All-Star guard Russell Westbrook’s representation is in serious talks with the Oklahoma City Thunder on a contract renegotiation that could keep the point guard in OKC up to the 2018-2019 NBA season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
The report indicates there has been no final agreement on a deal, “but there’s momentum toward a 3-year, $85 million-plus maximum contract renegotiation agreement.”
The Vertical reports that the third year on the deal is a player option, giving Westbrook, now 27, a chance to become an unrestricted free agent in 2018.
If the deal pushes through, Westbrook is reportedly set to make $26.5 million this upcoming season instead of $17.8 million. He would then make $28.5 million in 2017-2018, and then $30.6 million in 2018-2019, if he exercises his player option.
Westbrook’s current contract with the Thunder is set to end after this upcoming season, allowing him to become an UFA in the summer of 2017.
Last season, Westbrook averaged 23.5 points, 10.4 assists, and 7.8 rebounds per game, plus was named to the All-NBA 1st Team.
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