Sixers Reach Long-term Max Agreement With Ben Simmons
For about a week now, an offer has been on the table for Ben Simmons from the Philadelphia 76ers.
He knew it was coming after the team wasted no time doing a sign and trade with the Miami Heat, getting rid of Jimmy Butler. Many speculated that the Sixers prioritized Tobias Harris over Butler. However, that was not the case.
Ben Simmons' pending offer had a lot to do with Butler's departure. As the former Sixers playoff hero had eyes for Miami for quite some time now, the Sixers knew they had to find a backup plan, while also locking in Simmons long-term.
The offer has been on the table for quite some time now, and as expected, Simmons will agree to the max deal. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Simmons deal will be a five-year deal worth $170 million. Now, the Sixers' young starting core is signed on for 2019 and beyond.