The 76ers have put their trust in Joel Embiid.
Philadelphia bet its future on Embiid, signing one of the more talented, yet injury-prone, players in the game to a league maximum contract extension.
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Embiid and the Sixers have agreed on a $148 million, five-year extension and it could increase even more if the 7-foot center reaches certain incentives. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the contract has not been officially announced.
The extension starts with the 2018-19 season. He'll make $6.1 million this season in the final year of his rookie deal.
Embiid tweeted a photo...