Ben Simmons has received a maximum extension offer from the Sixers that would pay him $170MM over five years, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Simmons’ agent, Rich Paul, will work through the details with the team in hopes of reaching an agreement, Woj adds.
The first selection in the 2016 draft, Simmons has established himself as one of the best young players in the NBA. After sitting out his first season because of injury, he captured Rookie of the Year honors in 2018 and was even better this year. One of the league’s most versatile players, Simmons posted a 16.9/8.8/7.7 line and helped the Sixers reach the second round of the playoffs.
Philadelphia wants Simmons, who will turn 23 later this month, to be part of the cornerstone for the franchise well into the future. After an offseason of change that will see Jimmy Butler and J.J. Redick depart and Al Horford and Josh Richardson replace them, the Sixers want to make sure that Simmons and center Joel Embiid are under contract for as long as possible.
22 thoughts on “Sixers Offer Max Extension To Ben Simmons”
That’s a lot of money for someone that can’t make a 3 pointer in today’s game. He’d be crazy to not accept it immediately.
Oh boy. Does anyone still trust this process?
Process died when Hinkie was fired. Love when people comment showing they have no real idea about what “Trust the Process” was. Bet you couldn’t even name where it originated.
And what was so great about Sam Hinkie?
Hahahaha Simmons disappeared in the post season and has a BROKEN shot. I have watched him in pre-game warm ups not even hit rim on his 3pt attempts. This will be looked at as an albatross contract within the next two years.
Broken? More like non existent!
But… he didn’t disappear in the playoffs? Him and Jimmy were our most reliable players.
You can’t be reliable when you don’t take a shot in the fourth quarter… Ricky Rubio has more O than dis dude
Well nobody says anything about his jump shot when he darn nears averages a triple double doesn’t need a 3pt shot just a mid range jumper so when he misses in rebounding postion
It doesn’t take much to be a “max” player in the league these days.
We’ll find Cameron Hodges in the Schuylkill or Delaware rivers if Ben’s mid-range shot isn’t fixed by next season’s playoffs.
He drives me nuts with his shot but it’ll be hard to find another guy next year who’s a 17/9/7 player.
The guy can’t make a jump shot. He’ll never be a leader on a team until he can. Your team will always have a ceiling on it if he’s one of the two go to players in a 4th quarter. I would never pay him even $20 mil per year until he shows he can shoot a freaking basketball. Ridiculous.
let’s go 6ers keep our best young players around for a long time, can’t let go of a 22-23 year old 6’10 all star PG who guards 1-5 and gets his teammates involved in the game and doesn’t worry about his scoring numbers or doesn’t force us bad long 3s and 2s because everyone else wants you to, play your game BigBen
Finally someone who knows basketball & isn’t a hater, this site is full of them. BigBen is a beast & is worth the max & more, go Ben!!!
Players are developed in the NBA…and paid for it now…not in college.
That said if he doesn’t come out next year and at least start shooting a jumper or the three when he is left alone…don’t care if he can’t make them but he needs to make defenders think twice about what to do.
No need to offer the max so soon. I’d rather keep him motivated by an upcoming payday so he continues to work on his game outside the paint
The fear has been he’ll bolt to LA, and the Laker’s not getting Kawhi this year means they’d have the ability to make a run at him.
For someone who can’t shoot and still almost average a triple double I say he is worth it
He’s worth every penny