Inks five-year extension with Sixers

Joel Embiid agrees to $148 million extension with 76ers

Joel Embiid agrees to $148 million extension with 76ers

If he hits one of those triggers, Embiid stands to make up to $178 million, according to Wojnarowski. The only problem is that he's only played 31 games out of the possible 164 of the first two years of his career. But Wojnarowski indicates that the extension will include some sort of "salary cap protection" for the Sixers, provided that Embiid misses extended time due to injury in the future.

Embiid is a 23-year-old who emigrated from Cameroon as a teenager and worked his way through two serious injuries while mourning the loss of his younger brother. It's where the Philadelphia 76ers now find themselves with center Joel Embiid.

Joel Embiid didn't have to be in the building to be the topic of conversation.

Despite the limited sample size from which to choose from, Embiid's game alone indicates that he is worth that kind of money. The Cameroon native, who has struggled with injuries, has averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in the National Basketball Association.

The first three years of Embiid's career unavoidably conjures up visions of Oden's tenure with the Portland Trail Blazers.

The 76ers have put their trust in Joel Embiid. The team had a net rating of +4.1 in the games he played previous year, but were -8.1 without him. Having said that, Embiid's impact on the floor, when available, has been profound. Even with Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz on the roster, Embiid is the obvious franchise centerpiece.

But the dominant two-way big man showed enough of his qualities to warrant the 76ers to offer him the £113m designated rookie scale max extension.

Carr not expected to play
Making matters worse is Derek Carr is out with a back injury for multiple weeks, and EJ Manuel will start in his place. Since then, Lynch and the running game have been quiet, averaging 2 yards a carry in the previous two weeks.

He missed the previous two seasons because of two surgeries to fix the navicular bone in his right foot.

Mbah a Moute persuaded Embiid's parents to let him move 6,000 miles to Florida, and helped enrol him at Montverde Academy, one of the best high school programs in the country. In order to cut down on his turnovers, Embiid must improve his ability to recognize when the double team is coming and the ability to pass out of it, preventing live-ball giveaways.

Embiid is seven feet tall and scored over 20 points per game last season.

Even as he signed a massive contract extension, Embiid isn't completely back on the court.

Oden missed his entire rookie season, played 61 games in 2008-09 and another 21 in 2009-10 before his third, fourth and fifth knee surgeries led to the Blazers waiving him in March 2012. Zach Lowe of ESPN, among others, are being told the deal is incredible complex.

Embiid last week was cleared for five-on-five full-court scrimmaging.

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