OKC’s West­brook signs ex­ten­sion

The Citizens' Voice - - Sports -

Rus­sell West­brook is stay­ing with the Thun­der.

The su­per­star point guard and reign­ing NBA MVP has signed a con­tract ex­ten­sion to re­main in Ok­la­homa City, the team an­nounced Fri­day. ESPN first re­ported the agree­ment and said it would be for five years and worth $205 mil­lion.

West­brook av­er­aged a triple-dou­ble last sea­son and was the league scor­ing cham­pion. He av­er­aged 31.6 points, 10.7 re­bounds and 10.4 as­sists and broke Os­car Robert­son’s sin­gle-sea­son record for triple-dou­bles with 42.

His suc­cess in­creased anx­i­ety for Thun­der fans who feared he might leave, as Kevin Du­rant did dur­ing the sum­mer of 2016 when he chose to join the Golden State War­riors. West­brook signed the ex­ten­sion on Du­rant’s 29th birth­day.

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