Russell Westbrook Signs Five-Year Contract Extension with Thunder After Additions of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony

By Jason Lisk

Russell Westbrook’s impending free agency will not be an issue for the Oklahoma City Thunder. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Westbrook has agreed to a 5-year, $205 million contract extension to remain in Oklahoma City.

After the team made big moves to add Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, Westbrook apparently saw what he wanted to see. Credit to the Oklahoma City front office and GM Sam Presti for emerging from losing Kevin Durant to extend Westbrook and make the moves necessary to keep him in the fold.

Now, the intrigue turns to Paul George, who has long been rumored to want to join his hometown Los Angeles Lakers. Now, though, if things work in Oklahoma City this season, it’s going to be tempting to stay. Russell Westbrook is guaranteed to be there for awhile.