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Russell Westbrook | Guard | #0

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (4) / OKC
Contract: view contract details
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Russell Westbrook said that he has a "great" relationship with coach Billy Donovan, who spent time with Westbrook in California last week.
"[Donovan] got a chance to know me, I got a chance to know him, and we're in a great place," Westbrook said. "I think coming into next year our relationship is in a great spot." Donovan was willing to let Westbrook dominate the ball last year, especially with Kevin Durant off the court, and now that Durant is gone he'll have even more incentive to unleash his All-Star point guard. Aug 7 - 9:09 PM
Source: Oklahoman

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"The idea of running out to find a super team" did not appeal to Russell Westbrook, a source told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Woj reports that OKC would have moved Westbrook into the marketplace "swiftly" had he expressed a desire to leave the club, but that obviously was not the case. Instead, Westbrook will "go to battle" with his teammates after signing his contract extension. The move sets the UCLA product up for a mega five-year, $200M-plus deal down the road with the Thunder if he chooses to go that route, but for now we won't have to deal with the speculation that ran rampant in July.
Aug 6 - 2:29 PM

Russell Westbrook has officially signed a three-year extension worth $85 million with the Thunder.

"I am grateful to extend my contract with the Thunder and continue to play with the only organization that I have played for and have loved being a part of since I was drafted into the NBA," Westbrook said in a statement released by the team. "I’m really excited about moving forward with this group of guys and continuing to play in front of the best fans in the world." Westbrook is going to have the ball in his hands as much as he wants next season, so top-5 value is a very reasonable expectation.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 4 - 3:37 PM

Russell Westbrook's expected extension with the Thunder means he won't be traded this season, according to Royce Young of ESPN.

Westbrook is expected to sign a three-year extension on Thursday and Young reports this signifies a commitment to the future between Russ and the Thunder. With Kevin Durant now on the Warriors, Westbrook should have a huge usage rate in 2016-17 and has a good chance at finishing as the top fantasy player.
Aug 4 - 10:42 AM

Russell Westbrook has agreed in principle to extend his contract with the Thunder, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

Westbrook is expected to sign the renegotiated deal Thursday. It's worth $85 million over three years, according to The Vertical, with the third year as a player option, setting him up for an unprecedented payday in 2018 if he opts out. He had a 39.0 percent usage rate with Kevin Durant off the court last season, which would have far exceeded league-leader DeMarcus Cousins (35.5 percent), and he'll be a stat magnet for fantasy owners in 2016-17.
Aug 4 - 12:29 AM

Russell Westbrook's agent is reportedly having "serious talks with the Thunder" about a contract renegotiation that would keep Westbrook in OKC through the 2018-19 season.

Nothing has been agreed upon, but there is "momentum" toward a max three-year deal worth at least $85 million, with a player option for the third year. If the deal does come to fruition it would be an enormous win for a Thunder franchise which lost Kevin Durant for nothing this summer. Either way, Westbrook is poised for a triple-double-laden season as OKC's undisputed leader.
Aug 3 - 9:19 PM

The Thunder are still telling other teams that Russell Westbrook isn't available according to Royce Young of ESPN.

The report adds that the Thunder have received plenty of calls, but they aren't interested in a rebuild just yet. With Dion Waiters moving on to the Heat, the Thunder are now under the salary cap which will allow them to renegotiate Westbrook's contract up to a max-level deal, starting next season. Westbrook reportedly doesn't want to be traded, but the Thunder may not have a choice if they can't reach an agreement on a contract extension.
Source: ESPN
Jul 26 - 9:19 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder are telling teams Russell Westbrook isn't available, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

While this situation is extremely fluid, the Thunder have reportedly rebuffed teams who have called to inquire about trading for Westbrook. The 27-year-old and his agent have been in contact with the Thunder, but has refused to talk about an extension that would prevent him from becoming an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-17 season. Potential trades aside, Westbrook is poised for a huge fantasy season in 2016-17 with Kevin Durant now playing for the Warriors.
Jul 19 - 9:12 AM

Russell Westbrook has given the Thunder "no indication that he currently wants out."

That's cold comfort for OKC, however, since Westbrook has also refused a contract extension and is poised to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. The Thunder could try to trade Westbrook but his value is diminished by the same uncertainty -- without a guarantee that he'll re-sign next summer, he could be a very costly one-year rental.
Source: Oklahoman
Jul 18 - 11:03 AM

The Celtics have not been involved in any recent trade talks for Russell Westbrook or Blake Griffin.

Both Griffin and Westbrook will be unrestricted free agents next summer, so if Boston were to trade for either, they would need a promise that the player they're trading for would be willing to sign an extension. The Celtics are also concerned about the health of Griffin's leg that reportedly required a bone marrow transplant at the end of the 2015-16 season. That being said, Boston GM Danny Ainge is still being very "active" pursuing possible deals, and Jahlil Okafor may be his most realistic target.
Jul 16 - 9:47 AM

Thunder GM Sam Presti may look to trade Russell Westbrook "sooner rather than later," according to sources of Howard Beck of Bleacher Report.

The Thunder just lost Kevin Durant for nothing, so if Presti gets the feeling that Westbrook is intending to leave as an unrestricted free agent next year, he could look to deal the superstar guard this upcoming season. Beck also reports that the most likely landing spot for Westbrook would be the Celtics, as Boston has a copious amount of assets. To be clear, this is more or less a rumor, and this "report" essentially states the exact opposite of what Adrian Wojnarowski reported a few days ago.
Jul 13 - 11:34 AM

In an interview with Colin Cowherd of The Herd, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical said he likes the Thunder's chances of keeping Russell Westbrook.

"I’ve been told Russell’s been very determined to lead the team they have, and I know that Russell really likes the town," Wojnarowski said. "He loves bringing in [Victor] Oladipo ... Steven Adams. Those are his guys. He thinks they’re a real talented team that if they can add another significant piece it puts them right back in contention. I think he’s embracing this, and he can go out next summer and get a $200 million dollar extension with Oklahoma City." Westbrook hasn't given any indication that he wants to leave OKC, but he's on the last year of his deal and the Thunder may be tempted to shop him if they believe he will leave just like Kevin Durant did.
Source: Oklahoman
Jul 10 - 1:04 PM

The Thunder will reportedly entertain trade offers for Russell Westbrook if they get the impression that he won't re-sign in Oklahoma City.

Westbrook will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-17 season and Thunder GM Sam Presti will reportedly look to garner assets in return for the superstar if it becomes clear that he won't re-sign in Oklahoma City. While we could see Russ on the move before the 2016-17 season begins, he is poised for a monster fantasy season in Oklahoma City now that Kevin Durant is on the Warriors.
Source: ESPN
Jul 5 - 8:51 AM

There is "no chance" Russell Westbrook will do a renegotiation or extension of his contract, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

To be clear, this doesn't mean he won't re-sign next summer. Aldridge says his sources are "emphatically" saying this is the case. If this report is true, general manager Sam Presti should be on the phone to entertain trade offers. After losing Kevin Durant for nothing, the Thunder absolutely have to get something for one of the NBA's best point guards. He's in the last year of his deal and might be a one-year rental, but the Thunder would get a huge haul for him. He currently has massive fantasy value sans KD.
Jul 4 - 6:33 PM

Russell Westbrook will not play for Team USA in the Olympics this summer.

"This was not an easy decision, as representing my country at the World Championships in 2010 and the Olympics in 2012 were career highlights for me," Westbrook's statement said. He added he looks forward to future opportunities with USA Basketball. Westbrook played in 80 games this season with both absences due to rest. He'll enter a contract year next season for what will be his biggest pay day, so maybe that is a factor for him.
Jun 10 - 6:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Cameron Payne
3Ronnie Price
4Semaj Christon
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Andre Roberson
3Anthony Morrow
4Alex Abrines
5Daniel Hamilton
SF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Kyle Singler
3Josh Huestis
PF1Enes Kanter
2Nick Collison
3Joffrey Lauvergne
4Mitch McGary
5Domantas Sabonis
C1Steven Adams
2Dakari Johnson
3Nazr Mohammed
4Kaleb Tarczewski