NBA notebook: 76ers sign C Embiid to massive extension

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October 10, 2017 at 8:59 pm.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has played in just 31 games over three NBA seasons but he has landed a big-money contract that typically goes to a star player.

The promising 23-year-old agreed to a five-year, $148 million deal with the 76ers, who publicly announced the agreement on Tuesday.

The 7-foot Embiid averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots in the games he played and brought significant energy to the squad. He missed his first two seasons with right foot woes and suffered a knee injury last season that ended his campaign after 31 games.

–New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery for a sports hernia and will miss four to six weeks.

The Pelicans said the operation was to repair a core muscle injury.
Rondo was injured in the first quarter of Friday’s preseason contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

–The New York Knicks will wear the logo of website publishing platform Squarespace on their jerseys this season.

Terms were not disclosed by the Knicks, who became the 17th NBA team to sign a deal to wear an advertising patch on their jerseys. Squarespace, which was founded in 2003, is based in New York and reached $100 million in revenue in 2015. It has raised nearly $80 million from investors in the last seven years, according to ESPN.

The logo will begin appearing on Knicks jerseys for Friday night’s preseason game against the Washington Wizards.