Russell Westbrook will remain with the Oklahoma City Thunder after agreeing to a five-year, $205 million extension that gives him the largest total contract in NBA history - $233 million for six years - Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported.
Russell Westbrook has agreed to a five-year, $205M contract extension with OKC, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 29, 2017
Westbrook has the biggest total contract in NBA history -- six years, $233M. Westbrook agent Thad Foucher and GM Sam Presti finalized today.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 29, 2017
Westbrook's extension begins with the 2018-19 season. Westbrook, who turns 29 Nov. 12, was the NBA MVP last season when he averaged a triple-double of 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists. The Thunder lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Houston Rockets in five games.
The Thunder added Paul George and Carmelo Anthony in trades this offseason. Anthony was acquired from the Knicks last week. Westbook's new deal could help convince George, eligible for free agency after the season, to stay in OKC as well.