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The Philadelphia 76ers introduced Tuesday that they’ve locked up middle Joel Embiid to a 5-yr extension value a reported $148 million.

That quantity equates to a max contract, however incentives might push the full upwards to $178 million, in line with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Whereas Embiid is a blue-chip expertise, the deal represents vital danger on the Sixers’ half. The 7-footer has solely 31 NBA video games underneath his belt – all final season – since being drafted in 2014.

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“Joel is just scratching the floor, however he has all of the potential and promise to go down as one of many all-time greats to put on a Sixers jersey,” GM Bryan Colangelo stated.

Embiid just lately renewed 5-on-5, full-courtroom practices after present process knee surgical procedure final spring.

The extension will take impact after this season, the final yr of Embiid’s rookie-scale contract.