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Russell Westbrook
PG - 6'4, 200lbs - 35 years old - 15 years of NBA experience
Los Angeles Clippers - Signed as a free agent in July 2023
  • Birthdate: 11/12/1988
  • Drafted (NBA): 4th pick, 2008
  • Pre-draft team: UCLA
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Thaddeus Foucher (Wasserman Media Group)
2008 NBA DraftNBADrafted 4th overall by Seattle.
4th July, 2008NBASigned four year, $16,349,456 rookie scale contract with Seattle. Included team options for 2010/11 and 2011/12.
23rd October, 2009NBAOklahoma City (formerly Seattle) exercised 2010/11 team option.
25th October, 2010NBAOklahoma City exercised 2011/12 team option.
19th January, 2012NBASigned a five year maximum value extension ($78,595,312) with Oklahoma City.
4th August, 2016NBASigned a two year, $67,971,738 extension with Oklahoma City. Concurrently re-negotiated 2016/17 salary upwards by $8,770,726, which is included in the $67,971,738 figure. Extension included player option for 2018/19 season.
29th September, 2017NBASigned a five year, $205,030,000 extension with Oklahoma City. Included player option for 2022/23. Concurrently declined 2019/20 player option.
Career Moves
2006 - 2008UCLA (NCAA)
June 2008 - presentSeattle Supersonics/Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
Articles about Russell Westbrook

August 31, 2018

[...] Per the above, the core of the team is the quartet of Westbrook, George, Adams and Roberson. That foursome is a fearsome defensive group - Westbrook can do it, even if he so often chooses not to, while the other three are among the league's best at their positions. Roberson in particular provides invaluable help all over that half of the court, as seen in the team's second-half struggles last season without him before Corey Brewer provided a patch-up job to close things out.

That quartet, however, is also terribly spaced. George is a plus outside shooter as long as he is not in a three-point competition, but the rest are not at all. Adams leaves the paint on offence only to screen, Westbrook has never been a good outside shooter (perhaps because he jumps so high and does not hold onto his follow-through), and Roberson is infamously a non-shooter. [...]

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June 29, 2017

Russell Westbrook
PG, 6’3, 200lbs, 28 years old, 9 years of experience

MVP! MVP! MVP! Make whatever arguments you want to make about how the rebounds meant slacking off defensively, about the arbitrary nature of his achievement, about the many forced shots, about the astro-nomical usage rate… it all at your leisure. Just acknowledge alongside it all that that season right there was ridiculous.

Player Plan: Two years and circa. $61.2 million remaining, with a player option after this season. Extend it as much as possible, but free agency probably beckons soon.

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