Joel Embiid signs 4-year supermax with 76ers
Joel Embiid is here to stay. According to numerous reports, Embiid has signed a four-year, $196 million supermax contract to remain in Philadelphia through 2027. This contract is Embiid’s second max contract with the 76ers, signing a five-year deal worth $147 million in 2018.
With all of the discussion surrounding trading Ben Simmons, it’s relieving for Sixers fans to know their franchise centerpiece will be here for the long haul. By the end of Joel Embiid’s next contract, he will be 32 years old and have spent 11 seasons with the 76ers.
Embiid had a dominant postseason this summer while battling a partially torn meniscus. Things seem to be trending in the right direction for next season, but the 76ers have not commented on his rehab. During the 2020/2021 season, Joel averaged 28.5 points and 10.6 rebounds, leading the team to the first seed in the Eastern Conference.
By the final year of his contract, Joel Embiid will be making nearly $53 million a year, one of the highest annual salaries in NBA history. After a dominant MVP season and several more on the way from The Process, he is well-deserving of this gigantic payday.
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