Simmons' teammate signs eye-watering new deal

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The Philadelphia 76ers whitethorn beryllium questioning what to bash with Australian prima Ben Simmons, but it appears they person vie spot successful his teammate Joel Embiid.

A idiosyncratic acquainted with the concern told The Associated Press that Embiid and the Sixers agreed connected a four-year, $269 cardinal declaration hold that volition instrumentality the All-Star halfway done the 2026-27 season.

The idiosyncratic spoke connected information of anonymity due to the fact that the woody was not expected to beryllium formally announced until Wednesday AEST.

News of Embiid's hold with the 76ers comes arsenic rumours proceed to swirl astir Simmons' aboriginal successful Philadelphia aft his spectacular flameout successful this year's playoffs.

Joel Embiid has signed a four-year hold with Philadelphia contempt the uncertainty surrounding Simmons (AP)

The 27-year-old Embiid was NBA MVP runner-up this play and led the Sixers to the champion regular-season grounds successful the Eastern Conference. The Sixers mislaid successful the 2nd circular to the Atlanta Hawks.

Embiid averaged of 28.5 points and 10.6 rebounds past play and became eligible for the NBA's super-max extension.

Selected by Philadelphia with the No. 3 wide prime of the 2014 draft, Embiid suffered a teardrop successful his close meniscus during the playoffs. He played done the wounded and has emerged arsenic Philadelphia's franchise player.

His caller woody volition commencement successful 2023-24. The latest hold comes aft Embiid initially signed a $203 million, five-year hold that kicked successful during the 2018-19 season.

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