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Here's the latest on the Westbrook deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook has signed a five-year, $80 million contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Thunder general manager Sam Presti finalized the deal with Westbrook’s agent, Thad Foucher of Wasserman Media Group, on Wednesday night.
So I guess that takes the drama out of that. I had a whole spiel ready to go about how he should take the $80 million, but he beat me to it.
Westbrook would have been eligible for the "Rose Rule" if he makes the All-Star game this year, which he probably will.
In some way's he's taking "less" than he could have from Oklahoma City, but it would have been hard for the Thunder to give 60 percent of the cap to two players.
At least the whole, "Who is Batman, who is Robin" thing is cleared up now. All Kevin Durant needs to do is point to the paychecks.