Ben Simmons to sign mega contract with Philadelphia 76ers during NBA free agency

Basketballer Ben Simmons set to become Australia's best paid sportsman EVER as he signs a new contract worth to $286million Simmons, 22, is set to sign the huge deal with the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday  If signed, the deal will be the richest deal ever signed by an Australian athlete  The deal could also potentially balloon if Simmons fulfills a certain criteria 

By Wade Sellers For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press

Published: 01:37 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 02:00 BST, 1 July 2019

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Ben Simmons is poised to make Australian sporting history with a new multi-million dollar contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 22-year-old Melbourne-born player is expected to sign a $239million five-year contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.

The five-year contract extension would be the richest deal signed by an Australian athlete and would balloon to $286million if the 22-year-old makes an All-NBA team next season.

Simmons and the 76ers are eligible to sign the extension on Tuesday.

Ben Simmons (pictured) is poised to make Australian sporting history with a new multi-million dollar contract with the Philadelphia 76ers

Ben Simmons (pictured) is poised to make Australian sporting history with a new multi-million dollar contract with the Philadelphia 76ers 

The 22-year-old Melbourne-born player (pictured with ex-girlfriend Kendall Jenner) is expected to sign a $239million five-year contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday

The 22-year-old Melbourne-born player (pictured with ex-girlfriend Kendall Jenner) is expected to sign a $239million five-year contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday 

The deal might be historic for Australia but it will be one of

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