Russell Westbrook just signed the richest contract in NBA history. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard stopped talking to Kevin Durant after KD decided to join the Golden State Warriors but Westbrook should be thanking KD. Once Durant left, Westbrook was able to show OKC how talented he is, earning him a five year contract worth $205 million. (205/5 = $41 million!)
Russell Westbrook Net Worth as of 2018: $170 Million
The Thunder superstar’s $170 million net worth is deserved consider the role he’s played the last couple seasons for OKC. Once Durant left, Westbrook put the franchise on his back. I’m glad Carmelo Anthony and Paul George joined OKC. Russ can’t do it by himself. The Western Conference is too talented.
Teams like the San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are too talented. Even with Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, I don’t think OKC is good enough to beat the Warriors.
|Russell Westbrook Net Worth 2017|
Westbrook came off the bench his freshman year at UCLA. The Bruins used him as a shut down defender. He played in all 36 games his freshman year but only started in one game.
Westbrook stared 34 out of 39 games during his sophomore year at UCLA. He averaged 12.7 points and earned Defensive Player of the Year honors.
The Seattle SuperSonics selected Westbrook with the 4th pick of the 2008 NBA draft. A week later they moved to OKC and became the Thunder. Russ joined a young team trying to figure things out. One year prior, the Sonics drafted Kevin Durant with the 2nd pick of the 2007 NBA draft.
Westbrook showed signs of greatness early, recording a triple double during his first year and earning a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
In Westbrook’s second year, he earned a spot in the starting lineup. His points per game increased from 15.3 to 16.1 and his assists increased from 5.3 to 8. OKC made the playoffs but were eliminated in the first round by Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.
In 2011, Russ was named a NBA All-Star reserve and he earned a spot on the All-NBA Second Team. When you’re playing with great players like Durant and James Harden, it can be difficult to standout, proving just how talented Westbrook is.
Last year, Russ transformed into Superman. His former teammate and friend, Kevin Durant, signed with the Warriors and won a NBA championship but Russ decided to stay loyal. Russ won the 2017 MVP Award and he’s now the highest paid player in NBA history.
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