OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Thunder held its media day Monday with no word on an extension for superstar Russell Westbrook. 

However, Westbrook did offer a reason for Thunder fans to be optimistic.

"This is the place I want to be," he said.

Westbrook has spent his summer focused on his family, specifically his new baby boy. He said he wants a chance to "simmer down" and soak in as many family moments as possible for the season begins.

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