Breaking: the Philadelphia 76ers has signed a $212 million star from Miami Heat on blockbuster deal

Breaking: the Philadelphia 76ers has signed a $212 million star from Miami Heat on blockbuster deal

PHILADELPHIA: Free-agent forward Caleb Martin joins the Philadelphia 76ers, who are centered around their dynamic trio of Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, and Paul George. An individual with knowledge of the arrangement informed The Associated Press on Saturday.

The source, who spoke to the AP under condition of anonymity because the agreement was not yet official, stated that Martin plans to sign the multi-year contract as soon as the league’s signing ban is lifted.

Terms were not accessible at that time. According to ESPN, a four-year contract worth more than $32 million was assured.

Martin, 28, averaged 8.5 points per game over the course of five seasons, the past three of which he spent with the Heat. Martin had a reputation for improving his game in Miami. He made 35% of his 3-point shots and scored 10 points on average.

He’ll probably take over a starting position that was left vacant in Philadelphia, where the 76ers completely rebuilt their squad following yet another early-season loss. They signed George away from the Clippers with a contract worth over $400 million, which allowed them to retain their homegrown All-Star guard, Maxey, for an additional five years. In addition, Kelly Oubre Jr. was re-signed by Team President Daryl Morey, who also signed free agents Eric Gordon and Andre Drummond. For a team that hasn’t moved past the second round since 2001, the win-now strategies are meant to keep them competitive with NBA champion Boston and exert pressure on New York, Indiana, and even Milwaukee to at least continue to be a danger in the East.

On Monday, George and the Sixers reached an agreement on a $212 million, four-year free agency contract, and Maxey and the organization reached an in principle agreement on a $204 million, five-year extension.

“We’re focused on Joel and Tyrese and we’re focused on now,” Morey stated in May during his state-of-the-franchise press conference, “as long as players are playing at a high level.”

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