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Sources tell ESPN that Sixers All-Star C Joel Embiid has agreed to a four-year, $196M supermax contract extension that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2026-27 season.
Embiid will now receive a guaranteed $261M through the life of his new contract. He’s the cornerstone of this franchise, and now it’ll be interesting to see what the Sixers do with his teammate Ben Simmons this offseason with all the rumors swirling around his future.
Joel Embiid scored 31 points (11-21 Fg, 2-5 3Pt, 7-10 Ft) 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block across 40 minutes in the Sixers 103-96 loss to the Hawks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night in Philadelphia.
Embiid once again had a monster game in Game 7 but didn't receive much help on the offensive end outside of Tobias Harris and Seth Curry. Give Embiid credit for dealing with a torn meniscus through out the whole series and still being able to average 30.4 ppg over the seven games.
Joel Embiid scored 37 points (12-20 Fg, 11-13 Ft, 2-4 3Pt) 13 rebounds, five assists, four blocks, and two steals across 39 minutes in the Sixers 109-106 loss to the Hawks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.
Embiid had a monster first-half in Game 5 in which he put up 24 of his 37 points. Unfortunately for the Sixers they had one of the most epic meltdowns in NBA history in the last six minutes of the game and are now trailing 3-2 in the series. Game 6 will take place on Friday night in Atlanta.
Sixers' big man Joel Embiid had 17 points (4-20 FG, 1-4 3PT, 8-8 FT), 21 rebounds, and four assists in 103-100 loss to the Hawks on Monday.
The MVP runner-up shot just 20% from the field in Game 4, but his 21 rebounds nearly propelled the Sixers to a victory over the stubborn Hawks. Embiid is dealing with a slight meniscus tear, which may explain his poor shooting performance in Game 4. However, the Sixers will need Embiid to be at his best when they face off against the Hawks for Game 5 on Wednesday.
Joel Embiid is available to play on Friday ahead of game three of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the 76ers and Hawks.
Embiid has been questionable the past couple of games, but he has yet to miss a game. Coming off a 40 point game, Embiid will look to continue the momentum into Atlanta.