Is David West Going to Retire? ‘If I Do Keep Playing…'

Warriors big man David West just completed his 14th NBA season.

He capped it off with his first championship.

On Friday night at 9pm PT, he will become a free agent.

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What's in store for his future?

"I'm thinking about it. I'm kinda leaning toward playing again," West said on the Uninterrupted podcast. "Probably just gonna give it a couple more days or so just to keep running it through my head. But if I do keep playing, it's gonna be out here. It's just such a great spot. I really enjoyed the environment, enjoy the guys."

West averaged 4.6 points and 3.0 rebounds over 12.6 minutes per game (68 games) during the regular season.

His playoff numbers were almost identical -- 4.5 points and 2.7 rebounds in 13 minutes per game.

He will turn 37 years old in August.

"I've been doing this for 14 years. Health-wise I feel good," West added. "It's just a part of the grind. We ask our bodies and our minds to do a lot, so at this stage, I have to consider it just about every offseason. Think about it, just make the smart decision."

Also, in case you were curious...

"I don't think the game is soft," West declared. "The rules have had to change to adjust to the physical nature of the players ... the game is so skilled now, you have to start asking the question: 'Could guys of the past who were unskilled play in today's NBA?' I don't think so.

"The role of just that guy who can just foul and hack and play physical -- there's no space for you anymore in the NBA. You gotta be skilled."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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