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Golden State Warriors forward David West announces retirement from NBA

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David West (NBA Getty Images)

David West concluded his 15-year career in the NBA on Thursday, announcing his retirement.

West was the 18th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, playing his first seven seasons in the league under the New Orleans Hornets. He made back-to-back All-Star appearances as a member of the franchise in 2008 and 2009. He then joined the Indiana Pacers for five seasons starting in 2011 and one season with the San Antonio Spurs in 2015.

The Teaneck, New Jersey native finished his career in Golden State, earning two consecutive NBA championships with the Warriors in 2017 and 2018.

West averaged 13.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game over 15 years in the league.

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