Russell Westbrook Agrees To 5-Year, $205 Million Extension with Thunder

Russell Westbrook AFP

Russell Westbrook AFP

George said Saturday that Russell Westbrook's decision to ink a 5-year, $205 million extension with the Thunder would "absolutely" impact his own decision on his future. That, coupled with the remaining year on his contact pushes the total deal to six years, $233 million - making that the largest in the association's history.

It is safe to say, this is Russell Westbrook's, and the Thunder's next chapter.

"I've said it before, and I'll say it again, there is no place I would rather be than Oklahoma City", Westbrook said. Thunder fans may have been on pins and needles, but if Russell Westbrook has proven anything over the course of his nine-year National Basketball Association career, it's that when the chips are down, he's the guy you want in your corner. In classic Westbrook fashion, he did it quietly, at 2:15 CST on the last Friday in September, he signed the richest deal in the National Basketball Association.

Russell Westbrook is back for the long term.

Westbrook returning could be a big selling point to Anthony staying in Oklahoma City more than one season.

Westbrook was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 National Basketball Association draft out of UCLA, and rapidly developed into one of the NBA's biggest stars.

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti confirmed the news in a press release on Friday.

He broke the mark of Oscar Robertson (1962) and joined the Hall of Famer as the only players to average a triple-double over an entire season. In 2016-17, Westbrook had 42 triple-doubles while leading the league in scoring.

Westbrook has career averages of 22.7 points, 7.9 assists and 6.2 rebounds. No way. The mayor of Oklahoma City responded to Westbrook's decision with this pronouncement.

This is the same designated player veteran extension we saw James Harden and John Wall sign earlier in the offseason, but their deals are not as lucrative as Westbrook's.

Paul George has been with the Thunder less than three months, but he already likes what he sees in new teammate Russell Westbrook and the OKC front office.

Keeping Westbrook was essential both in a competitive and business sense.

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