Westbrook Signs $80 million Extension January 19, 2012 22:49

Last night, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, signed a 5-year contract extension worth $80 million.

With the signing of Westbrook to a long term contract, the Thunder look set to have a strong future given that Kevin Durant is tied to the club for the foreseeable future.

It is thought that the Thunder will hold a press conference on Sunday, after the team returns from its road trip, to officially announce the deal.

Westbrook, 23, was the fourth overall pick in the 2008 draft and last year made the All-NBA second team in only his third season as a pro.