Sources: Joel Embiid OKs five-year, $148M deal with Sixers

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has agreed to a five-year, $148 million designated rookie scale maximum contract extension, league sources told ESPN.

The designated exception — termed “the super-max” — allows Embiid to earn a higher percentage of the salary cap — and potentially millions of dollars more — if he meets criteria, including, making All-NBA teams or the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. If Embiid meets the super-max criteria, he could earn an as much as $178 million on the contract, league sources said.

The deal represents the Sixers’ commitment to Embiid’s talent, given that he’s been healthy enough to play in only 31 regular-season games since Philadelphia selected him with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

Embiid, 23, has become among the NBA’s most talented and popular young players, and the

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