It looks like Russell Westbrook is all in on Oklahoma City.
Westbrook and the Thunder are reportedly headed toward a three-year, $85 million-plus maximum contract renegotiation agreement, league sources told The Vertical.
Thad Foucher of Wasserman Media Group, the agent for Oklahoma City superstar Russell Westbrook, is engaged in serious talks with the Thunder on a contract renegotiation that could secure Westbrook through the 2018-19 season in Oklahoma City, league sources told The Vertical.
The proposed deal would include a player option on the third year, which would clear the way for Westbrook to return to free agency in 2018.
In the structure of a proposed deal, the renegotiation would move Westbrook’s salary in 2016-17 from $17.8 million to a $26.5 million max salary. Westbrook would make $28.5 million in 2017-18 and $30.6 million in the third year under the proposed renegotiated deal. Oklahoma City is able to offer the extension because it has the appropriate salary-cap space available.
Until then Thunder fans will still cringe at Westbrook entering free agency next summer.
After rescinding a qualifying offer to Dion Waiters, which made him an unrestricted free agent — the goal would be to get the all-star point guard to commit to staying with the Thunder — then Oklahoma City would turn its attention to luring Blake Griffin next summer.