David Moorer West (born August 29, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Xavier Musketeers, earning national college player of the year honors from the Associated Press (AP) and United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) as a senior in 2003. West is a two-time NBA All-Star (2008 and 2009) and a two-time NBA champion (2017 and 2018).

David West
David West 2011
West with the New Orleans Hornets in 2011
Personal information
BornAugust 29, 1980 (age 38)
Teaneck, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeXavier (1999–2003)
NBA draft2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the New Orleans Hornets
Playing career2003–2018
PositionPower forward
Number30, 21, 3
Career history
20032011New Orleans Hornets[a]
20112015Indiana Pacers
2015–2016San Antonio Spurs
20162018Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

High school and college career

West attended Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina and Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. As a senior in 1998–99, he earned first-team all-state honors playing for Hargrave.

In his freshman season at Xavier, West was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team after leading the A-10 in rebounding (9.1) and finishing fourth on the Musketeers in scoring (11.7).[1]

In his sophomore season, West led Xavier in scoring (17.8 ppg), rebounding (10.9 rpg, tops in A-10 and fourth nationally) and blocks (2.1 bpg). He recorded five 20-point, 20-rebound games throughout the 2000–01 season as he earned his first A-10 Player of the Year award.[1]

In his junior season, West was named the A-10 Player of the Year and the league's Defensive Player of the Year, while also winning A-10 Tournament MVP honors. He averaged 9.8 rebounds (26th in nation) and 2.5 blocks (22nd in nation) per game, and recorded the first triple-double in school history with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Long Island University.[1]

In his senior season, West garnered two of the five major college basketball Player of the Year honors, being named AP National Player of the Year and National Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association. He became the first three-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, and was named first-team All-America by the Associated Press in 2002–03. In addition, he became just the third player in Xavier history to surpass 2,000 points and only the second to eclipse 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, joining Tyrone Hill.[1]

In October 2007, Sports Illustrated released Sports Illustrated: The Basketball Book, which featured West on its NCAA All-Decade Team for the decade beginning in 2000. He was joined by Connecticut's Emeka Okafor and three Duke players, Jay Williams, J. J. Redick and Shane Battier.

Professional career

New Orleans Hornets (2003–2011)

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West in a game with the Hornets in 2010

West was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets with the 18th overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. After recording modest production in his first two seasons, in 2005–06, West enjoyed a breakthrough as he averaged 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds with a .512 FG% in 74 games. That year, he finished second in the voting for the NBA Most Improved Player Award, behind Boris Diaw of the Phoenix Suns.[2] He also saw some time at center, due to the team's lack of a true big man and demonstrated an ability to perform under pressure, as he converted three game-winning jump shots.

In 2006–07, West ended the season averaging 18.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Despite missing 30 games due to an elbow injury, West recorded five games of 30 or more points and 13 games of 20 or more points.

West again increased his statistical production in 2007–08, and was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game as a reserve, along with teammate Chris Paul. Paul later stated that he would rather not play with a power forward in the league other than West, because "he's not in it for the spotlight, all he cares about is getting buckets [scoring]." West reinforced his desire to be a team player in a 2008 postseason interview, saying that he does not care about being overlooked but would rather "play and be as effective as possible" when he is out on the court.[3]

In 2008–09, West repeated as an all-star and posted a new career high by scoring 21.0 points per game.

On March 25, 2011, during one of the Hornets' last games of the season against the Utah Jazz, West came down awkwardly after a dunk. The event occurred with 22.3 seconds left in the fourth quarter. West tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and was ruled out for the rest of the season.[4]

On June 27, 2011, West opted out of the final year of his contract to become a free agent.[5]

Indiana Pacers (2011–2015)

On December 13, 2011, West signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Indiana Pacers.[6][7]

On January 12, 2013, West recorded his first career triple-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in the 96-88 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.[8]

On July 10, 2013, West re-signed with the Pacers to a three-year, $36.6 million contract.[9][10] In June 2015, he opted out of his contract with the Pacers to become a free agent.[11][12]

San Antonio Spurs (2015–2016)

On July 17, 2015, West signed with the San Antonio Spurs.[13] He made his debut for the Spurs in the team's season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 28, recording 8 points and 2 rebounds off the bench in a 112–106 loss.[14] On January 6, 2016, West, starting in place of LaMarcus Aldridge, recorded season-highs of 18 points and 13 rebounds in a 123–98 win over the Utah Jazz, helping the Spurs extend its franchise-record home winning streak to 30 straight regular-season games dating to 2014–15.[15]

Golden State Warriors (2016–2018)

On July 9, 2016, West signed with the Golden State Warriors.[16] West emerged as a key bench player for the Warriors, particularly for his skilled passing abilities.[17] Throughout January and February 2017, West missed 14 games with a non-displaced fracture in his left thumb.[18] On March 29, 2017, West recorded a season-high 15 points and a game-high plus-23 in a large comeback win against the San Antonio Spurs.[19] The Warriors finished the season as the first seed in the West with a 67–15 record.[20] Following a 129–115 victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals over the Spurs, the Warriors were undefeated in the first three playoff series, reaching their third straight NBA Finals series.[21] West played in every playoff game, as the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 4–1 in the 2017 NBA Finals.[22] The Warriors' 16–1 playoff record was the best ever postseason winning percentage in NBA history.[23]

On July 25, 2017, after winning his first championship ring, West re-signed with the Warriors for one more year,[24] with expectations to retire after the 2017–18 season.[25] On January 8, 2018, in a 124–114 win over the Denver Nuggets, West became the 127th player in NBA history to play in 1,000 regular-season games.[26] After reaching that milestone, he noted that he might consider signing again for the 2018–19 season, saying, "It all depends on how my body feels. Right now I feel good."[27] After winning his second NBA Championship, West announced his retirement from the NBA after 15 seasons on August 30, 2018.[28][29]

Awards and honors

  • NBA All-Star: 2008, 2009
  • Three-time Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year[30]
  • 2003 AP National Player of the Year
  • 2003 National Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association
  • 2003 Pete Newell Big Man award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches
  • First-team All-America by AP as a senior
  • Second-team All-America by AP as a junior
  • Honorable mention All-America by AP as a sophomore

Career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which West won an NBA championship


Regular season

2003–04 New Orleans 71 1 13.1 .474 .000 .713 4.2 .8 .4 .4 3.8
2004–05 New Orleans 30 8 18.4 .436 .400 .680 4.3 .8 .4 .5 6.2
2005–06 New Orleans 74 74 34.1 .512 .273 .843 7.4 1.2 .8 .9 17.1
2006–07 New Orleans 52 52 36.5 .476 .320 .824 8.2 2.2 .8 .7 18.3
2007–08 New Orleans 76 76 37.8 .482 .240 .850 8.9 2.3 .8 1.3 20.6
2008–09 New Orleans 76 76 39.2 .472 .240 .884 8.5 2.3 .6 .9 21.0
2009–10 New Orleans 81 81 36.4 .505 .259 .865 7.5 3.0 .9 .7 19.0
2010–11 New Orleans 70 70 35.0 .508 .222 .807 7.6 2.3 1.0 .9 18.9
2011–12 Indiana 66 66 29.2 .487 .222 .807 6.6 2.1 .8 .7 12.8
2012–13 Indiana 73 73 33.4 .498 .211 .768 7.7 2.9 1.0 .9 17.1
2013–14 Indiana 80 80 30.9 .488 .267 .789 6.8 2.8 .8 .9 14.0
2014–15 Indiana 66 66 28.7 .471 .200 .739 6.8 3.4 .7 .7 11.7
2015–16 San Antonio 78 19 18.0 .545 .429 .788 4.0 1.8 .6 .7 7.1
2016–17 Golden State 68 0 12.6 .536 .375 .768 3.0 2.2 .6 .7 4.6
2017–18 Golden State 73 0 13.7 .571 .375 .759 3.3 1.9 .6 1.0 6.8
Career 1,034 742 28.2 .495 .265 .817 6.4 2.2 .7 .8 13.6
All-Star 2 0 15.0 .545 .000 .000 3.5 .5 .5 .0 6.0


2004 New Orleans 7 0 15.9 .536 - .846 4.3 1.1 .3 .6 5.9
2008 New Orleans 12 12 40.4 .466 .500 .891 8.5 2.8 1.1 1.9 21.2
2009 New Orleans 5 5 35.6 .400 - .897 7.4 1.2 1.0 .4 18.0
2012 Indiana 11 11 37.8 .446 - .818 8.5 2.0 .7 .5 15.3
2013 Indiana 19 19 36.3 .462 .000 .766 7.6 2.1 .7 .8 15.9
2014 Indiana 18 18 36.3 .483 .222 .705 6.9 4.1 .8 .8 15.1
2016 San Antonio 10 0 17.6 .455 .500 .556 3.7 1.3 .6 .7 5.8
2017 Golden State 17 0 13.0 .576 .500 .778 2.7 2.1 .4 .8 4.5
2018 Golden State 18 0 9.7 .600 .500 1.000 2.1 1.8 .3 .6 3.3
Career 118 66 26.6 .476 .320 .796 5.6 2.2 .6 .8 11.3


1999–00 Xavier 33 33 29.4 .532 .000 .667 9.1 1.7 1.6 1.1 11.7
2000–01 Xavier 29 29 33.7 .551 .000 .740 10.9 2.0 1.4 2.1 17.8
2001–02 Xavier 32 32 34.2 .536 .321 .768 9.8 1.6 1.2 2.5 18.3
2002–03 Xavier 32 32 36.5 .513 .346 .816 11.8 3.2 1.3 1.6 20.1
Career 126 126 33.4 .531 .327 .757 10.4 2.1 1.4 1.8 16.9

Post-NBA career

In November 2018, West became the first Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Historical Basketball League (HBL), a college basketball league set to launch in 2020.[31]

In mid-2019, West appeared as a panelist/commentator on The Young Turks political news program.[32]

Personal life

West is the son of Amos and Harriet West.[33] He and his wife Lesley have one daughter, Dasia,[34] and one son, David Benjamin.[35]

West is extremely interested in education, "black history, philosophy and various societal issues".[36] He also loves to make mixtapes for his teammates, saying that it is a healthy habit that keeps him "in the house and off [his] feet".[3]

West has a Xavier "X" tattooed on his arm which displays, on either side, "My life, my way".[37]

See also


  1. ^ During the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons, the team was known as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets during their temporary relocation to Oklahoma City due to Hurricane Katrina.


  1. ^ a b c d "David West Stats, Video, Bio, Profile". NBA.com. Archived from the original on June 2, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "Phoenix's Boris Diaw Wins the 2005-06 NBA Most Improved Player Award". NBA.com. May 1, 2006. Retrieved May 2, 2006.
  3. ^ a b Hornet Without the Buzz: an Interview With David West Archived May 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Report: Hornets' West out for season with torn ACL Archived November 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ New Orleans Hornets forward David West says he's opting out of final year of his contract
  6. ^ Pacers sign veteran free agent David West
  7. ^ David West, Pacers have 2-year deal
  8. ^ Notebook: Pacers 96, Bobcats 88
  9. ^ Pacers Re-Sign Free Agent David West
  10. ^ Indiana Pacers re-sign David West
  11. ^ "Hibbert Picks Up Option; West Declines". NBA.com. June 29, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  12. ^ KRAVITZ: West opted out because he didn't think he could win a title in Indiana
  13. ^ "Spurs Sign David West". NBA.com. July 17, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  14. ^ "Donovan wins NBA coaching debut, Thunder beat Spurs 112-106". NBA.com. October 28, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  15. ^ "Duncan scores 18, Spurs rout Jazz to move to 21-0 at home". NBA.com. January 6, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  16. ^ "Warriors Sign Free Agent Forward David West". NBA.com. July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  17. ^ "David West's reliable passing off the bench key for Warriors". USA TODAY. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  18. ^ "Curry flurry: MVP's huge third quarter propels Warriors". ESPN.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  19. ^ "Former Spur David West key to Warriors' win in San Antonio". Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  20. ^ Jones, Kevin (April 12, 2017). "Warriors trounce Lakers, finish regular season with 67-15 record". KNBR-AM. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  21. ^ "Warriors sweep Spurs, enter NBA Finals 12-0". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  22. ^ "Warriors win NBA title, Kevin Durant claims Finals MVP". Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  23. ^ "Warriors (16-1) Record Best Postseason Winning Percentage in NBA History". Bleacher Report. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  24. ^ "Warriors Re-Sign Curry, Durant, Iguodala, Livingston, Pachulia and West to Contracts". NBA.com. July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  25. ^ Maloney, Jack (July 1, 2017). "NBA Free Agency: Veteran David West, Warriors agree to one-year deal". cbssports.com. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  26. ^ "Curry goes off again, Warriors top Nuggets for 5th straight". ESPN.com. January 8, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  27. ^ Haynes, Chris (January 9, 2018). "David West still going strong after hitting 1,000-game milestone". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  28. ^ Rohrbach, Ben (August 30, 2018). "David West retires from the NBA an All-Star, champion and unquestioned leader". Yahoo.com. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  29. ^ Witt, Brian (August 30, 2018). "Going Out On Top: David West Retires After 15-Year Career". NBA.com. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  30. ^ 2003 Graduate David West Named To A Sports Illustrated All-Decade Team
  31. ^ The Historical Basketball League Hires NBA Champion David West
  32. ^ The Young Turks (June 19, 2019), When Did You Learn About Juneteenth?, retrieved June 20, 2019
  33. ^ Mr. Clutch: West has become Hornets' go-to guy
  34. ^ In the Lane with Licht: "Mr. Clutch" Beats Buzzer Again
  35. ^ David West – The Historical Basketball League
  36. ^ More Than Basketball: David West
  37. ^ Five Questions with David West

External links

2010–11 New Orleans Hornets season

The 2010–11 New Orleans Hornets season was the 9th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The 2011 Playoffs was the final time the New Orleans Hornets made the playoffs before changing the team's mascot to "Pelicans" in 2013. The Hornets fell to the back-to-back reigning champions the Los Angeles Lakers in six first-round games. The Lakers would go on to be swept by the Dallas Mavericks in four Western Conference Semifinal games. The Mavericks would on go to be NBA Champions that year, a franchise first and their second time making the finals.

After 6 years, this season marked the end of the Chris Paul era as he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers during the lockout after the season. Believed by many as the greatest Hornet/Pelican of all time, Paul was originally going to be traded to the Lakers in a 3-team deal that would send Lamar Odom, Goran Dragic, Luis Scola, and Kevin Martin to the Hornets and Pau Gasol to the Houston Rockets, but NBA Commissioner David Stern had controversially vetoed the trade.

David West

David West may refer to:

David West or Belford West (1896–1973), American football player

Dave West (entrepreneur) (1944–2014), British entrepreneur and libertarian

David West (basketball) (born 1980), retired American basketball player

David West (artist) (1868–1936), Scottish watercolourist

David West (baseball) (born 1964), American baseball player

David West (footballer) (born 1964), English former professional footballer

David Paul West, British theatre and film actor

Supa Dave West, American hip-hip producer, see "Baby Phat"

Dave West (Canadian football) (born c. 1929), Canadian football player

David West (soccer) (born 1967), American soccer player

David Sherman West (1885–1973), American politician from the state of Iowa

West (name)

West is a surname shared by several notable people:

Absolom M. West, Southern United States politician, soldier, railroad president and labor organizer

Adam West, actor who played the title character in the television series Batman

Alan West, Baron West of Spithead, a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the British Home Office

Allen West (disambiguation), multiple people

Andrew West (disambiguation), multiple people

Andy West, American bass guitarist

Anita West, British actress and former television presenter

Anthony West (author), British author

Anthony West (motorcycle racer), an Australian Grand Prix motorcycle road racer

Belf West, NFL player

Benjamin West, Anglo-American painter

Billy West, American voice actor

Billy West (silent film actor), an American film actor and director of the silent film era

Bob West, the voice of Barney T. Dinosaur

Brian West (disambiguation), multiple people

Catherine West (born 1966), English Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament (MP) for Hornsey and Wood Green since 2015

Chandra West, actress

Charles West (disambiguation), multiple people

Chester H. West, American Medal of Honor recipient

Colin West (born 1962), English football player and coach

Colin West (author), English children book writer and illustrator

Colin West (footballer, born 1967), English football player

Corinne West, American singer-songwriter

Cornel West, religious studies and African-American studies scholar

David West (basketball), basketball player

David West, RSW, watercolourist

Debi Mae West, American voice actor

Delonte West, basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers

Dominic West, English actor

Don West (educator), an American educator

Don West (sportscaster), American professional wrestling commentator

Dorian West, former English rugby footballer

Dorothy West, novelist

Dottie West, American country music singer

Earl Irvin West, American church historian

Edward West, British economist

Florence Duval West (1840–1881), American poet

Fred West, serial killer

George West (disambiguation), multiple people

Gilbert West, British author

Gordon West, former English footballer

Graeme West, New Zealand rugby league footballer and coach

Harry West, Irish politician

Henry West (disambiguation), multiple people

Herbert West, fictional character of H. P. Lovecraft

Honey West, fictional character

H. O. West, Louisiana businessman

James Edward Maceo West, US inventor

James West (football manager), British Manchester United manager

James E. West (politician), former mayor of Spokane, Washington

James E. West (Scouting), first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)

James R. West, American trumpet player and teacher

James T. West, (Captain James West, Jim West), fictional character of Wild Wild West

Jane West, British writer and poet

Jerry West, professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers

Jerry West (author), author of The Happy Hollisters series of children books

Jessamyn West (writer), American writer

Jim West (guitarist), guitarist for "Weird Al" Yankovic, film and TV composer, slack-key guitar performer (under the name Kimo West).

Jim West (footballer), Australian rules footballer

Joe West (umpire), baseball umpire

John West (disambiguation), multiple people

Josh West, British-American Olympic rower and Earth Sciences professor

Josh West (Home and Away), fictional character in Australian soap opera Home and Away

Julian West, stage name of editor and bon-vivant Nicolas de Gunzburg

Kanye West, American record producer and rapper

Kit West, special effects artist of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the Jedi

Kimber West, former Playboy Playmate

Leslie West, founding member and front man for the rock band Mountain.

Lizzie West, an American singer/songwriter

Louis Jolyon West (b. 1924), American psychiatrist

Madeleine West, Australian actress

Mae West, actress and screenwriter

Mark West (basketball), American basketball player

Martin West (disambiguation), multiple people

Mary Allen West (1837-1892), American journalist, editor, educator

Matthew West, contemporary Christian musician

Matthew West (assemblyman), American state legislator

Maura West, an American actress

Michael West (disambiguation), multiple people

Michelle Sagara West, Japanese-Canadian author of fantasy literature

Mike West (swimmer), Canadian backstroke swimmer

Morris L. West, Australian writer

Nathanael West, pen name of Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein, American novelist and playwright

Nicholas West, an English bishop and diplomatist

Nigel West, pen-name of the British writer and former politician Rupert Allason

Oswald West, an American politician

Owen West, an American military officer and official

Owen B. West (1869–1948), an American politician, businessman, and farmer

Paul West (disambiguation), multiple people

Pennerton West, American artist

Peter West, British TV presenter and sports commentator

Peter West (footballer), Australian rules footballer

Randy West, television announcer

Randy West (porn star), pornographic actor and director

Randy West (photographer), photographer

Rebecca West, British-Irish writer

Red West, American actor, film stuntman and songwriter

Richard Gilbert West, British botanist and geologist

Richard Martin West, Danish astronomer

Robert West (disambiguation), multiple people

Rosemary West, British serial killer, wife of Fred West

Samuel West, British actor

Scott West, Australian rules footballer

Shane West, actor

Sherri West, fictional District Attorney, appearing on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Speedy West, American Rockabilly Hall of Fame

Stuart West, evolutionary biologist

Stu West, bassist

Taribo West, Nigerian football defender

Temple West, British admiral

Timothy West, British actor

Tom West (disambiguation), multiple people

Togo D. West Jr., African American attorney

Vita Sackville-West, English poet, novelist and gardener

Wallace West, American science fiction writer

Wally West, fictional superhero known for being the first Kid Flash and the third Flash

Walter West (politician), Australian politician

Walter Scott West, American Medal of Honor recipient

William West (disambiguation), multiple people

West (Berkshire cricketer), an English professional cricketer

Baron West:

Thomas West, 1st Baron West

Thomas West, 2nd Baron West

Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr

Richard West, 7th Baron De La Warr

Thomas West, 8th Baron De La Warr

Thomas West, 9th Baron De La Warr

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