11 Players the Spurs signed past their prime

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4.) David West

There are levels to ring chasing. What David West did towards the end of his career was some of the most unabashed ring-chasing I've seen. I'm not knocking it, West knew what he wanted and he made it happen. I just wish his time in San Antonio would have ended a little differently.

West signed in San Antonio after giving the Spurs fits for years as a member of the New Orleans Hornets. I remember those series well, West and Tyson Chandler always posed tough matchups for the Spurs frontcourt. Round out the roster with key players like Peja Stojakovic and a young Chris Paul and you have a recipe for some of the toughest playoff games the Spurs have ever played.

After a brief stint with the Indiana Pacers, West eventually settled with the Spurs ahead of the 2015-16 season. He'd play a key role on the Spurs team that year, appearing in 78 games and being a key piece of the Spurs bench unit. He wouldn't quite meet his goal of getting that elusive ring with San Antonio but would eventually get back-to-back championships with the Warriors the following two seasons.

As far as veteran signings go, West's was about what you'd hope for. A player who knows the system and has a little left in the tank comes in and plays an important role before continuing on. Absolutely nothing wrong with that and Spurs fans should look back appreciatively on the contributions West made to the team while he was here.