Ben Simmons agrees to max extension with 76ers
As has been widely expected, Ben Simmons has agreed to a max contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Simmons’ agent Rich Paul told Shams Charania of The Athletic that Simmons has agreed to the five-year, $170 million max deal he was eligible for, locking him down in Philadelphia long-term.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 15, 2019
Simmons turns 23 next week. He’s coming off a season which saw him average 17.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 8.1 assists as the Sixers came frustratingly close to reaching the Eastern Conference Finals.