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Simmons, 76ers have 5-year, $170M deal

[ad_1] The Philadelphia 76ers and star Ben Simmons have agreed to a five-year, $170 million maximum extension, Simmons' agent Rich Paul confirmed to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.The sides had until mid-October to finalize the extension of Simmons' rookie deal, but Paul and Sixers general manager Elton Brand completed the deal significantly sooner.ESPN reported earlier this month that the Sixers had offered the max $170 million extension to Simmons, the NBA Rookie
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Simmons, 76ers have 5-year, $170M deal

[ad_1] The Philadelphia 76ers and star Ben Simmons have agreed to a five-year, $170 million maximum extension, Simmons' agent Rich Paul confirmed to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.The sides had until mid-October to finalize the extension of Simmons' rookie deal, but Paul and Sixers general manager Elton Brand completed the deal significantly sooner.ESPN reported earlier this month that the Sixers had offered the max $170 million extension to Simmons, the NBA Rookie
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GM — 76ers betting on growth of Harris, Simmons

[ad_1] 3:11 PM ETTim BontempsESPN CAMDEN, N.J. -- Six players flanked 76ers owner Josh Harris and general manager Elton Brand on a dais inside the team's practice facility here facing toward the Philadelphia skyline sitting across the Delaware River as the team held a news conference Friday morning to celebrate their busy summer.It was an impressive array of talent -- including five-time All-Star Al Horford, one of the league's better
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McConnell reaches deal with Pacers

[ad_1] 4:08 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiNBA CloseSenior NBA Insider Joined ESPN in 2017 Host of The Woj PodFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFree-agent point guard T.J. McConnell has agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal to sign with the Indiana Pacers, league sources tell ESPN.McConnell, 27 leaves the Philadelphia 76ers after surviving the purge of the original "Process" and turning an opportunity as an undrafted rookie into four seasons as a backup --
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76ers offer Simmons $170M max deal

[ad_1] The Philadelphia 76ers offered All-Star guard Ben Simmons a five-year, $170 million maximum extension, and the sides are working through contract details toward an eventual agreement, league sources tell ESPN.1 RelatedSixers general manager Elton Brand and Simmons' agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports have until mid-October to finalize a rookie extension, but there's a shared expectation a signed agreement will come significantly sooner, league sources said.Simmons, the 2016 No.
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How will the Sixers make these new pieces work?

[ad_1] Once again the Philadelphia 76ers have a new look, and once again it looks great on paper. Regardless of what Kawhi Leonard chooses to do in NBA free agency, the Sixers will enter next season as legitimate contenders in the Eastern Conference. Despite losing JJ Redick and Jimmy Butler, the quick acquisitions of Al Horford and Josh Richardson keep the Sixers in the conversation.Still, the best NBA teams possess
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Butler sign-and-trade to Miami complete

[ad_1] The Miami Heat completed a four-team trade that allows them to sign All-Star guard Jimmy Butler to a four-year, $142 million contract, league sources told ESPN on Monday.The Heat are sending center Hassan Whiteside to the Portland Trail Blazers, guard Josh Richardson to the Philadelphia 76ers and a protected 2023 first-round pick to the Los Angeles Clippers to secure the salary cap flexibility to complete the sign-and-trade deal with
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Sources — 76ers, Simmons open extension talks

[ad_1] The Philadelphia 76ers have started discussions with agent Rich Paul on a contract extension for All-Star guard Ben Simmons, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft, earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2018 after sitting out a year with a broken right foot.Simmons, 22, averaged 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.7 assists last season for the Sixers, who lost to
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Heat finalizing sign-and-trade for Butler

[ad_1] The Miami Heat are finalizing a sign-and-trade deal with the Philadelphia 76ers to acquire star guard Jimmy Butler, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.2 RelatedMiami is sending guard Josh Richardson to Philadelphia as part of the deal, sources said Sunday. The Heat will also move guard Goran Dragic to the Dallas Mavericks, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported.It has been an eventful two years for Butler. The No. 30 pick in
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Horford leaves Celtics to join Sixers for $109M

[ad_1] The mystery team is unwrapped: Five-time All-Star center Al Horford has agreed to a four-year, $109 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, agent Jason Glushon told ESPN.Horford, 33, is leaving the Boston Celtics to join the Atlantic Division rival and fortify the Sixers as one of the NBA's best defensive teams. The Sixers imagine a lineup with Horford at the power forward alongside center Joel Embiid.The commitment of Horford