As great as things have gone for the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer, there's still one massive, dark cloud hanging over the start of training camp. Despite the additions of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony via trade, reigning MVP Russell Westbrook has yet to sign the five-year, $207 million contract extension that the Thunder reportedly offered him at the beginning of the summer. During media day on Monday in Oklahoma City, Westbrook was asked point-blank whether he's going to sign the deal before the Oct. 16 deadline. Russ insinuated that he's been too busy this summer with his new baby to sign the extension, but reiterated that he wants to remain in Oklahoma City. "Man it's been a long, long summer," Westbrook said. "I had a baby. So I've been working on a little fatherhood. But like I said before, man, this is the place I want to be. I love being here. I'm excited about the season -- obviously a lot of new changes. I'm excited. From that, I'll leave it there."
Westbrook says fatherhood is getting in the way of decision on $207M OKC extension
CBS Sports | Sep 25