Russell Westbrook Sign With OKC Thunder: Biggest in NBA History

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook signed the richest contract in National Basketball Association history on Friday to remain in Oklahoma City, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Terms were not disclosed but several media outlets reported the extension was worth $205 million.

Russ has been the unequivocal face of the Thunder since July 4th, 2016.


The deal activates when the 2018-19 season gets underway and sees the forward with the biggest guaranteed contract of the National Basketball Association, six seasons worth $233 million through 2022-23, with a player option in that season.

Russell Westbrook appears to be committing himself to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the foreseeable future.

The 2017-18 National Basketball Association regular season will begin on October 17. 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. He also broke the Big O's record for most triple-doubles in a season with 42. His averages: 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists. Westbrook now has the most lucrative contract in National Basketball Association history, just a touch higher than the new deals signed by Steph Curry and James Harden this summer.


The agreement caps a tremendous offseason for the Thunder, who watched Kevin Durant leave for the Golden State Warriors last summer.

"I want to make sure that we recognize our ownership, obviously our ownership group led by Clay Bennett, and there's several other people involved that are tremendous individuals and citizens of Oklahoma City, as well", Presti said. When it opens the regular season against the New York Knicks on October 19, the Thunder performs before its 300th consecutive sellout crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

His penning of a long-term contract coincides with the release of brand-new Thunder merchandise at the Thunder team shop on the west side of Chesapeake Energy Arena.


Primarily because of Westbrook, the Thunder's marketability was sustained even after Durant left.


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