76ers’ Ben Simmons agrees to five-year, $170M max extension


Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, right, reacts after a dunk as Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka watches during the first half of Game 6 of their second-round playoff series Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Philadelphia. (Chris Szagola/AP)

Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to terms on a five-year, $170-million maximum contract extension, according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania.

This deal, which kicks in for the 2020-21 season, has reportedly been in the works for a few weeks now.

The 2019-20 season will be the final year of Simmons’ four-year rookie deal. The No. 1 overall pick in 2016 is coming off a strong season in which he earned All-Star honours for the first time. In two seasons playing for the 76ers, Simmons has averaged 16.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.9 assists.

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