Simmons will have a poison pill restriction in his contract as part of signing a rookie extension.
Per ESPN's Bobby Marks, Simmons is projected to make $29.5 million in 2020-21, $31.59 million in 2021-22, $33.93 million in 2022-23, $36.27 million in 2023-24, and $38.61 million in 2024-25. Simmons averaged 16.9 points per game, 8.8 rebounds and 7.7 assists with the team last season and is a player the franchise is firm about building around after selecting him out of LSU with the first overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, despite his struggles with his jump shot during the teams' playoff games.
Philadephia has also handed out big-money deals to Tobias Harris (five years, $180 million) and Al Horford (four years, $109 million) this summer.
While Simmons was cited as a name to watch for a potential contract extension this offseason, the two sides appear to have gotten a deal done before the new season. While Embiid's rating seems mostly fair, it is odd that he's only up one point from last season.
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The Sixers will have one of the most-expensive teams in National Basketball Association history moving forward, with Simmons, Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Al Horford all on big nine-figure contracts. Time will tell, congrats on getting paid, Ben!
By the end of his second season, Simmons has already won Rookie of the Year and has been named to the All-Rookie first team and this past season an All-Star.
Mr Paul said Simmons would be spending his off-season from the 76ers training for the next season instead of playing for the Australian team. Simmons secured 10 triple-doubles this past season and total of 22 for his career, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
"I'm very young, and right now I feel like relationships aren't always super-certain and I don't want to bring too much attention to something if you don't really know long term [what it's going to be]".