Trusting the process just got a whole lot more expensive.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a five-year, $148 million extension. The contract includes a cap protection for Philly if Embiid misses significant time due to injury.
Only playing about 30 games in the last couple of years, Embiid hasn't had a whole lot of time to prove he's worth this contract. But when he has on the floor during last season's encouraging run, his play on the floor was nothing short of remarkable.
Being able to shoot, rebound, block, and post-up, Embiid has everything a team would want in the modern Center. But if he can't stay healthy, the Sixers may come to regret this decision.
With the brand new NBA season coming in, Philly wishes to continue the progress it made last year. Although many things still have yet to come into play, the team took the first step in securing their bright future.