But he’s not a fool.
With a $47,063,478 player option for next season, Westbrook will stay under contract with the Lakers.
Russell Westbrook can opt into the final year of his contract at 47 million dollars. He’s expected to do that at the end of the month.
Westbrook, 33, will almost certainly never draw such a high salary again. His athleticism and, therefore, overall play are declining. As much has been made about his fit issues with LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Westbrook is just no longer the same caliber of player he was when drawing this deal five years ago.