2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
51-31, 2nd in Atlantic
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Simmons officially out of World Cup, eyes Tokyo

Sixers star Ben Simmons confirmed Tuesday he will not be part of Australia's team for the upcoming FIBA World Cup and will instead focus on getting ready for Philadelphia's 2019-20 season.

Barkley has advice for Embiid and Simmons (1:16)
Kellerman: Simmons isn't worth extension ... yet (0:51)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Starting in 2020-21, Philadelphia will make a $580M investment between four players: Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Al Horford and now Ben Simmons. The 76ers next season have $148M in salary between 11 players- $6M over the projected luxury tax threshold. Simmons will have a poison pill restriction in his contract as part of signing a rookie extension. For trade purposes, his $8.1M salary for 2019-20 would be used as outgoing salary and $29.6M (the average over 6 years) would count as incoming for the acquiring team.

This Just In  

The Philadelphia 76ers and star Ben Simmons have agreed to a five-year, $170 million maximum extension, Simmons' agent Rich Paul confirmed to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. The sides had until mid-October to finalize the extension of Simmons' rookie deal, but Paul and Sixers general manager Elton Brand completed the deal significantly sooner. ESPN reported earlier this month that the Sixers had offered the max $170 million extension to Simmons, the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018. The Athletic first reported Monday that the sides had reached an agreement. Simmons, the 2016 No. 1 overall draft pick, is one of the cornerstone stars for the 76ers. His teammates, including All-Star center Joel Embiid (five years, $150 million), Tobias Harris (five years, $180 million) and Al Horford (four years, $109 million) have been secured with long-term deals.

Adrian Wojnarowski NBA 

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is "doubtful" to play for Australia in the FIBA World Cup this summer, his agent Rich Paul tells ESPN. Simmons is more likely now to spend his full offseason preparing only for the Sixers season.

Horford has always been a fan of Embiid, excited to join him (0:40)
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GM: 76ers betting on growth of Harris, Simmons

The 76ers are betting that Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons can step into the closer role that had been occupied by Jimmy Butler, who is now with the Heat.

Stephen A. likes 76ers to win the East (1:47)
Thybulle rises up for driving dunk (0:18)
Thybulle's layup sets up OT (0:50)
A pair of clutch shots from Zhaire helps Sixers' rally (0:48)
Sixers' Smith drives through Thunder for dunk (0:31)
Harris thanks father for max contract deal (1:01)
Zhaire Smith has a dunk show in Vegas (0:46)
Smith throws down thunderous jam (0:21)
Pelle dunks ferociously with one hand (0:30)
Smith takes flight for transition slam (0:23)

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.24th
Rebounds Per Game47.84th
Assists Per Game26.94th
Points Allowed112.512th

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