Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has signed the "super-max" extension to stay with the franchise long-term, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Russell Westbrook has agreed to a five-year, $205M contract extension with OKC, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 29, 2017
Westbrook has the biggest total contract in NBA history -- six years, $233M. Westbrook agent Thad Foucher and GM Sam Presti finalized today.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 29, 2017
The Thunder had offered the extension to Westbrook earlier this summer but said at media day that he hadn't signed the extension previously because he had been "too busy" this summer. He had until Oct. 16 to sign the extension, which Westbrook said he intended to do all along.
“Like I said before, man, this is a place I want to be,” Westbrook said on Monday. “I love being here. I'm excited about the season, obviously, with a lot of new changes.”
“I love being here. I love the fans. I love the people here. I'm back now to get a chance to simmer down and get everything situated. Obviously now with a few changes, I'm good. I like where I'm at. I like where our team is.”
Oklahoma City has been one of the most active teams in the NBA this offseason, acquiring both Paul George and Carmelo Anthony in two separate trades. Both George and Anthony can be unrestricted free agents after the season. Westbrook's extension now gives the franchise some long-term stability.
Westbrook became the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double (31.6 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 10.4 apg) last season.Back to the Oklahoma City Thunder Newsfeed