UPDATE: According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Russell Westbrook has agreed to an extension with the Thunder. It’s effectively a 1+1 on top of his last remaining season under contract.
Per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder are talking about a three-year extension on his current contract.
Thad Foucher of Wasserman Media Group, the agent for Oklahoma City superstar Russell Westbrook, is engaged in serious talks with the Thunder on a contract renegotiation that could secure Westbrook through the 2018-19 season in Oklahoma City, league sources told The Vertical.
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.
As I reported here last week, there has been a lot of momentum toward Westbrook taking the renegotiated extension. He’s pulled himself away the last few weeks to process the situation and make a decision as the Thunder prepped their offer to him.
The expectation, as I had been told, would be that Westbrook was in with the Thunder whether Durant re-signed or not, but Durant leaving would only embolden Westbrook to stay even more. And that appears to be the case.