The news is a consolation for the franchise, coming nearly
one month after Westbrook's fellow All-Star Kevin Durant left
for the Golden State Warriors.
Terms of the contract were not announced, but multiple media
reports said it was for three-years and $86 million.
"I am grateful to extend my contract with the Thunder and
continue to play with the only organization that I have played
for and have loved being a part of since I was drafted into the
NBA," said Westbrook.
Westbrook recorded 18 triple-doubles last season, equaling the
most in the NBA since Magic Johnson in the 1981-82 season.
He averaged 23.5 points, 10.4 assists, 7.8 rebounds and 2.04
steals last season.
Westbrook, 27, the fourth pick in the 2008 NBA draft, was due to
become a free agent at the end of next season.
Westbrook and Durant turned the Thunder into contenders, leading
the team to the Western Conference finals last season.
They held a 3-1 lead against Golden State before the Warriors
won the final three games to clinch the best-of-seven series.
(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by
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