The Sixers and Joel Embiid are nearing an agreement on a 4-year, $196 million supermax extension that will keep him under contract through the 2026-27 season, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is finalizing a four-year, $196 million supermax contract extension, sources told ESPN.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) August 17, 2021
Embiid, who reportedly conducted negotiations himself, is due $65 million over the last two years of his current deal. In addition, he will have made a total of $261 million by the time his newest extension is up.
The contract, set to take effect during the 2023-24 season, is fully-guaranteed and includes a player option on the final year. Embiid, the MVP runner-up, averaged 28.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game in 51 appearances this past season while making his fourth-straight All-Star appearance and being named All-NBA second team for the third time in his career.
Joel Embiid missed 11 regular season games due to a bone bruise in his left knee and suffered a torn right meniscus in the first round of the playoffs. Shelburne reported that the injury did not require surgery at season’s end. Here are some highlight reels from last season.
Joel Embiid making NBA All-Stars look silly
Joel Embiid all blocks + steals from 2020-21