Thunder sign Russell Westbrook to massive extension

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Oklahoma City now has a variety of offensive looks, incorporating George's versatile two-way game and Anthony's isolation scoring alongside Westbrook's thousand-miles-an-hour downhill attack.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Westbrook now has the largest total contract (six years, $233 million) in National Basketball Association history.

The deal starts with the 2018-19 season, and delivers Westbrook the biggest guaranteed contract in National Basketball Association history - six seasons and $233 million through 2022-23.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook signed a five-year extension with the team Friday, months after the Thunder initially made the monster offer.

The MVP of the league past year, Westbrook averaged a triple-double with more than 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists per game.

Westbrook had until October 16 to sign the extension, or he would have had to have waited until next summer.




Since the end of the season, the Thunder have pulled off trades for Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, which should have them in an even better position to contend next season.

The small-market Thunder took a hit when All-Star forward Kevin Durant departed as a free agent in July 2016.

Following the announcement, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett signed an official proclamation to make every day 'Russell Westbrook Day'. To have him cement his legacy as a leader as we enter into our 10th season in Oklahoma City is extraordinary.

Westbrook displayed his happiness with the new deal by posting a picture of himself on his Instagram page.

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. He was named to the All-NBA 1st team in the last two seasons.

Westbrook has career averages of 22.7 points, 7.9 assists and 6.2 rebounds.

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