NBA Basketball

76ers extend Simmons for $170M, 5 years

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers and All-Star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension.

Simmons was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2016. He made his NBA debut in the 2017-18 season and was the Rookie of the Year. He was an All-Star for the first time last season. He has averaged 16.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.9 assists in his two seasons.

Philadelphia is 101-58 in regular-season games when Simmons plays. He has had 22 triple-doubles in the past two seasons, tied for third most in the league with Denver's Nikola Jokic and trailing Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (59) and the Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (26).

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Assists per game
Rank Name APG
1 R. Westbrook, OKC10.7
2 K. Lowry, Tor8.7
3 C. Paul, Hou8.2
4 T. Young, Atl8.1
5 J. Holiday, NO7.7
6 B. Simmons, Phi7.7
7 J. Harden, Hou7.5
8 D. Fox, Sac7.3
9 N. Jokic, Den7.3
10 D. Russell, Bkn7.0
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Steals Per Game
Rank Name SPG
1 P. George, OKC2.21
2 J. Harden, Hou2.03
3 C. Paul, Hou1.97
4 R. Westbrook, OKC1.95
5 J. Butler, Phi1.89
6 M. Smart, Bos1.79
7 K. Leonard, Tor1.77
8 A. Drummond, Det1.72
9 D. Fox, Sac1.64
10 J. Holiday, NO1.63
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