Philadelphia 76 and star Ben Simons agreed to a five-year maximum extension of $ 170 million, Simmons agent Rich Paul confirmed to Brian Winthorst of ESPN. Paul and Schaeffer's new contract, Elton Brandt, ended the deal much earlier. Athletic announced for the first time on Monday that the parties had reached an agreement.
Simmons, the biggest driver for number one in 2016, is one of the most important stars for the 76's. 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) are secured with long-term deals.
Simmons, who will be 23 on Saturday, averaged 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 7.7 assists for Sixers last season. At 6-foot-1