Oft-injured 23-year-old center Joel Embiid - who has played just 31 games through the first three years of his National Basketball Association career after also missing the 2014 Big 12 and NCAA Tournaments because of a back injury suffered in a one-and-done college season at Kansas - on Monday agreed in principle to a 5-year, $148 million designated rookie scale maximum contract extension, ESPN reported.
The Sixers have seen what Joel Embiid can do when he's healthy enough to stay on the court, and he was as impactful as any player in the league last season. He played well in 31 games in 2016-17, averaging 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds, before succumbing to knee surgery on March 24.
Some of you will gasp at the potential earnings, but there are few better ways for the Sixers to invest that money than to gamble on Embiid's talent. If Embiid's body continues to fall apart and they waive him, are they still on the hook for 75 percent of the contract?
The Sixers know what they have in Embiid on the floor - an athletic, inside-out, physical specimen capable of defending the rim and taking over the game on offense.
Andrew House is stepping down as the head of PlayStation It also said PSVR's packaging would change to allow customers to distinguish between the new version and the old CUH-ZVR1 model. Unlike the old PSVR which debuted past year , the new design does not require users to disconnect in order to view HDR content.
The 76ers are hopeful Embiid can be one of the big cornerstones of the franchise for the future along with Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz. More to the point, the franchise is hopeful enough in his future that it was willing to promise him almost $150 million. He's still hasn't played in a game after having what the Sixers called "minor" surgery more than six months ago to fix a meniscus tear in his left knee.
It's not like there was a long line of suitors for restricted free agent big men this past summer.
The Cameroonian's reaction to the new deal was shared by the Memphis Grizzlies' Chandler Parsons who posted a screenshot of a FaceTime conversation with Embiid to Instagram. I hope he will stay healthy.
Embiid is a 23-year-old who emigrated from Cameroon as a teenager and worked his way through two serious injuries while mourning the loss of his younger brother. As soon as he hits that court, I can't name one person who's going to stop him.
The back injury he suffered during his only season at college has not been an issue since.
Rodgers scrambled two plays earlier, on third-and-8, for 18 yards eschewing Mason Crosby and a potential game-tying field goal. Apart from one bad whiff which led to a sack, Taylor stood his ground and was an integral part of the Packers win in Dallas .
The Pakistan Foreign Minister is on a three-day official visit to the United States in attempt to rebuild bilateral frayed ties. In 2015, Pakistan hosted peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government that subsequently collapsed.
Though coal will still be the largest source of electricity generation in 2022, renewables cut that gap in half. Along with India and the USA , the three will be responsible for two-thirds of renewables expansion by 2022.
The Karnataka batsman's return from a shoulder injury has not gone to plan as he did not get a chance in the ODI series . On the other hand, India will look to continue their dominance after a thumping win over Australia in the ODI series .
Iniesta signed in Barcelona at the age of 12 in 1996, and six years later made his debut in the first team. Iniesta is a Barcelona player and will be until he decides he can thread not one more flawless pass.
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In 95 per cent of its cases, the accused get conviction, he said. "Fake currency contributes to terror funding". He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had succeeded in bringing worldwide community on board on the issue.
Like you'd expect from a modern web browser, the Edge browser on Android and iOS will sync all the user data across your devices. It will look and feel just like Microsoft Edge, and will also help unify those running on a PC with the mobile devices.
I think there is a petition to ban me from playing it. "Footy fans shouldn't be subjected to a politicized grand final". Speaking to Channel Nine ahead of tomorrow's match, Macklemore said he would help fund the Yes campaign.
The only way for Sivan, who was blocked by kitchen equipment, to exit the situation was to push past him and get to the hallway. Weinstein was not available to be interviewed for the Huffington Post's report, his attorney told the new site.
Nintendo will launch the mini SNES Classic Edition on Friday, and it may be hard to get your hands on one. The Super NES Classic has no internet connection, so there is no way to compete online with friends.
But Walcott opted against taking the spot kick, allowing Giroud to step up for what was his 100th goal for the North Londoners. BATE got their second goal in the 67th minute after comical defending from Arsenal who failed to clear their lines.
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An official from the Royal Belgian Football Association added: "It is something to be anxious about on first sight. The manager had added after the game, as quoted by Sky Sports: "We are all anxious about Fellaini".
Following the procedure, Mendy posted a picture on Twitter, with the caption: 'Surgery done: Jese and I nailed it. But Guardiola insisted yesterday that he is not concerned by his players' off-field activities.
Amiens president Bernard Joanni placed the blame on Lille supporters, claiming they purposely put excess pressure on the barrier. The stand at Amiens' Stade de la Licorne stadium collapsed midway through a match with Lille .
Two old kingdoms that aren't kingdoms anymore endured the unthinkable, and prepared for long days ahead pillorying their coaches . The three players were integral parts of LSU's 28-21 upset of No. 1 Florida 20 years ago on October 11, 1997, in Tiger Stadium.
Steele, who has two wins on the Tour, recorded five birdies in a six-hole stretch from number 13 to number 18. Mickelson is a 42-time PGA Tour champion, a World Golf Hall of Fame member, and the victor of five majors.
They started fighting, until the former United States Champion was thrown off and crashed through an announce table. They comment on how they've been in WWE for a long time but now all of a sudden people are saying they can go.
Bloody riots in 2012 forced over 100,000 Rohingya to flee to refugee camps in southeast Bangladesh, where many still live. Rohingya refugees and rights groups have accused the army of setting the fires with the help of Buddhist vigilante mobs.
The Syrian military shelled Mayadeen overnight and Syrian and Russian warplanes have conducted hundreds of strikes, it said. The advances against IS in Deir Ezzor have cost a heavy civilian death toll from Russian and coalition air raids.
It will also notify Quebec that it is withdrawing the Energy East project from the environmental review process. Heurtel asked TransCanada Pipelines to supply a report on the environmental impact of Energy East in Quebec.
Google Home was the company's first stab at an Amazon Echo competitor-a smart home speaker imbued with a digital assistant. Google Home Max will work with YouTube Music, Spotify , Google Play Music, and other streaming services at launch.
The person is believed to have acted alone , although police are not ruling out involvement by others, Mr Knecht said. The driver is then seen getting out of the auto and appears to stab the officer multiple times before fleeing.
"Jennifer and I are praying for the victims of this unspeakable violence in Las Vegas", Scalise (R-La.) posted on Twitter . Videos of the initial gunfire in Las Vegas appeared to indicate the use of a fully automatic, machine-gun-type weapon.