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Report: OKC Thunder & Westbrook Closing in on Contract Extension
Huge news if both sides come to an agreement.
After Kevin Durant bolted for the Golden State Warriors this offseason, the attention centered around what they would do with superstar point guard Russell Westbrook. Trade him or convince him to stay. On Wednesday, a bombshell came out that the two sides were engaged in contract negotiations.
Via The Vertical:
“Westbrook’s agent and the Thunder are “engaged in serious talks” to reach an agreement on a contract extension that would keep him in Oklahoma City through the 2018-19 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
He added: “No deal has been finalized for the five-time All-Star guard, but there’s momentum toward a three-year, $85 million-plus maximum contract renegotiation agreement, league sources told The Vertical.””
Per our report on Westbrook/OKC discussions, there's significant momentum toward a 3-year, $85M agreement – with player option for 2018-'19
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) August 4, 2016