Thunder React To Record Russell Westbrook Contract Extension

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The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the team had not disclosed the deal.

Westbrook, 28, now has the biggest total contract in National Basketball Association history, totaling $233 million over six seasons including 2017-18.

Just when it looked like reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook would play out the final year of his contract and hit free agency, major news broke Friday afternoon on that front.

The 32-year-old James, for his part, can equal or surpass Westbrook's contract if he signs a long-term agreement with the Cavaliers after this season. Oklahoma City wasn't Anthony's first or second choice in trade discussions, but he agreed to come play with Westbrook and George. He has a player option for the 2022-23 season projected to be worth $46.7 million, The Transcript previously reported. "I am so honored to have the opportunity to continue my career here with the Thunder". If Westbrook and Anthony are committed to staying, coupled with a successful season, George's decision becomes tougher. A superstar decided, on his own, to remain in Oklahoma City for the foreseeable future. Might the Thunder ultimately regret paying Westbrook so much money as he's potentially declining as a player?

There were setbacks of course; Westbrook had the ball in his hands all the time to help OKC overcome their deficiencies, leading to him finishing with the highest usage rate in league history (41.7).

Looking forward, Oklahoma City will be committing more than $70 million a year to the trio of Westbrook, Steven Adams and Andre Roberson. Westbrook was the 2017 NBA MVP and broke the record for the number of triple-doubles in one season with 42. He also stated past year that Westbrook reminds him of his younger self, since he feels that he still has so much more to prove for the rest of his career.

By adding George and Anthony, Oklahoma City went all in on the 2017-2018 National Basketball Association season, putting together a roster that could conceivably be the biggest threat to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference.

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