For an Embiid extension, the Sixers could’ve signed him to a four-year, $113 million max contract with the first-year salary of $25.3 million guaranteed, according to ESPN Insider.

Embiid would have no protection for years 2 through 4. The protection would increase to $10 million for each season if the center plays 1,400 minutes* the prior season. For example, if Embiid played in 1,400 minutes during the 2018-19 season, then $10 million of his $27.3 million salary in 2019-20 would be guaranteed. As a tradeoff, Embiid’s representatives could request a July 7 trigger date for the remaining compensation in each season guaranteed.

*The minutes are based on Embiid playing in 55 games and averaging 25.4 MPG.

Total: Four years, $113 million (max)

2018-19: $25.3 million (fully guaranteed)

2019-20: $27.3 million ($10 million guaranteed if Embiid plays 1,400 minutes in 2018-19)

2020-21: $29.3 million ($10 million guaranteed if Embiid plays 1,400 minutes in 2019-20)

2021-22: $31.3 million ($10 million guaranteed if Embiid plays 1,400 minutes in 2020-21):

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