After being named to the All-NBA Second Team, Philadelphia 76ers franchise pillar Joel Embiid is now officially eligible to sign a supermax contract.
Embiid—under contract through the 2022-23 season—received 28 first-team votes and 70 second-team votes. He joins Portland Trail Blazers superstar guard Damian Lillard, Phoenix Suns floor general Chris Paul, Most Improved Player Award winner Julius Randle, and Los Angeles Lakers leader LeBron James on the 2020-21 All-NBA Second Team.
ESPN’s salary cap expert, Bobby Marks, broke down the potential year-by-year salaries here:
Joel Embiid has earned All-NBA and is now super max eligible. The 76ers and Embiid are now allowed to negotiate an extension of four-years and a projected $191M. The extension would begin in 2023-24.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) June 16, 2021
In sum, the Sixers and Embiid can negotiate a projected four-year deal worth around $191 million that runs until the 2026-27 season.
Embiid is currently in the middle of a five-year, $148 million deal.