Report: Sixers Offer Ben Simmons 5-Year, $170 Million Max Extension

by July 02, 2019
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The Sixers have reportedly offered Ben Simmons a five-year, $170 million max-level contract extension.

Simmons’ camp and Philadelphia’s front-office are expected to come to an agreement soon.

The 22-year-old former Rookie of the Year averaged 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.7 assists last season.

Per ESPN:

The Philadelphia 76ers offered All-Star guard Ben Simmons a five-year, $170 million maximum extension, and the sides are working through contract details toward an eventual agreement, league sources tell ESPN.

Sixers general manager Elton Brand and Simmons’ agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, have until mid-October to finalize a rookie extension, but there’s a shared expectation a signed agreement will come significantly sooner, league sources said.

Simmons, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick and 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year, is one of the cornerstone stars for the 76ers. His teammates, including All-Star center Joel Embiid (five years, $150 million), Tobias Harris (five years, $180 million) and Al Horford (four years, $109 million) have been secured with long-term deals.

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