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[Woj] Westbrook closing in on 3 year extension to remain with Thunder

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by jacoby, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. jacoby

    jacoby Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sources on <a href="https://twitter.com/TheVertical">@TheVertical</a>: Westbrook, OKC in serious talks on contract renegotiation to keep All-Star thru 2019. <a href="https://t.co/PesEXnCpJQ">https://t.co/PesEXnCpJQ</a></p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/761007873208057856">August 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    OKC loses in Conference Finals. Durant joins the guys that beat him and Westbrook stays with his team.
     
  2. underrated015

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    wow. didn't expect that. his team now .
     
  3. ilovehtownbb

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    Much respect for Russel. Probably my favorite non-rocket right now

    **** KD
     
  5. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    Don't be decieved

    Similar to Harden's deal, he'll get more money next year in exchange for committing to an extra year. Basically he'll become a FA the summer after next (2018) rather than next summer (2017).

    Also helps his trade value a bit.

    Still a definite victory for OKC if they pull it off.
     
  6. Rox11

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    Biggest F u to Durcant
     
  7. J Sizzle

    J Sizzle Member

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    Props to Westbrook. Just jumped way up my personal favorite non-Rockets if this ends up happening.

    Screw KD
     
  8. varughese.arun

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    WESTBROKE.... scrub.

    I'm happy that KD left. It's one less team in the west competing for Home court advantage.
     
  9. Icehouse

    Icehouse Contributing Member

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    So he got the Harden deal.
     
  10. jeevinesh

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    OKC had no choice.. Next year, Morey would give him an offer that he wouldn't be able to refuse :)
     
  11. Jayzers_100

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    Who's being deceived here? Lol. He's still showing commitment to a team in his prime. So what if it's only for one extra year and more money? It's still a loyal move
     
  12. peleincubus

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    which player has a higher usage rate next year Harden or Westbrook?

    And do their two teams have more combined wins than Durant's team?
     
  13. Rocket River

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    People are referencing the Harden deal
    and I think they may be right to do so

    If Harden's people. . or hell Morey convinced Harden and his people
    how this works out best for him
    Why would he not tell his good friend Westbrook about it
    or at least . .. if you Westbrook . . . reach out and ask WHY YOU DO THAT?


    Rocket River
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Source says OKC and Russell Westbrook in serious talks. 3-yr deal for more than $85 million could be agreed to within next 48 hours</p>&mdash; Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) <a href="https://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard/status/761032102938746880">August 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  15. JayZ750

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    This isn't exactly rocket science.

    Presti presented him a couple options. He had to choose one.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sources: Russell Westbrook is flying to Oklahoma City on Thursday morning, planning to sign a three-year, $85M-plus contract renegotiation.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/761055553430794240">August 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sources: Thunder will likely hold a news conference on Thursday with Westbrook, owner Clay Bennett, GM Sam Presti and coach Billy Donovan.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/761056617307656192">August 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  18. A_3PO

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    It was either extend or trade.

    I thought a trade would happen but this "Harden" deal makes great sense for both sides.
     
  19. shastarocket

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    It gives another year for the Lakers to develop

    /s
     
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