In today’s exit interview, Russell Westbrook was asked a lot about his playoff experience, the criticism and about his future with the Thunder. Westbrook of course is eligible for an extension on in July. In between enjoying his gum loudly right next to the microphone, Westbrook said he definitely wants to be back in Oklahoma City for the long-term.
“I definitely want to play here. I love being here. I definitely would love staying here.”
There’s pretty much no doubt that Westbrook will get a solid extension offer from the Thunder. The question is though with the uncertainty of the new CBA if things could be affected there. But as long as Westbrook wants to be in OKC, he’ll likely get the offer needed to keep him here for the long-term.
What I loved most thought about Westbrook’s interview though was what he said he wants to improve on most.
“The first thing for me is leadership. I think that’s a big part of me becoming a better player and me reacting certain ways on the floor. That’s definitely going to be a big step for me next year.” Good stuff there, Russ.