Kaboom. General manager Sam Presti needs a parade or something for his tremendous offseason, addingCarmelo Anthony and Paul George without even mortgaging the future.
Signing the Designated Veteran Player Extension will net Westbrook 35 percent of next year's salary cap - which projects to be $101 million, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania - in 2018-19.
Still, with Westbrook now under contract with the Thunder through the 2022-23 season, the Thunder's prospects to retain their stars becomes a much stronger proposition. The Thunder will be a contender once again this year, and with Westbrook's relentless spirit, always a threat to make a postseason charge.
George has yet to suit up for the Thunder, but he's sounded open to re-signing with Oklahoma City since he arrived in a July 6 trade with the Indiana Pacers. "I am so honored to have the opportunity to continue my career here with the Thunder".
Getting Westbrook signed to a long-term deal will benefit the front office greatly.
When you wake up tomorrow it will be Russell Westbrook Day, and thanks to the mayor of Oklahoma City, it will remain the same throughout the whole year.
Westbrook was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 National Basketball Association draft out of UCLA, and rapidly developed into one of the NBA's biggest stars. Westbrook was the 2017 NBA MVP and broke the record for the number of triple-doubles in one season with 42.
At just 28 years old, Westbrook has been earning extremely high praise around the league. His averages: 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists.
"Russell's commitment to the Thunder organization since its inception in 2008 has helped propel us to great heights and stare down great challenges over our first decade", Presti said in a statement. In addition to the guaranteed money Anthony gets in returning to Oklahoma City, he now knows Westbrook will be here long term.
Westbrook waited months to sign this contract, and he chose to close the deal on Kevin Durant's birthday.
The fact it just happened to brand new iPhone 8 units is obviously a red flag for Apple , which will investigate the incidents. Customers will have to recharge with a minimum of Rs 799 per month as monthly recharge on Jio's network to avail the scheme.
A former soldier and police officer, Bolton won a tight seven-way race, taking 29.9% (3,874) of the overall votes. He told Iain Dale the new leader had his "full support" and would be on hand to offer any advice.
This means any bill not backed by any Democrats can not pass with more than two GOP senators also voting against it. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), said of his recent focus on health care: "Well, I've been doing it for about a month".
If you're still on the fence about picking one up, just know that today is nearly certainly your best chance to find one. A quick read through some and you'll be able to glean some lovely extraneous information on the games .
Its six cameras on the device can capture VR and non-VR in 5.2K resolution and comes equipped with 360-degree audio. In addition to improved specs, GoPro also announced a new software feature called QuikStories .
While no previous EPA administrators had such a setup, the booth will not be the first SCIF constructed within the agency. In recent months, Pruitt and his top deputies have taken other steps aimed at heightening security.
We learned back in August that Emmy Award victor Riz Ahmed is also reportedly in talks to join the cast of Venom . THR suggests that Ruben Fleischer , best known for his work on Zombieland (he also made 30 Minutes or Less ).
Ten days ago, it earned the venerable late-night show 9 Emmy awards - the most for any program - including Variety Sketch Series. As we previously mentioned, this Saturday's premiere will be hosted by Ryan Gosling with musical guest Jay-Z.
The league responded with some teams standing with arms locked, while some teams stayed in the locker room during the anthem. An AT&T spokesperson declined to confirm the cancellation policy and said the company would have no numbers to share.
Beyoncé is getting extra charitable tonight by jumping on a remix of " Mi Gente " by J Balvin and Willy William . Hurricanes Irma and Maria followed, causing devastation in Florida and the islands of the Caribbean.
Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches. Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans has turned himself in to authorities Wednesday morning at the U.S.
However, their UEFA Champions League fixture tonight isn't going to be an easy outing at the Russian capital against CSKA Moscow . With Belgium already qualified for the World Cup, Mourinho hopes Fellaini will be rested during the global break next week.
Louis Cardinals plunk Anthony Rizzo in first at bat
This season, the Chicago Cubs came in as World Series Champs, something they have not done since they headed into the 1909 season. The Dodgers have 102 victories this season, tying the 1962 and 1974 teams for the most since the franchise moved to Los Angeles.
Roku Stock Rises in Market Debut
Roku announced that it had generated revenue of just over $199.6 million during the six-month period ending on June 30. Its filing have shown that Roku lost $42.8 million in 2016 on almost $399 million in revenue, up 25 percent from 2015.
Sri Lanka bat first against Pakistan as Haris Sohail debuts
At the start, Karunaratne had a solid opening stand of 34 with Kaushal Silva before Hasan provided Pakistan with the breakthrough. Sri Lanka meanwhile have had plenty of Test cricket this summer although the results will not be something they want to dwell on.
Construction begins on Mexican border wall prototypes
Mr Trump recently said the wall should be see-through, in order to prevent people from being hit on the head with sacks of drugs . Funding to extend the wall beyond its distance of 654 miles (1,046 kilometers) is in doubt.