The Philadelphia 76ers have made a ton of roster moves this offseason. The latest one they made was by giving forward Ben Simmons a five-year contract extension worth $170 million, according to Simmons’s agent Rich Paul who confirmed it to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. This contract extension will not begin until after the 2019-2020 season.
Simmons is one of the reasons why Philadelphia has made it to the playoffs the past couple of seasons. He is only 22 years old and Ben Simmons is already one of the best players in the NBA.
In 79 games played last season, he averaged 16.9 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 7.7 APG, 0.8 BPG, and 1.4 SPG. Simmons is an excellent facilitator and drives to the basket extremely well. His jump shot needs a ton of work so it can open up the floor even more for the 76ers offensively.
Ben Simmons is also one of the best on the ball and off the ball defenders in the NBA. He was also taken with the number one overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Philadelphia will also have a very long championship window as long as everyone stays healthy.
They could go to a couple of finals appearance and maybe win a championship for the first time since 1983 within the next couple of years.