Russell Westbrook has agreed to a five-year $205 million contract extension which is the richest deal in NBA history, with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
According to Woj, Westbrook’s new deal begins with the 2018-19 season, and is the biggest guaranteed contract in NBA history – six seasons and $235 million through 2022-23.
The report states,
“Westbrook will sign for the Designated Player Veteran Extension. The extension allows for Westbrook to sign for 35 percent of the salary cap and five additional seasons. Westbrook’s total salary of $235 million includes $205 million for the new extension and $28.5 million for his 2017-18 salary. His salary in 2018-19, when the extension begins, will start at $35.3 million.”