Details on Thunder Contemplating Trading Russell Westbrook

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Sam Presti is one of the top GM in the NBA because he’s always one step ahead of the curve.

According to ESPN.com –– the Thunder are contemplating fielding offers for the All-Star point guard, if they can’t get an extension done.

One option the team is considering is attempting to renegotiate and extend the contract of Westbrook before he can become a free agent after next season, sources told ESPN.

If Westbrook chooses not to extend his contract this summer, multiple league executives told ESPN they believe the Thunder will consider fielding trade offers for Westbrook.

In the wake of Durant’s departure, however, the Thunder were planning to take some time before making roster decisions.

With Durant going to the Warriors have options if they want to work out a long-term extension.

Westbrook is scheduled to earn $17.8 million this season — OKC add up to $8 million to his contract — plus an extension if he wants to avoid free agency.

 

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