07/15 13:09 CDT AP source: Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal
AP source: Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal
By DAN GELSTON
AP Sports Writer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) --- A person familiar with the situation says the
Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million,
five-year contract extension. The max deal is the latest big commitment by the
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday
because the contract is not official.
Simmons will make about $8.1 million this season, the last of his four-year
rookie deal. His salary for the next season should jump to about $29.3 million
and rise to nearly $39 million in 2024-25.
The deal solidifies the 76ers' core for the next few seasons. All-Star Joel
Embiid and Al Horford are under contract though 2023, Tobias Harris through
2024 and now Simmons through 2025.
Simmons was the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2016. He made his NBA debut in
the 2017-18 season and was Rookie of the Year. He was an All-Star for the first
time last season. He has averaged 16.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.9 assists in
his two on-court seasons.
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