The Philadelphia 76ers' all-star point guard Ben Simmons will be staying home for quite a while, as expected.
Just one summer after the Lakers buzz began far too early (rolls eyes), Simmons has just signed a five-year maximum contract extension, according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.
After the Sixers' season ended on a crushing buzzer-beater by Kawhi Leonard in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the team has revamped its roster this offseason in the hopes of coming out atop the East next season.
Re-signing Simmons, of course, was a critical step for Philadelphia in terms of accomplishing its goal for next season. Though Simmons is only 22 years old, he still has work to do in order to become one of the game's elite players.
The Toronto Raptors — among other teams — found success in playing Simmons to shoot from the outside. For his career, Simmons shoots 33% on shots between three and 10 feet from the basket, and a mere 12.7% on shots 10-to-16 feet from the basket.
Simmons is already an elite passer and defender at his position, and his size presents a mismatch on both ends of the floor. However, Simmons will need at least a viable jump shot to take his game to the next level.