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Simmons hits the jackpot in Philadelphia

Ben Simmons is in Philadelphia for a long time. The rising young star has agreed to a five-year, $ 170-million extension with the Sixers.

Simmons, who will begin his third season in the NBA, received the maximum amount awarded for players from his experience. He became a free agent at the end of the 2019-2020 season.

Simmons will earn about $ 8.1 million in 2019-20, the last season of his four-year rookie contract. His salary for the next season is expected to reach about $ 29.3 million, then reach nearly $ 39 million in 2024-2025.

Philadelphia has shown its desire to remain among the favorites in the East by offering lucrative contracts to Tobias Harris and Al Horford. Joel Embiid is also associated with the Sixers until 2023. However, the Pennsylvania formation lost the services of Jimmy Butler and JJ Reddick.

The first choice of the 2016 auction, the 22-year-old Australian recorded 16.9 points and 7.7 assists per game this year.

Simmons was named to the NBA all-star team for the first time in his career. Last season, he won the Rookie of the Year award.

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