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Newly re-signed Russell Westbrook opens up about Kevin Durant, people of Oklahoma City and the future of Thunder basketball at press conference

Newly re-signed Russell Westbrook opens up about Kevin Durant, people of Oklahoma City and the future of Thunder basketball On Thursday afternoon, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder reached a crucial three-year $85.7 million extension. Westbrook's timely accord alleviates much of the uncertainty surrounding OKC's future following Kevin Durant's sudden departure. As Westbrook returns, so too does the prospect of upward potential for the 2016 Western Conference Finalists. Pursuant to the five-time All Star's re-signing, a major press-conference was held at Chesapeake Energy Arena...
Rip City Project Aug 5, 2016

What Westbrook’s New Deal Means for the Trail Blazers

What does Russell Westbrook’s new extension mean for the Trail Blazers and the rest of the Northwest Division? Russell Westbrook has agreed to a three-year 85 million dollar extension with the Thunder, which means that the Northwest Division will continue to be one of the toughest divisions in the NBA. The Trail Blazers and Jazz looked […] What Westbrook’s New Deal Means for the Trail Blazers - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Welcome to Loud City Aug 5, 2016

Westbrook’s extension calls for Thunder to make room for big free agents next summer

Russ is back...someone’s gotta go. It has been an emotional month for Oklahoma City. Exactly a month removed from the Kevin Durant departure, Russell Westbrook silenced the rumors of a possible exit next offseason by signing a three year/$85 million extension, first reported by the writers of WTLC. Yesterday, championship parade-like crowds surrounded Chesapeake Energy Arena to celebrate the poster boy of Oklahoma basketball, and while this extension means more exciting basketball to come, it also means the Thunder have no choice but to build around Westbrook through free agency if they...
Golden State Of Mind Aug 5, 2016

Kevin Durant is happy for Russell Westbrook after his former teammate signs extension with OKC

It’s all well and good now, but next seasons’ Warriors vs. Thunder matchups are going to be fierce! Kevin Durant—the Warriors newest addition and former (future?) MVP—has come under some serious fire since deciding to join forces with Stephen Curry and the rest of the crew in the Bay. People have speculated that he left Oklahoma City in part because of a growing frustration with fellow All Star and MVP candidate Russell Westbrook, with whom he played alongside since 2008. Recently, Westbrook inked an extension that will keep him in OKC through at least the end of the 2017-2018...
Bullets Forever Aug 5, 2016

Top Stories of the Week: Fighting the Summer Doldrums at the start of August

The month of August has finally arrived. That means that we have also hit those “Dog Days of Summer.” With the Olympics going on next week, there isn’t much going on with the Wizards or Mystics. Wizards stories on the web Jake spoke with Good Bull Hunting in regard to what Danuel House could offer this season. John Wall has played a lot of minutes with the Wizards in his NBA career so far. Earlier this week, the Oklahoma City Thunder signed Russell Westbrook to a three-year contract extension, one year earlier than necessary. He also gets to cash in on some extra dollars today....
Daily Thunder Aug 5, 2016

Friday Bolts – 8.5.16

Nathaniel Friedman for the Victory Journal: “Absolutely nothing about Russell Westbrook has changed; the shift has been in our perception of him. What remains to be seen is how this narrative holds up over
CSN New England Aug 5, 2016

Who is the next superstar the Celtics could acquire?

With Russell Westbrook signing a 3-year deal with the Thunder, Bob Neumeier and Gary Tanguay discuss who the next superstar is the Celtics could acquire.
CSN New England Aug 5, 2016

Hart: If Simms watched a game he would know Brady is top 5

Andy Hart joins Arbella Early Edition to say that if Chris Simms was actually watching any of Tom Brady’s games, he would know hes top 5 QB.
CSN New England Aug 5, 2016

First Impressions from the Red Sox' 3-2 win over the Mariners

SEATTLE -- First Impressions from the Boston Red Sox 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners:* The margin of victory is sometimes razor thin.Seemingly intent on
Denver Stiffs Aug 5, 2016

Podcast: The missing LaPhonso interview remembered and more

Colorado Sports Guys is back. Nate and Jeff talk about Russell Westbrook staying in OKC, and Jeff's interview with Nuggets legend LaPhonso Ellis that didn't get recorded. After a month break, CSG Podcast is back. We delve into my ill-fated interview with LaPhonso Ellis last week. A recording snafu rendered all 40 minutes useless. My conclusion is I am old, and I shouldn't be recording interview with phone apps. I recall highlights from the interview and talk about how great Phons would be as an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets. We also talk about Russell Westbrook's new contract...

Oklahoma City mayor declares today Russell Westbrook Day

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame inducted Kevin Durant last year, an honor many believed was designed to induce to re-sign with the Thunder. If that was the intention, it failed. Durant bolted for the Warriors. Lets see how another civic honor works, this time for Russell Westbrook. Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett: Happy Russell Westbrook []

Kevin Durant says he’s happy for Russell Westbrook – and any player who does what he wants

Kevin Durant said he wasnt ready to directly congratulate Russell Westbrook for signing a renegotiation-and-extension with the Thunder. But Durant expressed broader well wishes. Durant, via Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports: Im happy to see any player in this league do whatever they want to do, Durant said. As long as he wasnt pressured to []

Russell Westbrook: ‘Loyalty is something I stand by’

Why did Russell Westbrook sign a contract extension with the Thunder? Because hes fiercely loyal to Oklahoma City? Or because he got a raise of more than $8 million? The answer matters little today. The Thunder locked up their superstar point guard, and theyll try to win with him. But, in two years, when Westbrook []
Welcome to Loud City Aug 4, 2016

Sounds of Thunder: Westbrook's return to Thunder shows his true quality

HE'S BACK! A torturous thirty day wait is over for Oklahoma City fans as Russell Westbrook signs a three-year extension with the Thunder and a franchise that has spent the past month stuck in neutral is back in gear and back in business. The old cliche, when the going gets tough, the tough get going, was never more appropriate than today. Westbrook is the living embodiment of the true meaning of that old saying and for what it is worth, the wrong man was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame last November. Kevin Durant promised a future in Oklahoma but it was Westbrook that delivered when...
Welcome to Loud City Aug 4, 2016

Russell Westbrook deal finalized for three years $85.7 million; press conference today at 4:30 PM

Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City Thunder deal finalized; press conference today at 4:30 PM According to The Associated Press, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder have finalized a three-year $85.7 million deal. This ends a rampant chorus of speculation concerning the All-NBA guard's status with the Thunder organization. Per Darnell Mayberry of NewsOK, a press conference to announce the re-signing of Westbrook will be held today at 4:30 PM from the Arena. The Thunder has announced a 4:30 p.m. press conference for a "major announcement." — Darnell Mayberry...

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