NBA 2021-22 Joel Embiid Contract: 4x All-Star Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers finalizing a 4-year, $196m Supermax contract extension- The Philadelphia 76ers and 4x NBA All-Star Joel Embiid have reportedly reached an agreement on a $196m supermax contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Embiid’s contract is a fully guaranteed extension that will pay him $196 million over four years. According to Woj, the 76ers star will earn a total of $261 million till the 2026-27 season.
In the opening round of the NBA playoffs, Joel Embiid and the 76ers defeated the Washington Wizards in five games. In the Conference Semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks, the 76ers were knocked out in seven games.
However, in the regular season, the 76ers played really well and finished 1st in the Eastern Conference standings, higher than the Brooklyn Nets’ big 3. They had an amazing 49-23 record. Joel Embiid was a key player in all the games.
Extension takes Embiid through 2026-2027 season and guarantees him a total of $261 million. https://t.co/0nqeUtxwfn
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 17, 2021
NBA 2021-22 Joel Embiid Contract: 4x All-Star Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers finalizing a 4-year, $196m Supermax contract extension
Joel Embiid stats
Embiid had a tremendous 2020-21 campaign for the 76ers, he averaged 28.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals across 51 appearances. Furthermore, he shot a career-best 51.3 percent from the field.
The 27-year-old earned his fourth straight All-Star appearance and was selected to the All-NBA second team, which made him eligible for the supermax extension.
76ers were knocked out in the Eastern Conference semi-finals
Philadelphia was eliminated from the playoffs by the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals, and although Embiid was the team’s top performer in the series, the 2014 first-round pick told reporters he accepted responsibility for the postseason exit:
“[I] just gotta be better. Personally, I felt like I took a huge step this year, and there’s so much more I can do. I can be so much better. … There’s so much more I can do. I progressed a lot this year, and next year I’m going to be even better. … It’s on me. I got to be better. said Embiid. “I got to take another step with it comes to taking care of my body, and my game as a whole because I still feel like I have a lot of untapped potential that people haven’t really seen.”
Joel Embiid Contract: How will this help the Philadelphia 76ers?
Embiid’s long-term extension will push him as the foundation of the 76ers roster for the future. He has deserved the new deal with his performances and has proved that he can take the game-winning shots.
Giving Embiid the supermax was an effortless decision from Philadelphia’s view based on his continued improvement to an MVP-level performer while shaking off the injury concerns of years past. Whether he was prepared to commit to the franchise for the long haul was a little less certain.