Simmons agreed to a five-year, $170 million max contract with the Sixers on Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The two sides have reportedly been working on the deal for several weeks, and the Sixers now have another core piece locked up for the foreseeable future. While Simmons has faced heavy criticism for his lack of a jumpshot, the soon-to-be-23-year-old remains one of the better all-around young players in the league, with his size and physicality presenting matchup issues for opponents. A first-time-All-Star last season, Simmons appeared in 79 games and posted averages of 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.8 blocks per contest.
Simmons and the 76ers have met this week and are working toward a maximum contract extension, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
According to Wojnarowski, the 76ers have offered the All-Star point guard a five-year, $170 million deal, which serves as a good starting point for general manager Elton Brand and Simmons' agent, Rich Paul, to work with before the mid-October deadline to finalize the extension. Should Philadelphia come to terms on an extension for the 22-year-old, he would become the fourth player on the roster with an $100-plus million contract on the books, joining Joel Embiid (five years, $150 million), Tobias Harris (five years, $180 million) and Al Horford (four years, $109 million).
Simmons ended with 13 points (4-5 FG, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, three blocks, and one steal in 42 minutes during Sunday's 92-90 loss to Toronto.
Simmons attempted just five field-goals Sunday, ending with 13 points to go with a full line. In what was a low scoring encounter, the 76ers held on until the last second with Kawhi Leonard nailing a memorable baseline jumper as time expired. For Simmons and the 76ers, it was a disappointing end to what has been a somewhat indifferent season. Simmons failed to take the leap many had predicted with his lack of a jump shot certainly becoming more of an issue during his sophomore year. He has a number of small issues to focus on during the offseason and will look to come back a more rounded player next season.
Simmons supplied 21 points (9-13 FG, 3-6 FT), eight rebounds, and six assists in 34 minutes during Thursday's 112-101 Game 6 win over the Raptors.
Simmons bounced back in a big way following Tuesday's terrible showing, providing an efficient scoring performance while protecting possession (zero turnovers). Simmons had been held to single digits in scoring in two of the first five games of this series, with two of those double-digit outings being 10-point efforts. Nevertheless, Simmons picked a good time to raise his level of play, and he'll look to stay aggressive during Sunday's Game 7.
Simmons finished with 10 points (5-13 FG), seven rebounds and seven assists across 36 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Raptors on Thursday.
Simmons ended Thursday's win with just 10 points, though he added quality rebounding and assist numbers to bolster his final stat line. Simmons can't be counted on for his scoring on a nightly basis, though he does enough with rebounds, assists and steals to make him a serviceable daily play.
Simmons collected 14 points (7-8 FG, 0-1 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 34 minutes during Saturday's 108-95 Game 1 loss to the Raptors.
Simmons was extremely efficient as a scorer, but his assist total was abnormally low. Simmons struggled with ball control during the regular season series versus the Raptors, averaging 8.0 turnovers per game against Toronto in 2018-19. Perhaps this explains his conservative passing approach (two turnovers) here in Game 1, but regardless Simmons will likely try to impose his will a bit more during Monday's Game 2.
Simmons accumulated 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 FT), five rebounds and six assists over 27 minutes in Tuesday's Game 5 against Brooklyn.
Simmons shot 60 percent from the field and contributed across the board to close out the series with a 122-100 victory. The 22-year-old point guard got off to a slow start to the first round and was held to nine points in Game 1, but he bounced back with four consecutive performances of 13 points or more. Simmons and the Sixers will face off against Toronto in the next round.
Simmons totaled 15 points (7-12 FG, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, eight assists and a steal across 39 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Nets on Saturday.
Simmons produced a typical well-rounded stat line in Saturday's win, grabbing eight boards and handing out eight dimes to go with his 15 points. He's a nightly threat to put up a triple-double and has averaged 21.3 points, 9.7 assists and 7.3 rebounds in the 76ers' three playoff wins.
Simmons exploded for 31 points (11-13 FG, 9-11 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, three blocks, and two steals in 38 minutes during Thursday's 131-115 Game 3 win over the Nets.
Simmons was absolutely sensational, pouring in a playoff career high scoring total while missing only two field goal attempts and two free throws. The Nets even decided to purposely send Simmons to the charity stripe in the latter stages of the fourth quarter, but the sophomore continued to sink them. If Joel Embiid (knee) sits out Saturday's Game 4 as well, Simmons will likely look to score more than usual yet again.
Simmons supplied 18 points (8-12 FG, 2-4 FT), 12 assists, 10 rebounds, and two steals in 30 minutes during Monday's 145-123 Game 2 win over the Nets.
Simmons bounced back after struggling in Saturday's Game 1 loss to collect the second playoff triple-double of his career. He was in attack mode from the opening tip and didn't let up, helping his team scorch the Nets for 51 points while building a massive lead in the third quarter. Expect the star sophomore to be extremely aggressive once again during Thursday's Game 3 in Brooklyn.
Simmons (mouth) has been taken off the injury report ahead of Saturday's playoff game against Brooklyn.
Simmons was sidelined for the final contest of the regular season but has been cleared to return for the first game of the playoffs. The former first-round pick averaged 13.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.6 steals in his previous five matchups heading into the postseason.
Simmons is out Wednesday against the Bulls due to a dental procedure, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Simmons, along with rest of the 76ers' key players, will be in street clothes for the regular-season finale. T.J. McConnell and Shake Milton should handle point guard duties as a result.
Simmons contributed 20 points (8-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 11 rebounds, nine assists, two steals and one block across 36 minutes in the 76ers' 118-109 win over the Timberwolves on Saturday.
Simmons was high efficient in Joel Embiid's (rest) absence, coming just an assist shy of his second triple-double of March. Simmons has scored 20 or more points in three of his last five games, and he should enjoy a notable bump in usage with Embiid out for at least the next two games as well.
Simmons (illness) will be available Thursday against the Nets, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Simmons missed Monday's loss to the Magic due to an illness, but he's feeling better after some time off. Across 11 March appearances, he's averaging 18.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 2.0 steals in 37.2 minutes.
Simmons won't play Monday against the Magic due to illness.
Simmons is dealing with gastroenteritis and will be forced to miss at least one matchup while recovering. T.J. McConnell appears to be a candidate to start in Simmons' place and Shake Milton could be in line for an uptick in minutes.
Simmons produced 21 points (9-16 FG, 3-4 FT), nine assists, six rebounds, four steals and two blocks over 35 minutes in the 76ers' loss to the Hawks on Saturday.
Simmons stuffed the stat sheet once again, producing big numbers across the board. It's a typical showing for Simmons, who has averaged a near triple-double this season. While he has no three-point game to speak of and struggles from the charity stripe, he's an elite guard option because of his big counting stats.
Simmons supplied 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals, and two blocks in 42 minutes during Wednesday's 118-115 win over the Celtics.
Simmons contributed in every category except threes while helping his team overcome another Eastern Conference rival. He has now swiped at least three steals 14 times this season, and he has also swatted at least two blocks 13 times here in 2018-19.
Simmons contributed 28 points (11-12 FG, 6-10 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal across 38 minutes in Tuesday's 118-114 victory over the Hornets.
Simmons got to the basket at will Tuesday night, missing just one shot on the night en route to his highest point total in March. He has averaged 18.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 7.7 assists in the month, showcasing his unique skillset every night.
Simmons finished with eight points (4-8 FG, 0-2 FT), nine rebounds, and nine assists in 35 minutes during Sunday's 130-125 win over the Bucks.
Simmons was quiet in terms of scoring the ball, as Giannis Antetokounmpo shadowed him for most of the matchup. However, Simmons found a way to make an impact across multiple categories as per usual. With Joel Embiid expected to sit out Tuesday's matchup with the Hornets for rest purposes, Simmons is likely to be a bit more aggressive looking for his own shot and can probably be expected to produce a sterling stat line.
Simmons (illness) is listed as available to play in Friday's game against Sacramento.
Simmons was battling an upper respiratory infection heading into Friday's contest, but as expected, he's been cleared to play despite being held out of practice. Simmons should be a full go Friday night in Sacramento.
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