The Philadelphia 76ers have signed center Joel Embiid to a five-year max deal, as first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Philadelphia center Joel Embiid has agreed to a five-year, $148 million designated rookie scale max extension, league sources told ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 9, 2017
If Embiid meets the super max criteria over course of deal, he could earn as much as $178M. https://t.co/55eWZGis4I— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 9, 2017
Embiid was cleared for 5-on-5 drills and all basketball activities last week after suffering a torn meniscus last season. He will not play this preseason and he may not be ready for the start of the regular season, even though the team is hopeful he will be able to start the opener.
Embiid missed the first two seasons of his NBA career due to foot injuries, and the torn meniscus limited him to 31 games last year.
He averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.1 assists per game last season, earning an All-Rookie First Team selection.Back to the Philadelphia 76ers Newsfeed