The Golden State Warriors are not done dealing even after they already acquired Kevin Durant in 2016 free agency. Latest NBA news on Tuesday is that the Western Conference team has agreed to a short-term deal with veteran forward David West.
According to David Aldridge of NBA.com, West will sign with the Warriors a one-year deal worth $1.55 million, or the veteran’s minimum.
The free agency acquisition comes at a time when Golden State is trying to fill up their roster with cheap deals as they spent most of their money signing Durant to a two-year deal worth the max.
The second year in Durant’s deal is a player option and he might explore free agency again in 2017.
West, who averaged 7.1 points and 4.0 rebounds in 18.0 minutes per game for the Spurs last season, is seen as a player who can still contribute despite limited minutes.
In previous NBA news, the 35-year-old has been accused of “ring chasing” at this point of his career after he settled minimum deals with the Spurs and Warriors the last two seasons.
West will have a chance to win his first NBA championship next season as Golden State features All-Stars Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
The Warriors continue their great offseason after also signing veteran big man Zaza Pachulia to a one-year $2.89 million contract this offseason.
The Warriors lost key players this summer including Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut, both of whom will join the Dallas Mavericks.
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