The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly locked guard Victor Oladipo up for the next four years on an $84 million extension, per Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Oklahoma City guard Victor Oladipo has reached agreement on a four-year, $84M extension, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 31, 2016
This is the first of what the team hopes is two huge extensions, with center Steven Adams being the second player they hope to lock up. Oklahoma City is reportedly closing in on a deal with Adams worth $100 million over four years (more on that here).
Playing alongside Russell Westbrook hasn’t stopped Oladipo from putting up terrific numbers early for the Thunder this season. He’s averaging 17 points, 2.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and one steal per game.
It’s clear Oklahoma City has moved well past Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors. Westbrook’s decision to sign an extension during the offseason signaled a new era for the franchise. Now the Thunder have one more young star buying into the future.
And based on the early results, the future looks mighty fine. Sure to be one of the teams competing for a Western Conference title, it’s going to be fascinating to watch things unfold the rest of this season.