Simmons' acceptance of the 76ers' five-year, $US170 million maximum contract extension had been expected.
Few players possess his innate passing ability, and Simmons attacks the rim with a rare combination of size, strength and athleticism - all of which also makes him a versatile defensive weapon. Alongside Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, and the now-departed Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick, Simmons helped the 76ers get to within a game of the Eastern Conference Finals last season. He made his National Basketball Association debut in the 2017-18 season and was Rookie of the Year.
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Furthermore, at the tender age of 22, this extension locks Simmons in through his 28-year old season - right dead in the middle of his prime. He was an All-Star for the first time last season. Simmons' contract extension won't go into affect until the 2020-21 season and according to Bobby Marks of ESPN, it could be costly for the Sixers down the road.
The 6-foot-10 Australian has averaged unprecedented numbers through his first two years - 16.4 points (55.4 field goal percentage), 8.5 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game - and made his first All-Star appearance this past February. "But when you give me the ball, I'm able to make plays". Harris' deal with the Sixers is worth $180 million over five years, per Spotrac, and comes after he was acquired via trade by Philly and had a successful end to the 2018-19 season.