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Thunder Have Made A Major Move That Will Impact Future Of Franchise

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The Oklahoma City Thunder this past offseason underwent some major changes to the roster. Among those moves was the addition of Victor Oladipo. With the deadline to sign extensions for players still on the rookie deals on Monday, the Thunder inked Oladipo to a new deal.

This comes just shortly after the front office signed big man Steven Adams to a monster four-year, $100 million extension on Monday morning. The decision to lock up Oladipo solidifies their backcourt for at the next handful of seasons with a promising player to pair with Russell Westbrook. The 24-year-old through the first three games of the season has fit well alongside Westbrook averaging 17.0 points, including back-to-back 20-point outings in the last two contests.

Oladipo had voiced his desire to re-sign with the Thunder well ahead of next offseason where he was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent. He is one of the better defenders in the league at his position and an improving scorer. All in all, the choice to hammer out a new deal with both Oladipo and Adams brings much-needed stability to the organization.

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