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Russell Westbrook is committing to the OKC for the long term. The most explosive guard in the league, Westbrook is set to make maximum salary two out of the next three seasons.
The 27-year-old will reportedly sign the contract in Oklahoma City tomorrow. Via ESPN:
All-Star guard Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder have reached agreement in principle on a new three-year contract worth $85.7 million, league sources told ESPN.
Westbrook, 27, will sign the contract on Thursday in Oklahoma City, sources said.
Talks between the sides centered around the addition of two more years to Westbrook’s current deal, which expires after the 2016-17 season. The new deal calls for an $8.7 million increase in Westbrook’s salary for this season, from $17.8 million to the maximum $26.5 million. He would then earn the max the next two seasons.
Only one of those seasons is guaranteed, though.