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Kanter believes Westbrook will stay in OKC

/ 02:26 AM September 26, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 28: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates with Enes Kanter #11 against the New York Knicks during the second half at Madison Square Garden on November 28, 2016 in New York City. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Enes Kanter had dinner with Russell Westbrook the night he learned he was traded.

Kanter doesn’t think his former teammate will be following him out of Oklahoma City anytime soon.

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Kanter said Monday at the Knicks media day that he believes Westbrook will sign a contract extension worth more than $200 million, rather than become a free agent next summer.

The new Knicks center says Westbrook told him how much he loves Oklahoma City and how much he sees Oklahoma City like his family.

Kanter adds: “So I think, I feel like he’s going to sign with them. I mean, that’s his legacy. That’s his team and he’s not going to leave his legacy behind.”

Kanter dined with Westbrook and Thunder center Steven Adams on Saturday after the Thunder agreed to trade him to New York in the deal to acquire Carmelo Anthony. The native of Turkey joked that his former teammates told him to be careful in New York, and to watch out for the media.

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