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Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook
Position: G
Born: 11/12/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:186 lbs. / 84.8 kg.
Salary: $28,299,399
Durant: But they got Russ and PG and Steven Adams to be their Big 3. I think if they feed off each other, it could be great. I’m a fan of the game. So I can see if something is going to work or not and I think that’s going to be a really, really great pairing. It’s going to suck for us and the rest of the league. But as a fan of the game, it’s going to be tight to see how they work that thing out.
In a few days, he’ll fly on a private jet to Asia with his client Steph Curry for the Under Armour tour. In 2011 Derrick Rose became the youngest MVP in NBA history, and Kevin Love was named Most Improved Player. Both thanked him in their award-acceptance speeches. Last season, one of his clients (Russell Westbrook) won Most Valuable Player. Another (Kevin Durant) won Finals MVP. A third (John Wall), who hired McClanaghan in 2012 after shooting a paltry 7.1 percent from beyond the arc in the previous season, hit a season-saving 3 in the 2017 Eastern Conference semifinals, using the retooled jump shot he and McClanaghan began developing that first summer.
Katz: Russell Westbrook has had this extension offer on the table for about a month. You think he’s going to sign it? Kanter: He knows that there is not another place on Earth that people love him like OKC fans do. I see him like my brother, and he loves it here. I hope he’ll stay. He’s a huge part of our family. Katz: Is the extension a thing you guys talk about? Kanter: No. We don’t talk about it. We don’t talk about it, yeah. Katz: Is that awkward? Is it an elephant in the room? Kanter: It is awkward. Of course it is awkward, but in the end, it’s a business. We don’t really talk about it, but we know how much we love each other.
He’s gone to France and Mexico. He’s been to Disney. He’s done awards shows and red carpets and who knows what else, and even though he flew from his offseason home in Los Angeles to Oklahoma City late Wednesday night, he still hasn’t find time for stroke of a pen that will be worth nearly a quarter of a billion dollars. What’s the hold up, Russ? I don’t ask that to cause a panic — there’s still plenty of time for Westbrook to sign his Designated Veteran Player Exception — but rather to explore some possible answers.
The same goes for Westbrook. This guy, if you hadn’t noticed, dances to his own beat — and he doesn’t like anyone to know the rhythm. He likes to keep people guessing. What’s more, he loves having that control. This, my friends, is the ultimate power play. Every other player who became eligible on July 1 for the NBA’s new Designated Veteran Player Exception has already done so. Blake Griffin and Steph Curry did it on the first day. James Harden did it in the first week. John Wall fell in line in the third week. Westbrook is the only other guy who can do one of the megamax deals this summer. And even though the calendar has turned to August, he still hasn’t signed.
Storyline: Russell Westbrook Extension
But then Tuesday, Westbrook shared a cryptic tweet that made you wonder if his focus was turning to the business of basketball. He rarely posts anything on social media that isn’t about his family, his friends or his interests, but this tweet was about the media’s use of “sources”. “Sources say … ” part of his tweet read. Who knows what exactly he was referring to, but when The Oklahoman reached out to him during his return to town Wednesday seeking clarity on his extension, he declined to say anything. Only a day after mocking unnamed sources, he opted to not go on the record to offer any information.