76ers Give Joel Embiid $148 Million Despite Just 31 Games Played

Oct 11, 2017, 00:22
76ers Give Joel Embiid $148 Million Despite Just 31 Games Played

Embiid was scheduled to arrive in Boston on Monday night to join his teammates.

Oft-injured 23-year-old center Joel Embiid - who has played just 31 games through the first three years of his National Basketball Association career after also missing the 2014 Big 12 and NCAA Tournaments because of a back injury suffered in a one-and-done college season at Kansas - on Monday agreed in principle to a 5-year, $148 million designated rookie scale maximum contract extension, ESPN reported.

Adrian Wojnarowski indicates Embiid has contract incentives based on whether he makes All-NBA teams or wins the Most Valuable Player award.

Yet it will take more than the Sixers got from Embiid a year ago to make this thing work.

The deal will include some salary cap protection for the 76ers should Embiid sustain injury that causes him to miss significant playing time, league sources said.

For starters, this is a clear sign that the Sixers are fully committed to building the franchise around the 23-year-old.

A huge extension for Philadelphia's promising young center.

. But even then, Embiid would still get roughly half this contract.

"Some people put out reports to create controversy", Embiid said at the start of training camp. He also grabbed almost eight rebounds in 25.4 minutes per contest, averaged 2.5 blocks, and shot 36.7 percent from three, stretching defenses with his range, driving to the hole at will, and getting to the line, averaging almost eight free throw attempts per game last season. But Sam Hinkie decided that Embiid possessed the kind of talent whose potential eclipsed whatever increase in certainty the Sixers would have gained by passing on him for a better known commodity. He hasn't played in a game since January 27. The impact he singlehandedly had on the Sixers past year was astounding, and proves his worth.

The journalist goes on to label Embiid's new deal as a "complex" contract as the 76ers would have to waive the superstar for him not to reap the full rewards of his extension. It also didn't take a genius to see how unstoppable Embiid was when he actually took the floor. But the Sixers must feel confident enough in his health to offer him the max deal.

We don't know yet the actual figures of what Embiid and the front office decided.

The back injury he suffered during his only season at college has not been an issue since.

He missed the previous two seasons because of two surgeries to fix the navicular bone in his right foot.

You don't mess around with players like that, especially in their formative years when the franchise has control over the negotiation.

In September, the team plucked away Dr. C. Medina Leal from FC Barcelona to oversee their medical staff, and general manager Bryan Colangelo has stated that he would be very involved in Embiid's recovery from meniscus surgery. He averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds.

Even as he signed a massive contract extension, Embiid isn't completely back on the court.

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