Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook hasn't thought about his contract situation
The day after the most extraordinary season of his career was apparently too soon for Russell Westbrook to start pondering his contract future with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Westbrook, still smarting from being eliminated from the playoffs by the Houston Rockets a night earlier, said he has yet to consider signing a long-term contract extension with the Thunder.
With his first child on the way and no pressure to make any decisions on his contract right away, Westbrook is signed through the 2017-18 season, the superstar point guard will take his time plotting for the future …
Russell Westbrook said he hasn’t yet considered signing a long-term contract extension with Oklahoma City, but the Thunder star said he wants to be with the organization long-term.
“I haven’t thought about anything,” Westbrook said Wednesday, the day after the Thunder’s season ended with a Game 5 loss in Houston. “Obviously, everybody knows that I like Oklahoma City and I love being here. I love everybody here. But I haven’t even thought about that.
“I’m worried about making sure my wife was all right, so everything else really doesn’t matter at this point.”
Westbrook and his wife, Nina, are expecting their first child soon.
The new collective bargaining agreement makes it possible for Westbrook to sign an extension for as many as six total years and for a greater percentage of the total salary cap figure.