Sixers exercise options on Simmons, Fultz and Saric

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The Philadelphia 76ers have exercised the contract options on guards Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz, and forward Dario Saric, according to a report from Shams Charania of Stadium.

The Sixers made the news official in a press release Wednesday.

None of the moves comes as a big surprise, as all three are a major part of the Sixers' rotation.

"Simmons and Saric are now on track to become eligible for rookie scale extensions during the 2019 offseason," Luke Adams of HoopsRumors wrote. "The 76ers will have to make one more option decision on Fultz, with that decision on his 2020/21 option due a year from now."

As Adams also noted, those three options will add a little more than $21 million in guaranteed salary to the Sixers' payroll next season.

Meanwhile, it appears the Sixers have decided not to exercise the option on wing Furkan Korkmaz.