Thunder-Lifer? Russell Westbrook signs three-year contract with
OKC
 

Amidst all the NBA Free Agency drama, Westbrook is going to
remain in a Thunder jersey after all. Oklahoma City’s superstar point guard
Russell Westbrook has agreed to a three-year, max contract extension worth over
$85M, league sources told The Vertical. 

Looks
like the Thunder will be able to hold onto at least one of their superstars,
for this should be enough incentive to keep him in OKC. 

Thunder
Nation started to doubt whether they might lose another superstar after Kevin
Durant’s shocking departure to Golden State, so they decided the only thing
left to do was to aggressively pursue the last face of their franchise. The
team first made their first tribute to Westbrook by trading Deon Waters to the Miami
Heat, helping clear more cap space. 

Russell
Westbrook is already 4th all-time in points for the Thunder (12,598), according
to basketball-reference.com. He is only two spots behind Kevin Durant, and that
is quickly going to change. 

OKC’s
Front Office has rewarded Westbrook his loyalty to the franchise with a new max
contract with negotiations, but the question will now be if they can offer him
some valuable NBA Free Agents coming forward.

Photo by Erik Drost from United States (Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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