By Ben Sullivan
The Sixers Ben Simmons, who signed a lucrative rookie-scale extension with the Sixers during the summer of 2019, has a starting salary of 25 percent of the 2020-21 salary cap. The starting salary will now be adjusted to 28 percent of the cap because he was voted to the All-NBA Third Team.
If the NBA salary cap stays flat at $109.1 million, Simmons’ extension will be worth $177.2 million, with a starting salary of $30.6 million. Simmons’ teammate, Joel Embiid, didn’t make All-NBA and will need to make it next season to be supermax eligible.
It’s unclear if the NBA salary cap will remain the same moving forward since the league lost a ton of money during the COVID-19 hiatus. Plus, there are no fans at Walt Disney World for the playoffs, which is where the NBA makes much of its revenue. The league is hoping to avoid anything crazy happening with the salary cap, but that all still has to be figured out.