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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:25 pm
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Dr. No wrote:
my source is also ESPN; kudos to its Brian Windhorst for the Salary Cap space nuances.


Dont know if your Brian Windhorst article was before this one:

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/16765 ... -westbrook

he mentioned Westbrook would earn more money by testing the FA than signing an extension now.

Of course that all relative to the Cap, which I heard it went lower than projected.

Here is another link:

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/thunder-tr ... d=40336552

Extend or trade Westbrook?

Oklahoma City does have an interesting option for trying to keep Westbrook beyond next season: renegotiating and extending his contract. Because Westbrook is making less than his $26.5 million max salary, the Thunder could offer him some of their cap space for a raise of nearly $9 million in exchange for Westbrook simultaneously extending his contract.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported Monday that Oklahoma City is considering such an offer. However, it's hard to see Westbrook going for an extension.

Even adding just one year to his contract would cost Westbrook an estimated $1.5 million in 2017-18 salary because the cap is set to jump again by a higher amount than the 7.5 percent raise the Thunder could offer. Westbrook also would be limited to signing for three additional years, whereas he could get four from another team or five from his current team as a free agent next summer.


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