Per Zach Lowe of the ESPN, the Philadelphia 76ers could offer a maximum contract to Ben Simmons, once free agency starts on Sunday (30/06).
“Philly could justify paying a fourth option the max because [Tobias] Harris might not be a fourth option there forever. Things change fast in the NBA.
It’s not inevitable that Harris, [Jimmy] Butler, Joel Embiid, and Ben Simmons are all on the Sixers in two, or three, or whatever seasons. (Simmons is up for an extension, and that max deal could come fast once free agency starts, sources say.),” Lowe said.
Simmons is currently under a four-year, $26.6 million contract with the 76ers and is scheduled to become a restricted free agent in 2020.
The versatile guard averaged 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.4 steals in the 2018/19 season.