Russell Westbrook is in it for the long haul. Earlier today, the reigning MVP signed a 5 year contract extension worth a reported $205 million. Westbrook and the Thunder can now turn their focus to recruiting players for future. The immediate focus will be on retaining Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.
Westbrook had until Oct. 16 to extend his current contract with the Thunder, which had one year and a player option remaining. Westbrook will now be in Oklahoma City through the 2022-2023 season when he will be 34. The contract came on Kevin Durant’s birthday, which could have potentially been a subtle jab at the former Thunder SF.
When you play in Oklahoma City, you play in front of the best fans in the world, I’m looking forward to bringing everything I’ve got, for them, this city and for this organization. WHY NOT?
PG, OKC Thunder
Westbrook won the Most Valuable Player award last year while averaging 36.1 PPG, 10.7 RPG, 10.4 APG. Mr. Triple Double know holds the NBA record for biggest total contract worth $233 million over six seasons. The Thunder will be looking to make a championship push this season after adding Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to the roster during the off-season.
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