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July 1, 2010, Sam Presti was on Kevin Durant’s front porch at 11:01, ready for Durant to sign a max extension. This offseason didn’t have a July 1 or an 11:01 for Russell Westbrook, at least in terms of NBA free agency, so circumstances were different.
But still, when the NBA officially opened for business last week, most expected Westbrook to have an extension in hand. Hasn’t happened yet. And already, some people are getting concerned.
Berry Tramel already did a terrific job trying to dispel any thoughts that Westbrook might not want to be in Oklahoma City or something, but the question I’m not asking is about that. I’m just trying to make sense of what Presti, or even Westbrook’s camp, could be thinking. Here’s what I see it as. Keep Reading…