After Kevin Durant departed in the offseason, the Oklahoma City Thunder are doing everything they can to retain the talent they have.
They picked up Oladipo over the summer, and even though he’s not off to a great start, they clearly want to keep him, as the two parties reached an agreement on a four-year contract extension on Monday, according to reports.
ESPN’s Royce Young, who knows the team as well as anyone, thinks it’s a financially-sound move. He also predicted that a Steven Adams extension is in the cards for the near future as well.
The Thunder are probably trying to send a message to Russell Westbrook that they are attempting to build around him, and aren’t looking to rebuild or plan for the long haul.