Joel Embiid drops 22 points in 15 minutes in first game back

Joel Embiid drops 22 points in 15 minutes in first game back

Joel Embiid drops 22 points in 15 minutes in first game back

Standout rookie center Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers agreed to a designated rookie scale max extension of five years worth $148 million, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

If Embiid were to meet that criteria and the 76ers released him, he would receive $84.2 million of his full contract after the 18-19 season, $98.2 million after 19-20, $113.3 million after 20-21 and $129.4 million after 21-22.

When he stepped back on the court for the Sixers preseason game Wednesday, he had not missed a beat.

Embiid, 23, has progressed into the NBA's most talented and popular young players and the extension solidifies him as a cornerstone player of the franchise's future.

Specific injuries are laid out in the contract and only include past problem areas with Embiid's feet and back, sources said. However, according to ESPN, if Embiid suffers an injury related to a previous injury then the 76ers would be able to cut him outright.

If Joel Embiid were to suffer a career-ending injury, the 76ers have a clause in his contract that would allow them to waive the former No. 3 overall pick. Bleacher Report posted a video of Joel Embiid's first highlight reel play of the year. Embiid's unique career trajectory - missing his first two NBA seasons with successive foot surgeries and playing only 31 games in the 2016-17 season - created a pathway for Philadelphia general manager Bryan Colangelo; Embiid's agent, Leon Rose of CAA Sports; and the National Basketball Players Association to work together on creating a complicated and creative contractual agreement.

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the No. 3 pick in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft exploded for 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block in 14 minutes and 45 seconds of action.

The details are finally out on Embiid's contract, and, as long as he doesn't suffer a repeat injury, Embiid is going have a big pay day.

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