Russell Westbrook Sign With OKC Thunder: Biggest in NBA History

Russell Westbrook Sign With OKC Thunder: Biggest in NBA History”

That thought was prevailing around the National Basketball Association, as well, with multiple executives who outsiders thought could have had a shot at Westbrook in free agency believing the nine-year veteran would commit to Oklahoma City for the future.

Unless Oklahoma City is able to re-sign George, we might look back on 2017-18 as the high point of the post- Kevin Durant era for the Thunder.

Westbrook's salary is projected to jump to $35.3 million next season.

The 2017-18 National Basketball Association regular season will begin on October 17.

While Westbrook's future is settled, and George's now lurches to the forefront, Anthony dismissed any talk of what he might be thinking long term. If he opts in, Anthony will play a second season in Oklahoma City at $27.9 million.

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Of course, the outlook is still more favorable with Westbrook signed up for the next six seasons.

If Oklahoma City's Big 3 failed to make much noise in the playoffs without a long-term commitment from Westbrook, the chances are that both George and Westbrook would be gone within a year. James will try to continue the Cavaliers' domination in the Eastern Conference together with fellow All-Star Dwyane Wade, who signed a one-year deal worth $2.3 million after getting his buyout from the Chicago Bulls. As the Thunder have a strong starting lineup, it will be interesting if they attempt to improve their bench depth during the course of the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season. The Thunder was reportedly the one dissenting vote among those 30 teams in the league's recent vote for National Basketball Association draft lottery reform.

Westbrook was asked why he has opted not to affix his signature to the Thunder's extension offer just recently, and this recent tweet from USA Today's Sam Amick includes the superstar's response. If he instead departed, along with George and Anthony, Oklahoma City would have been starting from square one rebuilding around Adams.

"I was happy, I was happy", Anthony said. Now the team have ensured the star attraction will stick around.

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