Philadelphia 76ers Rumors
Following Friday’s news conference to introduce the Sixers’ four picks in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, Harris said the organization is “focused on it.” “Look, I’d just say we want Joel to be on the team for a long time,” Harris said. “We want us all to grow old together. That’s the way I would put it.”
Since he is heading into his fourth pro season, the Sixers can extend Embiid’s rookie contract from July 1 until the day before the season opener in mid- to late October. The extension would begin with the 2018-19 campaign for a maximum of roughly $130 million for five years or $100 million over four years.
While the notion of becoming the top overall pick had yet to sink in the morning after the NBA draft, Markelle Fultz didn’t need much time to let Philadelphia know that he thinks the Sixers are now a playoff team. “I am serious when I say that,” Fultz said at his introductory news conference while sitting under the franchise’s three championship banners at the Sixers’ practice facility. “That is not just me talking because I am a player. I really think that we can be a [playoff team].”