Home » Sport

Russell Westbrook extension 'absolutely' factors into future — Paul George

01 October, 2017, 00:52 | Author: Christina Hansen
  • Darnell Mayberry joins The Athletic Chicago as new Bulls beat writer

If Westbrook and Anthony are committed to staying, coupled with a successful season, George's decision becomes tougher. It's one of the reasons Westbrook's five-year extension, estimated to be worth about $205 million, is more than just a legal agreement.

Westbrook, a two-time All-Star Game MVP, has become an iconic National Basketball Association figure in Oklahoma City, one of the league's most thrilling and unique talents and owner of an off-court persona built around the fashion industry.

The Thunder confirmed they had signed Westbrook to a multiyear extension in a news release Friday afternoon.

Kohli Plays The Blame Game After Losing The 4th ODI Against Australia
This is not to say that they played badly, they still managed to cross 300, but the victory was agonisingly close for them. Got a pretty good opening partnership, but we needed one big partnership, chasing 330, which we didn't get.

It wound up being a brilliant decision by OKC general manager Sam Presti.

Russell Westbrook finally has help in Oklahoma City... "I had a feeling he wanted to remain a Thunder".

He also broke Oscar Robertson's National Basketball Association record for triple-doubles in a season. The extension officially begins in the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season, and Westbrook has an opt out after the 2021-22 season. In 2016-17, Westbrook had 42 triple-doubles while leading the league in scoring.

United States pummel Internationals in march toward Presidents Cup
A par by the Amercians was good enough to win the 14th, and a final 8-foot birdie putt by Reed on the 15th closed out the match. As the worldwide stars remained largely irrelevant, the US enjoyed a boost on what is normally moving day at the biennial match.

This is fittingly known as the Durant Rule, though the National Basketball Association calls it the Designated Veteran Player Exception. "We are extremely fortunate to have an athlete, competitor and person such as Russell wear the Thunder uniform".

Until Durant's free-agency flight to Golden State a year ago, he and Westbrook were OKC teammates for eight seasons.

Keeping Westbrook was essential both in a competitive and business sense.

Construction of US-Mexico border wall prototypes begins despite lack of funding
It's expected that sometime this week construction of prototypes for President Trump's controversial border wall will begin. Bidding documents say four of the prototypes are to be solid concrete and four are to be made of "other materials" .

The deal will keep the 28-year-old point guard in Oklahoma City through to the 2022/23 season, after which he will be 34. Shedding smaller contracts would give the Thunder more than the midlevel exception to spend but still wouldn't allow the Thunder to be a player for the other top free agents on the market. When hitting free agency and trying to convince players to come to Oklahoma City, they will not have to answer questions about whether Westbrook will be there; anyone considering the Thunder knows there is an MVP-caliber player already in place.

Recommended:



Popular

Terrorists just tried to assassinate Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Afghanistan
While the allied strategy includes working more with nations in south Asia, plans remain in their formative stages, Mattis said. An investigation into both the attack and the malfunctioning ammunition has started, according to the statement.

Klopp among contenders as Ancelotti quits Bayern Munich
I will say nothing about it. "I think what we saw this evening [Wednesday] was not Bayern Munich". Then there is nothing to misunderstand or to interpret wrong.

Manchester City announce Mendy's injury by cutting in the crucifixion
He then travelled to Barcelona to see a specialist earlier this week, and it was confirmed that he would be on the injured list for much of the 2017-2018 season.

England have strength in depth for Ashes: Jonny Bairstow
But you get chances to score all the time with the short stuff and I'm going to work hard on that. "I'm 26, not 14". Stokes has been the centre of attraction lately due to his brawl outside a pub in Bristol, along with Alex Hales .

Wall Street wraps up strong week and quarter; S&P closes at record
The U.S. stock market opened mixed on Friday. "There is some rotation out of technology into some of the reflation trade sectors". Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 1.47-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq , a 1.54-to-1 ratio favoured advancers.

The UAE is going to build the largest Mars base, on Earth
Not only laboratories, this man-made city will house a museum showcasing humanity's greatest space achievements. The walls of the Museum will be printed on a 3D prineter using sand from the desert of the UAE.

Fans Gush as Transformed Singer Debuts on 'The Voice'
First up was Keisha Renee , who has performed on tour with Nicki Minaj and previously competed in a season of American Idol . Jennifer noticed that Maharasyi wasn't giving it her all and helped her sing a high note she had found intimidating.

Barcelona mayor wants European Union to mediate on Catalonia
Many protesters are carrying pro-independence flags and handmade banners, with slogans such as "we want to vote". Mr Forn says the central government is deploying 10,000 police officers in Catalonia for the ballot.

'Network issue' causes global airport delays
According to Gatwick, it was caused by a problem with Amadeus Altea , a passenger management system used by 125 airlines . Changi Airport did not comment on whether all airlines that experienced network issues use the Amadeus Altea software.

Google to avoid fine by separating its shopping service unit
Lobby group FairSearch, which represents many of Google Shopping's rivals, said it would keep a close eye on developments. Each slot shows a photo, a link to a retailer and a label to show whether it was provided "By Google" or another site.