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Breaking: Joel Embiid Signs 4-Year, $196 Million Supermax Extension With 76ers
Joel Embiid contract extension: 76ers give NBA MVP runner-up super-max deal through 2026-27, report says
It’s official: NBA insider Shams Charania broke the news Philadelphia big man Joel Embiid has signed an extension worth $196M through the 2026-27 season with the 76ers. That guarantees him a total of $261M over the next 6 seasons Supermax.
PHILLY I LOVE YOU— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 21, 2021
Sorry to disappoint you again Just know that I gave everything I had knowing the circumstances. If there’s one thing I’ve learned being here, it’s the TOUGHNESS this city has and that’s why I played with a torn meniscus. THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT ALL YEAR LONG!! pic.twitter.com/CsR47xOJDZ
Embiid had an absolutely fantastic season with the 76ers. Where he was the runner-up for the MVP title behind Nikola Jokic.
Embiid was excellent despite having injury problems and led the Philadelphia. 76ers to the first overall seed in the Eastern Conference.
Embiid was solid during the 2021 NBA Playoffs. He was crucial in the 76ers defeating the Washington Wizards in the first round, even playing through an injury. But the injury kept him out of the series against the Atlanta Hawks.
Per 75 possessions, his 32.9 points led the league, boosted by improvement in field-goal percentage (51.3), three-point percentage (37.7) and accuracy from the foul line (85.9 per cent).
Embiid’s new deal, which runs through the 2026-27 season, reportedly includes a player option for the final year, although the Sixers do not have the same protection in case of further injuries.
Embiid is yet to play more than 64 games in a regular season in the NBA, with the start to his career delayed by two years due to foot surgery.
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