Ben Simmons to Sign Max Deal With 76ers The Philadelphia 76ers offered Simmons a five-year, $170 million max extension.
According to ESPN, both sides are working to finalize the deal much sooner than the mid-October deadline.
Simmons was the No.
1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
But he missed the entire 2016-2017 season after surgery for a broken foot.
He returned for the 2017-2018 season and won the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year.
Simmons averaged 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.7 assists this past season.
The 76ers lost in the Eastern Conference semifinals to the Toronto Raptors.
Philadelphia re-signed Tobias Harris to a five year, $180 million deal, and signed Al Horford for four years and $109 million so far this offseason.
The 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid is also under contract on a five year, $150 million deal.