Russell Westbrook is taking his candy time to make an essential (and very profitable) determination.
It is believed the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder try to lock up their celebrity long run, and by the sounds of it, the supply’s on the desk and the ball’s in his courtroom.
Requested a few attainable contract extension for Westbrook, common supervisor Sam Presti advised ESPN’s Royce Younger:
“I would not actually say that one’s a negotiation.”
The 28-yr-previous inked an extension final summer time after co-star Kevin Durant left in free company. From there, Westbrook put the workforce on his again and carried the Thunder to the postseason. He completed the marketing campaign main the league in scoring whereas averaging a triple-double, and was named the league’s Most Beneficial Participant.
Recent off his MVP win, it was reported Russ would extend his profession in OKC by signing one other extension shortly after midnight on July 1. He is but to make something official, however he has indicated that Oklahoma is the place he needs to be, and even referred to as the state “residence” in a current advert. He stated Tuesday that the membership has the greatest followers on the planet after supporters got here out in droves to greet new star swingman Paul George.
The Thunder have given him many causes to remain. They’ve made a number of strikes to bolster the roster round him, together with buying and selling for the aforementioned George.
There’s additionally a ridiculous quantity of dough on the road. Westbrook’s tremendous-max extension would see the All-NBA level guard earn north of $207 million over 5 years, along with the $28.5 million he is assured subsequent season. Meaning he’d prime former teammate and present Houston Rockets guard James Harden‘s document-breaking extension.
The selection appears apparent, however Westbrook does not appear to be in any hurry. As all the time, he is working on his personal phrases.