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Russell Westbrook, Thunder agree to five-year extension

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Training Camp Roundup – Sept. 27 2017 By Nick Gallo | Thunder Basketball Writer

Training Camp Roundup – Sept. 27 2017        By Nick Gallo | Thunder Basketball Writer

Once again, at a crossroads that signified a huge moment in his career and the Thunder's trajectory, Russell Westbrook locked in with the organization and signed a long-term contract to stay in OKC.

The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the team had not disclosed the deal.

As Wojnarowski noted, in 2016, Westbrook signed a three-year extension with the Thunder, assuring he wouldn't flee immediately in the wake of Durant's decision.

Westbrook's new contact comes on the heels of the Thunder trading for Carmelo Anthony in an offseason that includes another deal for former Pacer Paul George. When you play in Oklahoma City, you play in front of the best fans in the world. Neither All-Star point guard was even in the National Basketball Association by the age Westbrook will be at the end of his new contract.

The timing of Westbrook's decision to sign the extension has also been a topic of interest across social media.

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If Anthony ultimately chooses to go that route, he will have several options, including exercising his $27.9 million player option for the 2018-19 campaign. Westbrook averaged a triple-double last season and was fantastic individually, but he lacked the team success that validates a superstar. Might the Thunder ultimately regret paying Westbrook so much money as he's potentially declining as a player? It'll be bigger if Anthony and George return, with a final number dependent on the NBA's revenue from the upcoming season.

Russell Westbrook will play in OKC for at least the next six years. Players as good as he is have the room to slip due to age while remaining incredibly valuable.

Looking forward, Oklahoma City will be committing more than $70 million a year to the trio of Westbrook, Steven Adams and Andre Roberson. Oklahoma City defeated Houston 115-113 NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

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In spite of Oklahoma City being the NBA's second-smallest market (larger only than Memphis), the Thunder is among the NBA's top four teams in revenue generated from corporate sponsorships.

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