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REPORT: Joel Embiid & the 76ers agree to a five-year, $148 million max extension

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during 2017-18 NBA Media Day on September 25, 2017 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Joel Embiid is about to get P.A.I.D.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to give their young superstar a five-year, $148 million designated rookie scale max extension.

Furthermore, according to Woj, the contract could grow another $30 million if Embiid meets the super max criteria.

Through his first three NBA seasons, Embiid has only played 31 games. All 31 of those were last season after missing his first two NBA seasons with injury.

Embiid has defintiely shown flashes in his games last season to warrant the extension. However, the 76ers have put in some protections to ensure that if Embiid does sustain another lengthy and possibly career threatening injury, they aren’t hampered financially.

The process has been trusted.

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