Russell Westbrook III is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. Today we will discuss about Russell Westbrook Contract Rockets NBA
Russell Westbrook Contract Rockets NBA
Westbrook signed a five-year, $ 206 million contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017 while coming out of the MVP season. He has three years, $ 132 million remaining on that contract. The final year of that deal is a $ 47 million player option in the 2022–23 season.
The deal begins with the 2018–19 season and offers Westbrook the largest guaranteed contract in NBA history — six seasons and $ 233 million through 2022–23. This includes a player option over the 2022–23 season.
- According to Mark Stein of the New York Times, Westbrook modified his contract to facilitate trade to the Rockets, which is no surprise to me.
- To be clear, he is still getting the same 124 million owed over the next 3 years in total, but has modified his contract where the Rockets do not have to pay more in front of him.
- The decision to make the contract less front-load actually helps a Rocket team that was already under the influence of James Harden, Clinton Capell’s contract.
Rockets Grade B
- According to ESPN’s Tim McMahon, Houston still intends to remain competitive with James Harden. If this intention is genuine, then this trade is a head-scratcher.
- Ignoring the risks inherent in trading for Wall following his Akilis injury, the Rockets have tried to pair Harden with a similarly poor shooting point guard: former Nuggets speedster Ty Lawson. He started 12 games in Houston and the Rockets went 4-8. This was the only season of the Harden era in which Rocket Above
- Westbrook is unique. He brought so many things that Houston hadn’t before, with serious adjustments elsewhere, the Rockets were able to compensate for their poor shooting. There is little reason for Wall to believe this.
Wizards Grade B+
- Kobe Bryant averaged 27.3 points per game shooting 46.3 percent of the season, beating his Akilis. He then scored 18.9 points in 36.6 percent shooting.
- Brandon Jennings averaged 16.6 points per game on 39.1 percent shooting for his career before tearing his Achilles. He scored 6.9 points on 36.3 percent shooting for the rest of his career.
- Chauncey Billups shot 36.4 percent of the season shooting at an average of 15 points per game, beating his Akilis. He later played only 41 games, averaging 6.2 points per game on 36.5 percent shooting.