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The Philadelphia 76ers have reached agreement on a maximum contract extension with guard Ben Simmons, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.
The extension is for five years and $170 million, Charania reported.
Simmons, 22, just finished his second full season and averaged 16.9 points and 8.8 assists, both improvements over his first-year numbers. At 6-foot-10, Simmons is the league’s tallest point guard.
With a core of Simmons, Joel Embidd, Tobias Harris and newcomers Al Horford and Josh Richardson, the 76ers are aiming to make a run at the Finals. They came close this past season, losing to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinals on a last-second shot by Kawhi Leonard in Game 7.
“The Sixers and Simmons could agree to language that would push that figure as high as $203.58MM in the event that he earns an All-NBA spot next season, but there’s no indication yet that those Rose Rule conditions will be included in the agreement,” Luke Adams of HoopsRumors wrote.
Simmons is represented by Rich Paul and Klutch Sports.