It looks like Russell Westbrook is staying in town.
As reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder and Russell Westbrook have agreed to a $205 million, five-year contract extension, the total biggest contract in NBA History.
Sources: Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook has signed the richest deal in NBA history. Story: https://t.co/7xNe9tgBxo
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 29, 2017
The 2017 MVP picked up his performance last season, averaging 31.6 points per game, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists. Although having a record-breaking season last year, the Thunder got eliminated by the Houston Rockets in the 2017 first-round playoffs.
That led to speculation that the star point guard was looking to get out of OKC, and his refusal to sign an extension seemed to prove that point. Luckily for Thunder fans though, it looks like Oklahoma City will have the guard locked up for the long haul.
With Paul George and Carmelo Anthony joining the squad this summer, Russ will no doubt look to take the Thunder all the way this upcoming season.
Things are coming together for the franchise, even after things seemed doomed after the departure of Durant.
The only question for the Thunder now, is if they can keep Carmelo and PG long term, as they’re both due to hit the Free-Agent market next season.