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Report: Joel Embiid, 76ers Agree to Five-Year, $148M Deal

The Philadelphia 76ers and Joel Embiid have reportedly agreed to a five-year, $148 million extension.  

The Philadelphia 76ers and center Joel Embiid have agreed to a five-year, $148 million extension, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. 

If Embiid meets the super max criteria over his designated rookie scale maximum contract, he could reportedly earn as much as $178 million. 

Embiid has only played in 31 games since the 76ers selected him with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. The Cameroon native, who has struggled with injuries, has averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in the NBA. 

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ESPN also reports that there will be some salary cap protection for the 76ers in the event that Embiid is significantly injured.