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Reports: 76ers, Joel Embiid agree to four year, $196 million extension

According to multiple reports, the team and center Joel Embiid have agreed to a four year, $196 million contract extension.

PHILADELPHIA — Editor's note: The above video is from June 24.

The Philadelphia 76ers have locked up their franchise star for the next six seasons.

According to multiple reports, the team and center Joel Embiid have agreed to a four year, $196 million contract extension.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the deal will tie Embiid to the 76ers through the 2026-2027 season and will guarantee him a total of $261 million over that time when you factor in his existing deal:

Embiid, 27, has starred for the 76ers over parts of the past five seasons.

Entering the 2021-2022 season, Embiid has career averages of 24.8 points per game, 11.3 rebounds per game, 3.1 assists per game, and 1.7 blocks per game.

Last season, Embiid posted a career-high 28.5 points per game, and was named an All-Star for the fourth straight season.

With this deal taken care of, Philadelphia will surely turn its attention to its other star, Ben Simmons.

It's unclear if the team plans on starting the season with Simmons on the roster or still attempting to work out a trade before the NBA season commences in October.

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