NBA: Playoffs-Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors

May 12, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) heads up court against the Toronto Raptors during game seven of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto defeated Philadelphia. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Point guard Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers agreed to a five-year, $170 million maximum contract extension, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Monday.

Agent Rich Paul confirmed the deal, Charania said.

Simmons, who turns 23 on Friday, made his first All-Star team in the 2018-19 season and averaged 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 79 starts.

The 6-foot-10 Australian was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and won NBA Rookie of the Year honors in 2017-18.

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