No. 1 Pick
All-Rookie First Team
Rookie of the Year
Two-Time Rising Star
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) July 16, 2019
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.