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Carmelo Anthony comments on Russell Westbrook's huge extension with OKC

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Russell Westbrook has committed his future to the Oklahoma City Thunder by signing the biggest contract in NBA history.

The MVP penned a five-year, $205 million extension with the franchise and has once again displayed his loyalty.

With the offer on the table throughout the summer, OKC fans and the front office were worried that he wouldn't sign the deal by the October 16 deadline and instead seek to enter free agency next year.

But Westbrook has eased those fears ahead of a new season which is filled with promise.

A big reason behind the superstar's decision to re-sign was down to general manager Sam Presti securing him some All-Star teammates in the shape of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.

After carrying much of the load for the team last year, the six-time All-Star now has a stellar cast alongside him that will see the Thunder compete for a championship.

But it remains to be seen how long the team can keep this trio together as PG and Melo can become free agents in the summer.

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George has already stated that Westbrook's decision to sign an extension will "absolutely" factor into his own free agency plans.

Aside from expressing his happiness for his new teammate's huge deal, Carmelo wasn't willing to give anything away in regards to his situation.

"I was happy, I was happy," Anthony said. "Everybody should be happy, everybody should be excited about right now [and] the future.

"He's the cornerstone of this organisation, and he's proven that yesterday by agreeing to that deal not only showing this organization his commitment, but showing [Oklahoma City] his commitment to them, too."

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Speaking about his future, he said: “I’m gonna tell you right now, I’m not even answering those questions. I don’t even want to touch those questions right now.

"I don’t even want to alter my focus and my vision right now, being in training camp and trying to get things rolling, trying to establish/re-establish something here.”

After an offseason where he was involved in trade rumours involving both the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers, Anthony finally secured a trade away from the New York Knicks and agreed to waive his no-trade clause to join OKC.

The veteran has a player option on his contract next summer but is determined to just focus on his basketball now and avoid talking about his future as he has been for the past six months.

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The 10-time All-Star finally has the chance to play with other superstars and the optimism in Oklahoma City is extremely high.

With their impressive moves, the Thunder have positioned themselves as one of the biggest threats to the Golden State Warriors and their fans would love nothing more than to topple their former star Kevin Durant.

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Central Division
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