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Sources: Steven Adams, Thunder closing in on $100 million, 4-year extension

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Steven Adams is the Thunder’s cornerstone center, and the Thunder are moving toward a contract extension that says it loud and clear.

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According to league sources, Thunder center Steven Adams is quickly moving toward an agreement with OKC for a contract extension that could total $100 million over four years. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported today that a deal is imminent:

The Oklahoma City Thunder and center Steven Adams are progressing toward a four-year, $100 million contract extension, league sources told The Vertical.

There’s no agreement yet, but both sides feel strong momentum toward a deal, league sources said.

The deal would cement Adams, 23, as a Thunder franchise cornerstone along with All-Star guard Russell Westbrook.

As part of the NBA’s 2013 draft Class, the extension would keep Adams out of restricted free agency next summer.

The deadline for rookie contract extensions is tomorrow, Nov. 1st, at midnight, so if Adams and the Thunder can reach an agreement within the next day, the big New Zealand center will cement his status as a long term building block for OKC.

Woj notes that the Thunder are also in negotiations with newcomer Victor Oladipo and 2013 draft pick Andre Roberson to rookie extensions as well, but talks have not yet progressed as far as Adams’ has.

We will continue to report Adams’ contract situation as it develops.