Victor Oladipo dreamed about being on the Thunder a year before it ever happened. Now he can know he’ll be in Oklahoma City for years to come.
Oladipo and the Thunder agreed to a four-year, $84 million extension on Monday, the deadline to extend players still on rookie deals.
Oklahoma City guard Victor Oladipo has reached agreement on a four-year, $84M extension, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 31, 2016
The extension is not maximum as Oladipo worked to take less than he could have possibly gotten elsewhere. It was reported earlier that Oladipo was seeking a maximum extension. He’s only played three games in a Thunder uniform but it’s clear he loves where he is right now.
With Oladipo locked up, reports suggest the Thunder will continue working to extend Steven Adams and Andre Roberson before tonight's deadline.
That's a huge win for OKC. Oladipo's deal comes in around $21m less than the max, AND is less per year than his projected cap hold.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) October 31, 2016
Oladipo and Russell Westbrook have bonded very quickly in the short time they’ve been together. Oladipo speaks extremely highly of Russ and the tandem has formed one of the most athletic backcourts in the league.
That immediate chemistry coupled with Oladipo’s talent made it a no-brainer for the Thunder to work to lock him up long-term. And getting Oladipo for this price sets the Thunder up well for next summer.
Victor Oladipo extension (4/84) conversion: pic.twitter.com/Z1qT9Ew4El
— Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) October 31, 2016
After averaging 17.9 points per game his second year in the NBA, Oladipo’s scoring dropped to 16.0 last year with the Magic. Through three games he’s averaging 17.0 points a night in OKC.