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Fear the Links: Russell Westbrook just got paid

That and more in today’s links.

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder-Media Day Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Saturday everyone! Here is today’s edition of Fear the Links.

Russell Westbrook is now very, very rich. On the heels of that, SB Nation’s Paul Flannery examines how Sam Presti capped off the Thunder’s summer with a very, very important signing. Next summer, with both Paul George and Carmelo Anthony likely hitting the open market, at least Presti can build around Russ.

Also: LeBron James will be able to get a record contract next summer.

Pistons coach and Stan Van Gundy wants to get rid of the NBA Draft, believing that it would help curb tanking. I am largely into this idea.

At 2 Ways & 10 Days — which, along with SB Nation’s Ridiculous Upside, offers fantastic G-League coverage — Chris Reichert looks at Erik Spoelstra’s “no cut” camp and how the Heat are forging a relationship with the Sioux Falls Skyforce despite the teams being located nowhere near each other.

ICYMI from Fear the Sword: A podcast on the Cavs’ rotation and what challenges Ty Lue will face next season, Dwyane Wade explains how LeBron recruited him, Wade also compared him and LeBron to the best sandwich ever, how Wade’s arrival affects the Cavs’ other wings and looking at the Cavs’ now very crowded backcourt.

That’ll be it for today. Carter Rodriguez will be posting these tomorrow as I will be traveling for the entire day.