Joel Embiid, participating in for the initial time considering the fact that agreeing to a five-12 months, $146.five million extension, scored 22 points in his preseason debut for the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday evening.
Embiid’s spectacular stat line arrived in just fifteen minutes of motion in the Sixers’ 133-114 get about the Brooklyn Nets. Of his 22 points, fourteen arrived from the absolutely free-throw line. Embiid also extra 7 rebounds.
Embiid has been eased again into motion for Philadelphia immediately after possessing surgical treatment March 24 for a meniscus tear in his left knee. He hadn’t performed in a match considering the fact that Jan. 27.
Embiid agreed to the rookie-scale max extension Tuesday, with the $146.five million overall for the deal primarily based on the NBA’s new income-cap projections for the 2018-19 season. The new deal guards the franchise fiscally should Embiid experience a contractually certain catastrophic harm, league resources told ESPN.
Embiid, the No. 3 total select in the 2014 NBA draft, experienced successive surgeries on his right foot that sidelined him in the 2014-fifteen and 2015-sixteen seasons. Medical procedures to mend a torn meniscus in his left knee finished his 2016-seventeen season in March.
His quick but dominant debut season left him as the only rookie considering the fact that Wilt Chamberlain to regular at minimum 28.seven points for every 36 minutes performed.